The Great British Bake Off had viewers on the edge of their seats, as the remaining four Bake Off hopefuls battled it out for a coveted place in the final.
Triumphing on Bake Off propelled Essex-based Jo onto an (edible) glitter-adorned career path she could only have dreamed of. I took a 50cm long hot water crust pie with a 3D Christmas scene on the top to my first audition!
Flora already has 12,000 followers on Twitter, as well as an online blog which she regularly updates with recipes. Jo whisked up lemon drizzle and Italian meringue cup cakes and a Stromboli for her audition.
Another added: “Tamal makes me feel things that I’ve never felt before”.
Commenting on her departure, she said: “I am gutted, of course I am, but in the same respect I feel so, so honoured”.
I was surprised when Mat went as he was just starting to come good. “I know I’m going home”. “I was so thrilled – and very relieved”, said Jo, 45.
Having to go one-by-one would have totally freaked me out, and again, full credit to Flora for rolling with it so well.
So what are the presenters really like? In many ways it’s fair enough – he’s pushing them all to see who’s got the mettle to make it to the final. They are all so supportive of the contestants.
I can’t resist chocolate and peanut together and it seems from the ‘Hollywood Handshake™’ that Paul agreed.
“It really is like a family environment on Bake Off with Mel and Sue and the crew”.
In the end Flora lost out, as Mary pointed out her flavours just didn’t match up to her style.
“One of the earliest memories I have is baking jam tarts with her”. All the women in my family have always baked, and I think I am just a copy cat of my mum. And building on this profile could be the key to her future success.
The launch episode of the sixth season, which is the show’s second on the United Kingdom public broadcaster’s flagship network BBC One, had reached an average audience of 9.3 million, making it the show’s best-ever season debut.
It was a competitive semi-final, with Flora leaving the tent despite coming first in the technical challenge. “I wore my lucky socks, too”, he explained. I couldn’t believe it – suddenly I had all sorts of awesome gadgets to fill my kitchen with. Visit www.currys.co.uk/baking for all your baking needs.
She had repeatedly been critiqued throughout the series for complicating her bakes by adding extra decorative elements.
She will be showing off her baking skills alongside fellowGreat British Bake Off winners, EddKimber, and John Whaite, as well as cooking stars, Gregg Wallace, Rosemary Shrager, Eric Lanlard, Phil Vickery and Aaron Craze. Yes Iain, I imagine it’s quite hard when you can’t look around at what everyone else’s doing. “She saw the amusing side though”. I had to own up. Call 0844 854 1364 for tickets.