The Truth About Megan Baker From Halloween Baking Championship Season 7

Like the "Holiday Baking Championship," Food Network's "Halloween Baking Championship" capitalizes on the reason for the season — which, in this case, is spooky sweets. For Season 7 of the show, which starts airing September 13, 10 bakers will compete in baking challenges based on 80s slasher movies for a grand prize of $25,000. Among them is Megan Baker, a small business owner from Minnesota whose last name is, hopefully, a harbinger of success.

Megan and her husband Kyle own the Thirsty Whale Bakery in Minneapolis. The couple has had plenty of experience to prepare them for their Food Network debut, including winning in multiple categories at the National Cake Decorating Championship and receiving a "national title" in a Travel Channel competition show, according to Kat Kountry 105. "I'm very competitive," Baker told Food Service News. In a Facebook video announcing her participation in the show, she explains being on the Food Network had been a goal of hers since she opened her bakery.

She's had a successful career already

Megan Baker, as her name suggests, is sure to be a fierce competitor in "Halloween Baking Championship." Her love for baking started young, according to Food Service News. After high school, she'd planned on going to art school until her English teacher gifted her a cake decorating set. One cake later, and Baker was enrolling in Le Cordon Bleu.

Baker's cake decorating has only improved since then, and she's got the accolades to prove it — she won three top prizes at the Pillsbury Bakers' Creative Cake Decorating Competition in 2017. Because of her extensive experience, Baker told Fox 9 that she expected competing in "Halloween Baking Championship" to be a breeze. "It's not a big deal for me to bust out a cake in 2 ½ hours," she said.

But learning the ins and outs of the kitchen on set proved challenging for Baker. Without her own equipment and appliances, Baker had to figure out how to move through the Food Network kitchen as smoothly as she does in her own. "This season is definitely worth the watch," she told Fox 9. We'll see how successful she was when the show premieres Monday, September 13.