Blayre Wright, owner of Manheim-based Flouretta Sweet, will be competing in Season 8 of the Halloween Baking Championship. She will compete against 11 other contenders for the title and $25,000 in prize money. The eight-episode series will be set in a haunted hotel and will premiere on the Food Network on September 12, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Blayre Wright, according to her LinkedIn page, is a designer ‘Incredibly stylish and unique handcrafted wedding cakes, occasion cakes and sweets.’ Her skills will be judged by Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young. The winner not only gets a cash prize, but also stays at the 10 most haunted hotels in America.
According to the official synopsis of the show:
“In this season of HALLOWEEN CAKES, host John Henson is the janitor of a haunted hotel and will greet the contestants for their eight-week stay, unless their cake fails to cause impressed the judges, in which case they would have to “check out” and take the elevator to the mysterious 13th floor, from which the guests never returned.
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Blayre Wright has had many culinary experiences with baking.
Blayre started as an intern in 2010 and was promoted to assistant cake decorator at The Flour Child Bakery the following year. At the time, she was also a permanent assistant at The Lodges – Culinary Institute of America, where she organized events and activities among others. From 2011 to 2012, she used her culinary expertise in the baking industry as an editor and contributor for La Papillote newspaper, where she covered various culinary events. and contribute to articles about food. The contestant also gained experience as a bakery supervisor at Hilton Worldwide the following year, preparing cake orders and deciding on the dessert menu for the restaurant.
Blayre worked as a pastry manager and cake decorator for three years before becoming an assistant pastry chef at Tatte Bakery and Cafe in 2015. From 2017 to 2018, she worked as a Cake Designer. Principal at The Master’s Baker after six months as a Production Assistant/Retail Contributor at Eclat Chocolate.
She is in charge of decorating 20 to 40 wedding cakes each weekend, including sculptural fondant masterpieces. She also creates unique cake designs for clients depending on factors like number of guests, wedding style and theme, etc. The owner of Flouretta Sweet, specializes in wedding cakes and special occasions. as well as small treats, as of 2011, Blayre is described as follows in the Halloween Baking Championship:
“Blayre is a pastry chef known for her Halloween-themed wedding cakes and runs a shop named after her two grandmothers, Flora and Loretta, whom she’s always been trying to win. Okay.”
The bakery announced their engagement on Instagram, writing:
“I am extremely pleased and happy to represent the city of Lancaster, PA, as well as my company and Alma Mater… I grew up watching The Food Network with my grandmother Loretta – this moment allow me to fulfill my lifelong ambition.”
Justin Dominguez, Marcus Brackett, Jill Davis, AJ DeDiego, Kristi Descher, Lola Forbes, Margarita Garcia, Alexey Ivanov, Zac Mercer, Maricsa Trejo and Lauren Rogers were among the other contestants in the Halloween Baking Championship. Discovery+ will also broadcast the Halloween Baking Championship.