Three PA bakeries to appear on Food Network’s ‘Save My Bakery’

Food Network turns Ardmore's Viking Pastries into a set for the TV show "Save My Bakery."

The baking business is a cutthroat one, replete with financial trouble and sweet, cakey goods. Not surprisingly, bakery owners could use some help once in a while, and Food Network’s Save My Bakery has apparently stepped up to the plate. Good thing, too: The show’s first season features three ailing Pennsylvania bakeries.

Host Kerry Vincent stopped by 1210 WPHT this morning to discuss the show, saying that Save My Bakery features bakeries “stuck in the past” and that she hopes to “help them into the future.” Like Kitchen Nightmares, each episode features a bakery on the skids that our hero (Vincent) works to rebuild and shepherd into a new era of business.

Pennsylvania bakeries featured on Save My Bakery include Viking Pastries in Ardmore, Phatso’s Bakery in Chester, and Schubert’s Bakery in Nazareth. None in Philly, because, you know, we know how to handle our baked goods—Chester is cutting it close, though. Each bakery will be showcased in its own episode—March 19, March 26, and April 2, respectively—so prepare yourselves for a fair proportion of Pennsylvania bakeries being embarrassed and them presumably redeemed on television.

Vincent, though, for her part appears to be sincere in the mission to help out some ailing small businesses. “If you work hard and do things and don’t have ulterior motives, sometimes good things can happen,” she told 1210 WPHT host Chris Stigall.

Save My Bakery is set to premiere Wednesday at 8 p.m. Until then, though, salivate over the teaser below:

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