The Great American Baking Show seeks talented amateur bakers for competition

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The producers of the U.K. phenomenon The Great British Bake Off are now looking for the best in amateur baking across the pond here in the United States for an ultimate baking battle to crown the Best Amateur Baker in America.

Applications are now being accepted for the competition. The chosen applicants will travel to England to compete in the famous “Bake Off” tent.

To be selected, amateur bakers must be at least 18 years old and a legal U.S. resident, can’t have completed any formal or professional culinary, pastry, or baking training (unless it was more than ten years ago), and can never have worked as a full-time baker, cook, or pastry chef (nor can baking be a main source of income).

The Great American Baking Show is seeking passion for baking as well as talent. Not only do the producers want to know what applicants are good at, but also the areas they’re not so good at or have no experience in and why.

Potential competitors are also asked to attach a photo of themselves, pictures of their bakes, and a short 1-2 minute video describing themselves, their passion for baking, and why they would be a great candidate for the show.

Entries must be submitted by May 31 at the latest. Application and a full list of eligibility requirements are available here.