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Peter Tidwell, the culinary mind behind The Mighty Baker in Provo, won first place on an episode of Food Network’s “Cake Wars” Monday night. Tidwell took home a grand prize of $10,000.

The episode’s theme was the popular X-box video game “Halo.” Tidwell, a BYU alum, and his assistant competed in three rounds of creating “Halo”-inspired cakes to impress judges Ron-Ben Israel, Waylynn Lucas and guest judge Larry Hyrb, Microsoft’s director of programming.

In addition to earning the title of “Cake Wars” champion and heading home with a hefty cash prize, Tidwell and his cake creation were also featured at the 2016 Halo World Championships in Los Angeles.

Tidwell’s winning cake was a chocolate brownie pound cake with an Italian buttercream. He is selling this flavor cake by-the-slice at his Provo storefront.


The Mighty Baker is located at 50 E 500 N in Provo.