Big Time Bake episode 5 preview: Roaring 20s

Host Buddy Valastro, as seen on Big Time Bake, Season 1. photo provided by Food Network
Host Buddy Valastro, as seen on Big Time Bake, Season 1. photo provided by Food Network /

Will Big Time Bake find a way to make the Roaring 20s seem fashionable again?

After going under the sea and even finding a little magic, Big Time Bake takes a walk down memory lane with this week’s theme. While 2020 has been a difficult year, the Roaring 20s offer big, bold and extravagant theme. What sweet treats will these bakers create?

According to the Food Network, this week’s Big Time Bake episode, “Roaring 20s,” features the following:

"Four bakers go back in time as they create cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake straight out of the 1920s. When the party’s over, Buddy Valastro, pastry artist Dan Langan and founder of DO Cookie Dough Confections Kristen Tomlan will send the best baker on an all-expenses-paid vacation."

Thinking about this theme, there could be a lot of different directions. Since the speakeasy was popular during the era, the baked treats could be based on one of the popular cocktails. From the Sidecar to the French 75, there are many cocktail-centric flavor options.

Considering the foods served at a speakeasy, those savory menu items might not be quite as likely. While deviled eggs might make a fun cupcake visual, it seems unlikely that some of those dishes would be easily incorporated.

Another option could be foods that were introduced in the 1920s. If the bakers know their food history, they could have a treat based on a Baby Ruth candy bar. That flavor combination could make for a tasty cupcake.

While only two bakers will make the finale cake, that display will be impressive. With all the glitz and glamour from the Roaring 20s, it makes sense that these cakes should be over the top.

Ready to watch this week’s Big Time Bake episode? Here’s how.

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

Start Time: 9 p.m. ET

Episode: “Roaring 20s”

TV Channel: Food Network

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network’s website or app.

Big Time Bake will air on Food Network Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.