April Franqueza

Contestant April Franqueza, baking process, as seen on Spring Baking Championship, Season 9.

High Hampton pastry chef April Franqueza has earned a spot on the Food Network’s upcoming “Spring Baking Championship” competition, set to begin at 8 p.m. Monday. Host Jesse Palmer puts a dozen bakers to the test in 10 episodes featuring unique challenges illustrating their skill, passion and love for baking.