The SA Bake Off winner for season 2 of the baking competition was announced last night after 24 challenges with three finalists, Carol, Nasreen and Cait left.
Subsequently, a restaurant manager from Cape Town, Cait baked her way to the crown with an extravagant Easter boiled fruit cake.
Cait couldn’t believe her luck when she emerged as the SA Bake Off winner for season 2. Apparently, she only entered the competition because she wanted to improve on her baking skills. Nonetheless, she made it to the grand finale and was crowned South Africa’s best amateur baker.
This is what she had to say;
“It still hasn’t sunk in. I entered the competition to try and learn as many new baking skills as possible to help me on my way to becoming a successful professional pastry chef. So to actually be crowned the winner is just unbelievable to me. I feel honoured and humbled to be crowned South Africa’s best amateur baker, especially if I look at my fellow competitors all of whom are brilliant, passionate and talented.”
Other contenders at the final include; industrial psychologist Nasreen Chamda and Carol Ndovela, a Promo Producer.
After winning the competition, Cait says she will continue to bake and put the skills that she has learned to good use.
“I was nervous entering the competition as the youngest contestant. I thought that my passion and love for baking might not be enough compared to the experience that many others brought with them. Taking part in The Great South African Bake Off and being crowned the ultimate star baker has given me so much confidence and affirmed my love for baking and now I am just so excited to get started on my dream career as a pastry chef.”
Judges Shirley Guy and Tjaart Walraven commended Cait’s efforts and skills, adding that she deserves the title. “Cait has performed consistently well throughout this year’s competition. Her bakes have been creative and she has always managed to keep calm in the Bake Off tent,” Shirley Guy said.