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P.E.I.'s Amanda Muirhead among bakers of The Great Canadian Baking Show, Season 5

Amanda Muirhead, a 45-year-old a paralegal from Westmoreland, P.E.I., is among 10 amateur bakers heading to the tent for The Great Canadian Baking Show, Season 5.

Meet all competitors in the mix for the title of Canada's Best Amateur Baker

Amanda Muirhead of Westmoreland, P.E.I. is among the 10 bakers competing on Season 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Great Canadian Baking Show/Steve Carty)
Amanda Muirhead, a 45-year-old paralegal from Westmoreland, P.E.I., is among 10 amateur bakers from across the country heading to the iconic big tent to put their culinary chops on display for The Great Canadian Baking Show, Season 5.


The competition begins Sunday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. on CBC TV and streams on CBC Gem.

A lifelong Maritimer, Amanda grew up in rural P.E.I. and began baking as a child so she and her siblings could enjoy treats that didn't fit the family's budget. She's spent most of her life researching and perfecting the wide range of skills she brings to her vibrant and flavourful bakes.

Aside from baking, Amanda unwinds from her busy property paralegal career by gardening, scrapbooking, and hiking the countryside with her husband, three kids and black lab.

Fellow Maritimer, Dougal Nolan, a mental health researcher from Dartmouth, N.S., is also under the tent this season competing for the title of Canada's Best Amateur Baker and the coveted ceremonial cake plate.
 

MEET THE BAKERS OF THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW SEASON 5

Ten fresh bakers are ready to show off their baking skills in the tent for Season 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Great Canadian Baking Show/Steve Carty)

WATCH: Previous seasons of The Great Canadian Baking Show on CBC Gem.

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