Bake Squad season 1 review – colourful, creative but not competitive.

By Romey Norton
Published: August 12, 2021 (Last updated: December 16, 2023)
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Netflix series Baking Squad season 1


This is a fun and positive show which will inspire you to be a better baker, maybe. 

Netflix’s Baking Squad season 1 was released on the streaming service on Aug 11, 2021.

Baking shows seem to be everyone’s guilty and non-guilty pleasure. I don’t think I know anyone who didn’t at least try to make some banana bread during lock-down. My skills seriously improved, not well enough to be on this show but I could potentially come last on The Great British Bake Off. 

Bake Squad is the new Netflix series, hosted by Christina Tosi, where four professional bakers (Maya-Camille Broussard, Ashley Holt, Christophe Rull, and Gonzo Jimenez.) put their skills to the test and come up with something spectacular for the client. Every episode of Bake Squad has a different occasion for which the bakers whip up something amazing and show off their talents. With eight episodes, at roughly 35 minutes each, this is a fun and positive show which will inspire you to be a better baker, maybe. 

Christina is described as being the “fairy bake mother” who looks after the bakers as they bake their creations. Helping the bakers so they all come out at the end with perfect, miraculous cakes, by getting them props, giving them extra time, and being an all-around cheerleader, was a bit sickly sweet at times. Maybe I’m cynical but when watching shows like this, there is the naughty and evil side of us that wants to see the baker make mistakes. This is for the comedy value, it also adds a bit of drama and pressure, and it makes the bakers seem more human. We don’t get that in this series. They’re professional bakers, they’re always perfect. Although, It is amazing to watch their creations come to life. Especially when some bakes don’t look edible, like a full drum set. 

This series sticks to a used format, very similar to most other baking and food shows we’ve seen before. This show doesn’t have a cash prize for the winner, the winning cake simply gets chosen by the client, for their special event. Therefore, the “competition” and desire to win intensity was missing. This made the show repetitive and a bit boring for me, but hey, there is comfort in knowing what you are getting. You know you’re not going to be let down. 

The four bakers present elements of teamwork and a friendliness and willingness to help, which was refreshing and sweet. This is a fun, friendly show, suitable for all. If you like shows such as Extreme Cake Makers, The Great British Bake off and Cake Wars, you’ll love Bake Squad. The show is cute, quirky, and nice to watch. You will definitely get that baking fix and it might motivate you to get back into the kitchen.

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