Okay, just watched the first episode (“Cake Week”) of this season – Surely there are other fans here?
First, I think I like the way they’ll be showing the series this year, one episode a week, and just a few days behind the British premiere. It’ll force me to avoid binge watching the entire series in one day of gluttony.
Second, does anyone else feel they have really, really screwed up the casting? It looks like way, way more importance has been put on finding ‘cute young things’ versus actual good bakers. I mean, the technical challenge was pretty much just make make a single pan of genoise sponge (albeit flavor and color it three ways) and I lost count of how many of the bakers said they’d never made a genoise before!
And the results proved they weren’t lying, I’ve never seen such consistently poor judgments of a bake.