Rachel Mullen to compete in Spring Baking Championship: Easter


MEMPHIS, TN — Rachel Mullen, known for her intricate piping work and vibrant-colored treats that she bakes at her Memphis, TN-based bakery Primas Bakery + Boutique, is taking her talents to Food Network as one of eight competitors on Spring Baking Championship: Easter.

The six-episode season debuts March 6 at 9 p.m. CST on both Food Network and Discovery+.

During the competition, the bakers must create an extravagant Easter masterpiece inspired by pastel candy and Easter themes. One baker will be eliminated per week until the Easter champion is crowned.

The show will be hosted by Sunny Anderson and judged by Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young, who will determine the winner of the coveted Golden Easter Egg filled with $25,000.

“I was really excited to meet the judges and the host … and to show them who I am and impress them,” Mullen said.

The other seven contestants are from across the country, all talented in their own way.

“I saw one and said to myself, ‘Whoa, I follow her and she is amazing,” Mullen said about her nerves at seeing the other bakers. She added that while she didn’t know who everyone was, there were several competitors she had heard of before.

In the competition, challenges range from edible-wearable high fashion Easter hats to futuristic time machines for the Easter bunny, all created to encourage contestants to think outside the box when it comes to creativity.

While Mullen had no previous knowledge of what the challenges would be, she knew she wanted to put her best foot forward.

“I knew I wanted to showcase my piping techniques — which are quite intricate — and my use of bright colors,” she said. “But I also had to jump out of my skillset and try some new things. I really had to push myself out of my comfort zone.”

The premiere episode challenges bakers to create a “crack-able” dessert to represent who they are in one bite. Round two includes bakers whipping up immersive Easter egg hunt cakes.

This experience is something Mullen will carry with her forever.

“I would 100% do this all over again,” Mullen said. “Every time Easter rolls around, I will think of this experience.”

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