We’re so excited to have our chief baking officer Bobbie Lloyd be a permanent judge on this season of Next Great Baker. You can catch her on TLC every Tuesday at 9PM as she joins Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro and Mr. Chocolate Jacques Torres in their quest to choose a winning team.
We sat down with Bobbie to talk to her about her experiences on the show and learn what it takes to be a judge on the Next Great Baker!
Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you experienced during the filming of The Next Great Baker?
A: There were times when it was difficult to choose between two cakes when the teams execution was at the same level. We could not have a tie and had to choose.
Q: What is a skill or baking tip you learned on set (from either a judge or a competitor)?
A: I am more of a baker than a decorator, so having the opportunity to watch Buddy and Jacque work their magic was a great experience. Buddy introduced me to working with fondant and modeling chocolate. He taught me to how make a beautiful chocolate rose. I got to see first-hand from Jacques how to work with sugar. Once someone shows you how to do it it’s really not that hard. Of course learning to make something beautiful can take years.
Q: What were the best parts of working with Jacques and Buddy?
A: What’s not to love about these two guys? They each have large personalities, share information, are a wealth of knowledge and loads of fun to be with.