Charly’s Angels is a series that takes viewers down the rabbit hole into a world jammed with ‘Eat me!’ cakes. It’s a bewitching and visual feast where every cake is work of art lovingly created in Charly’s candy-striped bakery. In every episode, Charly’s team tackle yet another impossible cake with passion, promise, frustration, arguments, tears and laughter – all the ingredients needed to make a magical cake and an unforgettable series. 26 x 30 minutes
Episode 1 - Welcome To Cake Town
Welcome to Charly's Bakery in Cape Town - it is without question, South Africa's most "mucking afazing" bakery. Meet the team behind the endlessly decadent, delightful cakes. The Charly's Cake Angels are exhilarated, they've got their own reality show happening at the bakery, and their task for the episode is to come up with a dazzling opening sequence for their show. Join Jacqui, Alex, Dani, Francis and Roche as they rise to the challenge of designing - and baking - the opening sequence, so that they can get their cake show on the cutting board!Episode 2 - It's A Monsta!
It's the largest order the Charly's Cake Angels have been tasked with: a gargantuan five tiered cake, weighing over 150 kilograms. It's also the busiest time of the year for them, and Alex has been put in charge of the monstrous order. Dani and Roche are running the shop, and Francis - as usual - is overwhelmed with shape cake and wedding orders. With stress-levels in the bakery at an all time high, will Alex be able to get the gigantic cake to the party on time? And how exactly is she planning to transport this monstrously heavy five-tiered cake?Episode 3 - Shape And Bake
A "frog-osaurus" dinosaur, a Cinderella carriage, a topsy-turvy wedding cake, a snake, and a skull - yet another crazy, chaotic week for the Charly's Cake Angels! Everyone loves a shaped cake, and Francis from Charly's Bakery has been carving and crafting shaped cakes for years. Join Alex as she learns the art of carving and covering cakes from Francis. As always, a smattering of drama: a bride trashes the wrong cake and Zelda arrives early to collect her skull cake... Will the cake angels be able to repair the collapsed cake - and ice the maggots and gore onto Zelda's skull cake in time?Episode 4 - Shmalentines Day
The Charly’s Cake Angels find themselves under the media spotlight as a popular local magazine programme brings Vanessa Haywood, star of District 9, into the bakery for their Valentine’s Day episode. Vanessa and Dani ice love letters onto generous heart-shaped cookies. Meanwhile, Africa’s premier children’s hospital, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital is celebrating Valentines day, and have asked the Charly’s Angels for a donation cake for their cardio ward – Alex decides to make a human heart cake as a twist on the cardiac heart theme!Episode 5 - The Summer Of Discontent
It’s arguably Africa’s most beautiful city, and it’s home to Charly’s Bakery – welcome to Cape Town, the bohemian city the Charly’s Cake Angels are smitten with. The Charly’s team is overjoyed, they’ve been honoured by the city, and have been invited to create a cake to celebrate Cape Town for South Africa’s top creative event, The Design Indaba. Join the angels as they trawl the city for visual references and recreate their soul city in icing and art! It’s a mammoth undertaking, and they have to close part of the bakery to accommodate this task. To make matters worse, the city is sizzling - a terrible heat wave grips the bakery. Heat, stress and late nights are some of the ingredients which make it into the Cake Town cake. Episode 6 - Love Cake? I Do!
It’s wedding season at the bakery, and the Charly’s Cake Angels, as usual, vow to wow with their wonderful wedding cakes. Jacqui has a soft spot for wedding couples and their cakes, with each carefully crafted cake being a labour of love. From cigars to a crowning gazebo, the Charly’s wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes, but getting these awesome edible creations to the weddings is a nail-biting challenge: as usual, drama abounds as Dani and Roche take a wrong turn to a country wedding and find themselves on a rough road with a super-fragile cake! Episode 7 -Revenge Of The Rhino
When the Charly’s Cake Angels discover that a baby rhino has been born at Aquila Safari Lodge, they decide to make a safari cake to celebrate its birth. Given the conservation crisis in South Africa around rhino poaching, the birth of a baby rhino is a cause for much celebration. But before their adventurous safari cake begins to take shape, both mixers at the bakery go down… The resultant drama creates quite a stir!Episode 8 - Bake It Forward
Being surrounded by cakes all day everyday has its drawbacks: the last thing you want on your birthday is… a cake. Simply because the Charly’s Cake Angels can’t bear the thought of celebrating birthdays with cakes, doesn’t mean that they don’t want to share their birthday love. This year they each decide to create a birthday cake for their favourite charities. In this episode, we follow Frances, Dani, Roche, Alex and Jacqui as they each choose causes close to their hearts and deliver cakes, crammed with love, to their chosen ones.Episode 9 - Erupting volcano!
Much of the key film crew which have been filming at Charly’s Bakery for the last few months are being yanked away to icy climes – they’re off to film adventurers Riaan Manser and Dan Skinskad circumnavigating Iceland in a kayak. What makes this adventure even more poignant is that Dan suffers from a mild form of cerebral palsy and is taking on this challenge as a way of communicating to the world that cerebral palsy sufferers can reach for their dreams. The Charly’s Cake Angels, touched by Dan’s story and distressed at losing their beloved crew members, decide to create an ambitious volcanic Iceland cake to send Riaan, Dan and their much-loved crew off on their perilous voyage. As the Iceland cake explodes to life, tempers flare at the bakery. Will Roche and Dani be able to bring Alex and Jacqui’s vision to life? Will the angels be able to get their backdrop of the Northern Lights to sparkle – and, will their plan of making a dry ice erupting volcano actually work?Episode 10 - This Is Our Future
It’s been a busy year for the bakery and the Angels decide to honour their hard-working staff with a fun day out. In the build up to the big day, the staff’s excitement is palpable… The only snag: Roch’s missing the special day as she’s off to see her fiancé in the UK. An Alice in Wonderland party takes place at the bakery and an apt order rolls in: a red-bus cake - ironically exactly the bus which the staff are going on! At long last, the fun day arrives. It launches with a drum roll as a famous local band sends them on their way with an unplugged performance. From then on, it’s monkey business for the rest of the day!Episode 11 - Fashion and food can be friends!
When the fashion editor of Cosmopolitan South Africa invites Charly’s to create a series of cakes to celebrate the launch of a dynamic denim fashion week, the Cake Angels rise to the challenge – there’s no zipping up the inspiration at Charly’s when the Angels let their icing bags loose onto the fashion world. Can food and fashion be friends – only if the Charly’s Cake Angels can ensure that all their calories get sent to other bakeries! Episode 12 - A week in the life of Charly’s
Yet another crazy week in the life of Charly’s Bakery. With Jacqui in hospital, Alex and Dani find themselves in Groundhog Day: spending day after day trying to tame the endless e-mail orders. It doesn’t help matters when Dani suddenly remembers that they’ve forgotten to arrange “bonus” granddad’s Lion’s cake – and the late cake doesn’t exactly go according to their last-minute plan. All this turmoil in a week in which one of their most impressive cakes yet, emerges: the enormous, beautiful Winter-Wonderland cake!Episode 13 - Ode to Antoinette
It’s holiday time, and excitement sets in as, after a long year, the Angels clean and close up the bakery. While all the staff leave for holiday in good spirits, Jacqui, Alex, Dani and Roch are off to Zanzibar on a brave, sad quest. They wish to say farewell to Jacqui’s best friend Antoinette who passed away tragically a year ago, a month before Jacqui and her were due to travel together to Zanzibar. Their plan is to create a beautiful cake in Antoinette’s honour and send it out to sea…Season 2 - 13 x 30 minutes