Have you heard the good news? The Bake Off is back! You can expect the usual friendly faces of Mel and Sue and the experts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Before it starts we have rounded up all you need to know about this years hopefuls, which include a dentist, a student and a carpenter.
Have you heard the good news? The Bake Off is back! You can expect the usual friendly faces of presenters Mel and Sue and the experts Mary Berry
and Paul Hollywood
. Before it starts, we have rounded up all you need to know about this years hopefuls, which include a dentist, a student and a carpenter.
Along with the usual pressures of the Bake Off, this time round there is an extra contestant, which means everyone will be relying even more on the mercy of Paul
, as at any point they could choose not just one, but two bakers to leave the competition.
We can expect the classic test which showcase talent, imagination and personality in the signature challenges which will show contestants making home baking classics like a simple sandwich cake. But will they stick to safe? Or try something a little bit different to try and stand out? We cannot wait to find out!
Over the years we have put together quite the collection of recipes from both Paul
for you, so why not try out some of their gorgeous cakes and bakes to celebrate a new Great British Bake Off?
Frances was crowned the Bake Off queen this year and we couldn’t be happier! Right from the start we knew Frances was in for the win. Her creative bakes stood above the rest and her final showstopper bake, her amazing wedding cake, ‘wowed’ judges making her this year’s champ – congratulations!
We’ve learnt a lot from Frances over the series. Come and see the top 10 things we’ve learnt from our new Bake Off winner here.
We thought Ruby was in for the win but lost out on the last hurdle as her wedding cake just wasn’t good enough to make her a winner! Such a shame, well done to Ruby for making the finals though, she deserved it!
We’ve really enjoyed Kimberley’s flavour-packed bakes throughout the series and we think she definitely deserved a place in the final – well done for getting so far!
Beca’s gluten-free potato, spelt and rosemary focaccia definitely got her through to the final 4 but eventually the French themed semi-final seemed too much for her and she was voted out by the judges. She made ‘unmemorable’ canapes and both Paul and Mary didn’t like her use of banana falvouring in her showstopper banoffee opera cake.
VOTED OUT Turns out Christine wasn’t the one to bring the title back for the girls. After producing some below average meringues in the quarter final Paul and Mary decided it was home time for Christine.
VOTED OUT Glen’s job as an English teacher should mean he has plenty of patience but unfortunately his quick puff pastry proved that theory wrong and was the disaster which saw him leave the competition. Glen was the final male to leave Bake Off and it’s now set to be a battle of the girls in this year’s final.
VOTED OUT As a former designer we loved seeing Howard’s creative creations and elaborate presentation but sadly it wasn’t enough to keep him in. He left after serving Mary and Paul up some wonderful looking peachy buns that turned out to have no flavour of peaches!
VOTED OUT It hasn’t been a great run recently for the boys with yet another one leaving the ranks. With the rather fancy job title of space satelite designer Rob’s creations were often out of this world. However his final showstopping creation saw him leave the competition. Apparently a biscuit Dalek wasn’t a popular idea with the judges.
VOTED OUT: Ali was an inventive contestant on the Bake Off but apparently was unwilling to try his own concoctions. For pie week he made a fruit tart as required but refused to taste it! Apparently he doesn’t like fruit tarts and wasn’t willing to change that either.
VOTED OUT: We wonderded if Deborah would be a creative or classic cook, however in the end it wasn’t her style but her accuracy which let her down. She managed to accidentally take someone elses custard from the fridge and leave her own, rather sloppy one, to poor Howard. Her petit fours were also slightly off target with good flavours but poor presentation.
VOTED OUT: As a carpenter and kitchen fitter, Mark should be used to making things stand up and look good but sadly he couldn’t quite manage it when it came to his trifle. Paul and Mary wanted to see defined layers and Mark didn’t pull it off with custard that was too ‘slack’ according to Paul.
VOTED OUT: We did wonder whether Lucy’s baking would rise in the oven or come out a bit flat, and it turns out rather sadly it was the latter. Second to be sent home, Lucy’s simple tomato loaf wasn’t enough to wow the judges and they sent her on her way.
VOTED OUT: Toby’s favourtie things to make were cakes but seemingly he needed a touch more pratice after adding salt instead of sugar to his mixture in the first episode. Oh Toby! We hope he is still smiling.