Seven set to launch dessert show in attempt to challenge The Great Australian Bake Off

Network Seven is preparing to launch a new dessert and baking show, in what appears to be a new rival to The Great Australian Bake Off.

Seven dessert showThe network is currently looking for “home cooks who are passionate about baking and desserts” for what it describes an the as a new dessert making competition.

Foxtel had success late last year in reviving The Great Australian Bake Off format, after the program had failed to gain traction with audiences on Nine Network in 2013.

Seven’s casting call went live last week with the Network saying it required contestants who who could “show off their cooking skills as they work against the clock, to impress the judges and deliver amazing dishes.”

At the time of posting Seven had not responded to questions about a possible similarity between this new dessert show and The Great Australian Bakeoff, which asks three amateur cook to complete 3 time challenges; a signature bake, a technical bake and a show-stopper over a weekend with judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran.

The cakes are then examined by the judges who will then choose a “Star Baker”, with one contestant eliminated each week.

Seven’s casting website notes applicants must be over 18 years old as of May this year and must submit a video application, with the network noting: “The sooner you complete your application the better.”

The new show comes just months after Seven launched legal action against Nine over its cooking show The Hotplate, which it claimed was an copy of its highly successful cooking show My Kitchen Rules. The Federal Court eventually refused to grant Seven an intermediary injunction against the show. 

Foxtel has also been approached for comment.

Nic Christensen  


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