Getting inspired on a daily basis is tough and its difficult for home-bakers to unwind after a hard day at work. Some times it is difficult to let your creative juices flowing and the feeling of not being able to find any inspiration is stuck with us. Thankfully there are some shows on Netflix that really sparks the process. We have selected the very best shows on Netflix India for your patisserie, baking imaginations. From the best of chocolate works to awesome sourdough breads these shows will surely inspire you to bring the best to your customers.
1. Is it Cake?
Skilled cake artists create mouth-watering replicas of handbags, sewing machines and more in a mind-bending baking contest inspired by a popular meme. Netflix ha
s renewed “Is It Cake?” for Season 2. The show is a cooking competition in which master bakers work to create hyper-realistic cakes that look exactly like everyday objects. The cakes are then presented before a panel of celebrity judges along with an array of actual objects to see if the judges can tell which of them is in fact cake. If the bakers are able to successfully fool the judges, they win a cash prize.
Mikey Day hosts the series and is expected to return for Season 2. Season 2 will also feature a new lineup of contestants and guest judges. Judges in Season 1 included Karamo Brown, Finesse Mitchell, Fortune Feimster, and Loni Love among several others.
“Is It Cake?” is produced for Netflix by Alfred Street Industries. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe, and Andrew Wallace serve as executive producers. The series is based on the viral memes as well as the TikTok and YouTube trend in which people would present seemingly normal objects before revealing they were really cakes.
One episode of the show and we guarantee you will be hooked up.
2. School of Chocolate
Eight top pastry and chocolate professionals elevate their skills under the supervision of world-renowned chocolatier, Amaury Guichon. School of Chocolate is a reality competition show that resists the played-outness of previous shows by acknowledging that each competitor is light years away from being as good as the show's host. That host is chef Amaury Guichon, the internet famous chocolate sculpturist who makes remarkably lifelike chocolate creations and other fantastical desserts. Chef Amaury is a game changer in the world of chocolate sculpting because of his unusual and creative techniques, like using a bucket and saran wrap to create perfect sugar domes or fortifying taller sculptures with load-bearing hollow chocolate cylinders. Many of his techniques are secret, which gave him an advantage in the field until he decided to share his secrets with a selected class of up-and-coming pastry chefs.
Calling the chefs in School of Chocolate competitors is a bit of a misnomer. There is a winner and a prize at the end, but the winner isn't the last person standing after everyone else has been eliminated. The winner is determined by a class grading standard — he or she who grasps chef Amaury's lessons and applies them creatively through a series of group and individual challenges. There are no eliminations because everyone is there to learn, and even those who don't win walk away with a master's passed-down knowledge of how to improve their craft. It's a refreshing and positive spin on reality cooking shows that focuses on the love of the craft over anything else.
Expert bakers elevate desserts with next-level ideas and epic execution. Now the battle is on to win over clients in need of very special sweets. Did you know Bake Squad’s fairy bake-mother is also the founder of Milk Bar? Prior to hitting your TV screens, Tosi created the American-style bakery of her dreams in 2008, with signature treats including Birthday Cake, Compost Cookies® and Cereal Milk™, which has since become available in 12 shops nationwide, in addition to online and in grocery stores.
If you love her on Bake Squad, check her out on Netflix’s Chef’s Table and Chef’s Show!
4. Nadiya Bakes
Netflix’s Nadiya Bakes is one of the sweetest baking shows to ever be made. The show is just the latest and greatest project from Great British Baking Show winner Nadiya Hussain. Unlike other shows, Nadiya focuses primarily on her first love, baking. Each show is packed with baking tips, waves of inspiration, and truly scrumptious looking treats.
However Nadiya Hussain wants viewers to do more than just watch her bake on Nadiya Bakes. Unlike The Great British Baking Show, Nadiya Bakes is a bonafide cooking show. So the recipes Nadiya shows off are intended to be recreated at home.
Did your Nadiya Bakes binge leave you yearning for Nadiya’s Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes? Dying to try her Pepperoni Pull Apart or Scone Pizza? The good news is it’s easy to find the recipes from Netflix’s Nadiya Bakes online.
Other great shows are Sugar Rush, Zumbo's desserts, Baking Impossible, Crazy Delicious, Nailed It and Sugar High. We will come back with more fun content and recipes. Till then happy baking from Team Baker's Yard.