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'Lifetime's The Enchanted Christmas Cake': 5 things to know about Erica Durance

The movie also features Robin Dunne, Paulino Nunes and Sarah Abbott in pivotal roles
UPDATED DEC 16, 2021
Robin Dunne (Gavin) and Erica Durance (Gwen) in 'The Enchanted Christmas Cake' (Lifetime)
Robin Dunne (Gavin) and Erica Durance (Gwen) in 'The Enchanted Christmas Cake' (Lifetime)

Christmas is just around the corner and people across the globe have already started making plans on how to celebrate the occasion. Some might have a small gathering with their loved ones while some might go for a vacation to make the occasion extra special. Meanwhile, there are some who will be sitting on their couches, sipping a cup of hot chocolate and seeing their favorite Christmas movies on Lifetime.

The network has already released some of their highly anticipated films like ‘Blending Christmas’, ‘Christmas Movie Magic’ and ‘A Fiance for Christmas’ on their platform and they are not in the mood to stop at all as their latest offering is set to make your Christmas even more delicious. Titled ‘The Enchanted Christmas Cake’, the movie revolves around a woman named Gwen (Erica Durance) who recently lost her grandmother and is struggling to run their bakery that was known for creating “Love Cake”. Christmas is just around the corner and the whole town is waiting for the Enchanted Christmas Cake once again, but the biggest problem is that Erica doesn’t actually have all the ingredients to make the Enchanted Cake.


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Will she be able to make the Enchanted Cake? Or she would have to leave the town to get away from the embarrassment? The answer to these questions will be given when the movie arrives on Lifetime.

Apart from an intriguing story, the movie also features an amazing star cast. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘The Enchanted Christmas Cake’.

Erica Durance as Gwen

Durance is known for conquering television space with her role of Lois Lane in the 2004 series ‘Smallville’ and since then, she has been one of the most prominent names in the TV industry. Born in July 1978, the Canadian actress was trained as a classical singer in childhood and forayed into acting in the late 1990s. Durance made her feature film debut in the movie ‘The Untold’ (2002). After a string of cameo appearances, Durance thought of quitting the profession and doing something else. However, in 2004, she was cast as Lois Lane in ‘Smallville’ and that role changed her life completely. She was nominated for three Saturn Awards throughout the run of the superhero series.


Since then, she has appeared on projects such as ‘The Bridge’, ‘The Butterfly Effect 2’, ‘Final Verdict’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Saving Hope’, ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Batwoman’. 

Robin Dunne as Gavin

Born in Canada, Robin Dunne began his acting career in 1994 with the TV movie ‘Against Their Will: Women in Prison’ and made his feature film debut in 1995 with ‘Underground’.  His most notable movie role was the character Sebastian Valmont in ‘Cruel Intentions 2’. He has also appeared in ‘The Skulls II’, ‘American Psycho 2’ and ‘Just Friends’. However, he garnered a lot of recognition for his role of Dr Will Zimmerman in the critically-acclaimed series ‘Sanctuary’.

Robin Dunne (Farrah Aviva)

In addition to his acting career, Dunne has also co-written the ‘Roxy Hunter’ franchise for Nickelodeon. In recent years, Dunne has been seen in various Hallmark and Lifetime movies, becoming a fan favorite in a very short period of time. 

Paulino Nunes as Dante

Nunes is one of the most prominent Portuguese actors working in Hollywood right now and has been a part of several high-end ventures. His first acting role came in 1993 with the TV show ‘The Hidden Room’ and went on to make several cameo appearances in projects such as ‘The Mighty Jungle’, ‘No One Could Protect Her’, ‘Half Baked’ and ‘White Lies’. Nunes received his first major acting role in the 1999 show ‘Total Recall 2070’. After being a part of that TV series, it took Nunes almost five years to have the main role on the TV miniseries ‘The Grid’.


Since then, Nunes has been seen in projects like ‘ZOS: Zone of Separation’, ‘The Firm’, ‘Saving Hope’, ‘Gangland Undercover’, ‘Designated Survivor’, ‘The Expanse’ and ‘Shadowhunters’. He also played a pivotal role in the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Brooklyn’ along with Saoirse Ronan.

Kyana Teresa as Becky Gibson

One of the newest names to become a part of the entertainment industry, Teresa has made a lot of cameo appearances in some of the biggest projects in recent years. She made her television debut in 2018 with the show ‘The Detail’. Her first major acting role came in 2019 when she was cast as Lanaia in the critically-acclaimed series ‘Shadowhunters’. After a role on the acclaimed show, she got featured in several TV movies such as ‘The Christmas Temp’, ‘Double Holiday’, and ‘Love’s Match’.


Earlier, this year she was seen portraying the character of Zoey Taylor on the Television show ‘Good Witch’. 

Sarah Abbott as Michelle Wright

The actress started working at a very young age and made her debut in 2014. For the first couple of years, Abbott was seen playing cameo roles in ventures like ‘Working with Angels’, ‘Odd Squad’, ‘The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe’, and ‘Heroes Reborn’. She had recurring roles in ‘The InBetween’ and ‘V-Wars’ and garnered a lot of praise for her acting skills.

She was recently seen in the acclaimed Netflix series ‘Ginny and Georgia’.


Excited about 'The Enchanted Christmas Cake'? Catch the movie premiering exclusively on Lifetime on Wednesday, December 15, at 8 pm EST.