While Paul and the "Ready, Set, BAKE!" team are a delight, I tune in mostly for Mary Berry.
Love me some Mary!
Just imagine having your "bake" criticized by the sweetest lady on earth. And her British humor shines through in her critiques.
I wouldn't want to disappoint Mary but if I did I would know that I could at least laugh about my failure.
And now the US has lured Mary over to judge a new batch of amateur bakers on ABC's The Great American Baking Show.
Will TGABS be a hit?
Time will tell.
I watched the 2 hour premiere the other night and it felt a little flat.
Was it the bakers?
I'm not sure.
They copied the British version right down to the big white tent and rainy weather.
The Brits are used to baking in the rain, but us poor Americans avoid it like the plague. No wonder the "Show Stopper" cakes looked so bad.
But there are some stellar bakers in the batch that pulled through to make America proud.
I could never pull anything like this off.
But it just might inspire me to try!