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April 7, 2011 at 6:30 AM

Mighty-O, Top Pot, People’s Cake: Food Network challengers

When it comes to Food Network challenges, Seattle takes the cake. Seattle pastry chef Kaysie Lackey — owner of The People’s Cake — won FN’s “Extreme Cake Challenge” (twice!) last year and has two $10,000 checks to show for it. Perhaps you saw her last Sunday on the premier episode of “Last Cake Standing,” a new six-week series pitting Kaysie against seven contenders from across the nation. Spoiler alert for those looking forward to re-runs . . .

Kaysie Lackey: Extreme-ly talented creator of cakes and owner of The People’s Cake.

Kaysie got the boot. “I forgot to study up on Reality Television 101,” she told me. “The first rule is never be team leader, because the team leader always ends up on the chopping block.” Fear not, fans: the specialty cake-baker may not have been the last woman standing, but she shared this slice of her life: she’ll be back next summer, taking part in a yet another Food Network Challenge.

You won’t have to wait six weeks to learn who’s champ when two of the big names in doughnuts do battle with batter on “Food Network Challenge: Donut Champions.” Seattle’s own Sara Beth Russert (Mighty-O Donuts) and Mark Klebeck (Top Pot Doughnuts) go head to head with competing bakers from Colorado and Virginia. It’s do-or-die-on-the-fly for this sweet quartet as they fry for the title in a one-shot deal that airs Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. Winner gets bragging rights — and a check for $10,000. If you miss it, tune in again at 3 a.m. on Monday or 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Sara Beth Russert, Mighty-O’s mighty “Donut Girl” [Seattle Times/Greg Gilbert] and Mark Klebeck, Top-notch baker and co-owner of Top Pot Doughnuts . Will Seattle score in the challenge? Watch Sunday at 8 p.m. and find out.

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