We’ve seen many baking competitions, and we’ve seen competitions that cover math, engineering and science. But have we seen one that uses both at the same time? Maybe not – until now. The Baking Impossible rival team consists of a baker and an engineer, and their two skills will come into play during each “mission”. Read more.
Host Justin Wilman (Magic For Humans) walks in through the door and says, “Welcome to the world of inventive and delicious Baking Impossible.”
Baking Impossible is a competition in which a team of bakers and engineers:
Brought together by the judge and famed “Baccainer” Andrew Smith – produce the most edible creations that can withstand the stress test of any given week. The winning team of each “mission” gets a chance in the next match, and the loser goes home. The overall winning team will receive $100,000.
In the first “mission”,” teams who are just getting to know each other have 9 hours to build a boat. There are several requirements, including “dessert” items, which will be judged against the show’s usual taste/texture standards. There will also be a screen and steering wheel with remote control.
But things were different here: the boat was stress-tested in a 20-foot tank with a fan blowing into the sails. The boat must cross the tank, which is also fraught with the uneven shoreline and other hazards, in 45 seconds or less without capsizing or sinking. In addition to Smith, astrophysicist/inventor Dr Judge Olusey and cook Joan Chang.
The Baker team had to struggle to get a torso to swim:
But they also had to withstand the weight of the body above. Many choose to serve rice Krispies as their body ingredient. But one team used chocolate because it was water-resistant, and the other team used something called dead dough. When it came time to test their creations, few made it to the other side of the tank. But even those that fall or drown are still rated as desserts. Because bakers have been instructed to prepare extra portions just in case.
Viewers at the Great British Baking Show may remember Smith from the designed candy he made while attending the show in 2016. He was the producer of Baking Impossible, which makes sense because the whole concept of “bakineering” started with him.
Baking Impossible has real potential to be an exciting race, but we don’t think it will until the team drops a bit. There were so many teams at the start that we barely knew them before the competition started. We ran into several teams while the mission was in progress, but many of them didn’t get any coverage at all. Even if they put their creations in the water for a stress test.
We wanted to learn more about the technical details and see them combined with the ingredients:
That bakers know to work. Also, there is no way to study the dynamics of teams that come together. At the start of a competition, instead of competing as a unit. Once teams are shortened a bit, they can spend more time on both sides of the equation. Will they grow together in the increasingly fierce competition? Will they hate each other and fight?
We saw one of these elements in a stress test when a team member was so excited that his boat floated that he forgot to work with the rudder, and the boat crashed. Your baker partner looks annoyed, but that seems to be just the scope of it. But this is also the start of the race; It’sIt’s natural to be kinder at this point, but will sparks fly as the stakes get higher? Even a little conflict will help the show move better.
This is a new take on the cake-baking competition. As I said, there’s a lot to love about Impossible Baking. But there were too many teams. At the start to get an idea of who deserved to be fired.