April 14, 2024

Meals Community show provides Denver baker and drag queen Zac Mercer/Skip Carrie a opportunity at the “Halloween Baking Championship”

Denver pastry chef Zac Mercer has survived the to start with round of Meals Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship,” even though not with out some blood decline.

The very first episode of Season 8, which started airing on Monday, Sept. 12 on Foodstuff Community and streaming on Discovery+, identified Mercer making an attempt to impress judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Corridor and Zac Youthful with “devilishly tasty desserts (to) gain the title of Halloween Baking Champion and an all-expenditure journey to the 10 most haunted inns in America.”

Mercer is also a drag performer from Colorado who works underneath the title Overlook Carrie. He bakes out of his dwelling beneath the title Miss Carrie’s Munchies, teaches drag residence-cooking courses, and in any other case “merges the worlds of entertaining drag reveals and cooking courses,” according to Food Network.

Luckily, Mercer squeezed by way of the first, “supersized” spherical with a delightful “blood spatter” cake that acquired kudos for its burnt-honey flavors — but was docked when it was “disemboweled” for judges, letting its strawberry marshmallow ooze out. It essential a bit a lot more get the job done on its texture, while its convincingly visceral visual appearance was 180 levels from its all round deliciousness, judges claimed.

Mercer responded that he’s labored in haunted houses considering that he was 15, and that he employs his specific-consequences practical experience each and every day in his position. (We’d appreciate to see a photorealistic heart cake, but we’ll choose what we can get!)

Denver’s Zac Mercer, considerably correct in the past row, is operating difficult to impress judges in Meals Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship,” which started airing on Monday, Sept. 12. The show is hosted by John Henson (heart, entrance). (Furnished by Foods Network)

The display is hosted by John Henson, the former host of “Talk Soup” and co-host of “Wipeout” (no relation to well-known puppeteer Jim Henson), and correctly takes put in a Lodge Henson set. There, opponents are holed up for the show’s eight-week period, with new episodes scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, and outside of.

Denver-based contestant Zac Mercer poses for a promotional portrait on the set of
Denver-primarily based contestant Zac Mercer poses for a promotional portrait on the established of “Halloween Baking Championship,” Period 8. Mercer is a Denver-centered baker who also functions under the drag queen moniker of Miss Carrie. (Provided by Food stuff Community)