Kissimmee cake designer Elaine Duran is ready to spread some Easter joy as one of the seven competitors in the “Easter Basket Challenge.” The show debuts at 10 p.m. March 1 on Food Network, with all episodes available for streaming on Discovery+ on the same day.
“It was amazing. It was incredible,” said Duran of the “phenomenal” experience. “It was everything I thought it would be and more.”
Viewers can expect glitz, glamour and color from Duran, who is no stranger to food competitions — she’s appeared on TLC’s “The Next Great Baker” and Food Network’s “Cake Wars.”
“The shinier, the better!” she said. “I want life and everything that I do to be happy and to motivate and to inspire … not only through my flavors but also through my artwork.”
When it comes to ingredients, Duran isn’t afraid to be bold.
The Duran family has always given back to the Central Florida community. They’re involved with the Cure Bowl and the Orlando Sports Foundation, in addition to Duran’s numerous local appearances, such as serving as a celebrity judge with Give Kids the World Village. Now she said she is “on fire” to keep moving forward.