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Here’s All You Need to Know About Bake Squad’s Filming Location and Insiders

By Ethan Young on January 28, 2023
Bake Squad’s Shooting Location: Here’s All the Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Cooking Show

Talking about its location, Bake squad on Netflix was filmed in Hollywood, Southern California. Additionally, the show is hosted by none other than Christina Tosi, pastry chef and the brains behind the Milk Bar empire of dessert shops, along with the rest of the cast: Christopher Rull, Gonzo Jimenez, Ashley Holt, and Maya-Camille Broussard.

Bake Squad is an American Netflix Original series that premiered on August 11, 2021, for an eight-episode first season and an eight-episode second season on January 20, 2023, which features a returning group of four bakers who compete to make desserts for a different client in each episode.

There are no prizes or elimination-style elements in the series, so it is only mildly competitive. Instead, the emphasis is on making elaborate desserts for a single client per episode, usually for a celebration, wedding, or birthday. Before presenting their desserts, the bakers usually have seven hours to complete them.

The Netflix series is hosted by none other than pastry chef and founder of the New York-born Milk Bar dessert shop empire Christina Tosi along with the shows squad—Christophe Rull, Gonzo Jimenez, Ashley Holt, and Maya-Camille Broussard who were handpicked by the successful chef and entrepreneurs, and they compete to craft next-level candy in order to earn bragging rights and spread their professional wings a little further.

On the other hand, many viewers have been intrigued by the filming location of the series. Well, let's take a look at where this incredible show was filmed in detail.

Bake Squad’s Location: The Netflix Series Filming Reportedly Took Place in Hollywood, Southern California!

To be fair, because Bake Squad is produced by theoldschool, a leading provider of unscripted and reality content in the entertainment industry, and features bakers from all over the country, filming took place in Hollywood, Southern California. After all, French-born Christophe Rull (@christopherullpro) was raised in San Marcos and Argentina-born Gonzalo "Gonzo" Jimenez was raised in Denver.

Likewise, the Bake squad cast Ashley Holt is from Brooklyn, and Maya-Camille Broussard (@mayacamillebroussard) is from Chicago. According to various reports, everyone was invited to participate in the production process at theoldschool's headquarters in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, also known as The City of Angels, is a sprawling and wondrous city in Southern California that has long served as a hub for the American film and television industries. It not only houses a number of studios, but it also provides amenities to help them work more efficiently.

As soundstages are one such offering, Bake Squad also rented one for their use. In other words, AKS Stages and Rental on Chivers Avenue in Los Angeles' Sun Valley neighborhood provided a controlled, flexible, and truly amazing free space for this show.

AKS Stages is fully compliant with all production COVID-19 rules and protocols, with ample space for separate work zones for different aspects to ensure safe shooting. It has over 20 years of experience and 50,000 square feet of flexible production space, as well as offices, bullpens, locker rooms, crew lunchrooms, meeting rooms, and other amenities to meet all possible filming needs under one roof.

That's why Bake Squad has used the soundstage and everything it has to offer to create a set that is eye-catching, functional, and looks like a real bake shop kitchen.

How Can You Order a Cake from Bake Squad?

As it turns out, the casting for Bake Squad is handled by theoldschool, an unscripted content studio that provides a variety of services. The first casting call for the show appears to have gone out in February 2020, though the series' name has not been revealed. In this announcement, the company invited residents of Los Angeles, California, to contact them if they needed a sweet treat for their event. This first installment's filming was scheduled for the summer of 2020. People only needed to go to the casting section of theoldschool's website to apply for the unnamed series.

Theoldschool was a partner of Bake Squad for the second season, and prospective clients had to apply on the company's website to be a part of the show. The apparent casting announcement for the second season of the show around October 2021, which listed a plethora of events, explained that people could either apply for their own event or an occasion celebrating someone else. The only requirement for the people appeared to be that they are over the age of 18 and live in or near Los Angeles. Furthermore, the events for the second season of the show were set to take place in February or March 2022.

Anyone interested in joining the 'Bake Squad' must therefore live in or near Los Angeles. Given the large number of people who want to be a part of the show, entrants must ensure that their event has an impact on those who choose the final clients. While adults can apply on their own behalf, legal guardians of children under the age of 18 can also apply on their behalf. If you are one of the hopefuls, we recommend that you keep an eye out for future seasons of the show and visit theoldschool's website frequently.