Food Network's Exclusive Winning Interview with Chef Maeve


This season on Holiday Baking Championship 10 bakers entered the competition to show off their creativity and skills for a chance to win $50,000. After eight weeks of baking everything from cookies to cakes, three bakers remained to face off in the finale: Steve, Maeve and Adalberto. But as is always the case, only one of them could walk away the Holiday Baking Champion and the winner of the grand prize.

Who baked the best holiday-themed cake in the finale? If you haven’t watched yet, then don’t read any further, as we’re chatting with the winner of the championship.

Although Maeve may have only won her first Main Heat in Episode 6 with her unique croquembouche and her first Pre Heat challenge with her sugar-cookie tree in the finale, she was one of the most-competitive bakers in the championship, which was easy to see from her passion and determination to make it among the final three. And risking third-degree burns to create an isomalt sleigh for the finale’s Main Heat definitely says volumes about her dedication to baking art.

FN Dish recently sat down with Maeve to chat about her win, how she felt when she found out about it, where her drive comes from and what she plans to do with the $50,000 prize. She also let us into the daily goings-on at her bakery, Sugar and Scribe in La Jolla, Calif.

Read the Full Food Network Interview

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