The Great Australian Bake Off (season 3)

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The Great Australian Bake Off
Season 3
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes10
Original networkLifeStyle Food
Original release11 October (2016-10-11) –
14 December 2016 (2016-12-14)
Season chronology
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Season 2
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Season 4

The third season of The Great Australian Bake Off premiered on 11 October 2016.[1]

The Bakers[edit]

The following is the list of the bakers that are competing this season:[2]

Baker Age Occupation Hometown Competition Status
Olivia McMahon 37 Fine Dining Waitress Brisbane, Queensland Season Winner
Monica Cavallaro 43 Retail Manager Sydney, New South Wales Season Runner-Up
Antonio Marcora 16 School Student Sydney, New South Wales Season Runner-Up
Liesel Morgan 20 University Student Perth, Western Australia Eliminated (Episode 9)
Fiona Nguyen 32 Patent & Trademark Lawyer Brisbane, Queensland Eliminated (Episode 8)
James Rudd 26 IT Technical Support Perth, Western Australia Eliminated (Episode 7)
Noel Button 59 Retired Teacher Launceston, Tasmania Eliminated (Episode 6)
Jeremy Allan 30 Welding & Vessel Inspector Adelaide, South Australia Eliminated (Episode 5)
Bojan Petrovic 37 Tow Truck Business Owner Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Eliminated (Episode 4)
Diana Gyllen 29 Model Sydney, New South Wales Eliminated (Episode 3)
Cheryl Roberts 59 Horse Trainer Berry, New South Wales Eliminated (Episode 2)
Janette Betts 62 Palliative Care Nurse Melbourne, Victoria Eliminated (Episode 1)

Results Summary[edit]

Elimination Chart
Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Monica SB SB Runner Up
Antonio SB SB Runner Up
Liesel SB OUT
Fiona OUT
James OUT
Noel OUT
Jeremy OUT
Bojan OUT
Diana OUT
Cheryl OUT
Janette OUT

Colour key:

  Got through to the next round   Awarded Star Baker   Season winner
  One of the judges' favourite bakers that week   The baker was eliminated
  One of the judges' least favourite bakers that week   Season runner-up


  The baker was eliminated   Awarded Star Baker   Season winner

Episode 1: Cakes[edit]

Baker Signature
(Pear and Amaretto Cake)
(Ombre Cake)
Fiona Pandan Lamingtons 10th Bel Air
Bojan Lime Lamingtons 12th Forever Blue
Olivia Red Skin Lollipops and Raspberry Jelly Lamingtons 8th Lemon Delight
Jeremy Chocolate Cherry Lamingtons 1st Piña Colada
Liesel Ginger and Honey Lamingtons 4th Fairy
Diana Mocha Cherry Lamingtons 9th Citrus
James Green Tea Lamingtons 3rd Haut et Bas Gateaux
Antonio Chocolate Cherry Lamingtons 11th Floral and Isomalt
Monica Tiramisu Lamingtons 7th Berry
Noel Chocolate and Citrus Lamingtons 2nd Shades of Autumn
Cheryl Marmalade Lamingtons 6th Nectar of the Gods
Janette Chocolate Lamingtons 5th Rose

Episode 2: Biscuits[edit]

Baker Signature
(Savoury Biscuits)
(16 Florentine Biscuits)
(Biscuit Landmarks)
James Parmesan and Chive Biscuits 2nd Perth Bell Tower
Olivia Oats, Poppy Seed and Black Salt Biscuits 3rd Gingerbread Arc de Triomphe
Monica Savoury Macarons 8th World Landmarks
Cheryl Blue Cheese, Garlic & Chive Biscuits 10th St. Basil's Cathedral
Noel Savoury Shortbread 9th Mum's Christmas in Paris
Bojan Mediterranean Shortbread 7th Spicy Sphinx
Fiona Chilli, Fennel, Thyme and Cheese Biscuits 6th Pyramids of Giza
Jeremy Pizza Biscuits 11th Indian Spiced Taj Mahal
Antonio Savoury Biscotti 1st Big Ben
Diana Bacon and Fennel Crackers 4th Eiffel Tower
Liesel Pumpkin Seed Oatcakes 5th Taj Mahal of Tea

Episode 3: Pies & Tarts[edit]

Baker Signature
(4 Pistachio Frangipane Tarts with Roasted Rhubarb and Raspberries)
(Three Tiered Pies)
Olivia Bacon and Asparagus Quiche 4th Three Tiered Pork Pies
Monica Three Mushrooms Quiche 6th Three Course Meal
Noel Smoked Salmon Quiche 9th Three Tiered Frangipane Pies
Antonio Pea and Asparagus Quiche 7th Sweet Cheese Pies
Liesel Asparagus, Capsicum and Broccollini Quiche 2nd Apple Pie
Diana Beef Taco Quiche 8th Princess Pies
Fiona Zucchini and Feta Quiche 5th Winter Fruit Pies
James Herbs, Tomato and Pumpkin Quiche 3rd Ploughman's Lunch
Jeremy Curried Egg Quiche 10th 'Apple Tree' Tiered Pies
Bojan Chorizo, Spanish Tomatoes and Onions Quiche 1st Caramelised Onion Pie

Episode 4: Chocolate[edit]

Baker Signature
(Chocolate Slice)
(French Chocolate Dacquoise)
(36 Miniature Chocolate Cakes)
Jeremy Tower Slice 1st Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes
Noel Hazelnut and Ginger Slice 6th Naked Chocolate Cakes
Antonio Passionfruit Caramel and Coconut Slice 3rd Chocolate, Raspberry and Macadamia Cakes
Olivia Cheesecake Brownies 7th Chocolate and Hazelnut Layered Cakes
Monica S'mores Slice 2nd Chocolate and Espresso Cakes
Fiona S'more Chocolate Slice 5th Chocolate and Passionfruit Cakes
Bojan Choc Orange Slice 9th Chocolate Passion Squares
James Chocolate Orange Slice 4th Chocolate and Hazelnut Sponge Cakes
Liesel Zserbó Slice 8th Chocolate and Mandarin Cakes

Episode 5: Bread[edit]

Baker Signature
(6 Burger Buns)
(Fig, Walnut and Fennel Seed Baguettes)
(6 Sweet and 6 Savoury Bagels)
Fiona Salmon Burgers 6th Matcha Tea and Red Bean Bagels
Nori Bagels
Noel Spelt Bun Burgers 8th Cinnamon, Orange and Fig Bagels
Onion and Thyme Bagels
Monica Milk Bun Burgers 3rd Strawberry Bagels
French Onion Bagels
Jeremy Brioche Burgers 7th Craisin and Raspberry Bagels
Spinach, Feta and Pistachio Bagels
Antonio Classic Brioche Burgers 1st Rum and Raisin Bagels
Beetroot Bagels
Olivia Aussie Burgers 2nd French Toast Bagels
Garlic Bagels
Liesel German Burgers 4th Spiced Orange and Sultana Bagels
Beetroot and Thyme Bagels
James Japanese Burgers 5th Blueberry Bagels
Onion, Garlic and Fennel Bagels

Episode 6: Retro[edit]

Baker Signature
(Swiss Roll)
(12 Neenish Tarts)
(Bombe Alaska)
Olivia Sticky Date Swiss Roll 7th Volcanic Bombe Alaska
Liesel Lemon Thyme Swiss Roll 1st Bombe-bay Alaska
Monica Chai, Apple Jam and Ginger Cream Swiss Roll 3rd Pumpkin Bombe Alaska
Antonio Banana and Dark Chocolate Swiss Roll 2nd Tiramisu Bombe Alaska
James Apricot Jam and White Chocolate Cream Swiss Roll 6th Cherry Bombe Alaska
Fiona Yuzu and Ginger Swiss Roll 5th Watermelon Bombe Alaska
Noel Traditional Swiss Roll 4th Traditional Bombe Alaska

Episode 7: Pastry[edit]

Baker Signature
(6 Savoury and 6 Sweet Danishes)
(2 Lamb Wellingtons)
(Choux Pastry Animal Sculpture)
Antonio Blue Cheese and Fig Pockets
Lime Palmiers
2nd Exotic Fish
Olivia Persimmon Pillows
Goat's Cheese Twists
3rd Underwater Turtle
James Capsicum and Feta Danishes
Jam and Custards Danishes
5th Koala Bear
Monica Asparagus and Pancetta Danishes
Cinnamon and Raisin Snails
4th Hoot Hoot Owl
Liesel Sweet Potato Danishes
Rhubarb and Custard Danishes
1st Englebert the Echidna
Fiona Fig and Goat's Cheese Danishes
Pistachio and Rhubarb Danishes
6th Chinese Zodiac Animals

Episode 8: Sweet Dough[edit]

Baker Signature
(24 Iced Finger Buns)
(12 Bienenstiches)
Olivia Blueberry Finger Buns 1st Spicy Babka
Fiona Vietnamese Coffee Finger Buns 4th East Meets West Babka
Antonio Vanilla and Coffee Finger Buns 2nd Panettone Babka
Monica Citrulicious Finger Buns 5th Babka-Rama
Liesel Passionfruit Finger Buns 3rd Free-form Babka

Episode 9: International[edit]

Baker Signature
(Porcini, Lemon Thyme and Three Cheese soufflé)
("Around the World" Cake)
Antonio Ricotta Cheesecake 4th Gateau Saint Honore
Olivia Black Forest Cheesecake 2nd Schichttorte
Monica Neapolitan Cheesecake 1st Pomme Charlotte
Liesel German Cheesecake 3rd Schichttorte

Episode 10: Final[edit]

Baker Signature
(Opera Cake)
(Candied Orange and Ricotta Sfogliatelles)
(Dessert Masterpiece)
Antonio Fruit Opera Cake 1st Brownie Masterpiece
Olivia Passionfruit Opera Cake 3rd Tropical Masterpiece
Monica Classic Opera Cake 2nd "Ode to Italy" Masterpiece


No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Ref(s)
Viewers Rank
1 "Cakes" 11 October 2016 96,000 3 [3]
2 "Biscuits" 18 October 2016 104,000 1 [4]
3 "Pies & Tarts" 25 October 2016 73,000 2 [5]
4 "Chocolate" 2 November 2016 97,000 1 [6]
5 "Bread" 8 November 2016 68,000 2 [7]
6 "Retro" 15 November 2016 107,000 1 [8]
7 "Pastry" 22 November 2016 116,000 2 [9]
8 "Sweet Dough" 29 November 2016 131,000 1 [10]
9 "International" 6 December 2016 146,000 1 [11]
10 "Final" 13 December 2016 140,000 1 [12]


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