Bake Squad

  • 28 Aug - 03 Sep, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

The competition in Bake Squad is a little different than you might have seen. Host Christina Tosi, the founder of Milk Bar bakery, has created a “squad” of four of the best bakers she’s come across. The same four bakers Tosi picked will compete in each episode to have a guest party thrower pick their confection for use during their event. But they don’t get eliminated and they play for nothing but pride. In the case of the first episode, Cynthia is the picker; she’s throwing a birthday party for two of her six boys and she wants a special cake that incorporates both their interests. The bakers have seven hours to conceive and create their masterpieces. Christophe, whom Tosi calls a “pastry illusionist,” decides to take the boys’ love of ice cream and make a giant ice cream cone-shaped cake. Maya-Camille, a “flavour fanatic,” makes a house to appeal to the older son’s love of building things. Ashley, “the queen of cakes”, takes the boys’ love of pizza, mac n cheese and spaghetti and meatballs, and makes a three-tier cake that evokes all three. Finally, Gonzo, “a champion of chocolate”, takes their love of dragons and makes a massive chocolate egg. Bake Squad is not like the other baking or cooking competition shows you’ve seen to this point. The squad is the same in every episode; it’s just the challenges that are different.