Bake-Off the semis – but who will make the final?

The Bake-Off contestants 2016

The semi-finals return tonight commencing the battle of French pastries. Yes, this week is patisserie week; the finalists will be decided based on their butter-bashing, pastry folding skills in order to create those delicate French treats we are all too familiar with.

As the competition steps up, so does the level of technical challenge, and week 9 raises the bar further still. Tonight, the bakers are put to the test with another of Paul’s complex bakes. This time – a yeast-based, chocolaty fruit topped cake. What could possibly go wrong?

The last chance to fight for a place in the finals – the bakers must create a mini-cake, show-stopping showstopper, where flavours, organisation and timings are the only things that stand in the way of that 2016 finalist mantle.

Great British Bake Off tonight at 8pm on BBC One

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