Do you know your koeksisters from your melktert? Do you know the difference between a pushpan and a tart tin? If you think you have what it takes to be crowned the nation’s best amateur baker then BBC Lifestyle wants to hear from you as The Great South African Bake Off returns for another fantastic series.
Dicks also gave a few hot tips to bakers interested in applying.
“I would encourage every amateur baker to enter bake off if they can. Even if you don’t think you’re good enough, you’ll be amazed at what you can do with the motivation that the competition gives you. Not only was it a wonderful experience but it pushes you to try things you may not think you are capable of. My words of advice to this year’s contestants would be to read your recipe, then read it again, make sure you have all your ingredients, don’t forget the eggs and have fun…,” she says.
The Great South African Bake Off will be produced once again by local production company, Rapid Blue, 2016 SAFTA winners for Strictly Come Dancing and producers of Come Dine with Me South Africa. BBC Worldwide recently announced that it has invested in Rapid Blue, who are producers of original productions and international television formats for South African, African and international audiences.
Applications to become a contestant on the show are now open nationwide. The application process closes on Monday, 13 June and shooting for the ten-part series will take place in Johannesburg. The program will be produced by local production company Rapid Blue and is due to air in late 2016.