Louisville woman competing to become Worst Baker in America
Stay-at-home mom Samantha Brown admits, she's no wiz in the kitchen.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is trying to become known as the Worst Baker in America.
Stay-at-home mom Samantha Brown admits, she's no wiz in the kitchen. "The fact of the matter was I burnt everything I tried to bake," she said.
But she never would've thought that would earn her national honors. "We saw a post on Facebook and I joked with my fiance and I was like 'hey, I think I need this' and he's like 'you really need that.' because I burn everything I bake, so we applied and next thing you know I was going to New York," Brown said.
That's where the Food Network taped its new series, "Worst Bakers in America," a spinoff of Worst Cooks in America.
She applied in April, submitting a YouTube video. "I attempted a strawberry cake with strawberry icing and it was bitter and gooey in the middle, so it was just not good."
"The casting people take it over to the producers and the producers pick the worst of the worst in America," said Brown. She flew to New York for one final audition.
"I had to make them cookies, and I also had to make muffins and take those to New York for Def and Lorraine to try out," Brown recalled. That was the icing on the cake.
She and 11 others from around the country were off to boot camp. "It was really nice to get to meet people from all over the United States that couldn't bake just like me," she said.
These bad bakers will split into two teams, baking different desserts over the course of six weeks.
Those who don't perform well under pressure are cut.
Brown can't give away the ending, but offers this: "I'll make appearances throughout the series."
It's a once in a lifetime experience that she still has trouble believing happened. "There's hundreds of thousands of people. I never thought okay, I had burned some stuff, ya know? Surely, there's people that were like burning kitchens down or something. I never thought in my wildest dreams that they would pick me."
She says her baking is better. "I feel Def really had his work cut out with me, but I think he's made me a better baker. I watch the time now and I know how not to burn things."
The premiere of "Worst Bakers in America" is set for Sunday, October 2 at 10 p.m.
Brown also wants to participate in the Food Network's charity, No Kid Hungry. If you would like to help by hosting a bake sale or donating ingredients, you can email Brown at Sweetinkentucky@yahoo.com.
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