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“Halloween Wars” returns to Food Network on Oct. 2nd with a WBA Member among the contestants

One of WBA’s very own members will be competing on the upcoming season of Food Network’s Halloween Wars for a chance to become the Halloween Wars Champion and win a $50,000 cash prize.  This October, cake artist, Kimberly Hall, owner of Signature Sweets in Milwaukee, WI will be making her 4th TV appearance; this time, as part of a team of three. 

Hall first began decorating cakes in 2008 when she saw a Good Housekeeping Magazine with the cutest cupcakes on the front.  Drawing her inspiration from books, art, and magazines, Hall likes to make things look realistic.  “My details definitely set me apart from others,” said Hall.

In 2010, Hall appeared on the Food Network Challenge “Hometown Showdown” and won.  She also competed on an Episode of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars – WildAid Save the Elephants” which led to being cast on another Food Network Show “The Sugar Dome” where she was able to highlight her cake sculpting talents in 2012.

The decision to compete on Halloween Wars was an easy one for Hall.  For one, she loves Halloween and makes a point to wear a costume every year.  For two, it happens to be one of her all-time favorite shows. 

Reflecting back on the experience, Hall said, “It was so much fun coming up with scary things to make.  It is a high pressure situation but it is such a rush once the clock stops and you see the end products.” she said.  “The most challenging part was figuring out what adheres to pumpkin…it’s slimy and wet!  Two things that are killers for a cake and sugar artist to work with!”

Season 6 of Halloween Wars will premiere on October 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm CDT.  According to the show’s website, “Five teams of cake decorators, candy makers and amazing pumpkin carvers will unite to prove they are the best, walk home with a big cash prize and scare our pants off with some of the most-amazing horror tales — all made from cake, candy and pumpkins.”  Halloween Wars is hosted by Jonathan Bennett, who is also the host of Cake Wars and Cupcake Wars.  Judges include Don Mancini and Shinmin Li along with other guest judges each week.  To learn more about Halloween Wars, please visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/halloween-wars.html.

“This was my first year competing on Halloween Wars.  I really enjoyed it and I really appreciate all of the support from the Wisconsin Bakers Association.”  A viewing party is planned for Hall’s family and friends when the show airs.  As far as future plans, Hall said, “Hopefully another Food Network Show!  Cake Wars is still on my list!”