By Tess Koman on July 19th, 2021
Christina Tosi (founder of Milk Bar, judge on MasterChef, lovely and wildly talented human) has a very endearing way of bringing gentleness to reality TV, and I am pleased to report her newest venture is no different…except that it might be even sweeter to watch than everything else she’s done before. Welcome to Bake Squad, a new Netflix show premiering August 11. And we’ve got the first trailer!
In the video above, you’ll meet the four outrageously talented bakers Christina has chosen as her, well, squad in order to take on a series of desserts meant for a few lucky individuals’ big days. They’ll compete against each other across eight episodes in order to have their dessert chosen for the occasion. The competitors are cake expert Ashley Holt, pastry illusionist Christophe Rull, pie aficionado Maya-Camille Broussard, and chocolatier/dessert wizard Gonzo Jimenez. You will fall in love with each of them; I certainly have in putting together a bunch of forthcoming Bake Squad content you may or may not see on this very website in the next few weeks.
Anyway, from the short clip alone, you’ll learn the aforementioned big days range from fairytale weddings, big-deal birthdays, and, most importantly, celebrations of health. As this show was shot during the pandemic, these happy moments are particularly lovely, both for the bakers and the people who get to eat their desserts. Per Netflix, this is more than just a handful of people who are exceptional at their crafts competing: “It’s [making] dessert dreams come true!” (You see what I mean about the sweetness of it all, yeah?)
Oh god, I forgot to mention the dessert itself—it’s all wild. I’m talking chocolate eggs large enough to transport Lady Gaga to any award show of her choosing, words spelled out by pastries that are big enough to be on billboards, and so very much more. Enjoy!