The Truth About Annabelle Asher From Spring Baking Championship

March 20 marked the first day of spring, but even before that was the return of the "Spring Baking Championship" on Food Network. The first episode of season 8 aired on February 28 and there will be a total of 10 episodes this season (via Oregon Live). Food blogger and cookbook author Molly Yeh is hosting the show this go-round, and her bubbly personality is already adding to the springtime ambiance. 

Although still early into the season, viewers were also able to see glimpses of the individual personalities of the twelve bakers, and there is a wonderful range of them. The competitors might have vastly different characteristics, but they do share one common trait — a love for baking. From Tom Smallwood, who appears to be a fan favorite due to his amusing nature, to Alexis Wells, who has big dreams of opening a Michelin-starred plated dessert restaurant, you're bound to find one contestant or more to root for.

Who is Annabelle Asher?

One contestant who has been seen scurrying around the set's pantry is Annabelle Asher, a pastry chef who traveled to the show's set in New Orleans, Louisiana from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to the Food Network, she loves baking with blueberries because "they're cute, little and tiny, just like me." The pastry chef adds, "They're a little bit sweet and a little bit tart which I think fits my personality really well."

Just by looking at her Twitter username, which is @TinyChefAsher, it seems the baker has fun jesting about her short stature. In her bio, Asher states that she is the mom of two children and was educated at Johnson & Wales University. 

According to FreshersLive, the contestant is well-versed in serving up delicious pastries and is the Lead Pastry Cook at The Riverside Hotel. Fans can take a glimpse at Asher's Instagram account and see samples of all the mouthwatering desserts that she's put together over the years.

Along with the other bakers on the show, she is competing to win a cash prize of $25,000, along with a spot in the Food Network magazine. While pastry chefs may earn a decent amount of money, an extra $25,000 could certainly help build a bigger business.