Are you the nation's next great baker, applications are now open for season three of the Great South African Bake off.

The Great South African Bake off is back for a third season and the quest to find new contestants is on.

Think you have what it takes to be crowned the nation’s best amateur baker, then BBC Lifestyle wants to hear from you.

The 10- part series is due to air later this year and filming will take place in Johannesburg.

Applications close on Monday 12 June and more information can be found at

The creative baking competition series will provide plenty of inspiration and delicious fun as amateurs go all out to impress the judges, ultimately hoping to bake their way to the final.

Each week the contestants will be given a new technique to master that will stretch their baking skills as they race against the clock and each other to deliver a show-stopping, mouth-watering creation. But after nine weeks of whisking and piping, only one can emerge victorious.

Season two winner, Cait McWilliams, says: “Being crowned the winner of the Great South African Bake Off has been life changing.

“It has provided me with so many opportunities, and given me a platform to one-day turn baking into my career. Don’t hesitate to enter, as it is truly a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.”

The Great South African Bake off airs on DSTV Channel 174.

The Love Productions format will once again be produced locally by Rapid Blue, 2016 SAFTA winners for Strictly Come Dancing and award-winning producers of Come Dine with Me South Africa.

The Love Productions format has been licensed to 25 countries around the world including France, Czech Republic, Brazil, Australia and Denmark.