After her son was born in 2010, Heather Walker began to pursue her passion for cooking and baking by successfully competing in local and national food competitions. She has since won over $100,000 in cash, prizes, worldwide travel, television appearances and print publications. Some of her biggest wins have come from companies such as Bertolli Olive Oil, Pepsi, Kraft and Kenmore.
In 2014 and 2015, Heather finished as a top five finalist at the World Food Championships, an achievement that earned her a commendation from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
She made her Food Network debut in October of 2016, where she won $15,000 on the pilot episode of Bakers vs. Fakers. In 2017, she quickly followed up as one of the nine finalists on Season 3 of Food Network's Spring Baking Championship.
In January of 2019, Heather will have the honor of joining the Discovery Network family on a new show featuring "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro. The new show, titled "Bake It Like Buddy," will feature family duos baking against each other at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey for cash and prizes. Heather will be baking with her mother in a special episode with challenges set up by none other than Buddy himself.
Heather regularly appears on 3TV Phoenix's "Good Morning Arizona" as a family food expert and regularly publishes recipes and restaurant reviews on her blog, www.phoenixfamilyfoodie.com. Her culinary arsenal now contains over 300 recipes, multiple print and video publications and attracts over 60,000 monthly worldwide readers.
Although she enjoys developing savory recipes for busy families; custom cakes and specialty desserts are Heather's greatest talent and biggest competitive strength. She started Cake Doll, LLC in January of 2017 in order to share her love of sinful sweets and sassy style with all of the greater Phoenix area. Visit www.cakedollarizona.com for more information.