From a media release:
Cake, battle and roll!Â CBCÂ today announced that hit culinary competitionÂ THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOWÂ will return for season 2 (8×60) as the public broadcaster kicks off a country-wide search for Canadaâ€™s best amateur bakers. Starting today, home bakers can apply online atÂ cbc.ca/life/greatcanadianbakingshowÂ for the chance to participate in the upcoming season. Based on the hit British format and produced byÂ Proper Television, season 2 begins production in Toronto in summer 2018 and will air on CBC in the fall. Interested amateur bakers can apply online now until Sunday,Â MarchÂ 18, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.Â ET.
THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOWÂ premiered in November 2016 and was the most-watched unscripted series debut on CBC in the past five years, with the series reaching 1.4 million viewers in Canada each week.* Twenty-four-year-old graphic designer Sabrina Degni of Montreal, QC, the youngest baker in the first season, took the inaugural Canadian title after competing against semi-finalists Linda Longson of High River, AB and Vandana Jain of Regina, SK.
Hosted byÂ Daniel LevyÂ andÂ Julia ChanÂ and judged by acclaimed pastry chefsÂ Bruno FeldeisenÂ andÂ Rochelle Adonis,Â THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOWÂ invites bakers to showcase their talents and diverse stories on a national stage as they compete in the kitchen. Competitors on the homegrown series have the opportunity to go up against Canadaâ€™s best bakers, while also competing against themselves as they strive to achieve their personal best.
Based on the beloved British format,Â THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOWÂ brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges. Each episode features three rounds including the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. After the bakes are tasted and critiqued, the judges decide who will become the weekâ€™s Star Baker and who will be sent home. The final three bakers compete for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.
THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOWÂ is produced by Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions.Â TheÂ format is owned by Love Productions and distributed by Sky Vision.Â In addition to the original British series, American, Australian, French and Irish versions of the format have also been produced.