Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge: Host, Judges, And More - What We Know So Far

Reading Dr. Seuss books as a kid (and sometimes as an adult) is a memorable pastime most of us can come together on, even when we can't agree on much else.

Creating colorful characters like "The Cat In The Hat" and Thing One and Thing Two, Theodore Seuss Geisel wrote over 40 books for both kids and adults and sold over 650 million copies of his classics worldwide (per Fox Business).

Sure Dr. Seuss and his creative works will likely always be staples in homes that have a deep love for the imagination, but the fun doesn't have to stop at the end of "Yurtle the Turtle." Not only has "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" become intrinsically tied to the meaning of Christmas, but Dr. Seuss has also made a huge mark on the big screen.

Many of the author's classic books have been turned into movies, but the whimsical canon is taking a new direction to include baking competitions. Some of us may be familiar with the Dr. Seuss episode on "Cake Wars", produced by The Food Network, but 2022 is seeing a whole new show dedicated to Seuss classics. Here's what you need to know about Amazon Studios' "Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge."

What is the Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge about?

According to a press release by Amazon Studios, the show will be a fun, action-packed adventure where numerous pastry chef contestants are challenged to build "towering creations" based off of certain Dr. Seuss characters. Their final products will be judged on originality, taste, and how well their final products directly relate to the Dr. Seuss story or character assigned.

The show will also be produced by not only Amazon Studios, but Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Super Delicious who also produced the competition series "School of Chocolate" on Netflix. If you've ever wondered who eats all the leftover food on "Cupcake Wars", not only do cupcakes rarely go to waste, but "Cupcake Wars" is yet another fast-paced show produced by Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper, and Joanna Vernetti of Super Delicious. With all of these great producers, including Ruth Amsel and Susan Brandt, it's likely that viewers will find the creative process unfolding on their screens to be entertaining.

Who will host and judge the Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge?

If your age puts you in the millennial category then you are already familiar with the new Dr. Seuss baking show host, Tamera Mowry-Housley. Not only has the actress starred in the 1990s classic sitcom "Sister, Sister" but she's been in countless movies such as "The Hot Chick" and "Rebounding" (per IMDb). Mowry-Howsley also won an Emmy for "outstanding entertainment talk show host" with fellow co-hosts of the talk show "The Real" in 2018. Fans of the actress were ecstatic to see her newest role on the "Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge" when she posted the details on her Instagram page.

Mowry-Howsley will be joined by judges Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russel who both have extensive histories involving the wizardry of pastry expertise. Clarice Lam has attended both Le Cordon Blu and The French Culinary Institute, ran a bakery, was the opening pastry chef of Kimika, a restaurant in Manhattan's NoLita neighborhood, and even won a "2021 National Oreo recipe contest" (via Clarice Lam's website).

Not only has "Dessert Professional Magazine" named Joshua John Russell one of the top ten cake designers in the U.S. but he's also had numerous appearances on "Food Network Challenge" and currently works as an educator for Craftsy (per You've Been Desserted). With a lineup like this, baking show fans are poised to have a fun time watching this trio of expert judges critiquing these one-of-a-kind cakes with Tamera Mowry-Howsley leading the way.

What else is there to know about the Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge?

Pop culture's take on Dr. Seuss has been evolving for years: in big box movies, kid pajamas, and even Subway's green eggs and ham sandwich. With the playful images and funny rhymes behind Dr. Seuss and his stories, there are more opportunities to be had, and the "Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge" is a unique way for adults and kids to relive their favorite books through a colorful baking competition series.

According to Amazon Studios, the new show won't be out until this winter. But if you're a longtime lover of Dr. Seuss, the brand is also expanding to other ventures outside of television. Last week, Dr. Seuss enterprises announced that the company will be going virtual to sell digital pinball tables for the "AtGames Legends Arcade Family" later this year (via PR Web).

Clearly, there are many exciting things to come for Dr. Seuss fans. Stay tuned for the debut of the "Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge," which will air on Amazon Prime Video in early 2023.