Chandler Bakery Spooky’s Swirls Competes on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship

Spooky’s Swirls typically sells gluten-free sweet treats with a haunted twist in Chandler. But this fall, you can catch them on the Food Network, competing in Season 8 of the Halloween Baking Championship.

A post on the bakery’s social media shared the news.

“Chef Lola will be sharing our love of pastries, horror and and all things SPOOKY,” the post says. “We love our little shop of horrors and we are so grateful to you for supporting us.”

Spooky’s Swirls opened in July 2019, serving “blood-filled” cupcakes, jammed with strawberry jelly, knife-shaped Rice Krispies treats, and extremely strong coffee. The horror theme doesn’t stop at the sweets. In one section of the bakery sits a small “spooktacular” museum, filled with scary props and costumes. 

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Masks on display at Spooky’s Swirls.

Lauren Cusimano

The bakery’s dedication to the spooky theme made them a stand-out candidate for the Food Network’s fall competition, the Halloween Baking Championship. The first season of the show ran in 2015, as a sister contest to the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship.

In the show, host John Henson welcomes 12 hopeful bakers who create their spookiest, creepiest treats for judges Carla Hall, Zac Young, and Stephanie Boswell. At the end of multiple rounds of challenges, aired over multiple weeks, a winner will be crowned and take home the prize of $25,000.

The first episode of Season 8, where contestants create faces from pie and splatter cakes with fake blood, airs on Food Network on September 12. The show will play twice that night, at 6 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.

For chef Lola Forbes of Spooky’s Swirls, the heat is on.

“I have never had the pleasure of being in such a talented room of people,” she posted to Facebook. “Wait till you SEE!!!!”

Spooky’s Swirls

3029 North Alma School Road #117, Chandler


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