Dr. Seuss Baking is coming soon to Prime Video. The new competition, inspired by Dr. Seuss, will be hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley. Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russell will referee the competitive series. Episodes will appear on the streaming service this winter. The premiere date will be announced later.
Prime Video revealed more about the upcoming series of baking competitions in a press release.
“Today, Prime Video announced the host and jury of Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge. The series will be hosted by actress, producer and Emmy Award winner Tamera Mowry-Housley and will be judged by critically acclaimed pastry chef Clarice Lam and veteran cake designer and pastry chef Joshua John Russell. The series will premiere this winter on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Dr. Seuss Baking invites America’s finest bakers to dive into the world of Dr. Seuss. From the Grinch to the Cat in the Hat, these bakers will use their limitless imagination to create stunning creations inspired by their favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, each episode the bakers will be given a challenge based on Seuss’s characters and stories, while Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russell will judge their lofty creations based on taste, creativity and storytelling.
Dr. Seuss Baking is hosted by Amazon Studios, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Super Delicious. Ruth Amsel is the series’ showrunner and executive producer. Kara Tapper, Adam Cohen and Joanna Vernetti of Super Delicious are executive producing. President and CEO Dr. Seuss Enterprises Susan Brandt is also an executive producer.
Getting to know the presenter and judges
Tamera Mowry-Housley is an Emmy award-winning host, actress, producer, and entrepreneur who has captivated audiences for over 20 years. Tamera began her career in Hollywood along with her sister Tia on the hit show Sister Sister which aired over 100 episodes from 1994 to 1999. She returned to the screen with Tia on Style Network’s hit reality show Tia and Tamera. Tamera was a co-host of The Real for six seasons, and in 2018 she and her co-hosts won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. She has also hosted the Hulu Baker’s Dozen baking contest series and served as a judge alongside Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney on the HGTV design competition show Table Wars.
Tamera has starred in and executive produced original films for Hallmark Media, including hit holiday TV movies The Christmas Miracle, Christmas Comes Twice, and Santa’s Ambush. She also made regular appearances on Strong Medicine, Roommates, and Melissa & Joey on ABC Family. Tamera has also voiced characters on the FOX hit “Family Guy” and Cartoon Network’s The Super Hero Squad Show. She also produced and starred in the Lifetime movie Double Wedding. On the big screen, Tamera starred in Rob Schneider’s comedy Hot Chick.
Born in Germany and raised in Southern California, Tamera graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus on abnormal child development. Tamera and her husband, journalist Adam Housley, reside in the Napa Valley with their two children, Aden and Aria. Tamera and Adam run the Century Oak Winery and have also opened their own award-winning Housley Napa Valley tasting room and Barnhouse Napa Brews coffee shop. The store features six varieties of coffee, all brewed locally, sourced and sustainably grown from around the world. 90% of the food and products available for sale are owned by women and minorities.
Clarice Lam is a critically acclaimed pastry chef. Clarissa was born in Toronto and raised in Los Angeles to parents who emigrated from Hong Kong. She previously pursued a modeling career which gave her the opportunity to travel the world for over ten years, living in the UK, France, Hong Kong and the Philippines. , Mexico, Spain, South Africa and Italy. Her time in Paris sparked a deep appreciation for the world of French pastries. While living in Italy, she attended Le Cordon Bleu where she took courses in Italian cooking.
After leaving the modeling business, she returned to the United States, where she studied at the French Culinary Institute and graduated with a diploma in classic confectionery. Clarissa built her foundation at critically acclaimed establishments including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market, and as a chef at The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn.
In 2012, Clarice opened Brooklyn-based The Baking Bean, a consumer-facing bakery specializing in all-natural, seasonal desserts and confections. In 2020, as the global pandemic hit, Claris put The Baking Bean on hold and joined the Rivers and Hills Hospitality Group as Pastry Chef at the opening of Kimika, an Italian-Japanese restaurant in Nolita.
Clarissa is also an avid yogi, beach bum, and turtle lover. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, People, Good Morning America, NY Daily News, Food & Wine, Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, South China Morning Post and many more. She has appeared on several TV shows including Sweet Genius (2012), Food.Curated. (2017), Beat Bobby Flay (2018), Beat Bobby Flay: Revenge (2019) and most recently America’s Best Baker (2021), where she reached the semi-finals.
In addition, Claris is on the ICE (Institute of Culinary Education) Professional Advisory Committee, a freelancer at The Spruce Eats, Epicurious and Food & Wine, and is a Chef Ambassador for Mondelez International after winning the 2021 Oreo nationwide recipe competition, Hope and Sesame and Yakult. She is also an affiliate of Chrissy Teigen’s lifestyle brand Cravings and is currently working on her first cookbook.
Joshua John Russell is an experienced pastry chef and cake designer based in Atlanta. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 2002 and began his career as a pastry chef at the famed Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Joshua made a name for himself by appearing on 15 episodes of the Food Network Challenge (winning five) and all six episodes of Last Cake Standing, as well as local media and TV channels. His work has been featured in books such as Decadent Details and magazines including Jezebel, Atlanta Weddings, Flavors, 944, Life and Style and Grace Ormonde, as well as national advertising campaigns.
In addition to working as a pastry chef, Joshua also designs food items for Focus Brands and Sweetex, and his work has been featured in several TV shows and movies. Joshua’s efforts as an instructor at Craftsy.com have gained worldwide attention with a student base that spans the globe.
In 2015, Dessert Professional Magazine named Joshua one of the Top Ten Cake Designers in North America, as well as a Distinguished Guest Chef from Johnson and Wales University. His business name and success in the field has also led Joshua to be a judge at cake shows and baking competitions including the Austin Cake Show, Viking Cooking School, Share Our Strength, Top Chef Jr. and Nailed It. Joshua hosted the NBC YouTube show The Cake Man. He currently works as a corporate pastry chef for Irca in Atlanta and hosts You’ve Been Desserted.”
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