For their layered meringue cakes, contestants were challenged to create a cake large enough to share with friends. They didn’t disappoint – with Henry struggling to handle his ‘massive meringues’. Nuts were, again, a popular addition to the bakes, but Michael was left waiting for his to cook whilst Steph just had too many. We also learnt the difference between tempering chocolate and chocolate tempers (we especially enjoyed Sandi’s impression of an angry white chocolate).
Overall, the meringue cakes were a success. Although unfortunately, the flavours of David’s beautiful spiced meringue blew the judges away… in the wrong sense; and Priya’s blueberry cream was described as ‘horrible’ by Prue; but Henry received positive feedback from the judges, even if Paul didn’t believe his jam was homemade!
This week, the tent’s spherical celebratory showstoppers were the absolute BOMBE. Michael celebrated his 26th birthday with a black forest gateaux bombe and a birthday stripogram discussion with Noel; Henry ‘finally went mad’ and had a hot date with the freezer as he maneuvered his bombe around cardboard layers; and Alice took the safety approach to bomb construction when releasing from the tin. The bakers even managed to glimpse some ‘down time’ which saw the creation of the The Least Laddy Lads Club.. love it!
Despite perfect layers in David’s Delightful Bombe, he just missed out (again) on the Star Baker title, as did Alice who’s tiramisu bombe could only be described as ‘beautiful’. HUGE congratulations to Steph who did it for the fringes and took the title of Star Baker for a record-breaking third time in a row!
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