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A quick bite with Priya

Aspiring novelist Priya shares her fantastical dream cake and why you should never give up on your dreams.

What’s it like having made it into the Tent?

I downloaded the application for Bake Off in 2012 the year I got married but I thought I would never get in. I applied again last year, and then this year I got in and it was so dreamy and unreal. I was in no doubt it would change my life. And it taught me to pursue the things you love – you just have to go for it.

What memories do you have of the very first week? 

I think just walking around the grounds and walking into the Tent for the first time – I even heard the music in my ears as I walked down the steps.

You are asked to make a cake that signifies one of the happiest days of your life.  What would it be and why…and what would it be made of?

I would make a fun-looking book. Every night we read a story together with my two boys, so it would be a picture book decorated with dragons, dinosaurs, fairies and magic. Lots of fondant icing, as that is what my kids love, and a chocolate sponge, as they love that too.

If you could be stuck in a lift with a previous Baker who would it be and why?

Nadiya. I am so inspired and in awe of her, she is so accomplished – she is the girl next door, someone you could easily have a good conversation with.

The Great British Bake Off starts Tuesday 27th August, 8pm on Channel 4.