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Season Premiere

The Great British Bake Off: Season 6

6x01 Cake

  • 2015-08-05T16:00:00-03:00 on BBC Two
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reality

The 12 new bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent for cake week.

Starting with cake week, the bakers' first signature challenge is to make a madeira cake. It's a well-loved cake, but which of our bakers will try to impress by reinventing this classic, and who will play safe in a bid to get perfect madeira with its traditional crack?

With one challenge out the way, the bakers face their first technical - Mary's frosted walnut cake, a pre-war classic that is as British as they come. Light sponge sandwiched with buttercream and covered with sweet meringue, this technically challenging cake is one of Mary's favourites, and no-one wants to disappoint the queen of baking.

Day Two, and the bakers have to go all out to impress with their first show-stopper, the black forest gateau. This retro classic from the 70s has it all - chocolate, cherries and cream. It's ripe for a reinvention, and these 12 bakers are ready and willing.

12 new bakers, 30 new challenges.

On your marks, get set... bake!