Returning: The Great Australian Bake Off

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LifeStyle FOOD has revealed the 12 bakers who will compete in their second season of hit series, The Great Australian Bake Off.

The 2015 launch was the highest rating program for the channel ever.

Maggie Beer and Matt Moran return as judges while Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle are back as hosts.

The bakers are: Jeremy Allan (30, Welding and Vessel Inspector from Adelaide, SA); Janette Betts (62, Palliative Care Nurse from Melbourne, VIC); Noel Button (59, Retired Teacher from Launceston, Tasmania); Monica Cavallaro (43, Retail Manager from Sydney, NSW); Diana Gyllen (29, Model from Sydney, NSW); Antonio Marcora (16, School Student from Sydney, NSW); Olivia McMahon (37, Fine Dining Waitress from Brisbane, QLD); Liesel Morgan (20, University Student from Perth, WA); Fiona Nguyen (32, Patent and Trademark Lawyer from Brisbane, QLD); Bojan Petrovic (37, Tow Truck Business Owner from Canberra, ACT); Cheryl Roberts (59, Horse Trainer from Berry, NSW); and James Rudd (26, IT Technical Support from Perth, WA).

Over the ten episodes, these bakers will create a series of decadent treats that will leave viewers in food heaven, including retro deserts like Bombe Alaska, extravagant world landmarks made from biscuit, and burgers where the bun is everything.

Each week begins with the Signature Bake, where each competitor has a personal take on a familiar recipe. Next comes the Technical Bake, a surprise recipe from either Matt or Maggie. And the last challenge is the Showstopper, where the bakers attempt to wow the judges with their skills and artistry.

The baker that wins the judges tastebuds after all 30 challenges will be crowned Australia’s Best Amateur Baker.

The Great Australian Bake Off is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Foxtel based on a format created by Love Productions, distributed by BBC Worldwide and broadcast by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

8.30pmTuesday, October 11 on LifeStyle FOOD.

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