The Great British Baking Show
- 11 Seasons
The Great British Baking Show is a competition for bakers based in the United Kingdom. This highly popular competition has also been shown on public television stations all across the Untied States. Contestants are invited by the show's producers each season to demonstrate their skills to the judges. At the end of each episode, one person is declared the Star Baker while another person is eliminated and sent home. The show ends when a final winner is chosen from the contestants by the judges. Each episode of The Great British Baking Show begins with an initial competition. Contestants are asked to bake a given item such as gluten free rolls or sweet petit fours that can be served to a crowd. Contestants are watched by the audience as they work through the process of creating a particular kind of dessert. Viewers are shown the details of the dessert each particular baker is creating including the basic flavors of the product such as honey and strawberry and then given a drawing of what the baker hopes the end product will look like once the product is finished. Bakers are shown commenting on the process of baking certain items and telling the viewer what they hope the end product will ultimately look and taste like. During the episode, blind judging takes place. Judges are given a number for each contestant. Viewers listen as the judges comment on the product they are given to sample. Comments typically include commentary on the texture of the item as well as the overall look and whether or not the baker has used the proper baking techniques to create the desired end result. Each baked item is ranked and each baker given feedback about the product before they are kept or sent home.