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The final test was in the form of milk-based Indian sweets for the showstopper. The mishti challenge saw Steph and David battling it out for Paul and Prue’s approval, but it was Steph who took the title as Star Baker (as well a Best Fringe) whilst we said a sad goodbye to Phil (and Norman the gnome). Poor Henry had an ice cream nightmare, but at least, according to Prue, his balls were firm. Plus, did anyone else spot the cheeky hug between him and Alice? Is there romance in the tent?
This year, we’re celebrating our brand ambassador #bakebosses so keep your eyes peeled for weekly Archangel Showstoppers.
Our Dairy Week Cake Angels x GBBO bake comes from trained chef and loyal Archangel, Jess (@whatjessicabakednext). She created this brilliant no-bake cheesecake, topped with caramel sauce and our Zillionaire Sprinkles – a dinner party classic! Want to give it a try yourself? Click here for the recipe.
Well, 1920s Week was a roaring success.
We saw the second Hollywood Handshake of the series as David pulled out all the stops to create an exquisite selection of ‘perfect custard pies’ for the practical, whilst Rosie had a flop, dropping hers on the floor (did anyone else sing ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Tart’ to themselves?).
When the mood is low, where do you go? To the bar of course! This week’s showstopper came at the perfect time; with a nod to the prohibition era, bakers were tasked with creating a tiered cake using alcohol. Although pina colada proved to be a solid favourite, Helena’s cocktail of choice is a Vampires Kiss (obviously!). Congratulations to Steph who took the title, once again, as Star Baker.
Bread Week was everything we kneaded it to be.
There were plenty of buns in the oven as contestants
loafed around in the tent, with many of them showing
that they really are great in bread.
There was bread dread in the tent this week as contestants felt the need to prove themselves in front of the Bread King himself, Paul, who (as described by Noel) is practically part-bread with a torso like a baguette… is that a compliment?
This week, the group was put to the test with a selection of recipes that would hopefully give them the upper crust; a signature to get the judges hot under the collar (which saw Michael score the first Hollywood Handshake of the season with his trademark chilli loaf), a cheeky technical challenge in the form of nice buns, and a super sharp showstopper.
For the showstopper challenger, contestants kneaded to keep calm and get their guns pumping as they created a display of artistically scored loaves. Their baps went under the knife in a display that saw African masks from David and safari animals from Rosie (duh, what else!), whilst Michael’s went up in flames, earning him the Star Baker title.
Shake ya bourbon, it's Biscuit Week!
We may have missed Dan's man bun in the tent, but week two was still a cracker. Contestants were challenged with a signature classic to break the mould; an old school technical to get the (fig) ball rolling; and finally, a sculptural showstopper in the form of a giant edible masterpiece.
We still haven't seen a famous Hollywood handshake, but one things for sure, Biscuit Week really brought out the Michelangelos of dough.
Congratulations to Alice for her crowning of Star Baker - well deserved! Shoutouts to Michelle, Priya and Rosie for some spectacular showstoppers too - animal magic really took over the tent this week. Helena had a tough week, she needed to pull her finger out for the signature but there was mixed views to whether she nailed it or not. As for David, he just needed to keep his nuts warm to ensue he made it through to week three. We also established that Henry's organ really wasn't as big as Prue had first hoped...!
Talking of biscuit bars, we’ve got a WHEELY exciting giveaway launching today. Check out our Instagram and you could win yourself some baked goodies, drizzled in Priya's ruby chocolate, by the fab @LilsParlour.
This week’s Cake Angels x GBBO bake fitted perfectly with the giant biscuit sculpture theme; an incrEDIBLE cookie box of treats by biscuit queen Steph (@baked.by.steph). Perfect for a party or even a quirky coffee morning, this box of dreams is biscuit goals. Fancy having a go at making one yourself? You can now find Steph’s recipe on our website.
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We told you it was a cracker of an episode; tears, teamwork and tantrums.. and some cookies that really did crumble. We are (along with the rest of the country) gutted to see Jamie go, but love the petition to rename Jamie Dodgers! We're also praying for a Dan and Jamie spin off show...
As we look ahead to week three, things are getting serious. Contestants really should stop loafing around... because next week is BREAD WEEK!
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