Boothville man named ‘Best Baker in America’

By Jason Browne

The title may reside with him in Mississippi, but the Best Baker in America is a proud Boothville native. Dwayne Ingraham, a veteran of the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and Spring Baking Championship, walked away with the cable channel’s pastry crown and a $25,000 award following the Nov. 1 finale of Best Baker in America. Ingraham, 34, cinched the season’s final challenge with a bourbon- soaked devil’s food chocolate cake inspired by one of his favorite childhood desserts: banana pudding.

“It had banana and milk chocolate filling with white chocolate buttercream frosting on the outside and chocolate dipped nilla wafers. It turned out wonderful,” said Ingraham.


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