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A quick bite with Rosie

Veterinary surgeon Rosie surrounds herself with animals and bakes at all times. She shares why her dream cake would be a menagerie of flavours…

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

When I heard I was accepted, the only word I can describe it as is ecstatic!

What memories do you have of the very first week? 

When we first got here, I went to the bathroom and I could see the little top bits of the Tent from the window and that made me very happy.

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?

The happiest day of my life would have been my wedding day and my two best friends made my wedding cake. So I would make it the same, a three-tier cake comprising of red velvet, lemon and blueberry, and a Victoria sponge layer. It would be decorated the same, with stained glass windows of various animals and reptiles, with penguins on top instead of people.

Who will be the most surprised out of your friends/workmates/family that you have made it to Bake Off?

The nurses at work are going to be so surprised, they will have no idea. They asked me the other day would I apply again and I could honestly and categorically answer, no I don’t think I will!

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

Steven from Series Eight because his bakes were always so creative so he must have loads of interesting ideas to talk about and make the time fly by.

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