2014 readers choice results
Article updated: 7/4/2013 4:25 PM

Suburbanites rise to the finals on CBS baking show

Buy this photo Buy this photo
next prev 2 of 5
   

Darlene Pawlukowsky, a contestant on CBS' "The American Baking Competition," applies a sticker to a banner that reads "finalist" after watching the show Wednesday with friends and family at Emerson's Ale House in Mount Prospect. Pawlukowsky will be marching in the Fourth of July parade today in Mount Prospect.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Gallery Image

Darlene Pawlukowsky, a contestant on CBS' "The American Baking Competition," watches the show Wednesday night with friends and family, including her sister, Debbie Kabelman, and her mom, Dolores Miske, right, at Emerson's Ale House in Mount Prospect.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Darlene Pawlukowsky, a contestant on CBS' "The American Baking Competition," watches the show with Wednesday night friends and family at Emerson's Ale House in Mount Prospect. Pawlukowsky will march today in the Fourth of July parade in Mount Prospect.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Brian Emmett of Itasca has made it into the final three on CBS' "The American Baking Competition." The show will crown America's best amateur baker on July 10.

Courtesy of Monty Brinton/CBS

Darlene Pawlukowsky, middle, a contestant on CBS's "The American Baking Competition," celebrates after watching the show Wednesday with friends and family at Emerson's Ale House in Mount Prospect. With her are friends Kathy Cyrier-Bizjack of Cary and Tom Presperin of Naperville.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

About this Article

When it comes to pastry, Darlene Pawlukowsky and Brian Emmett speak French. The two suburban bakers turned out exemplary tarte Tatins, napoleons and puff pastry towers during Wednesday night's airing of CBS's "The American Baking Competition" and secured their places in the show's final round.
prev next
    • Darlene Pawlukowsky, a contestant on CBS' “The American Baking Competition,” applies a sticker to a banner that reads “finalist” after watching the show Wednesday with friends and family at Emerson's Ale House in Mount Prospect. Pawlukowsky will be marching in the Fourth of July parade today in Mount Prospect.
    • Darlene Pawlukowsky, a contestant on CBS’ “The American Baking Competition,” watches the show Wednesday night with friends and family, including her sister, Debbie Kabelman, and her mom, Dolores Miske, right, at Emerson’s Ale House in Mount Prospect.
    • Darlene Pawlukowsky, a contestant on CBS’ “The American Baking Competition,” watches the show with Wednesday night friends and family at Emerson’s Ale House in Mount Prospect. Pawlukowsky will march today in the Fourth of July parade in Mount Prospect.
    • Brian Emmett of Itasca has made it into the final three on CBS’ “The American Baking Competition.” The show will crown America’s best amateur baker on July 10.
    • Darlene Pawlukowsky, middle, a contestant on CBS’s “The American Baking Competition,” celebrates after watching the show Wednesday with friends and family at Emerson’s Ale House in Mount Prospect. With her are friends Kathy Cyrier-Bizjack of Cary and Tom Presperin of Naperville.
    Galleries by Category