Colin Asuncion: Baker Bio
This singing marketing manager loves to experiment with layer cakes
From: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Marketing manager
Baking Style: Delicious and decorative with a flair
Signature baked good: "My specialty is definitely layer cakes. I know that sounds kind of basic, but I love experimenting with different combinations of sponge, filling, frosting, and toppings."
Is baking an art or a science? "Baking is the perfect combination of art and science. It's very formulaic. You have to be very exact when you bake, but also, there's so much room for expression. It's the department of arts and science."
Butter tarts, raisins or no raisins? "No raisins. No raisins in my butter tarts. I don't want that."
Colin bakes to emulate his mother in the kitchen, who he describes as an elegant and talented baker and his number one supporter. He even sends photos to his mom, for her approval, after finishing a particularly impressive bake. To balance out his love of baking, Colin spends his spare time at the gym or singing with his boy band, "Asian Riffing Trio." Colin plans to make his mother proud by displaying his decorative baking flair.