The Great Australian Bake Off Season 01 Episode 01 Descriprion
For the first challenge, the bakers were required to make 24 cupcakes in two hours. The judges specified they wanted two different flavours of cupcake of which there should be 12 each. The Technical Challenge set was for a Checkerboard Cake, which was flavoured with chocolate and orange and had four layers. A Children’s Party Cake was set as the Showstopper to be completed in five hours.
The Great Australian Bake Off All Seasons
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The Great Australian Bake Off Show Summary
The Great Australian Bake Off is an Australian television baking series that is based on the BBC baking competition The Great British Bake Off. The series first premiered on 9 July 2013 on the Nine Network and ran for one season with presenters Shane Jacobson and Anna Gare and judges Dan Lepard and Kerry Vincent.
On 1 April 2015 it was announced that the series had been picked up by pay television channel LifeStyle Food and production company FremantleMedia Australia for a second season which premiered on 13 October 2015 with presenters Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran.
The Great Australian Bake Off Format
The programme operates on a weekly elimination process to find the best all-round baker from the contestants who are all amateurs, where in each episode the bakers are tasked with 3 different challenges; a signature bake, a technical bake and a show-stopper. The bakes are critically examined by the judges who will then choose a “Baker of the week” and a baker that is eliminated from the competition. Ten contestants were chosen for the first season.
Signature Challenge: This challenge is for the amateur bakers to show off their tried-and-tested recipes that are rustic and altogether home-made-looking.
Technical Challenge: This challenge shows who can follow instructions, but who also has the technical knowledge and experience to produce the finished product. The bakers are all given the same recipe and are not told beforehand what the challenge will be. The finished product is ranked from worst to best, with the judges not knowing who produced which.
Showstopper Challenge: This challenge is for the bakers to show off their skills and talent. The judges are looking for a bake that is both of a professional appearance but also in taste.
Who won The Great Australian Bake Off?
Nancy Ho (Series 1 – 2013)
Sian Redgrave (Series 2 – 2015)
Olivia McMahon (Series 3 – 2016)
Claudia Anton (Series 4 – 2018)
Sunny Nasir Ahmad (Series 5 – 2019)