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9 Feb 2018 - 5:49 PM  UPDATED 13 Feb 2018 - 1:23 PM

February brings three great shows for keen bakers. 

The Battle of The Bakers triple bill includes amazing cakes, challenging ingredients (mustard in sweets? - keep an eye on Bakers vs. Fakers for that one!) and down-to-the-wire baking as contestants race to finish their dishes in time. 

The season kicks off on Monday February 12 7.30pm with Cake Wars Specials. Four expert bakers go toe-to-toe to see whose mind-blowing cake creation will be the star of a major event, earning them the $US10,000 prize. Master pastry chefs serve as judges and determine which cakes are worthy of headlining parties for The Simpsons, The Sound of Music, DC Comics and more! Look out for Disney princess cakes, Pokemon cakes and some amazing superhero cakes. 

cake wars inspiration
How to be a cake superhero
Need to save the day with a cake? Here you go.

On Tuesdays at 7.30 from February 12, it's Bakers vs. Fakers. Two pro bakers and two skilled amateurs bake up a storm while the judges try to guess who's who. 

Fake or bake?
7 ways to fake it ‘til you can bake it
No oven? No skills? No time? No problem. These no-fail, no-bake sweets taste amazing.

And at 7.30 on Wednesdays, starting February 14, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale are back in season 3 of Spring Baking Championship. Nine skilled bakers will be challenged, until just one remains. 

Check the TV Guide for full details of screening times. 


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