The Great Australian Bake Off

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The Great Australian Bake Off
The Great Australian Bake Off screen card.jpg
Genre Baking, cooking
Written by Mark O'Toole (2013)
Presented by Shane Jacobson (2013)
Anna Gare (2013)
Maggie Beer (2015)
Matt Moran (2015)
Judges Dan Lepard (2013)
Kerry Vincent (2013)
Maggie Beer (2015)
Matt Moran (2015)
Opening theme "Build Me Up Buttercup" by Mike d'Abo & Tony Macaulay
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Lara Hopkins (2013)
Producer(s) Euan Jones (2013)
Leigh McSwan (2013)
Dana Michell (2013)
Editor(s) Anthony Cox (2013)
Location(s) Werribee Park Mansion, Werribee, Victoria, Australia
Cinematography Sam Collines (2013)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Love Productions (Original series)
FremantleMedia Australia (Revival series)
Release
Original channel Nine Network (Original series)
LifeStyle Food (Revival series)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release Original Series
9 July 2013 - 27 August 2013
Revival Series
2015 – present
Chronology
Related shows The Great British Bake Off
External links
Website

The Great Australian Bake Off is an Australian cooking television series based on the BBC baking competition. The series first premiered on Nine Network, airing from 9 July 2013 till 27 August 2013, and saw Nancy Ho win.[1][2] On 1 April 2015 it was announced that the series had been picked up by pay television channel LifeStyle Food. Unlike the first season, the second season will be hosted and judged by Maggie Beer and Matt Moran and produced by FremantleMedia Australia.[3]

Format[edit]

The show consists of 8 episodes, 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.

Season Overview[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Runners-up Winner Average viewers
(in millions)
1 9 July 2013 27 August 2013 Jonathan Gurfinkel Nancy Ho 0.834
Maria Vella
2 2015 2015 TBA TBA TBA
TBA

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

Season 1 of The Great Australian Bake Off saw ten home bakers take part in a bake-off to test their baking skills as they battled to be crowned The Great Australian Bake Off's best amateur baker. Each week saw the bakers put through three challenges in a particular discipline.

The three finalists were Jonathan Gurfinkel, Maria Vella and Nancy Ho. On 27 August 2013, Nancy Ho was crowned the best amateur baker.

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

Season 2 of The Great Australian Bake Off will see twelve home bakers take part in a bake-off to test their baking skills as they battled to be crowned The Great Australian Bake Off's best amateur baker. The second season will air in 2015.[4]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 9 July 2013 27 August 2013 8
2 2015 2015 TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (25 June 2013). "Airdate: The Great Australian Bake Off". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (28 August 2013). "Nancy wins The Great Australian Bakeoff". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (1 April 2015). "Foxtel picks up The Great Australian Bake Off". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Stewart Clarke (1 April 2015). "Bake Off hits Australia". TBI Vision. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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