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Spooky's Swirls: Made in Arizona

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1:01pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:53pm

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Spooky’s Swirls owners Chris Szydlowski and Lola Forbes
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Chris Szydlowski (left) and Lola Forbes, owners of Spooky’s Swirls gluten-free bakery in Chandler.

For around 20 years, Chris Szydlowski has loved collecting movie props and wardrobe —  especially horror film memorabilia. But her collection sits somewhere you might not expect: in the middle of the bakery she owns with her wife, Lola Forbes.

Szydlowski has been a pastry chef for around the same amount of time that she's loved collecting.

Spooky’s Swirls is a gluten-free bakery that combines the couples’ love of horror films with their love of baking.

It’s an unlikely combination that’s become a hit. In fact, Forbes just competed on the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship.”

The Show got a tour of their little shop of horrors and spoke with them to learn how it all got started.

Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man cupcake Spooky
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A Spooky’s Swirls cupcake pays homage to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from “Ghostbusters.”

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