Get your appetites ready for a new mouthwatering holiday competition! Nine incredible food artists from across the nation compete for the title of Best Gingerbread Artist in America, a cash prize of $25,000, and the chance to be featured in Food Network Magazine.

It’s not all candy canes and gumdrops as the clock counts down. These bakers are put through the proverbial ringer with challenges that not only put their cooking skills to the test, but also their imaginations. They’re tasked with creating winter wonderlands while thinking on their feet. Can the artists improvise quickly enough and implement functional elements into their final pieces? The judges will penalize the naughty and praise the nice, and only one will be crowned the best (and win the hefty cash prize).

The season of baking is upon us, and this year the gingerbread ante has been upped with an over-the-top seasonal showdown unlike any other. Watch these passionate bakers face off on the Holiday Gingerbread Showdown every Sunday at 9/8c.