The Great Australian Bake off announces it’s finalists

The final three bakers who have made it through to the grand finale Of The Great Australian Bake Off were revealed during the penultimate episode of the series last night.
Antonio Marcora, 17 from Sydney; Monica Cavallaro, 44 from Sydney; and Olivia McMahon, 37 from Brisbane are the three bakers who will battle it out for baking supremacy during next week’s final episode.

TThe Great Australian Bake Off started nine weeks ago with 12 passionate home bakers stepping into the iconic Bake Off Shed, hoping they had the right ingredients to go all the way. Each week, judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran farewelled one baker until just three were left – Antonio, Monica and Olivia.
Despite being just 16 years old during filming, Antonio’s flair for flavour has seen him win Star Baker twice; while Monica’s inventive and daring showstoppers, and Olivia’s imaginative designs, have seen them both crowned Star Baker three times each.

During the final episode, these three bakers take it to the next level with a Signature of the classic French Opera Cake, an incredibly tricky Technical challenge of 12 identical Candied Orange and Ricotta Sfogliatelles, and finally a Showstopper that must be a tiered masterpiece.

The finale features a special guest appearance by delicious. Editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum – as well as earning the title of Australia’s Best Amateur Baker, the winner will appear on the cover of delicious. magazine’s March 2017 issue.

The Great Australian Bake Off Grand Finale airs Tuesday December 13 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle FOOD