Peter Tidwell was the chef and owner of The Mighty Baker based in Provo, Utah. He competed in the Food Network’s “Cake Wars” and took top prize in the 2016 competition. His second cake from the competition was featured at the 2016 “Halo” world championship.
His first-round cake was a cranberry cake with a honey/blue cheese frosting built in the shape of a giant Flood infection form from the Halo game. His second cake, a scene of heroes and villains battling across the bottom layer, along with a victorious Master Chief character perched atop a transparent circular base at the pinnacle of the cake, was created with a chocolate brownie pound cake with a vanilla Italian buttercream.
He returned to "Cake Wars" in 2017, competed against past champions, and took first place again.
Tidwell earned his bachelor’s degree in communications and an emphasis in advertising from Brigham Young University. He worked in marketing for a number of years with doTERRA and L’Oréal and lived in New York. In New York during his free time, he visited bakeries, studied culinary school textbooks, and experimented at home.
After he and his wife, Charlotte, returned to Utah, he opened a custom cake business in his parents' home, which soon expanded to its present location in the heart of Provo. He learned to love the food industry while he worked for his brother’s Gandolfo’s Deli for 14 years since the age of 15.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the father of three children.