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.