The Great Australian Bake Off – The Cast Is….
The Great Australian Bake Off starts tonight on NINE at 8.00pm. It has been a long time coming but it looks like it will be worth the wait. The show will be hosted by Anna Gare and Shane Jacobson, and the judges will be Dan Lepard and Kerry Vincent who will both find a lot of new fans.
However what really makes these shows are the cast there are ten contestants. They are:
Monique a 30 year-old former basketballer from Adelaide. This girl is sassy and can actually bake as she has a blue ribbon from the local show to prove it. She also owns a travelling caravan to sell her home-made lemonade at markets. Twitter handle is @Moniquebowley.
Steve is a 26 year-old boxer from Canberra. He likes to make healthier baking options which include honey filled oat muffins. Maybe he and the personal trainer boys from My Kitchen Rules need to hook up.
Sarah-Jane is a 30 year old teacher and mother from Melbourne. She has a blog called New Fat Ladies and also is a member of Aquaporkos a synchronised swimming group that is into positive body image. Twitter handle is @ess_jay_bakes.
Mark is a 51 year-old accountant from NSW. His signature dish is a sourdough based pizza so expect him to do better on the savoury challenges. He is precise so should be able to follow a recipe.
Julie a 41 year-old farmer’s mum bakes every day. She has to be one of the favourites as she has won multiple ribbons at shows and should have a wide baking knowledge. One of the ones to watch.
Nancy is a 22 year-old architecture graduate. She maybe young but her strengths are cakes and decorating. Could be the dark horse.
Brendan is 21 years old and his studying hospitality management at University. He may be young but he has been baking since he was seven. His signature dish is rocky road cheesecake. Twitter handle is @bgarlick.
Maria is a 45 year old social worker from Melbourne. Expect to see her draw on her Greek heritage for recipes and flavours. She has her own blog Food From Home. Tiered fondant cakes are her speciality. Twitter handle is @MV8881.
Jonathan is a 35 year-old IT consultant from Melbourne. He says he has not had a full night sleep since his son was born three years ago. Maybe he went on the show to sleep? He has seven years experience baking and will draw on his Jewish and Eastern European heritage. Twitter handle is @jjtweet1978
Bliss is a 23 year old Trivia Quiz host. She is also a former tennis player and has a Bachelors Degree in Theatre and Music. She is gluten intolerant so she won’t be tasting some of the dishes she will be baking. Twitter handle is @BlissNixon.
Each episode there is three challenges a signature bake, a technical bake and a show stopper.
To ease them into it the first signature bake is cupcakes. If you like the British version you will like this version and if you have not seen the UK version and you like cooking shows you should find it enjoyable as well.
The Great Australian Bake Off On NINE on Tuesday nights at 8.00pm.