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Piece of (cup)cake: New championship series begins this week

Kardea Brown hosts "Cupcake Championship

Kardea Brown hosts "Cupcake Championship
After last week's "Wedding Cake Championship" finale, Food Network has decided to leave its timeslot on a "bake" setting for a few more weeks. Premiering Monday, July 1, "Cupcake Championship" is the newest fast-paced food battle that challenges competitors to think big but bake small. How big? I'm talking 3D big: cupcakes that form edible snow globes; great mystical beings and oversized pet designs; even a whole planet made of little else than frosting and palm-sized cakes. These over-the-top displays are some of the challenges we'll see in the coming weeks. Everything needs to look perfect; there are no wayward thumbprints here. Each masterpiece also needs to be pro-level delicious to impress t...