RaChelle Hudsmith shows a cake she made for one of the Food Network Television shows recently.
NORTH LOGAN – RaChelle Hubsmith, who has created a niche for herself entering food competitions, was a contestant on the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship.
RaChelle Hudsmith, front row second from the left in a maroon apron, stands with contestants with Food Network’s Baking Championship for a recent television show.
“We’ve been working on Bake it ‘Til You Make It for two years now and the executive producer asked me and another contestant to be on the Holiday Baking Show,” she said. “So, we were on the network with 12 others on the Holiday Baking Show.”
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Hubsmith went up against other competitors in a studio with unfamiliar equipment and she didn’t finish in the top but she said it was a lot of fun.
Bake It ‘Til You Make It is a reality baking competition which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. The first episode was broadcast Monday, Dec. 26.
The mother of three has competed in three World Food Championships and doing a televised competition is right up her alley.
“It isn’t anything like the British baking show,” she said. “They followed me everywhere and filmed me at work, at home and at the Cache County Fair. They also flew me across the country.”
The episode that highlights Hudsmith’s background and life in Cache Valley will air Monday at 10 p.m. Besides being an award-winning baker, she works as a real estate appraiser for Cache County.
“I started making birthday cakes, custom birthday cakes for my children because I wanted them to feel special,” she said. “Sometimes they would design the cake and I went to work trying to make what they envisioned and other times I just made what I thought they would like.”
After a while she decided to start entering contests and winning some competitions.
“Being in front of a camera was never what I envisioned for myself,” she said. “It seems like I came to life on camera and now I’m in alignment with the path I am on.”
“We’re definitely trying to get the word out that there are a lot of foodies across the country that know about the network,” she added. “This next episode will focus on the contestants and their kitchens.”
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