Celebrity Chef Dave Yan

Dave is an accountant from Sydney and a contestant in series 3 of The Great Australian Bake Off.

When Dave looks at a watermelon or has a craving for candied bacon and red beans, he doesn’t just see a refreshing piece of fruit and a side to go with his eggs – he sees a cake. “As I’m not professionally trained, I have no boundaries and can let my imagination go wild – and I use my cakes to express myself,” says Dave. “It’s completely different to my day job and I can really be creative. Some people have called me the cake wizard because I make weird stuff! I once made an upside down elephant cake!  “In terms of cake decoration I love to bake with subtle flavours and use a lot of fresh ingredients you might not normally see in a cake.”

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