Its hard to think that next week bake off will be off our televisions for another year, after all it’s only just came back!
To make up for it though, the Great British Bake Off final is upon us in an incredible climax to the series! Will Candice the showstopper queen take the crown, or will it be Miss Consistent Jane or will Andrew continue his amazing run of form?
The final signature bake is a meringue crown, the judges are looking for a crown with at least three tiers and as always, a great bake and taste.
Andrew managed create a great meringue I his crown based bake but his praline was over powering. Candice, as always, went above and beyond the brief and really pulled it off earning herself a Paul Hollywood handshake. Jane kept her bake simple but made it so well that she managed to get a Paul Hollywood double handshake! Two in one challenge must be a record!
The technical is a Victoria Sandwich, the bake needs to be light and airy, but most importantly delicious! After being the only baker not took get a handshake last round, Andrew had a great technical bake and took first. Candice managed to secure second with some issues with the consistency of her jam and Jane came a very close third place with a bake which also lacked a great jam.
The final challenge of the series is a big one! The bakers have to create 49 picnic treats, these are a chocolate cake, 12 sausage rolls, 12 scones, 12 quiches and 12 tarts.
Jane’s sausage roll was underbaked but her tart was great! Her scone didn’t taste of the butternut squash she used in it. She also took the risk of trying to add a chocolate collar which she was unable to do in a previous bake which unfortunately didn’t pay off.
Much like Jane, Andrew’s sausage roll was underbaked and his scone wasn’t vary flavoursome, his quiche looked great and tasted it too but his tarts had a soggy bottom. His cake on the other hand was another great bake!
Candice made pig shaped sausage rolls with a great pastry an interesting flavour, her quiche had a great balance in its flavours but her scones weren’t as good and the olives over powered the cheese in it. Candice’s tarts were slightly overbaked but still boasted great flavour and her chocolate cake looks and tasted really good too!
After an incredible 10 weeks of baking and a very tense final, the baker who emerges victorious is Candice!
Her showstoppers throughout the show have been fantastic and she kept going above and beyond to create great bakes. The runners up this year were both so close to the win after such a close final and incredible series.
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