Heather-Liz Copps

To gain exposure to land a deal for a cook book of my theatre inspired treats, and to help buy a house with a better kitchen to keep baking.

Placed 5th

in the Quarter-Finals

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What is your signature bake?

It's a toss up between cupcakes and cookies. My family would say cupcakes - my niece and nephew have started assuming every time that I visit that I'm brining them a new flavor of cupcake. And my friends would probably say my cookies - I used to work as a Christmas elf and would make cookies for the rest of our cast backstage every week during the holiday season. And whether it's cupcakes or cookies, I'm always trying new flavor combinations, so I'm not sure I have a signature flavor...yet.

How long have you been baking?

I've been baking since childhood. My mother taught me how to bake early on, and everything was always made from scratch - box mixes were a cardinal sin. In recent months, I've begun creating my own recipes for the first time, all of which are inspired by musical theatre. I still call my mom when I'm struggling with a new recipe or need suggestions for a flavor combination, and she's one of my best taste testers.

What is your best baking secret?

Be patient. I can't tell you how many times when I started baking I would get impatient and not mix my ingredients together long enough, or turn the mixer on too high because I wanted to move things along faster. And be patient with yourself. New recipes don't always come out the way you want the 1st, or even 4th time. Baking should be enjoyable and stress reducing, not stress inducing.