Loïc Fauteux-Goulet | GCBS Baker Bio
Loïc Fauteux-Goulet, 32 (he/him)
Hometown: Creston, B.C.
Loïc is an all-around maker who enjoys brewing beer, sewing, building furniture, and making jewellery for his partner. He's also an avid sailor and even took on the challenge of restoring an old sailboat. Loïc has been baking since his youth but his discovery of The Great Canadian Baking Show inspired him to take his baking to the next level. Loïc grew up in Quebec and now lives in B.C.'s Kootenay region where he teaches high school and spends his spare time foraging for ingredients to use in his baking.
When did you start baking? When I was three, I requested a green cake with a marzipan stegosaurus on top for my birthday, which my parents graciously ordered at our local bakery. After that, I would draw elaborate cakes that I one day would bake. One of my most famous childhood cake fantasies was a 7 tier Batman cake (which I still have the drawing of). Each year, my mom (who's not at all a baker) and I would make my birthday cake together. Although it was not seven tiers, we often made a two-tier vanilla cake, which taught me a lot about baking basics.
What's your signature bake? For me, baking is all about the relationships that happen around it. Recently, we've been doing pizza nights where I make dough and our friends bring their fridge leftovers as toppings!
Why do you think you can be Canada's Best Amateur Baker? I am someone who thrives under pressure and as I am preparing for the show I have learned a lot, pushed my limits in every bake and practised, practised, practised. I am prepared to think on my feet in the tent and face challenges!
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