Bake Me Please is a Thai BL series about a pastry chef and his new assistant. The main character used to sell homemade delicacies with his grandmother in a humble small business. His friend recruits him to work at a famous bakery, where he can learn from a talented patissier. The protagonist clashes with his new mentor, who has an arrogant personality. Despite the earlier conflict, their relationship evolves into an attraction.
Despite its cheesy plots and schmaltzy exchanges, Bake Me Please has a surprisingly solid beginning. I was charmed by the couple's relationship journey as they go from enemies to friends. Their sweet and delightful flirting has a touch of sentimentality. Unfortunately, the second half introduces annoying conflicts that ruin the positive vibes. One of the main characters behaves disrespectfully and becomes a toxic lover.
Bake Me Please Summary
Peach is a baker who sells homemade treats with his grandmother. They operate their humble small business from home. Customers would drop by in front of the house to purchase the delicacies. Peach's grandmother insists on selling the food at a low price, so they don't make much profit. Nonetheless, she is happy when people enjoy her baking.
Lately, the bigger bakeries nearby have sold similar items at lower prices. They can reduce costs by buying their ingredients in bulk. Peach and his grandmother are disheartened because they can't be as competitive as the more popular shops. Their small business has reached its limitations and won't grow further. Peach, who wants to open his shop one day, seems fine with the narrow scope of their operations. However, his grandmother worries his potential isn't being realized.
Around this time, Peach's friend Atom arrives with a job offer. Atom invites him to work as an assistant at his older brother's bakery. He can learn from Shin, a talented patissier. Atom, a recent graduate, will also begin working at the family business as an employee. His mother has instructed him to help out his brother and possibly expand one day. However, Atom has no interest in the culinary industry. Atom only agrees to work for his brother because he has no other career plans. He figures recruiting a friend will make the employment more bearable.
Peach is reluctant to leave his grandmother. Yet, she encourages him to pursue this exciting opportunity. The experience will help him when he opens his pastry shop in the future. Following her advice, Peach begins working for Temptation. This trendy bakery has lots of media buzz. Many customers line up to buy the torta caprese, a signature cake that is exclusive to the business. Only twenty cakes are sold each day, generating much interest. Shin, the talented chef, is the only person who knows the secret recipe. `
Peach and Atom's first day of work doesn't go smoothly. Despite his expertise, Shin is notoriously hard to get along. He has an arrogant personality and a nasty temper. Before Peach could introduce himself, Shin dismissed the new hire's skills as rubbish. To prove his worth, Peach challenges his coworker to a baking competition. Peach surprisingly wins the contest. Shin begrudgingly accepts his new assistants. Yet, Shin continues to criticize everything they do. Peach feels annoyed and doesn't know if he can tolerate this job much longer.
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Bake Me Please Cast
Guide Kantapon Chompupan (ไกด์ กันตพล ชมภูพันธ์)
Peach is a baker who sells homemade treats with his grandmother. They operate their humble small business from home. His friend Atom offers him a job at a famous bakery, allowing him to learn from a talented chef. Peach clashes with his arrogant coworker, who looks down on his skills. Peach dreams of opening a pastry shop one day.
Ohm Thitiwat Ritprasert (โอห์ม ฐิติวัฒน์ ฤทธิ์ประเสริฐ)
Shin is a talented patissier who works for Temptation. His secret recipe for the torta caprese is a hit with customers, making the business successful. Despite his experience, Shin has a standoffish personality. In addition to being unsociable, he often patronizes his coworkers and criticizes their skills. Peach, the new assistant, doesn't get along with him.
Ohm Thitiwat Ritprasert
Ohm Thitiwat Ritprasert (โอห์ม ฐิติวัฒน์ ฤทธิ์ประเสริฐ) is a Thai actor. He is born on March 26, 1997. His first BL project is the 2019 drama, Until We Meet Again. He also starred in Oh! My Sunshine Night (2022), 609 Bedtime Story (2022), and Bake Me Please (2023). In addition, Ohm appeared in Saenha Maya (2020), Close Friend (2021), Close Friend 2 (2022), Between Us (2022), and Bake Me Please (2023).
Poom Phuripan Sapsangsawat (ภูมิ ภูริพันธ์ ทรัพย์แสงสวัสดิ์)
Atom Nathaphop Kanjanteak (อะตอม ณฐาภพ เคนจันทึก)
Prame Nopanut Thanatintrakul (เปรม ณพนัช ธนติณตระกูล)
Tawan Nawinwit Kittichanawit (ตะวัน ณวินวิชญ์ กิตติชนวิชญ์)
- The actor portraying Peach (Guide) has a supporting role in the 2023 series I Feel You Linger in the Air.
- hin's actor (Ohm) has appeared in numerous BL series, including Until We Meet Again (2019). His other works include Close Friend (2021), Close Friend 2 (2022), Oh! My Sunshine Night (2022), Between Us (2022), and 609 Bedtime Story (2022).
- Atom's actor (Atom) is the lead of the 2023 series 7 Days Before Valentine.
- The actor who portrays Oab (Prame) has a supporting part in another food BL drama Bite Me (2021).
- Per's actor (Tawan) is a part of the secondary couple in the 2022 Thai remake of Love Stage.
Bake Me Please Review
Drama Review Score: 7.5
Surprisingly, the early episodes of Bake Me Please are better than expected. My first impression of the series is that it seems cheesy, from the predictable plots to the corny cliches. Even so, I'm oddly charmed by how the narrative unfolds. The leads initially have a personality clash, which evolves into a delightful camaraderie. Their relationship scenes have the right amount of tension and flirtation. Bake Me Please may not be particularly complex, but I still enjoy the sweet, simple enemies-to-lovers journey.
Shin, the aloof protagonist, comes across despicably in the premiere. Regardless of any culinary talent, he creates a hostile workplace due to his arrogance, nasty temper, and antagonistic behaviour. I was prepared to hate the Gordon Ramsay of the pastry world, but the second episode redeems him with a sentimental backstory. As schmaltzy as it may be, I sympathize with Shin enough to feel hopeful about rehabilitation. His attitude softens over time, creating the perception that he has changed. This series pulls off a decent character arc highlighting personal growth.
The couple's attraction flourishes. While the leads don't share sizzling passion, I smile warmly at their lighthearted relationship moments. The recipe for this charming BL romance is cute interactions mixed with several sprinkles of sentimentality. Peach's actor (Guide) impresses me with his down-to-earth sincerity. He injects warmth and cheerfulness into his role. His costar (Ohm) is a stud whose physical attractiveness compensates for the character's personality flaws. As shallow as it sounds, I forgive Shin's moodiness more easily because of his pretty privilege.
There's aggravating drama with the coworkers. The story introduces clunky conflicts out of nowhere, disrupting the narrative flow. The supporting cast causes enough trouble to dampen my fondness for the series. I try to excuse the issues, but Episode 5 is too disastrous to ignore. From dumb misunderstandings to petty reactions, each scene is needlessly infuriating. Worst of all, Shin's character development regresses as he behaves disrespectfully and becomes a toxic lover. The couple's feud turns so bitter that it undermines their delicate romantic connection.
My favourite part about Bake Me Please is Peach's grandmother. This adorable senior is the heart and soul of the story. Like a confectionary shop, her presence offers a constant supply of sweetness. She imparts gentle wisdom and maternal compassion to her grandchild, guiding him to make thoughtful decisions. As someone who loves family sappiness, I cherish every scene with the grandma. Although she makes positive contributions, her supporting character can only do so much for the series. Not even she can save Bake Me Please whenever the plot derails.
After an awful penultimate episode, my opinion of Bake Me Please took a nosedive. The schmaltzy finale wins back some lost points. The conflict resolution is corny, highlighting moral lessons like teamwork and forgiveness. Yet, the cheesiness is so endearing that it works on me. Not everyone will like the saccharineness, but I'm a sucker for feel-good optimism. In this case, I can overlook the annoyances and focus on positive vibes. Bake Me Please is an unsophisticated love story that doesn't innovate the BL formula, but it still leaves a sweet, soft aftertaste.
Bake Me Please has a cheesy love story with predictable plots & corny cliches. I'm a sucker for the sappiness, but not everyone will like it. The coworker drama turns aggravating in the second half.
While the couple doesn't share sizzling chemistry, their sweet, delightful relationship scenes have a touch of sentimentality. Later, the annoying conflicts and Shin's conduct undermine their romance.
Peach's actor (Guide) brings warmth, cheerfulness, and down-to-earth sincerity to his role. His costar (Ohm) makes an unlikeable protagonist more bearable due to his physical attractiveness.
Bake Me Please has a happy ending as all the characters forgive each other. The finale highlights sentimental messages of teamwork. Although cheesy, everything works out delightfully.
Everything looks decent. Although not the most high-end production, this series still delivers a classy visual presentation. The cinematography doesn't dazzle me, but nothing disappoints either.
Bake Me Please is a simple love story with schmaltzy plots and sweet relationship moments. The conflicts become aggravating at points, but I still have a soft spot for this oddly charming romance.
Bake Me Please Episodes
Bake Me Please has a total of 6 episodes. Each episode is around 45 to 55 minutes long. It is a long BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in around 5 hours. Bake Me Please started on November 19, 2023 and ended its last episode on December 24, 2023.
In addition, Bake Me Please released a half-hour special episode on January 28, 2024. This epilogue continues the couple's relationship after the original storyline.
Episode 1 Review
My first impression of Bake Me Please is that it seems cheesy. Every scene is packed with cliched tropes. Oddly enough, I find the corniness endearing. For example, the scenes with the grandma may be schmaltzy, but they bring a smile to my face. Motivational lines like "I want you to be happy following your dream" make me go awww~ Other moments like the cooking contest aren't original, yet the events play out cutely. This series displays a clumsy charm, warming its way to my heart. I enjoyed this episode more than I expected.
Shin is a jackass! I hate how much he antagonizes everyone around him. He talks down to his coworkers and thinks he knows better than them. "I already know he sucks." FFS, he hasn't even started his job yet! I'm glad Peach stands up for himself and won't take the abuse. Typically, I'd hate Shin's character so much after an awful introduction. It's a good thing this series cast an attractive actor like Ohm for the role. Looking at his handsome face makes me less angry at the character. I stare at his brooding expression and feel my rage disappearing. Yeah, hot guys get second chances lol.
Episode 2 Review
After the first episode, I was prepared to hate Shin for the rest of the series. Even if the actor is hot, a rotten personality still destroys a character's likability in the long term. To my surprise, the story pulls off a successful redemption arc. Although Shin's tragic childhood at the orphanage may be cliched and over the top, the sympathetic background softens his edges. It doesn't excuse his earlier behaviour, but I understand his aloof personality better. As Shin's demeanour improves, I appreciate his personal growth.
Shin and Peach bond over being orphans. This corny backstory is one of the oldest cliches in the playbook, yet I still find their connection poignant. The visit to the grandmother's house helps Shin's character rehabilitation as her natural likability rubs off on him. All their interactions are super cute. "I just want to be her other grandson," Shin says. "If I had a grandmother like her, things would have been easier." This schmaltzy exchange tugs at my heartstrings. I also like Peach's response, which is sweet yet playful. As sappy as the writing may be, I enjoy the sentimentality.
In the last scene, Peach gives Shin one of his grandmother's cakes. There's no special occasion. This gift is a random act of kindness. Shin accepts it and quietly nibbles on the food with a tiny smile. Gosh, this scene is so sweet! The interaction is simple, yet it has a way of making my heart melt. Earlier, Shin revealed how the grandmother's cakes comforted him at the orphanage. I love that Peach remembers this detail from their exchange, adding meaningfulness to his present. One small good deed can demonstrate Peach's kindness so effectively.
Episode 3 Review
The BL genre has many cliches you see all the time. Bake Me Please is guilty of reusing some familiar tropes. However, I like that it defies our expectations in one of the moments. After Shin hurts his arm, he asks for help in the shower. This scenario often happens in BL, allowing the couple to wash up together. Instead of following suit, Peach retorts, "If you can't do it yourself, don't take a shower." I was caught off-guard by his unexpectedly snarky response. He must be one of the few BL leads to deny sexy shower time lol.
Another moment I like is when Peach takes a photo of Shin grinning. Shin has been a pretty grumpy guy since the beginning. We rarely see him without a scowl on his face. After hanging around Peach, Shin relaxes more and even cracks a smile. That's another promising sign of growth. Shin feels self-conscious afterwards and asks to delete the picture, leading to cute banter between the couple. Hehe, I like it! I know it's not an extraordinary BL moment, but the interaction is sweet and casual. I enjoy this kind of lighthearted romantic fluff from Bake Me Please.
Although I liked most of the episode, the obnoxious drama with Guy kills the vibe. This conflict escalated out of nowhere with little build-up. Suddenly, Guy quits his job when the narrative barely referenced his discontent in the past. It also fails to highlight Guy & Shin's friendship, so the betrayal lacks emotional impact. I was puzzled when they started arguing. Wait, were they supposed to be close? The storyteller has done a poor job of laying the foundation for Guy's subplot, causing confusion and disbelief. These clunky scenes lower my opinion of the series.
Episode 4 Review
Bake Me Please is surprisingly good at writing romantic fluff. It knows how to extend the cute flirtation, include lighthearted banter, and finish with a healthy dose of affection. That whipping cream scene is so sweet! When Shin puts the cream on his lips, Peach gives him a quick peck. My favourite part is seeing faint traces of the cream on Peach's lips afterwards. The imagery seems intimate, like a reminder of the couple's doting affection. Ahhh, little details like these make the obsessed BL fan in me go wild!
Peach's grandmother is such a sweetheart! Every moment with her fills me with feel-good positivity. 😊 Interestingly, Shin has no issues admitting the relationship to her. Yet, he hesitates about revealing this romance to his coworkers. Shin's philosophy is that he doesn't want his personal and professional matters to mix, which I kinda understand. His dating life has no bearing on his job and shouldn't be gossip for his colleagues. However, the secrecy also brings needless drama, which isn't fun to watch. Being honest and straightforward would've avoided the annoying love triangle with Oab.
The leads have different ideas on whether Peach should stay friends with Guy. Shin holds a grudge and sees his former colleague as a backstabber. He thinks his boyfriend should take his side and stop communicating with his sworn enemy. Yet, Peach isn't feuding with Guy. That's more of a management problem. From Peach's perspective, Guy did nothing to wrong him specifically. Why can't they stay in touch? This subplot has the potential to be compelling, exploring tensions when a couple has conflicting loyalties and work allegiances.
Despite the potential, the actual storyline plays out infuriatingly. Sorry, but going to a restaurant with a friend ("my DREAM restaurant", Peach keeps emphasizing) is a dumb source of tension. No one wants to watch a couple argue over this mundane topic. Peach should have been upfront about the dinner date instead of sneaking around. Shin's anger also seems disproportionate. Don't jeopardize your relationship over a measly meal! C'mon, you're both being silly about nothing. Yet, the story drags out the conflict, even though it should have been easily resolved.
Episode 5 Review
"I know you don't have feelings for me." THEN WHY DID YOU KISS HIM??? 😵 Ugh, Oab is icky for crossing boundaries and kissing an employee. Beyond his misconduct, the character is annoyingly vapid. There's no substance to him besides being a pesky love rival. The story has failed to give Oab meaningful development. At the minimum, highlight his friendship with Shin and show us why Oab likes him. Or better yet, scrap the subplot entirely. This series doesn't need the tedious love triangle drama!
"It's personal." OMFG SHIN, YOU'RE A NUMBSKULL. 😵 Your boyfriend caught you kissing another guy! Why would you not clarify the misunderstanding!? Don't give him that weirdly cryptic response. Just tell him what happened. I don't understand Shin's secrecy. Is he trying to protect Oab's dignity? The story has failed to clarify his motivations. In addition, the whole fiasco with the stolen cake recipe is so ugly. Shin's hostility, including that violent shove, crosses a line that makes him despicable. I'm upset that all his previous character development has gone down the toilet.
The only moments I enjoy are Peach's chats with his grandmother. I like how she offers him gentle guidance and emotional support after the breakup. However, those few minutes of sentimentality cannot salvage the rest of this disastrous episode. I hate everything else. All the annoying plots, senseless conflicts, and tedious love triangles frustrate the hell out of me. Why won't the characters communicate calmly instead of prolonging their feud? And why do we even need this much unnecessary drama? Just go back to writing romantic fluff, please!
It's hilarious that Peach keeps going back and forth between the two bakeries. Today, I'm going to work here! Tomorrow, I'll switch allegiances and join your rival! Just kidding, I'm back to working for my old boss! Can you imagine what the employment history looks like on Peach's resume? 😅 I also enjoy the irony of Peach betraying Guy and leaving his business. After Guy had caused a furor working for a competitor, he gets a taste of his own medicine. The karma is funny!
After the previous episode, I was so mad at Shin. I assumed the story couldn't redeem him this time. During the finale, Shin apologizes and seems surprisingly sincere. "My personality sucks, I am heartless, and I can't talk nicely." As he recites each flaw, his self-awareness makes me pity him. His humble demeanour differs from the brash arrogance he displayed at the start of the series. Despite my outrage, I sigh and forgive Shin again. I can't stay angry at that pretty face. Hot guys not only have second chances, but they get the benefit of the doubt after every mistake lol.
The conflict resolutions seem contrived, but I like seeing everyone apologize to each other and get along again. Admittedly, I watched the finale near the holiday season, so the festiveness put me in a forgiving mood. Anyway, I'm glad they moved past the interpersonal drama. One of the best surprises is the teases of a Guy x Oab romance. OMG, I didn't see this random pair coming, but I ship it! Guy's actor (Poom) looks sharp on camera. I wanna see him in a leading role for a BL drama, not just as a love rival. Let's hope his future projects showcase more of him.
Aww, the last ten minutes are sweet! I like the subplot of Shin helping Peach sell his grandmother's cakes at the bakery. This storyline wraps up their character arcs nicely. For Peach, we see him move closer to his dreams of opening a bakery. For Shin, we witness his intrinsic growth as he encourages and praises his boyfriend. And for the grandma, she receives recognition and spreads her happiness to more people. Although this conclusion is sappy, the sentimentality hits my soft spot. Despite some annoyances, the series leaves me with warm, fuzzy feelings. 😊
I liked the Bake Me Please special episode! Although the plot isn't complex, I enjoy the cute half-hour of silly shenanigans. This lighthearted epilogue is a palette cleanser after the drama in the original storyline. I like seeing glimpses of Peach & Shin's relationship as boyfriends. I now have a better idea of their love life. Also, I appreciate seeing the entire cast hang out. The five of them act like friends rather than colleagues, which I didn't necessarily feel before. Overall, my opinion of the series has improved after this special!
"I want to sleep with Shin." OMG THE WAY I SCREAMED. I didn't expect Peach to say that! 😆 Their prank is slightly cruel to Shin. Yet, I enjoy seeing a different side of his character. It's cute when he wears the pink shirt or fake coughs to get his boyfriend's attention. Ultimately, everything ends well in a sweet conclusion. The message on Peach's cake is also funny, hehe~ Best of all, the romantic encounter is like the cherry on top. I like the imagery of the flour spilling on the floor, adding flair to the exchange. The final shot of the couple making out on the kitchen countertop is iconic!
Bake Me Please Information
Kanchanapun Meesuwan (กาญจนพันธุ์ มีสุวรรณ) is a Thai director. His first BL project is the 2017 drama, 2 Moons. He also worked on the 2023 series, Bake Me Please.