Ready, Set, Bake! Here are the brand new group of homebakers who will be kneeding and mixing their way through the highly-anticipated second season of The Great Australian Bake Off.
The Great Australian Bake Off is back!
Judged by culinary icon Maggie Beer and acclaimed chef Matt Moran, and hosted by comedians Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle, series two will see 12 new bakers put through a series of gruelling challenges to find Australia’s Best Amateur Baker.
The bakers are (click on the name for Bio):
- Jeremy Allan - 30, Welding and Vessel Inspector from Adelaide, SA
- Janette Betts - 62, Palliative Care Nurse from Melbourne, VIC
- Noel Button - 59, Retired Teacher from Launceston, Tasmania
- Monica Cavallaro - 43, Retail Manager from Sydney, NSW
- Diana Gyllen - 29, Model from Sydney, NSW
- Antonio Marcora - 16, School Student from Sydney, NSW
- Olivia McMahon - 37, Fine Dining Waitress from Brisbane, QLD
- Liesel Morgan - 20, University Student from Perth, WA
- Fiona Nguyen - 32, Patent and Trademark Lawyer from Brisbane, QLD
- Bojan Petrovic - 37, Tow Truck Business owner from Canberra, ACT
- Cheryl Roberts - 59, Horse Trainer from Berry, NSW
- James Rudd - 26, IT Technical Support from Perth, WA
Over 10 episodes, these bakers will create a series of decadent treats, including retro desserts such as Bombe Alaska, extravagant world landmarks made from biscuit, and burgers where the bun is everything.
Each week begins with the Signature Bake, where each competitor has a personal take on a familiar recipe. They may be told to bake brownies or eclairs, but their creativity and imagination on what ingredients they use is encouraged.
Next comes the Technical Bake. This recipe, from either Matt or Maggie, is a complete surprise to the bakers and is revealed just before the challenge starts. They must follow the recipe, which is blind tasted and judged by Matt and Maggie.
The last challenge is the Showstopper, where it's all about the WOW factor. The contestants must show off their skills and artistry on the episode theme.
After the Showstopper Bake, the judges and hosts sit down in ‘cake corner’ to talk through who is that week’s Star Baker and who will be eliminated!
The baker that wins the judges' tastebuds after all 30 challenges will be crowned Australia’s Best Amateur Baker.