For Crestview woman, bake-off qualification means Vegas trip

dawn onuffer pillsbury bake off

Dawn Onuffer, clutching a plush Pillsbury Doughboy in her kitchen, will compete in the 46th annual PIllsbury Bake-Off contest in November.

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Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 06:14 PM.

CRESTVIEW — With community, family and friends’ voting support, Dawn Onuffer will travel to Las Vegas in November to compete in Pillsbury’s Bake-Off competition.

Her Hot Pink Raspberry and Cream Cake earned enough votes on the Bake-Off website to be among the top 34 contenders in the “Simple Sweets and Starters” category.

Finalists have a chance to win a $1 million grand prize or second- or third-place prizes of $10,000 or $5,000, respectively. Each winner also can win GE products.

Onuffer expressed gratitude for those in the community and elsewhere who supported her entry.

“I’m super-excited,” the Crestview resident said. “I have never been west of the Mississippi River.” Her family plans to use the trip as a family vacation.

Onuffer, who has entered several baking contests in the last decade, participated in the Bake-Off four times before her Cappuccino Toppers earned her a semifinalist position in last year’s Orlando competition.It was a fun experience...I made a lot of friends,” she said.

Several contestants she met at last year’s competition will return for this year’s event.

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