By Zach Johnson
Mmm… Someone’s baking dreams are about to crumb true!
Disney Channel is teaming up with modern media company Tastemade for Disney’s Magic Bake-Off, a new competitive series for kids that combines the wonder of baking with the ingenuity of young pastry chefs. Dara Reneé (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) and Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home) will co-host the 13-episode series and—along with Disneyland resort pastry chef Graciela Gomez—guide kid contestants through a series of challenges and surprises as they create extraordinary cakes inspired by the magic of Disney.
Imagination rules and teamwork triumphs in Disney’s Magic Bake-Off. In each episode, three teams of two must race against the clock to design a Disney-inspired cake utilizing Tastemade’s signature recipe videos and an enchanted pantry filled with a wonderful world of ingredients and surprises. Challenges, games, and twists are designed to take the contestants’ baking abilities, techniques, and creativity to new culinary heights. Each episode will declare a winning team to be named Disney Baking Champion, and the winning recipe will become a featured Tastemade video, available on Disney Channel and Tastemade social media platforms. Production is already underway for a summer premiere.
“Tastemade’s unique and innovative approach in the food programming space has made this partnership invaluable as we embark on Disney Channel’s first-ever baking competition series,” said Claire McCabe, vice president, Alternative Programming and Development, Disney Branded Television. “With our magnetic hosts, Dara Reneé and Issac Ryan Brown, leading the way for a group of talented young bakers, there’s no limit to the imagination, fun, and magic this series will deliver.”
Added Emily Mraz, head of Development at Tastemade, “The unsurpassed imagination and creativity of Disney paired with Tastemade’s attention to detail, premium aesthetic, and dynamic approach to the food genre make for an extraordinary partnership. Disney and Tastemade share a love for storytelling and are always looking for dynamic ways to engage audiences, so working together in this new way represents a truly special opportunity.”
Created by Tastemade, the series is executive produced by Mraz, Joey Lucas, and Julie Reading.