Screenshots: Bakers, bachelors, and bloodline battles put Edmonton on the fact TV map

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09/24/2021September 24, 2021Read for 4 minutes Join the conversation From left, Marilou Honrado appear with Cloud Cakes by Aunt Lou and Andrea Brousseau and Danielle Power with Confetti Sweets on the Food Network show The Big Bake. From left, Marilou Honrado appear with Cloud Cakes by Aunt Lou and Andrea Brousseau and Danielle Power with Confetti Sweets on the Food Network show The Big Bake. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postal media

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Baking a cake on demand is stressful enough, but that work intensifies dramatically when a camera is watching it.

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“There were definitely times when something bad could have happened because I turned around too quickly,” laughs Danielle Power of Sherwood Parks Confetti Sweets, recalling her last stint baking in the second season of The Big Bake: Halloween- Food Network Canada Show. “There’s a camera that literally follows you and it’s often right over your shoulder when you’re trying to decorate, bake, or get something in and out of the oven. We then competed against two other teams and each team had their cameramen who followed their every move. So that was definitely something we had to think about. “

She was hooked up with confetti candy baker Andrea Brousseau and Marilou Honrado of Edmonton’s Cloud Cakes by Aunt Lou after Honrado was approached on social media to audition for the show. After submitting their application and doing a few Zoom interviews, the trio was selected to compete for the $ 10,000 prize and flew to Toronto for the few days of shooting last February.

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The show itself may have been nerve-wracking at some points, but Power took comfort in the fact that she was familiar with her two teammates.

“Andrea and I have been working together for about four or five years now, and Confetti Sweets has had a really good relationship with Cloud Cakes for about three years,” says Power. “Cloud Cakes is actually in an old Confetti Sweets location in the west of the city. Marilou sublet it from us and turned it into her own bakery so there was always a certain connection. My boss, Kathy Leskow, was a kind of mentor for her. “

This isn’t the first time Confetti Sweets has been in the news for her baking sense. Back in 2015 and 2016, the company was invited to deliver biscuits for the Academy Awards, where they were served at a pre-Oscar party in London’s West Hollywood Hotel. The Leskow biscuit empire has developed over the years; You can now find your Tinseltown Approved merchandise in grocery stores across the province.

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Despite this type of pedigree, the Power, Brousseau, and Honrado team had a lot of work to do when they realized they would be designing a Halloween cake in no time.

“From the moment you say ‘go’, you have five hours to build, design and bake your cake,” says Power and competed against teams from Regina and Waterloo. “You just have to lower your head, plan and work. The real theme of our episode was Love at First Fright, which we only found out on the spot. We knew in advance that the logistics and organization were my strengths, while it was Andreas’s job to keep everyone involved, to bake all the cakes and to pump them out. The very fine details and decorations, that was Marilous’ area. We knew beforehand what each would do in some way, but it wasn’t until we got there and found out what we were doing that we could put those plans into action. The first half an hour to 45 minutes were tough, but then we naturally got into the groove. “

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You can watch Power, Brousseau and Honrado make their way through mountains of sugar, flour and frosting this Monday September 27th at 7pm and build a unique treat that will live on in their collective memories.

“They wanted big, they wanted great,” she giggles. “They wanted movement and light, and they also wanted a cake that was at least four and a half feet high and three feet wide. They stated that we needed so-called dynamic elements, something like a water feature, a fire, a smoke machine, a fireworks display and something like that. Not only did we have to bake and design a cake, we also had to integrate some non-food elements. It was really crazy and a lot of fun. “

Local Bachelor represents

Cheer up, City of Champions; there is more local representation in the television sector. First up is the new series Bachelor in Paradise Canada, which premieres on Sunday, October 10th on Citytv and Citytv.com.

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Edmonton’s Brendan Morgan, a certified yoga teacher, will be one of a mix of singles who mingle with 12 Canadian and U.S. undergraduate alumni at a seaside resort known as Camp Paradise in search of love as they soak up the summer rays. Add to this the presence of 14 Canadian #BachelorNation fans and you have something unique in the globally successful reality dating franchise. Moderated by Jesse Jones, with Bachelor alumni Kevin Wendt as the bartender, Bachelor in Paradise Canada promises a lot of flirtation and drama for Generation Z in an idyllic setting.

Edmonton's Brendan Morgan is one of the romantic hopefuls in the opening season of Bachelor in Paradise Canada, which begins Sunday, October 10th. Edmonton’s Brendan Morgan is one of the romantic hopefuls in the opening season of Bachelor in Paradise Canada, which begins Sunday, October 10th. Photo delivered by /Postal media

The hour and a half show airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. MT. If you’re still on the hunt for more gossip, keep the buzz going on the same station with The Bachelor After Show: After Paradise Canada at 10:30 p.m. MT, where KiSS 92.5’s Deepa Prashad and Daryn Jones hack and analyze it all the hot gossip in the intertwined Bachelor universe: The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

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The Frey family feuds

Later in October, Edmontonians can also cheer on the Freys, a local family that competes against 15 others in Family Feud Canada’s third season. Captain Coreen, husband David, son Andrew, daughter Amy, and son-in-law Ryan will try to make the city proud and take home more than $ 30,000.

According to the survey, the family also has a collection of more than 30 dolls that they use in their local church. It is not yet known whether the dolls will also appear, but we can hope.

The Frey Family are, from left, Ryan, Amy, Andrew, Coreen and David, will air on Family Feud Canada on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem. The Frey Family are, from left, Ryan, Amy, Andrew, Coreen and David, will air on Family Feud Canada on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem. Photo by Joanna Bell /Postal media

The Frey family goes into the airwaves on CBC and CBC Gem on Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. MT.

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