Bake off – what an eventful seven weeks!

Bake-Off Andrew

With the saddening news that this series with be the last time Mary eats a soggy bottom and Mel and Sue bring their witty one liners to the tent, it’s a good job series 7 is yet to disappoint with its burnt buns and collapsing cakes.

So what have we learnt so far?

Andrew shows us that sieving and seasoning from a considerate height is the only way to get the job done.

Bake-Off Andrew

Like previous seasons, the bakers must frantically waft in order to cool their baked goods before filling.

Bake-Off Val

Out with the old, in with the new – traditional batter with lemon and sugar won’t cut it for Mary, she requires her pancakes carefully piped to resemble lace paper cloths.

Bake-Off Kate

Sticking to all things new series 7 brought about batter week. Rather than finding a Yorkshire pudding with a side of roast chicken and smothered in gravy – Val shows us how to carefully fill each bite size batter boat.

Bake-Off Val

Selasi on the other hand, reminds us that even the basic bakes are technically challenging – Val’s top tip, remember to check for both pages of a recipe…

Bake-Off Selasi

Benjamina shows us that getting to pie level is the only way to prevent any pastry collapses – but as always, Mel is on hand to catch the crumbs.

Bake-Off Benjamina

Candice teaches us that the safest way to prevent any unfortunate accidents when presenting a showstopper is to sit at least a metre from said masterpiece and never take you eyes of the prize.

Bake-Off Candice

Tom insists that giving your cake a menacing stare with improve the finely piped decoration and will in fact award you star baker!

Bake-Off Tom

If Andrew’s bakes are involved, then except a scientifically constructed showstopper that puts the other baker’s basic measurements to shame…

Bake-Off Andrew

And finally… With any masterpiece, true perfection can only be measured by how much chocolate ends up on your apron, not the puddings.

Bake-Off Selasi