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Episode 1 – Cake Week – Bakes & Results

The blue plasters were out in force for the first week of The Great British Bake Off’s fourth series, as 13 bakers battled it out in the iconic tent. Here is a list of what they made to impress the judges and who fared the best and worst…

Star Baker


Departing Baker


Quote Of The Night:

“It’s Bake Off meets Casualty…” – Sue Perkins

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The One Where The Squirrel’s Nuts Returned (@lois_abigail)

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Signature Bake: Sandwich Cakes

Ali – Rose and Pistachio Cake, with a rose and lychee cream filling

Beca – Grapefruit Sandwich Cake

Christine – Strawberry, Vanilla and Rose Water Summer Basket

Deborah – Pineapple Sandwich Cake

Frances – Frances’ Giant Jam Sandwich

Glenn – Strawberries and Cream Cake

Howard – Passion fruit and Coconut Gluten-Free Cake

Kimberley – Blood Orange Sandwich Cake

Lucy – Timperley Early Rhubarb Cake

Mark – Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake with white chocolate and limoncello icing

Rob – Pecan and Apple Cake

Ruby – Rhubarb and Custard Cake

Toby – Spiced & Iced Carrot Cake, with orange curd and cream cheese icing

Technical Bake – Angel Food Cake

Technical Challenge Winner: Rob

The Showstoppers:

Ali – Chocolate, Raspberry, and Passionfruit Cake with white chocolate ganache

Beca – Chocolate Cherry Indulgence

Christine – Chocolate and Orange Fripperous Hat

Deborah – “Coffee time…” – a vanilla and dark chocolate cake, topped with a chocolate coffee cup, saucer and white chocolate sugar cubes

Frances – Frances’ Secret Squirrel Cake

Glenn – Gaudi Inspired Chocolate Cake

Howard – Black Forest Revisited (with Paul The Bake Off Bear)

Kimberley – Chocolate, Raspberry and Basil Layer Cake

Lucy – Thyme Wildwood Cake

Mark – Mark’s Chocolate Monster

Rob – Raspberry Chocolate Cake

Ruby – Chocolate and Ginger Night Sky Cake

Toby – Tiered Chocolate Cake