Season 5, Episode 1: Cake - PBS Food

Season 5, Episode 1: Cake


Premiered June 22, 2018 on PBS | check local listings

Returning for another series, the BAFTA-winning The Great British Baking Show sees twelve of the country’s best amateur bakers do baking battle. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, the bakers face 3 challenges each week, devised by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

The first episode is all about cake and the pressure is on from the very first challenge. The bakers tackle an upside down cake for their Signature bake.

The feared “Technical Challenge” sees the bakers tackle Paul’s recipe for Rum Babas, a hybrid of cake and enriched dough. It’s an unusual and unfamiliar recipe that baffles some of the bakers.

And to keep hold of their place in the Baking Show tent, the bakers attempt to produce a show stopping cake which reveal a hidden design when sliced into. Who will impress the judges and become Star Baker and who will be the first to leave The Great British Baking Show?


Technical Challenge Recipe


Think you can hang with the contestants on the show? Try the technical challenge recipe from the judges at home and see how well you can do. Don’t forget to share pictures on Twitter and Instagram using #PBSBakingShow.


Contestant Challenge Recipes

For each episode, some of the contestants have made their personal recipes available online. Unfortunately, not all recipes are available.


More Baking Fun


Meet The Bakers


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