Icing on the Cake
Four years ago, Tamara Brown, PSR II, LAPD, Club Member, was a finalist in a Halloween baking show contest that aired throughout October 2016 on the Food Network.
This month, she’s back, and she’s out for “redemption,” she told Alive!
The six-week specialty series, the popular Halloween Baking Championship, is set to run every Monday night (with repeated airings) through October. The finale is set for Oct. 19. The eventual champion wins $25,000.
The series was pre-shot during the COVID pandemic. Production was moved outdoors at a resort. Cast and crew were required to live and quarantine on set. Social distancing and masks were required. “It was exhilarating and stressful at the same time to compete again,” she explains.
How did she do?
She was sworn not to tell by the producers on the Food Network, and she was as good as her word.
“It was a blast,” she continues. “The contestants were an insanely talented group for this season. I learned a lot just being in their presence.”
Tamara already knows a lot. In her spare time she runs the Mwokaji Cakery, a baking catering firm. She says to look for her bakery to open a physical store in the LA Mall outside City Hall East in October.
“Mwokaji means ‘The baker’ in Swahili. The concept of my bakery is to create delicious cakes made with fresh ingredients and delicious flavors, specializing in custom cakes and mini desserts. I’ve spent the last eight years learning and perfecting my craft. And now I’m ready to go from home baker to bakery shop owner.”
And maybe baking champion. Good luck, Tamara!
Links to Tamara’s Mwokaji Cakery: