Meet The Bakers

Tracy Hansen

Tracy Hansen

Hometown: Hawkes Bay
Occupation: Mother of four children (9, 7, 4 and 2)
Age: 34

Tracy is a stay at home mum and creative director at Addition Nappy Cakes. Nappy Cakes are a special occasion gift filled with new products and useful baby gear.

Tracy is self-taught and her motto is ‘practice makes perfect’. If it doesn’t look right or doesn’t taste right she doesn’t serve it.

She’s a fast learner and an enthusiastic baker. Tracy gets “a buzz” out of baking and loves giving her culinary delights to other people to enjoy. She loves a challenge and will give anything a go.

What inspired you to audition for CNZHHB?
My mother was an amazing baker. She passed away 7 years ago and is an inspiration. My 4 beautiful children and hubby are my greatest cheerleaders and encouraged me to audition.

What is your signature baking dish?

Fruit tart and lemon and sour cream rainbow cake.

What baked good would best describe your personality (and why!)?
Chocolate fondant – Delightful to eat, sweet and smooth. Chocolate fondant makes you happy just like my personality.

What is your ‘can’t-live-without’ baking tool in the kitchen?

My Breville Cake mixer.

Finish this sentence: I am Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker because……
I go the extra mile and do my best. I want to inspire everyone out there and the generations to come that baking is fun, to get in the kitchen and to give it ago and it tastes delicious!

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Host & Judges

Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree is a model, actor, host, performer and general man-about-town. He is best known as the wild-haired, lamington-throwing judge on New Zealand’s Next Top Model and has consistently created a stir in the Home Baker kitchen for the last four series.

Dean Brettschneider

Dean Brettschneider

Dean Brettschneider is a professional baker and bakery entrepreneur. After completing his apprenticeship in New Zealand, he worked in the US, Britain, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, gaining experience in all areas of the baking world.

Julia Crownshaw

Julia Crownshaw

Julia is the founder of award winning dessert business, Dollop Puddings, a company founded on the art of baking. She began the business just three years ago with a friend, on her return from Europe.


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