A local bakery will be competing on a televised baking competition — again.
Erik and Traci Rankins, owners and operators of Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts at 1616 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro, will appear on the Food Network show “Wedding Cake Championship” on Monday.
The show pits six duos from across America in an elimination-style baking competition. Each episode challenges the bakers with a different theme of wedding cake.
The Rankins have competed on television before. They were contestants on the show “Sugar Showdown” on the Cooking Channel in 2016. Prior to that, one of the bakery’s former bakers appeared on the show “Cake Wars.”
Easy Peasy is no stranger to challenges of wedding cake creation. Last summer, the bakery created a life-size cake in the shape of a wedding dress for their booth at the Carolina Weddings Show at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
The bakery also created a life-size cake in the shape of a pair of jeans for Jeansboro Day two years ago.
“Wedding Cake Championship” airs at 8 p.m. Monday on Food Network.
For more information about the show, visit www.foodnetwork.com/shows/wedding-cake-championship.
Ice cream shop opens
Lucha Libre Ice Cream and Churros has opened at 4925 W. Market St., Suite 1100.
The new addition to the Fanta City multi-cultural mall offers Mexican-style ice cream in a variety of exotic flavors, frozen fruit Popsicles, layered ice cream and fruit cups, and sweet cinnamon fried churros (think funnel cake).
Call the shop at 336-299-6501 or visit Lucha Libre Ice Cream on Facebook for more information.
Pizza joint opening
Blaze Pizza is on track to open this summer at 4522 W. Wendover Ave. at Wendover Commons in Greensboro.
This is the Triad debut for the California-based fast-casual pizza chain.
Blaze specializes in customized made-to-order pizza from its own scratch-made dough. More than 40 fresh toppings are available. Pizzas are baked in a 700- to 800-degree gas-fired oven in about 3 minutes.
Blaze has locations across the country, including 10 in North Carolina, mostly in the Charlotte and Triangle areas.
Blaze Pizza joins other Wendover Commons eateries that include Viva Chicken, Zoe’s Kitchen, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar and Outback Steakhouse.
Pizza joint closes
Hungry Howie’s at 1608 W. Friendly Ave. has closed.
The restaurant opened in 2008, closed in 2013, then reopened in 2014 under new owners.
The Hungry Howie’s restaurants at 5710 W. Gate City Blvd. (336-763-0569) and 2951 Battleground Ave. (336-808-0988) continue to operate.
Box of fun
Dairy Queen is offering home delivery for its Box of Happy, three-month subscription for a summer-themed kit that includes activities and a $10 gift card. Cost for the subscription is $45. Visit DQBoxofHappy.com to learn more.