As a child, Dave rarely ventured into the kitchen, relying entirely on his mum’s cooking – he taught himself to bake only once he’d flown the nest. Now living with his girlfriend in their first home, he loves filling his kitchen with fancy, colourful gadgets and he even chooses his appliances with Bake Off in mind! Dave bakes at least once a week, always while listening to his favourite punk rock bands. His baking style is innovative and imaginative and his strengths lie in bread (pretzels, brioche rolls and baguettes are particular favourites) and decoration. He especially loves a mirror glaze to give his bakes a professional-looking finish. When he’s not baking, Dave can be found pursuing his other passions: cars, DIY and taking his dog and cat for walks.