The first episode sees four contestants follow a difficult recipe for biscotti and lemonade and create amazing racing-themed cakes, before James and Mary select one to go through to the semi-final.
If that sounds difficult, it doesn’t stop there! In the coming weeks the contestants will turn their hands a variety of different recipes including to chocolate fondant, marble cake, ‘melting moment’ biscuits and rock cakes as well as the infamous showstopper and technical challenges.
James said ‘It was a real honour to spend the summer judging the baking efforts of such a talented group of young people alongside Mary. The standard of the contestants was outstanding, I think viewers will be really impressed and inspired to try some of the recipes at home’
Junior Bake Off starts on Monday 11th November on the CBBC Channel at 4.30pm. Watch a trailer for the series