Watch the full episodes from Season 2: The Baking Edition
Episode 1: The Fruit Master Challenge
It’s time to bake more memories with The Taste Master SA! Join us as we meet the first six of our Top 12 passionate bakers who’ve been selected to show off their skills in the ultimate culinary test.
Their first challenge is to bake a cake celebrating fruit to impress the judges – celebrity chef Zola Nene and artisanal baking extraordinaire Fritz Schoon. The contestants will be working in the new Taste Master SA kitchen, which has been kitted out with premier cooking items by Samsung, Thermomix and Le Creuset.
Throughout the series, the contestants will have the opportunity to earn pins rewarded by Royal Baking Powder. Each is a symbol of the challenge they mastered. Owning the pin will give them a very important advantage in an upcoming episode.
Who will bake their way to the top and who will be up for elimination?
Episode 2: The Spice Challenge
It’s time to bake more memories with The Taste Master SA!
Episode 1 saw the first six of our Top 12 passionate bakers, Kyle Haytread, Lwazi Sizwe Dlalisa Sohail Seegoobin, Samantha Liang, Thando Manyoni and Shaazia Soomar battle it out in the kitchen with the aim of perfecting the ultimate cake celebrating fruit.
Samantha impressed the judges with a spectacular two layered lemon and blueberry cake with cream cheese icing and was presented with the Fruit Master Pin rewarded by Royal Baking Powder.
In Episode 2 our final group of six made up of Duke Mbokazi, Jason Miller, Jason Tomlinson, Khensani Peters, Meghan Mavrodaris and Nqobile Ngcobo will go head to head in a challenge to test their skills and creativity.
They will be tasked with baking a cake celebrating spices and will need to impress our judges, Zola Nene and Fritz Schoon as well as our guest judge, celebrity baker and author, Faaiza Omar.
Who will be able to handle the heat and impress the judges to win the Spice Master Pin and who will be headed to elimination?
Episode 3: The Instagram Challenge
This week on The Taste Master SA the pressure is on as the bottom performing contestants from The Fruit Cake Challenge and The Spice Cake Challenge need to prove to the judges that they have what it takes to stay in the competition! With only four spots available in the Top 10 and six contestants competing for them, there is no room for error!
Judges Zola and Fritz are joined by guest judge, Nikki Symons, from Sweet LionHeart online bakery, for a Masterclass in creating an instagram-worthy bake that not only delivers on looks but tastes fantastic too.
Which two contestants will miss the mark and be sent home? Tune in on Friday at 7PM on SABC2 to see emotions run high and drama unfold in The Taste Master SA kitchen!
Episode 4: The Chocolate Challenge
It’s time to bake more memories with The Taste Master SA! The Top 10 have been chosen and are ready for their next challenge, however there’s a twist… contestants have to pair up and work in teams! Each team must bake the ultimate chocolate creation after a masterclass from guest judge Jackie Cameron. The winning team earns the Royal Baking Powder Chocolate Mastery pin, and the bottom three teams head into next week’s elimination challenge.
Who will pull together, work as a team and survive the tied destinies chocolate challenge and who will flop under the pressure? Tune in on Friday at 7PM on SABC2 to get a dose of drama and a serving of inspiration!
Episode 5: The Fire Challenge
The pressure is on in the second elimination round as last week’s bottom 6 contestants head outdoors where they will bake for their lives in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands. For this challenge, judge Fritz leads the way with a masterclass on roosterkoek and bread! Contestants are challenged to create the perfect roosterkoek with accompaniments, cooking everything on the open fire.
Who will go home and who will walk away with a brand new Heston Blumnethal Everdure Portable braai and the Royal Baking Powder Bread Mastery pin? Tune in on Friday at 7PM on SABC2 to find out!
Episode 6: The Patisserie Challenge
It’s time to bake more memories with The Taste Master SA! The heat gets turned up in the kitchen as the Top 9 contestants are blindsided by a surprise pastry quiz. The first three contestants who get a question wrong will be forced to sit out the baking challenge and are automatically sent into the next elimination round. The top 6 quiz contestants have 3 hours to bake their most creative pastry to wow Fritz and Zola, along with special guest judge, Chanelle Schoon. The winning contestant walks away with a beautiful stove top Le Creuset Zen kettle as well as the Royal Baking Powder Pastry Mastery Pin.
Tune in on Friday at 7PM on SABC2 to see who will rise to the occasion and who will be heading to elimination!