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Michelle Gauer laughs in this Jan. 26 file photo, while holding a plate of her Double-Chocolate Orange Scones in the kitchen of her rural Spicer home. Gauer is a finalist in the 2010 Pillsbury Bake Off in Orlando, Fla. She leaves this week to face 99 other finalists in the competition. The winner will be announced live Wednesday on "Oprah." Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Spicer woman leaving for Pillsbury Bake-Off competition, with chance to appear on 'Oprah'

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SPICER -- Since finding out seven months ago she was one of 100 finalists in the 2010 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, Michelle Gauer has made her winning recipe of Double-Chocolate Orange Scones nearly 60 times.


Her family still isn't tired of the rich chocolate milk- and coffee-time treat. They pleaded with her on Friday to make another batch.

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