FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, ON (March 3, 2022) – The new, comedic instructional baking series Raufikat's Better Bake Along (6x30) from Proper Television, a Boat Rocker Company, will premiere Friday, March 25 on the free CBC Gem streaming service. This playful hybrid stars the beloved champion baker, Raufikat Oyawoye-Salami, as she guides comedians Alan Shane Lewis and Ann Pornel step-by-step through her sweet and delicious recipes. All the while the comedians try to outdo one another in making their best replication, with a special advantage up for grabs along the way. When the flour settles, only one jeering jokester will have the Better Bake.
“It’s a unique hybrid format fueled by Raufikat’s calm, cool expertise and Ann and Alan’s enthusiastic ineptitude,” said Cathie James, co-president of Proper Television and executive producer of Raufikat’s Better Bake Along. “You can’t watch it without laughing and learning something.”
Raufikat is an immensely talented home baker who first captured Canada’s hearts as the winner of The Great Canadian Baking Show’s fourth season. She now wants to share her passion to show that anybody can conquer the art of baking, even these clueless comedians. Alongside her baking prowess, Raufikat’s own signature wit keeps the comics on their toes. Alan and Ann may not know their torte from their tarte, but their sibling-like rivalry to earn bragging rights keeps their personal stakes high.
All six episodes will launch on March 25 on CBC Gem. Each episode sees Raufikat guiding the beginner bakers through the steps of a classic recipe such as macarons, birthday cake and even cream-filled donuts.
Raufikat’s Better Bake Along is produced by Proper Television (a Boat Rocker Company) for CBC Gem. The executive producers are Cathie James and Lesia Capone. Jessica Capobianco is series producer. For Boat Rocker, Jon Rutherford is President, Boat Rocker Studios Kids & Family and Rights, and Jay Peterson is President of Boat Rocker Studios, Unscripted. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Susan Taylor and Nic Meloney are Executives in Charge of Production.
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Publicist, Proper Television
About Proper Television
Since opening its doors in 2004, Proper Television has become one of Canada’s most successful production companies. Proper works across a wide range of genres, including reality, lifestyle, documentary and specialist factual programming. The company’s ratings-grabbing slate includes a mix of originals: Motel Makeover (Netflix), Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery, Velocity), Mary Makes it Easy (CTV, Food Network US), Family Home Overhaul (HGTV Canada, Hulu); along with big international formats: MasterChef Canada (CTV, Cooking Channel US), The Great Canadian Baking Show (CBC, Netflix), and Iron Chef Canada (Food Network, Discovery Plus). In 2017 Proper Television became a division of Boat Rocker Media.
About Boat Rocker
Boat Rocker (TSX: BRMI) is the home for creative visionaries. An independent, integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker’s purpose is to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices around the world, Boat Rocker’s creative and commercial capabilities include Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family television production, distribution, brand & franchise management, a world-class animation studio, and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. A selection of Boat Rocker’s projects include: Invasion (Apple TV+), Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, CTV Sci-Fi Channel), Dear…(Apple TV+), Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple TV+), The Next Step (BBC, Family Channel, CBC), Daniel Spellbound (Netflix), and Dino Ranch (Disney+, Disney Junior, CBC). For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com.