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Batavia woman on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge

Batavia resident Priscilla Sarmiento-Gupana, who is currently practicing pediatric medicine in Aurora, has found a way to relieve stress and unleash her artistic side by producing fabulously decorated cookies that have gotten her some national attention.

Not only has she wowed neighbors and friends with her creations, thanks to social media posts she found her way to the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge” TV show back in 2021 and will be back on the show again at 8 pm Thursday in an episode featuring her and four other contestants.

Sarmiento-Gupana, 41, said she began developing a passion for baking as a child.

“As a youngster, I started making things from boxes as most people start with. My first thing made from scratch was chocolate chip cookies. “I later progressed to sugar cookies and other things as an adult,” she said.

“I’ve always enjoyed art,” she said. “I have a lot of artists in my family. I’d say it’s in my blood. I realized that I was pretty good at making things look beautiful – not just delicious – and I continued to build my skill sets over time. When I started doing this, there weren’t a lot of YouTube tutorials

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Middle Georgia baker whisks it all for a sweet comeback on Food Network’s Holiday Wars!

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) – A Middle Georgia baker is back in the national spotlight just in time for the holidays.

Cory Jones owns Sweet Evenlyn’s in historic downtown Perry. He opened the Carroll Street bakery in June of 2023. The store, named after his grandmother, offers home decor and some of Jones’ sweetest treats, including cookies and cupcakes with creative names to match the unique ingredients.

Jones appeared on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2022. A year later, he’s back in the national spotlight.

Jones announced on Sweet Evenlyn’s Facebook page Monday that he’ll be competing in the upcoming season of Food Network’s Holiday Wars!

Jones calls Unadilla home, but between the small town in Dooly County and his store’s location in Perry, Jones believes regardless of how small of a town you come from you can do whatever you put your mind to.

He may not have walked away with the championship in 2022, but Jones admitted he couldn’t wait for his next chance at a victory this year.

Set your DVR now for Sunday, November 5 at 9 pm on the Food Network.

Good luck Cory, from all of us at WGXA News.