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Food Network contestant fights kidney disease

Karl Isaiah will be on "Sweet Genius."

Philly baker Karl Isaiah, who trades as Cake Boulangerie, will compete on Food Network's Sweet Genius, the four-round cooking competition, on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m.

Isaiah, who has kidney disease, works to have a portion of his Cake Boulangerie orders donated to the National Kidney Foundation.

There will be an invitation-only viewing party at Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St.), where he and pastry chef Jess Nolen will collaborate on a signature cheesecake with a complementing beer list and appetizers. You can register for the party here or by emailing