The Big Bake Season 5 Episode 1: Release Date, Preview and Recap

Baking is something that almost everyone has tried and loved because it feels therapeutic, and a competition series based on bakers titled “The Big Bake” has been released by the Food Network for viewers to enjoy. The Big Bake is a larger-than-life holiday baking competition. Participants in the series are required to design holiday-themed baked goods.

The format of the series follows three professional baking teams taking five hours to design, decorate and bake a grand-scale cake based on a specific holiday theme. Participating bakers have to think outside the box and blow the minds of the judges to win the competition.

The series works in such a way that the team with the tastiest and most beautifully baked cake moves one step closer to winning the ultimate prize of $10,000. Directed by Ryan Shaw and Frank Samson, the series is one of the most loved baking series among viewers as it has a unique twist on theme-based baking.

Still from Big Bake [Credits: Food Network]

Produced by Jennifer Pratt, Tanya Linton, and Mike Sheerin, the series’ cast stars Eddie Jackson, Brad Smith, and Harry Eastwood as celebrity judges. The baking competition series is filmed in Toronto, Canada, with Brad Smith serving as host. Brad welcomes three teams competing to win the ultimate prize of $10,000.

Any team of three bakers can apply to participate in the series if they can commit to being available for three consecutive days for filming time. Bakers must bake at a professional level and be at least 18 years old.

The series invites professional bakers to try their luck and win prize money. Audiences have been hooked on the series since its release on 7 October 2019. The series ran for five successful seasons, with each episode having a run time of 43 minutes.

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Big Bake Season 4 Recap

Previous seasons of The Big Bake followed a similar format, with a team of three professional bakers baking an out-of-the-box holiday-themed cake in an attempt to win the ultimate prize money.

Previous seasons of the series began with a Halloween-themed challenge for professional bakers. The season begins with the baking team braving the heist Brad Smith challenge judges Danny Rose, Ron Ben-Israel and Eddie Jackson. Professional bakers need to bring things to life with their cakes that need to have themes of boogeymen, ghosts and monsters.

The next challenge that host Brad Baking gave the teams was to create scary and fun clown cakes for them.

The third challenge given to the baking teams is to bake a life-size funky summer cake of young vampires. The teams are neck and neck in this phase of the competition, with each team trying their best to win the ultimate prize after impressing the celebrity judges.

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Series host Brad Smith welcomes the new team [Credits: Food Network]

Host Brad checks which is the top team in the game after giving the next challenge to bake an out-of-the-box cake in a Zoombie theme. Brad tests the waters with the teams when they are tasked with baking a healthy cake that holds monsters in an open street for the judges to judge.

Teams of bakers must bake an awesome cake that captures the essence of the afterlife on a haunted pirate ship for their next challenge to impress the judges. Teams of bakers had to bake and serve scrumptious cakes that captured the essence of hungry skeletons in the mood of food to impress the audience.

The next challenge the bakers get is to bake a cake with a holiday-inspired theme to impress the judges. The next challenge the baking team had to complete to get one step closer to the ultimate prize money was to bake a cake featuring Santa from the animal kingdom.

Teams must then capture the essence of the Santa Claus parade in a life-size cake to impress the judges. The next challenge for the bakers is to bake a cake that holds the little elves in their mischievous element. The baking teams had to go through the final challenge to win the ultimate prize of baking a cake capturing Santa and his elements.

The Big Bake Season 5 Episode 1 Preview

The upcoming episode titled “Halloween: Scary Salon” focuses on a new team of bakers preparing to bake new holiday-themed cakes to impress the judges and win the ultimate prize money. The episode will see host Brad welcoming three new teams of bake veterans who prepare cakes for the city’s best butchers and their horrified clients for the judges to judge.

Big Bake Season 5 Episode 1 Release Date

Big Bake Season 5 Episode 1 premieres on September 17, 2023 at 10:00 PM [E.T.]. The episode will run for 43 minutes and the series is expected to have a total of 14 episodes. Episodes are released on a weekly schedule, with new episodes released on Sundays.

  • In India – 7:30 am [I.S.T.] On September 18, 2023
  • In Australia – 12:00 PM [A.C.T.] On September 18, 2023
  • In the US – at 10:00 p.m [E.T.] On September 18, 2023
  • In the UK – 2:00 AM [G.M.T.] On September 18, 2023
  • In Korea – 11:00 am [K.S.T.] On September 18, 2023
  • In Japan – 11:00 AM [J.S.T.] On September 18, 2023
  • In Canada – at 10:00 p.m [E.T.] On September 17, 2023

Big Bake Season 5 Episode 1 Streaming Guide

Avid fans of the series can now access new episodes on the Food Network, so if you have a friend who lives in Canada, ask them to borrow their credentials for a day. A VPN for visitors living outside of Canada is a godsend as Food Network is available for visitors inside Canada. Episodes are also available on STACKTV, Amazon Prime, Discovery+ and Global TV.

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