Meet the Halloween Baking Championship Competitors

Get to know the seven bakers ready to take on the spooktacular challenges of Halloween Baking Championship for a chance to win $25,000.

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ashlee Prisbrey — Salt Lake City

A self-professed perfectionist, Ashlee, 36, is completely self-taught and believes in full-fat baking with lots of flavor. She got into baking while spending a year in Japan, where she couldn't find American baked goods. Ashlee's also a stay-at-home mom to five kids, three of whom have Asperger's syndrome. While keeping busy with her kids, Ashlee bakes for her blog and YouTube channel.

Audrey Alfaro — Spokane, Wash.

Growing up in Alaska, Audrey, 35, developed a love for adventure and the outdoors early on. Her competitive drive is often stoked by her husband, who is a hockey coach for the Spokane Chiefs. Audrey and her 4-year-old daughter, Sophie, go all out every year for Halloween, wearing costumes and baking treats for Sophie's school. Audrey prides herself on being a completely self-taught baker.

Erin Cooper — Owings Mills, Md.

Erin, 33, earned her degree in baking and pastry from Baltimore International College, and she now works for Sodexo Stevenson University while also running her business, Erin's Delights. When she's not baking, Erin is a competitive bodybuilder, which requires a drive that she'll surely use during the baking challenges. Halloween is a favorite holiday in the Cooper household, as Erin loves to bake creepy treats for her three kids.

Jason Hisley — Baltimore

Learning to bake at a young age from his grandmother, Jason, 26, took an interest and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales. Afterward he traveled through France, Switzerland and Italy to hone his craft. Jason is the owner and executive pastry chef of La Cakery. He's previously won Cupcake Wars, and he has competed on Cutthroat Kitchen and Sweet Genius.

Jennifer Petty — West Covina, Calif.

Baking for family, friends and neighbors, Jennifer, 45, decided to take her hobby to the next level and now runs a baking business from home. She gets her inspiration from everywhere in coming up with her treats, but Halloween is her most-inspiring holiday, as she and her friends get together for a witch party every year. She is the mom of two teens.

Rudy Martinez — New York

Rudy, 45, started baking to find solace from his busy job as a server at a restaurant. As soon as he started taking treats to work, everyone started asking for orders, and his home-based business, Man Bakes Cake, was born. Despite not having formal training, Rudy isn't afraid to experiment by breaking the rules of baking, mixing unique flavors and exploring baking from different cultures.

Scott Breazeale — Plymouth, Mich.

Although he's a trained pastry chef, Scott, 45, moved toward the savory side. He even enjoys putting a savory spin on his treats. He is the executive sous chef for the Detroit Lions football team. Scott first got into baking at his grandma's side. A skateboarder and old-school punk rocker, Scott likes to inject some molecular gastronomy into his cooking. He is married and has two kids.

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