3 Reasons we are loving Baker’s Dozen on Hulu

Hulu understands our obsession with cooking and baking competitions (after all, they are where we go for show’s like Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and Britain’s Best Home Cook). And what better way to honor that than with their own show – Baker’s Dozen?

With Baker’s Dozen, we get a baking competition that sees home bakers and professional bakers going head to head in a series of challenges until one baker wins $5,000. We start with 13 bakers (of course) and then in the second round we see the top five go head to head. Finally, the third round is just the top three bakers doing what they need to do to be crowned the champion of the episode.

The series feels like a cross between Nailed It! and The Great British Baking Show, while also giving us Chopped and Baking Championship vibes too. It is literally like taking the best of many different shows and making magic happen.

So what has us hoping that Hulu decides to bring Baker’s Dozen back for more?

Here’s why we are loving Hulu’s Baker’s Dozen

  1. We love our hosts/judges! Tamera Mowry-Housley and Bill Yosses are a brilliant duo. They are never harsh or overly critical and they offer encouraging words that make us feel like they understand what has made The Great British Baking Show so special. The fact that Yosses is a former White House pastry chef, while Mowry-Housley is a home baker makes them the perfect people to judge and host a show featuring a mix of home bakers and pro bakers. Seriously, it just works.
  2. The themes every episode make it fun and interesting. Over eight episodes, we saw a wide variety of baked goods and designs. And it wasn’t just about the baking. There was also challenges that centered around decorating instead of actually baking. And that meant that we got to see a lot of baking and what goes into baking, even with 13 bakers kicking things off in an episode.
  3. Finally, the thing we really love about the show is that while the backstory helps to make us invested in the bakers, it is clearly not the primary focus of the series. Unlike some shows where it seems like they are all about the backstories, even over the cooking or baking, in Baker’s Dozen it is really all about the baking and decorating. Honestly, the backstory or extra details about the bakers typically revolved around what they were actually creating. It makes it easier to sit down to watch the series in a single binge watch.

Honestly, the series was just a feel-good experience to watch and we loved the finished products too. It was inspiring and made us want more.

Have you watched Baker’s Dozen on Hulu yet? If you have, what did you think? If you haven’t, will you be watching? We want to know what you think.