This is The Wonderful World of Cake: a 6-part celebration of our most famous tea-time treats, from old-fashioned birthday indulgences to ostentatious celebration cakes to edible guilty pleasures. The UK’s obsession with the sweet stuff has turned into a billion-pound industry, making us the number one cake consumers in the world. This engaging and warm series lifts the lid on the factories which create our most beloved brands and flavours, and reveals the outrageous cake makers baking the bold and the bonkers as they push the boundaries of sponge as you know it.
Go inside the factory of teatime titan, the Jaffa Cake, explore its 100-year
appeal; follow the fortunes of the baker responsible for the world’s most expensive cake;
and a world record breaking attempt is in jeopardy.
Unearth the secrets behind the factory transforming the seasonal hot
cross bun into a year round treat; and all aboard a luxury cruise liner as they
embark on their maiden voyage preparing 8,000 slices of cake everyday!
Explore the secrets of Britain’s beloved malt loaf; an ex-Apprentice winner bites
off more than she can chew delivering her biggest ever order of handmade
brownies. And an illusion baker creates his most outrageous cake yet for a TV
Learn the secret to perfecting a
panettone, join the bakers fighting for the crown at Cake International, and
explore the world’s most reviewed eatery – home to a world-famous Portuguese
This week’s Wonderful World of Cake: we meet Prince William’s wedding cake
maker who bakes nearly 9 million cakes each year – by hand. And cake-sculptor
Josie attempts a royal accolade: a life-sized edible Freddie Mercury for a die-hard
Go behind the scenes at world-famous Ben and Jerry’s
exploring how icecream is the cool new cake ingredient; and can horror-baker
Nicola recreate the famously gory chest-busting scene from Alien for a sci-fi nut’s