37 episodes

Gin and Cake is a live-watch exploration of one of the most weirdly popular reality shows on television: The Great British Bake-Off or, as it's known to us here in the US, The Great British Baking Show.

In it, generally polite people compete to bake cookies and cake while wandering around a tent on a bucolic English estate, all in pursuit of — a cake plate. Absurd? Yes! Which is probably why we, like so many millions of other people, love it.

In this biweekly podcast, we will comment, question, wax rhapsodic, and speculate wildly about things we could probably know if only we weren’t too lazy to look them up on the Internet. There's also a bunch of baking trivia. And a few Star Trek references, because that's never wrong. And we’re going to do it all while sipping delicious adult beverages, and we hope you’ll join us in that, as well.

So cue up an episode, mix that drink, and have a listen. It's Gin and Cake time!

Gin and Cake Sharon Handy, Joel Bellucci

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 9 Ratings

Gin and Cake is a live-watch exploration of one of the most weirdly popular reality shows on television: The Great British Bake-Off or, as it's known to us here in the US, The Great British Baking Show.

In it, generally polite people compete to bake cookies and cake while wandering around a tent on a bucolic English estate, all in pursuit of — a cake plate. Absurd? Yes! Which is probably why we, like so many millions of other people, love it.

In this biweekly podcast, we will comment, question, wax rhapsodic, and speculate wildly about things we could probably know if only we weren’t too lazy to look them up on the Internet. There's also a bunch of baking trivia. And a few Star Trek references, because that's never wrong. And we’re going to do it all while sipping delicious adult beverages, and we hope you’ll join us in that, as well.

So cue up an episode, mix that drink, and have a listen. It's Gin and Cake time!

    Christmas Bake Off Holiday Special!

    Christmas Bake Off Holiday Special!

    On today's episode, we celebrate the holidays with a special guest. It's Joël! Doris is off on a well-earned vacation, so Joël has kindly stepped in to chat about the first episode of the new GBBO Holiday Specials running on Netflix. God bless us, every one!
    We spend a goodly amount of time catching up, so if you're looking for show talk, skip ahead to the 13-minute mark. But then you'll miss musings about Mrs. Maisel, skin-singing, and a whole lotta mince. Why would you want that?
    So, grab a mulled beverage, sneak a cookie off Santa's plate, and enjoy Episode 36. It's Gin and Cake time!
     
    Want to connect? Check us out on Twitter (@ginandcakepod), or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ginandcake) to leave a comment or ask a question you'd like us to answer on the podcast.
    If you like the podcast and want to support us, check us out on Patreon.com (www.patreon.com/ginandcake). You'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge.
    And please SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes, if you're so inclined. It helps us out a lot. Thank you!

    • 58 min
    Season Five, Episode One (Cake)

    Season Five, Episode One (Cake)

    On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we start a brand new season by indulging our curiosity about GBBO's move to Channel 4. We're going to review the first non-BBC version of the show. How does it hold up? Who are these people? Where are our drinks?
    You can find this season on Netflix as "Season 5," which is a numbering we'll try to explain. Probably not very effectively.
    Along the way, we catch up with a few bits and bobs that happened during our break, laud the wonder of museums, give a gin reccy, and mention the science-based delights of tiny Japanese food.
    So, grab a delicious beverage, flip on the Netflix, and enjoy Episode 35. It's Gin and Cake time!
     
    Want to connect? Check us out on Twitter (@ginandcakepod), or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ginandcake) to leave a comment or ask a question you'd like us to answer on the podcast.
    If you like the podcast and want to support us, check us out on Patreon.com (www.patreon.com/ginandcake). You'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge.
    And please SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes, if you're so inclined. It helps us out a lot. Thank you!

    • 49 min
    Interview Special with Tom Gilliford, Season 7 Contestant

    Interview Special with Tom Gilliford, Season 7 Contestant

    We're back! After a long and busy hiatus, Gin and Cake returns with a special episode--our first ever interview with a Bake Off contestant! Join us for a chat with the lovely Tom Gilliford, who nabbed our geeky baker hearts on UK Season 7 (US Season 4).
    In a wide-ranging interview, we peek behind the bake-off curtain, get political about privilege, destroy some benches, attend a Eurovision pajama party, and get really nerdy with D&D, health potions, and the intersectionality of dungeons and dough.
    So, grab a delicious beverage, open your pre-Thanksgiving snacks, and enjoy Episode 34. It's Gin and Cake time!
    SUPPORT US!
    Gin and Cake is on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
    If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!
    CONNECT WITH US!
    On Twitter: @ginandcakepod
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

    And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

    • 56 min
    Season Three, Episode Ten (The Finals!)

    Season Three, Episode Ten (The Finals!)

    On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we find out who takes the coveted cake plate in the final episode of Season Three of the Great British Baking Show. Fastidious Ian? Brave Nadiya? Beautiful Tamal? They're all winners in our eyes! But not really, because one actually wins.
    Along the way, we'll visit a cathedral of learning, struggle to pronounce words, bemoan bad Halloween decorations, wave our jazz hands, and wipe away tears. So. Many. Tears. We'll also say hi to a few friends, give a book reccy, and shout hurrah for a Bravetart.
    So, grab a delicious beverage, open a box of tissues, and enjoy Episode 33. It's Gin and Cake time!
    SUPPORT US!
    Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
    If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!
    CONNECT WITH US!
    On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

    And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

    • 57 min
    Season Three, Episode Nine (Semifinals Chocolate)

    Season Three, Episode Nine (Semifinals Chocolate)

    On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we take our last step toward the Season Three finale in Episode Nine, the chocolate-covered semifinals, of the Great British Baking Show.
    We'll accessorize with signaling handbags and torturous shoes, swim through kilos of butter and shudder at souffles, dream of Dromoland and pine for the middle of nowhere. Plus our first gin reccy in ages!
    So, grab a delicious beverage, chow down on a chocolate biscuit, and enjoy Episode 32. It's Gin and Cake time!
    SUPPORT US!
    Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
    If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!
    CONNECT WITH US!
    On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

    And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
     

    • 45 min
    Season Three, Episode Eight (Patisserie)

    Season Three, Episode Eight (Patisserie)

    On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we get fascinated by fiddly patisserie on Season Three, Episode Eight, of the Great British Baking Show.
    We'll be shocked at piping crimes, sad for ambitious pancakes, skeptical about manufactured drama, and sniffy about fake flavors. We'll also define the mountain on which one of us will die, and demystify pooping one's pants.
    So, grab a delicious beverage, keep a hand on your rag, and enjoy Episode 31. It's Gin and Cake time!
    SUPPORT US!
    Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
    If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!
    CONNECT WITH US!
    On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

    And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

KAbamagirl ,

Where Did it Go??? 😢😢😢

I just found this podcast and have been binge listening. I have just started the next season of GBBO they are reviewing to find that after this, there are no more! I am sooooooo devastated. I have SO enjoyed each and every review of the episodes of GBBO. I’ve not been able to find a reason the hosts stopped recording this podcast although, I did see there is another podcast from Sharon. Really hope Sharon and Joel decide to come back.

Ruler of the universe ,

Love it!

All the charm of GBBO with a big dash of geek stuff, tv, movies. Lots of fun in this podcast.

Ahblingada ,

A Good Bake!

I recently got into the show on Netflix and stumbled across this podcast on reddit. Sharon and Joel are such a delight to listen to. Their insights, Sharon's baking knowlege, and overall comments really makes my long daily communte worth while.

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