Bake Sale Showdown looking for local contestants for second season of food, fun and fundraising

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If you’re a baker in the London area, this fall might be your time to shine.

Bake Sale Showdown, a reality TV show designed to raise money for charity, is looking for bakers to audition for its second season, which starts filming this September.

“We know there’s a lot of skilled people out there that (bake) for fun, have always dreamed about having a business, or want to show people what they can make. Those are the people we want to see," said Mark Drewe, director and co-producer of the show.

In each episode, two teams compete in a bake sale battle to see who can sell the most baked goods for a charity of their choice. Teams consist of two to three people of all ages, 12 years and older.

To audition for Bake Sale Showdown, applicants can fill out an online form and submit a video showcasing who they are, who's on their team, and what skills they have, Drewe said.

The show, created by Mosaic Mind Pictures Inc., a London-based production company, will have five episodes this year, up from four last year. It will be filmed at five different locations, including Boler Mountain, Growing Chefs! and Apple Land Station in Thames Centre, just east of London. The producers also are eyeing two locations in London’s east end.

“Now that we’re known a bit in the city, we have the opportunity to do even more with the locations that we have,” Drewe said. “We can make the contestants do some fun things and challenge them in different ways.”

Filming for the show takes place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8 outdoors with COVID-19 safety measures. It will be aired on Bell Fibe TV between late spring and early summer of 2022.

Last year, the show raised more than $12,000 for charities in the community. Every dollar raised from the show goes directly to selected charities, Drewe said.

"The show is not only fun, baking and food, but it also has a social impact," he said.

Auditions close on Sept. 6 (Labour Day). To apply, visit bakesaleshowdown.com.

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Calvi Leon, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, London Free Press

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