10 new Koekedoor contestants to become baking heroes on kykNET

2016-04-06 11:51

Cape Town – The 10 contestants of the second season of Koekedoor on kykNET (DStv 144) will create new baking heroes and this time include a mother who's lived in France, a coffee shop owner who baked for her wedding fund, a psychology graduate, a Sasolburg canteen manager and an eclectic mix of bakers as far afield as Delmas, Simonstown, Saldanha and Bloemfontein.

The beautifully filmed second season of Koekedoor, a spin-off from the cooking show Kokkedoor on the Afrikaans M-Net channel on DStv, will start on 14 April on kykNET at 20:30 for 13 episodes.

The premiere episode of this season will be a 90-minute episode similar to Survivor, making it easier for viewers to get an initial introduction to the various contestants.

Filmed by Homebrew Films with director Sanet Olivier at the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen estate outside Tulbagh in the Western Cape, this seasons contestants also include an architect, a dietitian, an animal lover, a "boerevrou" macaron entrepreneur, a retired nurse and a grandmother helping children with learning disabilities.

With 9 women there's one man, Wessels, who is a bailiff clerk but desperately wants to bake for people who are not banting.

Special guests and judges

The first episode has special guests giving the contestants their baking tasks, including news anchor Riaan Cruywagen, singer Annelie van Rooyen, Miss World Rolene Strauss, rapper and Pasella presenter Hemelbesem and the kykNET glam guru Hannon.

"The new season's themes and surprises are imaginative and excellent family entertainment," says Marguerite Albrecht, kykNET commissioning editor.

"Inspiration comes from the catwalk, the park, music lessons, kitchen tea, from under the Christmas tree, from inside the butter tray and even old congregation recipe books. There's bakes for the guys and ballerina fine creations.

"Viewers will quickly find themselves immersed in their favourite contestants baking achievements and flops."

The judges for this season include the universally adored Elizabeth Cloete, judging doyenne of the Vroue Landbouvereniging (VLVK), Mari-Louis Guy and Tiaan Langenegger.

The winner gets a car and R200 000 cash as well as other prizes, along with prizes for the runner-up. A Koekedoor baking recipe book from Human & Rousseau will go on sale immediately after the conclusion of the second season with a collection of recipes from the various on-screen challenges.

(Photo: Supplied by kykNET)

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