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A quick bite with Steph

Steph is a mostly self-taught baker who loves adding fruits and vegetables to her bakes. She shares why you should have the confidence to go for the things you want, even if you think you’ll never get them.

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

I didn’t think that I would get in, but I wanted to give it a go. It felt a bit like a lottery! It’s just beyond anything that I can imagine, because I couldn’t even dream that I would get in. It has been the most incredible and surreal experience.

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?

It would definitely be a carrot cake, I don’t like anything to be too fancy. I really enjoyed my 18th birthday party, so I think it would have to be inspired by that. It was the first time I felt really grown up, so it would be in the shape of the figures ‘18’ with a cream cheese frosting.

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

My friends from work certainly wouldn’t think that I would have the courage to put myself forward, so they have no idea.

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

Ruby Tandoh, because she was great when she was on the show, I think she is a really interesting character and I would love to meet her.

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