Week 8 – Finale

After eight weeks it’s down to three final bakers: Linda, Vandana, and Sabrina. Join Michael and James as they break down the bakes of the Season 1 finale with another couple glasses of bubbly and eventually reveal the winner. While this might be the last episode of the TV show for the season, we’ve still got some surprises in store so make sure to subscribe!

Signature – Mousse Cake
Technical – Pear Charlotte
Showstopper – Three-Tier Wedding Cake

Week 7 – French Patisserie Week w/ guests Terri Thompson & James Hoyland

As we draw closer to the finish line, Michael and James are joined by recently departed GCBS contestant Terri Thompson. The guys discuss Terri’s baking roots, spirituality, and bright green icing. After talking with Terri, the duo breaks down French Patisserie week. Later, they cap things off with an interview with baker James Hoyland about his experiences on the show and what it was like to be a semi-finalist.

It’s an episode that’s as long as a croquembouche that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Signature – Mille Feuille
Technical – Opera Cake
Showstopper – Croquembouche

Week 6 – Holiday Baking w/ guest Corey Shefman

As we head into December, the bakers are given the theme of Holiday Week and James and Michael have plenty of thoughts to share. In the second half of the episode (around 38:40), the guys are joined by Baking Show contestant Corey Shefman where they learn more about his baking process.

We apologize for the mispronunciation of rugelach. James actually was right.

Signature – Bûche de Noël
Technical – Rugelach
Showstopper – Gingerbread Houses

Week 4 – Canada Week

It’s Canada Week in the Baking Show tent and James and Michael decided this would be the perfect time to start the podcast! Seeing as this is our first episode, the guys give their overall impressions of all the bakers before diving into the regularly scheduled show.

Signature – Tourtière
Technical – Maple Cookies
Showstopper – Donuts

Weeks 1-3 – Cake, Bread and Dessert Weeks

It’s a “bake to the future” episode! Although James and Michael originally started recording this podcast at Week 4, the guys decided to go back and give their thoughts on some of the bakes from the first three weeks of The Great Canadian Baking Show!

If you’re a brand new listener, this is your starting point…just be prepared for a slight change in the next episode. And if you’re a returning listener, then you know what’s up!

Cake Week
Signature – Cupcakes
Technical – Battenburg
Showstopper – Chocolate Layer Cake

Bread Week
Signature – Focaccia
Technical – Montreal Bagels
Showstopper – Sweet Bread Centrepiece

Dessert Week
Signature – Sweet Pie/Tart
Technical – Fondant Fancies
Showstopper – Pavlova