If you've ever asked yourself, "What if Labyrinth were a baking show?" we need to be friends. That might sound like the sort of question a person might ask after a few too many novelty cocktails at a Comic-Con after-party, but fortunately a visionary at Netflix recognized it as the brilliant idea it is. Now the world is getting a wild new cooking show with monster cakes and puppets, and it sounds like it's going to be completely amazing.
Netflix announced this week that it would soon be airing a new show called The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, a baking show from artist, cookbook author, and Instagram star Christine McConnell, who seems like exactly who would emerge if you used the machine from The Fly to fuse Martha Stewart and Dita Von Teese into one person. She bakes. She sews. She's so goth Tim Burton probably has a Pinterest board that's just pictures of her.
Her new show is being produced by The Jim Henson Company, and there will be puppets. You guys, puppets!
Netflix describes the show saying, "Goth domestic diva Christine McConnell invites viewers into her haunted mansion to make creepy confections with the help of terrifying puppets." In every episode she will bake, sculpt and sew to create "delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures."
Watching a normal baking show gives a person an overwhelming sense of awe at the skills required to make photo-realistic wedding cake roses out of sugar and frosting. McConnell has those kinds of elite pastry skills, but she'd rather use them to make alien face-huggers and extremely distressing candy spiders.
Her book, Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad includes recipes for things like a sugar cookie graveyard and "terror-misu." (Like tiramisu, but scary.)
Last Halloween she built the Sanderson sisters' house from Hocus Pocus out of cake, and it was the next best thing to getting a Hocus Pocus sequel.
If you've ever wanted to watch Lily Munster host a cooking show, it sounds like you're in luck. In the meantime, you can check out more of McConnell's work on her Instagram.
Will you watch The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell?