However, the same can’t be said for the new judges, Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen.
“The combined contestant salaries outweigh the three combined judges’ salaries big time,” the publications source states.
During Sunday night’s episode, fans of the show watched on has hotly tipped winner, Poh Ling made a cake convert out of judge Andy Allen.
With 90 minutes to put up a dish, Poh chose to make a strawberry chiffon cake, a dessert that typically takes her three to four hours to whip up.
It came down to the wire for Poh, who served a colourful, mouth-watering dish to the new MasterChef judges.
'It would be so awful to go home on this dish because it's a dish that I love and know so well. But I usually take about three to four hours to make this cake,' Poh admitted to viewers.
Jock Zonfrillo gobbled up his portion, telling the favourite, 'Perfectly cooked. Light, airy. That's something that anybody would be proud of. Well done, Poh.'
Melissa Leong took it up a notch, revealing to Poh and the other contestants, 'I think it's safe to say Australia thinks you are a pure joy, and that was a pure joy to eat. It was light, it was airy, it's everything that makes chiffon cake great. And what a riot of colour. Absolutely gorgeous. Just like you.'
Then attention turned to Andy, who made made a bombshell admission. 'I don't eat cake at all.'
He then redeemed himself. 'I think I've eaten the most out of anyone. It's like, technically perfect.
'You can't get a better cake than what you've done.'