Great Canadian Baking Show Season 5 Episode 4 in a nutshell

Get caught up on the most recent episode of CBC's GCBS

Following a change of pace in last week’s episode that saw The Great Canadian Baking Show tent filled with festive pasties with themes ranging from Halloween to matrimony, the seven remaining bakers were faced with a familiar foe in one of the competition’s quintessential cookoffs, Bread Week.


The Bread Week challenges began with the seven remaining bakers being tasked with putting their own twist on Babka for the Signature Bake. Next, the competitors took on the textured Bolo Bao (or pineapple buns) in the Technical Challenge. Finally, the bakers were asked to think outside the box to produce an edible “Bread Basket” for the Show Stopper. 

Top Baker

Throughout the duration of Episode 4, Ottawa’s Aimee DeCruyenaere proved to both the judges and her fellow competitors that she could rise to the occasion and was deemed to be this week’s best home baker.

Bottom Baker

Despite putting forth several strong performances and producing plenty of memorable bakes since the premiere, the judges determined that Toronto’s Alina Fintineanu was this week’s bottom baker and she was sent home from The Great Canadian Baking Show tent.

Next Week

With Christmas around the corner and classic dessert comfort foods on the minds of many home bakers across the country, the six remaining GCBS competitors will need to demonstrate that they won’t crumble under the pressure of pastry during Pie and Tart Week. 

Episode 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show airs Sunday, November 14 at 8 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem.