The Great Kenyan Bake Off is a Kenyan reality TV cooking series. The show is based on the successful BBC show The Great British Bake Off. It premiered on 7 October 2019, has been broadcast for two seasons.
The show consists of 10 episodes where in each episode the bakers are tasked with two different challenges; a signature bake and a technical bake or a technical bake and a showstopper. Unlike The Great British Bake Off, the bakers only face two challenges each episode, the bakes are then critically examined by the judges who will then choose a “Star Baker” and a baker to be eliminated from the competition. Twelve contestants were chosen for each series.
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, which is set by the judges, 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 unique skills and talent. The judges are looking for a bake that is both of a professional appearance but also in taste.