HOBOKEN, NJ — Twin sisters and authors Jordan and Joelle Hernandez, 29, have gone from “hobby cooking” in their Hoboken apartment to competing on Peacock’s new “Baking It” TV series hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg. The first episode aired on NBC on December 3 and is available to stream on Peacock.
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“The twins,” as they are often called, started cooking in 2014, shortly after graduating from Loyola University in Maryland.
They first ordered Christmas cookies from a local baker, but decided to try hand-decorating cookies to give away for Christmas and went from there.
“Baking It” is a six-episode holiday contest series in which eight teams of two home bakers visit the two former SNL comedians in a “cozy cabin” in Los Angeles for a celebration of cooking traditions.
They are competing for a prize of $50,000.
The twins are active in several companies. They wrote a series of books called “Twin Tales” that celebrates “sorority, girls of color, friendship, education, representation, and more.”
They also run a “Completely Booked” Instagram account to highlight various books they enjoy.
The sisters also give back to the local community, having held bake sales to raise money for the St. Lucy Homeless Shelter in Jersey City.
“Being part of Baking It Season 1 means the absolute world to me!” said Joelle. “Like a
amateur baker, it shows me that the skills I have acquired over the years really compare to those of other bakers across the country. »
“Being in the booth with the other contestants, Maya, Andy and the grandmas, brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it,” she added. “It was such a magical experience and I hope America has as much fun watching it as we had watching it.”
The series is now airing on Peacock and debuts at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 on NBC.
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