The Bake Off is back! Brush off your spatulas and mixing machines as it is time to get inspired for a whole new batch of sweet treats and savoury delights. This first week is all about cake, a simple concept as we get to meet the new batch of bakers - 12 fresh faces all ready to face the terrifying prospect of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. It's always hectic in the first week, trying to get to know everyone, but it's also a lot of fun. On your marks, get set... bake!

1088 responses

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:30

    CAKE!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:36

    Sure you've all seen it by now but loved the BBC One/Two Twitter conversation: https://twitter.com/Wriggy/status/496771064048152576 I forgot that it was moving channels this time!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:37

    Woohoooo!! To quote an F1 driver:

    "I love cake so.. I’m hoping someones going to give me a cake. Went to dinner last night and the boys sorted me out with a cake, which is nice, then we got another cake at the hotel so I’m already two cakes up hoping for another cake today"

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:37

    Woohoooo!! To quote an F1 driver:

    Hehehehe!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:38

    Hehehehe!

    Cake is always the best way to open a series

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:39

    Cake is always the best way to open a series

    I guess it's good to start out with something simple when there are so many people in the tent early on.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:41

    On the subject of amazing cakes, last year I discovered an amazing chain of bakeries called Valerie Patisserie and they've opened a new one in Cardiff. It's not even funny how excited I am to visit it.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:42

    On the subject of amazing cakes, last year I discovered an amazing chain of bakeries called Valerie Patisserie and they've opened a new one in Cardiff. It's not even funny how excited I am to visit it.

    https://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk ?

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 18:47

    #GBBO !! I am very excited!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:47

    https://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk ?

    Yes!! Seriously, I can't even begin to recommend enough. They do 3 for £10 but they're big things and just... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    I was going to go to the Dr Who premiere tomorrow with a slight bias for wanting to instead go and visit the amazing new shop

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:50

    Yes!! Seriously, I can't even begin to recommend enough. They do 3 for £10 but they're big things and just... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Well I could look at this page all day https://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/special-occasion-cakes.aspx

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:51

    Well I could look at this page all day https://www.patis…casion-cakes.aspx

    I had to be pulled away from the Bath shop window. It was ridiculous.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:53

    #GBBO !! I am very excited!

    Yay! Thinking there's no cake in the house and by the end I may regret this situation.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:56

    Almost time!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 18:57

    Yay! Thinking there's no cake in the house and by the end I may regret this situation.

    I've just done a mental inventory and I have ingredients for a Victoria sponge, but nothing more...

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 18:58

    Doctor Who!!!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 18:59

    Aaaalll the pandas.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 18:59

    Doctor Who!!!

    how far ahead are you?!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:00

    how far ahead are you?!

    BBC Wales may have shown it before you I suppose

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:00

    Angry blue contacts man.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:00

    Hehehe, expensive blue contact lenses.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:00

    BBC Wales may have shown it before you I suppose

    higher billing for local programming? ;)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:01

    higher billing for local programming? ;)

    pretty much all of our bbc adverts are doctor who, it's glorious! :)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:01

    Now to think of lookalikes as always

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:01

    Love how quickly you can start seeing personalities emerge.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:02

    Now to think of lookalikes as always

    Ooh yes! Much easier than names.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:02

    They move the tent about now?

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:03

    Swiss rolls, love making them :D

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:03

    Don't tell Amy about new swiss roll!

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:04

    Ehehehe 'you could push roger federer down a hill'

    So pleased Mel and Sue are on top form still.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:05

    Telling someone it's like an exam can't possible help calm them down.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:05

    Bees! His own bees!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:06

    I recently learned my dad wants to keep his own bees but my mum won't let him. I think I'm on my mother's side :)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:06

    I'm liking the viking's beard already.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:07

    I recently learned my dad wants to keep his own bees but my mum won't let him. I think I'm on my mother's side :)

    My mum'a friend keeps bees. The honey is amazing, and it cures my hayfever more effectively than anything. She does say she gets stung around 3 times a year tho... Not ideal really.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:08

    Wow, baking the pattern onto the outside!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:08

    Bit early for fridge and pray.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:09

    One of the solicitors' in work makes the most outrageously impressive cakes, she's applied for the next series.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:10

    Red Velvet - always a winner!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:10

    "I'd be gardening at home and forget about it."

    That's so me. Except not so much gardening.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:10

    "I'd be sidepodcasting at home and forget about it."

    Corrected for you Christine :)

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:11

    17!!!!!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:11

    Still in as levels!!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:11

    Tiramisu flavoured!!!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:11

    When I was 17 toast was an achievement!!!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:11

    When I was 17 toast was an achievement!!!

    :)

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:12

    Corrected for you Christine :)

    That's the one!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:12

    mary didn't look impressed

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:13

    mary didn't look impressed

    Lots of cracks in that roll :S

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:13

    Homemade plate - what?

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:14

    Nancy reminds me of Sue Johnstone. Where's Jim Royle?

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:15

    Hmm I want cake now.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:15

    Aww, beardy's doesn't look rolly..

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:16

    Oohh she is good!!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:16

    Call me a pedant but: quinze is 15, but zwanzig is 20...

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:16

    Hmm I want cake now.

    We're only 1/4 of the way through. It's all downhill from here.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:16

    I like the Scottish guy.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:16

    I like the Scottish guy.

    Forst time I've ever seen anyone cut themselves a bit to try ;)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:17

    That orange one is so outrageous

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:17

    Aww, she's so nervous.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:17

    We're only 1/4 of the way through. It's all downhill from here.

    It really is. But I've not had dinner yet, so any food is good :)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:18

    I wonder who the Ruby of this series will be, basically worrying every week

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:19

    Some of those baked-in outside decorations are amazing.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:20

    Loving the spanish one.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:21

    That swirl is perfect though

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:21

    Red velvet and white chocolate? Yes please!!!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:21

    Paul is impressed

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:21

    Red velvet and white chocolate? Yes please!!!

    I might have to learn to make red velvet cakes

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:22

    Tears already!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:22

    I would cry over cake.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:22

    I would cry over cake.

    :)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:23

    Oh Sue.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:23

    That looks so 70s.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:25

    By hand? Rolling the dice!

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:25

    Hmm glacee cherries are the best.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:26

    His beard is a different colour to his hair. Strange.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:26

    Like a giant donut.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:27

    They're all coming out so easily from the tins.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:28

    Hehehe, I love Norman.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:29

    I love that beard - something to aspire to I think

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:29

    I love that beard - something to aspire to I think

    It's a good beard

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:29

    That icing looked like The Simpsons!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:30

    Well I would eat all of those cakes :)

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:30

    Oooh, high fives.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:30

    Well I would eat all of those cakes :)

    I would love to, but almonds!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:31

    I would love to, but almonds!

    Bad times - dislike or allergy?

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:31

    Bad times - dislike or allergy?

    stupid nut allergy :(

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:31

    "Where are the cherries?" That's not a good sign.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:31

    stupid nut allergy :(

    Shame :(

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:33

    I love how innocent baking is then, suddenly, sue perkins

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:35

    Miniatures!!!!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:35

    Miniature cakes :) awwwww

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:35

    Lucky spoon.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:37

    Guillotine! NEED

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:37

    Guillotine! NEED

    That's genius.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:38

    Lemon drizzle!! My fav!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:38

    Ooo, batons of cake - off piste1

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:39

    What an odd idea

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:39

    Ahahahaha Mary does not look impressed.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:40

    What an odd idea

    Love the idea, but not sure the almost medical-looking pipette is the best thing to use.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:40

    Every year those oven draws impress me.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:41

    Wow lemon drizzle is popular.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:41

    Best presenters.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:42

    Hehehehe.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:42

    Beardy was essentially saying: "Miniature cakes? So what, I'll just make them really tall!"

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:42

    Cuuuute baby lamb!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:43

    Shake and cake, baby. Shake and cake.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:43

    Oooo errr ?

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:44

    Bless her for not just giving up.

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:45

    Bless her for not just giving up.

    I love it when they shrug, then try to find a way to salvage everything :)

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:45

    Maybe I'll become a food photographer... Free cake...

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:45

    Maybe I'll become a food photographer... Free cake...

    how have you not thought of this before now?!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:45

    Maybe I'll become a food photographer... Free cake...

    I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up, someone just hit the jackpot idea ;)

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:45

    "Word's got out about your offcuts."

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:46

    how have you not thought of this before now?!

    No idea but I feel like it's genius! :)

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:46

    Tiger Woods looks impressed

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:48

    Mmmmm. chocolate everything.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:50

    Beardy not doing so well.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:50

    The young girl is fantastic at this!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:51

    Beardy not doing so well.

    Shame if he goes - I'm looking forward to calling him Bready.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:51

    She's must be star baker.. She is so good!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:52

    Norman's cakes look fantastic

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:53

    Yay Norman!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:53

    Woohoo!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:54

    I think Jordan is heading home.

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:54

    Gotta be Jordan going home..

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:55

    woah

  • Lou06/08/2014 at 19:55

    Aw :(

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:56

    Awww poor Claire. She did have a bit of a disaster.

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:56

    is Jordan going to save himself by turning into Force India next week?!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:56

    is Jordan going to save himself by turning into Force India next week?!

    Ha!

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:57

    Oh christ, those showstoppers look complicated!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:57

    Seriously need cake now!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:57

    Now I just want to go to Valerie's Patisserie

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:58

    Extra bakeoff - whoop?!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:58

    Oh jeez, Tumble looks shocking.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:59

    Thanks for joining cake friends. Just realised I named the thread after this episode but actually planned to use it for the whole series. Will tweak.

    Do nudge me if it closes and you're keen to share cake news!

  • Lukeh06/08/2014 at 19:59

    Do nudge me if it closes and you're keen to share cake news!

    As soon as I get to Cardiff there will be news!

  • Will^06/08/2014 at 19:59

    See you all on Friday for #GBBOextra?

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 19:59

    Oh jeez, Tumble looks shocking.

    I think just what the TV schedules are missing is random celebrities doing crazy sports for no good reason.

  • Christine06/08/2014 at 20:00

    See you all on Friday for #GBBOextra?

    Can't promise to watch it on Friday but will deffo try to see it on iPlayer. Double the bake off goodness!

  • Bassano06/08/2014 at 20:15

    Just popping in to share a twitter comment on TGBBO

    @Glennyrodge Telly FACT: As part of their move to BBC1, The Great British Bake Off have changed their theme tune to Bros's When Will I Be Farmhouse?

  • Christine12/08/2014 at 17:52

    Have opened up comments again. Anyone watch the Extra slice thing? I didn't get round to it yet but don't want to miss out!

  • Will^12/08/2014 at 19:28

    Have opened up comments again. Anyone watch the Extra slice thing? I didn't get round to it yet but don't want to miss out!

    We watched it earlier - I think it's best to do on a Tuesday as it recaps last week quite well. It was a good watch - it's You're Fired, but for cakes. Plus there's offcuts that didn't make the edit. Needs to be done!

  • Christine12/08/2014 at 20:38

    We watched it earlier - I think it's best to do on a Tuesday as it recaps last week quite well. It was a good watch - it's You're Fired, but for cakes. Plus there's offcuts that didn't make the edit. Needs to be done!

    A slightly lengthy version of the "Previously on..." things.

  • Will^12/08/2014 at 21:40

    A slightly lengthy version of the "Previously on..." things.

    Yup - but a nice reminder of all the happenings that you'd forgotten about :)

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 18:29

    Right, quickly catching up with the extra slice just in time for getting my bake on.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 18:44

    bake off!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 18:56

    I am ready for biscuits.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:01

    I am ready for biscuits.

    Mmmm, biscuits! Not as good as mmm cake, but almost.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:03

    Sorry.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:03

    Oooh, cheesy biscuits/

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:04

    I think I would struggle very much with their high standards for consistency.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:04

    Sour dough? I just think of sour Starburst

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:05

    Woah, Nancy has a big family. Lots of potential tasters.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:05

    Fennel? Didn't he run the prison on Bad Girls?

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:06

    Fennel? Didn't he run the prison on Bad Girls?

    Hehe, Bad Girls! Haven't thought about that show in a long time.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:06

    Hehe, Bad Girls! Haven't thought about that show in a long time.

    Yvonne Atkins and all her crew!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:08

    Yvonne Atkins and all her crew!

    If ever there was a show that needed to be on Netflix.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:08

    See, I'd just make some gingernuts.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:09

    Do you think anyone would notice if we just smuggled in some Ritz crackers?

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:10

    Do you think anyone would notice if we just smuggled in some Ritz crackers?

    I reckon Paul would know. He knows everything!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:10

    Although I'd sneak in the Lidl equivalent so they can't call them Ritz biscuits and then be a smart arse about it.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:11

    Although I'd sneak in the Lidl equivalent so they can't call them Ritz biscuits and then be a smart arse about it.

    Other biscuits for cheese are available :)

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:11

    Martha works on the cheese counter. Advantage!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:11

    I don't like cheese biscuits...

    #sorryeveryone

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:12

    Mmmmm. Biscuit Iron Maiden.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:13

    No soggy bottoms.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:13

    I don't like cheese biscuits...

    Banned!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:13

    Banned!

    My cheese neutrality always gets me in trouble!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:14

    They all look very good.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:14

    Evening all

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:14

    Evening all

    Hello Mr Will.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:14

    "Well Mary, these are my... Schmoreos, that I definitely made."

    "Why does your bin have an Oreos wrapper?"

    "No it doesn't."

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:15

    Evening all

    Yo!

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:15

    In Blackburn, iPad + mobile this week :)

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:16

    I like the idea of the apples on top, it hasn't worked out too well for her though.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:16

    In Blackburn, iPad + mobile this week :)

    Bake Off on the go!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:17

    good ol' Norman

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:17

    "She'll have to eat her words... and the biscuits."

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:18

    Correct ice cream procedure

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:18

    Correct ice cream procedure

    That's a double ice-cream strategy, right there.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:18

    Bake Off on the go!

    #sidepodication

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:18

    That's a double ice-cream strategy, right there.

    Hope she went for a vanilla and strawberry stint

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:20

    So that's how a cornetto is made!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:20

    "All of the fun, none of the typhoid." :)

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:21

    Nice, twisting while hot, just like tuiles last season.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:21

    What's a florentine?

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:22

    Setting the timer for 72 minutes = knowing when 3minutes of panic remain!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:23

    One week, Paul is going to pick up Mary's example version and go 'Well this is rubbish'

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:23

    One week, Paul is going to pick up Mary's example version and go 'Well this is rubbish'

    I always wonder if they just need one go to make them so perfect each time.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:26

    They all look so confused.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:26

    Not sure I like Florentines but I want some now!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:27

    Oooh, looks like a messy bit.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:27

    Mmmm, chocolate digestives.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:28

    Love Mel being encouraging :)

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:28

    I'm trying to guess which 3 will be at the bottom later by who gets the most screen time and have nightmares

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:29

    She got he decor right! Yey

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:30

    I'm trying to guess which 3 will be at the bottom later by who gets the most screen time and have nightmares

    The beardy one isn't having the best weekend, again.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:31

    Our Viking...

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:31

    Richard builder with his pencil always behind his ear :)

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:31

    Poor beardy

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:34

    Biscuits that stand up. Hmm.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:34

    Make a biscuit table!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:34

    Or Biscuit dominos.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:35

    SPAAACCEESHIIPPP

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:35

    Ski village??

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:35

    Ooooh, a biscuit f1 car would be amazing.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:36

    But Mary just said all made... I fear for him today

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:36

    These people are crazy!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:36

    Woah.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:37

    Oh my word.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:38

    But Mary just said all made... I fear for him today

    Some mean editing for his admission to come directly after what she said. But she didn't look impressed at all.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:39

    They are making some crazy ideas

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:40

    A whole freakin' biscuit party

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:40

    A whole freakin' biscuit party

    Mad as a hatter!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:41

    Mad as a hatter!

    I thought they'd just make biscuits to stack up!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:41

    I thought they'd just make biscuits to stack up!

    Biscuit jenga.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:41

    Biscuit jenga.

    Oooooh I'd just buy a load of shortbread and stack them up :)

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:42

    Ohhh Jordan.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:42

    Hehehe, destressing technique: "Bake properly."

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:42

    Actual dragon!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:43

    One more than the piratical standard,

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:45

    Ooooh I'd make a TARDIScuit

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:45

    Ooooh I'd make a TARDIScuit

    Genius!

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:45

    Sticky biccy fail back there

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:46

    Genius!

    Then It'd disappear in time once eaten ;)

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:47

    They're all so good at piping. I can't pipe to save my life.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:48

    Are they going to make them carry them?

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:48

    Are they going to make them carry them?

    They are!!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:48

    They are!!

    Eeek!

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:48

    Ooooh I'd make a TARDIScuit

    infinite biscuit on the inside!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:48

    Paul and Mary are vandals

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:49

    Phew, well done beardy.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:50

    Pirates ftw

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:50

    Good week for Mr Builder

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:50

    Builder for star baker this week then.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:52

    Uh ohhhh!!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:52

    Mary's stern face. Hehehe.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:52

    What an awesome dragon

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:52

    Not made the fondant...

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:53

    Dragon takes the biscuit!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:53

    I can't believe she's just 17

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:54

    Really hard to guess who's going home.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:56

    Oh wow.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:56

    Builder for star baker this week then.

    nice predicting

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:56

    Aww, poor guy. Except I'm secretly glad I won't have to learn how to spell his name.

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:57

    Oooh, Norman's gonna bring his A game.

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 19:58

    Aww, poor guy. Except I'm secretly glad I won't have to learn how to spell his name.

    no battling with the spoll checker ;)

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:58

    She sounded like Colin Baker then.

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:58

    She sounded like Colin Baker then.

    Which is appropriate for the show with her name!

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:58

    Ooooh drama!

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 19:58

    Yay! Thanks for the chatter foodie friends :)

  • Lukeh13/08/2014 at 19:59

    Yay! Thanks for the chatter foodie friends :)

    i need to start thinking about my sponge cake!

  • Will^13/08/2014 at 20:02

    Yay! Thanks for the chatter foodie friends :)

    oooo, thst reminds me, I'm baking this weekend :)

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 20:07

    oooo, thst reminds me, I'm baking this weekend :)

    Anything good? (I mean, of course it will be, why would you bake something horrible?)

  • Christine13/08/2014 at 20:10

    Love this, too: https://twitter.com/cat_dresser/status/499640329554100224

  • Lukeh14/08/2014 at 08:00

    Love this, too: https://twitter.c…99640329554100224

    every.time.i.bake

  • Will^14/08/2014 at 11:06

    Anything good? (I mean, of course it will be, why would you bake something horrible?)

    I've got a batch of chocolate custard in the freezer, so another big chocolate-y thing. Hopefully I'll not have eaten it alll before Tuesday, so I can bring some with me.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 18:54

    Bake off night!!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:01

    Bread week!! :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:02

    Weeks like this make me wish TV's could transit smell. I love the smell of bread baking.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:02

    Evening all!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:03

    I'm so excited they are gonna do ciabatta. Best.bread.ever (except sourdough of course)

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:04

    Martha has really grown on me. Really want her to do well now.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:05

    They look like croissants :)

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:05

    I've got a batch of chocolate custard in the freezer, so another big chocolate-y thing. Hopefully I'll not have eaten it alll before Tuesday, so I can bring some with me.

    This is what I baked :) https://twitter.com/notonlyahatrack/status/502169367451533313

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:06

    This is what I baked :) https://twitter.c…02169367451533313

    And it was awesome

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:06

    This is what I baked :) https://twitter.c…02169367451533313

    Am eating a slice now. It's SO good. Just the sugar I need - knackered!

    Will, please try out for Bale off, your cake is just awesome.

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:06

    *bake off...

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:07

    Am eating a slice now. It's SO good. Just the sugar I need - knackered!

    Perfect for after a drive home too!

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:12

    Will, please try out for Bale off, your cake is just awesome.

    *husky voice* I'M BATMAN!

    Thanks :) Glad to share it with you guys!

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:12

    Oh man, I missed the start. Will have to catch up in a bit!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:12

    Oh man, I missed the start. Will have to catch up in a bit!

    Basically Will has already won this week's star baker

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:13

    Thanks :) Glad to share it with you guys!

    Have banned mum from having that other slice ... It's mine!!

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:14

    Have banned mum from having that other slice ... It's mine!!

    I did tell you to take 3! ;)

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:14

    Basically Will has already won this week's star baker

    Hehe, fabulous!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:14

    'Ive only done one' (marathon)..... 1 is still pretty good.......:s

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:14

    Bread is so stressful.

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:15

    I did tell you to take 3! ;)

    ...I should have listened :( haha!

    Probably better I didn't. Haha.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:16

    Good week for beardy

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:17

    Probably better I didn't. Haha.

    I've some in the freezer to rediscover at some point in the future

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:19

    woah, swirly rolls.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:20

    Loved the opposites attract bread

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:21

    Here comes the history bit

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:21

    Hehe, Sue is the best.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:22

    Mmmmmm.

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:22

    Ciabatta!!! :D hmmm yuuuum!

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:22

    Ciabatta love them

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:22

    I had ciabatta with my pasta tonight but i imagine theres will be better than my asda one.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:26

    No one wants to go first :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:29

    Ciabatta means slipper?!

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:29

    Okay, I'm here and it's on. Did I miss anything important?

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:30

    They all look very.... Flat...

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:30

    Okay, I'm here and it's on. Did I miss anything important?

    Mary brought in a load of Hovis to the disgust of everyone

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:30

    Mary brought in a load of Hovis to the disgust of everyone

    Heheh

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:31

    They all look very edible though.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:31

    They remind me of naan bread, the flat ones.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:32

    Colourful hair lady should do well today

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:34

    The rest are bunched together, so it all comes down to the showstopper.

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:34

    Mel's hair this series has looked amazing!

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:35

    "Rise to the challenge." Pun alert.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:35

    These always look delicious!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:35

    "Rise to the challenge." Pun alert.

    He must now win. Love a pun.

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:35

    These always look delicious!

    Get practicing, can't wait to see yours next year on bake off :)

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:37

    Cheesecake brioche!!!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:37

    Mmmmm. brioche. I can't believe something so nice went escaped from my tastebuds for so long.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:38

    Get practicing, can't wait to see yours next year on bake off :)

    next year might not be quite possible, but future series after that...

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:38

    next year might not be quite possible, but future series after that...

    do it do it do it

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:38

    next year might not be quite possible, but future series after that...

    I'm taking 2016 as a definite then :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:39

    Ahhh, yes, epoiss fondue.

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:39

    Cheesy bread will always go down well with me.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:40

    I'm taking 2016 as a definite then :)

    Well, I've said it in the Comments now...

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:40

    Cheesy bread will always go down well with me.

    If only Franck drove for Edams FE team...

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:41

    Well, I've said it in the Comments now...

    YES! Someone keep this comment so we can remind him!

    I'll drive the stupidly long distance to help you practice (eat all of your practices.... )

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:42

    Full english bread???

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:43

    ALL of the cheese?! Wow.. Hmmmm

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:44

    t's like a giant pasty.

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:44

    Sausage bread!

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:44

    All amazing!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:44

    Martha's flower looked massive!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:45

    Oh.. Jordan really annoys me.

    I really want his bread to be tasty tho...

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:45

    Caramel coated strawberries? Win!

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:45

    Such great ideas.

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:45

    Oh wow!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:46

    Sweet red convies.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:47

    Hehe, Norman is awesome.

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:47

    Listening to cheese now. :)

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:48

    Sue settling down for a good chat

    'For me this is very exotic .. You know... Pesto...'

    <3 <3

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:48

    Captain Chaos, that is so him!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:49

    Poor Martha and her bread being ripped up

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:49

    Ooh that cheeeese

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:50

    Oh no, Norman!

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:51

    Viking should be staying...

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:51

    I think Jordan's going...

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Kate has to be star baker.. That's amazing!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Uh oh!!!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Oh no!! :(

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Dramatic music...

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Awww.

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Kate, wow, oh no!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:53

    Aw I'm sad for Kate :(

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:55

    What a way to be announced star baker :)

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:56

    Luis, loved all his stuff today

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:56

    Lukeh called it.

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:56

    Lukeh called it.

    I knew it!

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:57

    DESSERT WEEK.

    Yesssssssssssss.

  • Christine20/08/2014 at 19:57

    That meltdown looks awful!

  • lou20/08/2014 at 19:57

    Is that... A baked Alaska?!

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 19:58

    Desserts! And it doesn't look like it all goes to plan

  • Lukeh20/08/2014 at 19:59

    That finger advert reminds me of that creatures program a few years back :)

  • lou20/08/2014 at 20:01

    I'm off. Have a gre rest of week baking fans :)

  • lou20/08/2014 at 20:01

    *great

  • Will^20/08/2014 at 20:04

    I'm off. Have a gre rest of week baking fans :)

    Will do, you too. After watching that I'm still hungry so off to eat some sausage rolls!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 18:21

    Evening... I'm going to fit in GBBOextra at 1930 :)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 18:28

    I am totally pumped for GBBO tonight!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 18:30

    Dessert week. Prepare your sweet tooth!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 18:30

    Dessert week. Prepare your sweet tooth!

    My favourite meal. It's gonna be good ;)

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:00

    Your not very many seconds warning!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:00

    Cool, Sherlock won a bunch of Emmys? quite right too!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:01

    Have banished Mr C so I can watch on the big screen. Big desserts.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:02

    Desperate to find out what Mary says is unacceptable.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:02

    Goodness, tonight looks stressful.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:02

    Desperate to find out what Mary says is unacceptable.

    I bet Norman turned up with a vienetta

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:02

    Have banished Mr C so I can watch on the big screen. Big desserts.

    you banished him to the big desert?

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:02

    I bet Norman turned up with a vienetta

    :)

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:03

    Hehehe, whoever heard of a self-saucing pudding?

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:03

    Bake in Quick Time?

    Well, better than boiling in Media Player.

    I'm so sorry

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:03

    you banished him to the big desert?

    Nononono, that would involve going outside!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:04

    Hehehe, whoever heard of a self-saucing pudding?

    those gooey chocy thing I think

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:04

    See for pudding I usually have a crunch corner. How do you bake a crunch corner?

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:05

    Maths and Chemistry exams. Bad times.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:05

    She's doing this in the middle of her exams?!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:06

    She's doing this in the middle of her exams?!

    That's actual crazy. I have an exam in three months, so baking is non-existent to me! :)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:06

    MMmm, just the word pudding makes me happy.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:06

    Although everyone puts almonds into everything which just isn't fair.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:09

    Luis going unorthodox

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:09

    rhubard, strawerry and orange! Mmmm.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:09

    Although everyone puts almonds into everything which just isn't fair.

    Almonds are a very puddingy thing. You need to disguise yourself as Paul or Mary one day and go in demanding "bake whatever you like but NO ALMONDS!"

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:09

    Almonds are a very puddingy thing. You need to disguise yourself as Paul or Mary one day and go in demanding "bake whatever you like but NO ALMONDS!"

    "This is a No Almonds Tent"

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:10

    See, priorities right there.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:11

    "This is a No Almonds Tent"need a no almonds week!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:11

    I dislike the word and the concept of curd. My mum had some orange curd in her cupboard which is just silly. Lemon or nothing, and preferably nothing.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:12

    I need that mixer for my sponge cake

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:12

    Cake making on an industrial scale!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:13

    "Pudding Riot"

    I love history.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:14

    That's what happens when I bake. Mess everywhere :)

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:14

    I dunno, curd can be very nice, in the right dessert :)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:15

    Hehehe. Sue cannot not be awesome.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:15

    "Garnish and move on."

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:15

    Those fondants look super.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:16

    Icing sugar covers a lot of sins :)

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:16

    Goooo builder!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:16

    Icing sugar covers a lot of sins :)

    I fear the cake I'm baking tomorrow may be under a mountain of icing sugar!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:16

    They're all meltinnnggg

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:17

    Secretly glad she's had a bit of disaster, because otherwise it's just nooooot fair!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:17

    That's.... not sauce...

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:17

    Again, I'd eat them all

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:18

    I;d be scared that they'd pierce what I did and the pudding would just go pfpffpfpfpfpfpfptptpttt and deflate

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:18

    Salted caramel is a winner :D

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:19

    She's going to walk out on air because he said "I think it's fine." Paul is such an ogre :)

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:21

    Tiramisu cake! Wow

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:22

    Tiramisu cake! Wow

    Her example one is so precision baked!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:22

    Her example one is so precision baked!

    but did she bake it, or was it someone on the crew?

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:23

    but did she bake it, or was it someone on the crew?

    Sacrilege!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:23

    before the first time I had tiramasu cake I thought it was made of custard. As someone who dislikes coffee it came as a real shock to me!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:24

    before the first time I had tiramasu cake I thought it was made of custard. As someone who dislikes coffee it came as a real shock to me!

    Oh that's not good. I've never had tiramasu or the cake version cos I'm also not a coffee fan.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:26

    Is that someone walking outside the tent?>

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:26

    I love the vagueness of the instructions that they are given

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:28

    She's not having a good day.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:28

    Some of them look v behind - Viking and builder are in trouble

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:28

    I love the vagueness of the instructions that they are given

    And by love you mean "am terrified by", right? :)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:28

    *chucks chocolate on* "Done."

    That's the spirit!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:29

    Cocoa powder also good for hiding things.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:29

    Some of them look crazy good

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:30

    It's all very technical in the technical this week.

    Hey you lovely lot.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:30

    And by love you mean "am terrified by", right? :)

    on one hand, yes terrified, but on the other, that sounds like my kind of fun challenge

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:30

    It's all very technical in the technical this week.

    Precision is the name of the game.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:30

    It's all very technical in the technical this week.

    it's like a super technical week

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:31

    'Good chocolate work' is a line I strive for in life

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:31

    Hey you lovely lot.

    evening Lou

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:32

    They're actually all really good!

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:32

    They are all so much better than I could ever do (it's the same every week but I feel more so today!)

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:33

    She's made up for the mess earlier then.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:33

    Ooooh, maybe the clip of Mary going 'this is unnaceptable' relates to one of the competitors clipping the cake of someone else's cake in the final round leading to the other competitors demise in the competition?!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:34

    Ooooh, maybe the clip of Mary going 'this is unnaceptable' relates to one of the competitors clipping the cake of someone else's cake in the final round leading to the other competitors demise in the competition?!

    Haha!

    It'd be almost as bad as stealing someone else's custard.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:34

    It'd be almost as bad as stealing someone else's custard.

    they don't discuss custard tactics outside of debriefs these days ;)

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:35

    Baking with ice cream outside on a hot day is a punishment!

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:36

    Baked Alaska! Mum is so good at making those. :)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:36

    Baking with ice cream outside on a hot day is a punishment!

    "Luke, why don't we have your alaska cake?"

    "...I ate all the ice cream. I ate it all and I'd do it again, Mary."

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:37

    Am I weird for not really knowing what a baked alaska is?

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:37

    A biscuit base as well?!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:37

    Am I weird for not really knowing what a baked alaska is?

    It's unseasonable weather for a cold country

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:37

    (sorry christine)

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:38

    (sorry christine)

    Heh, informative :)

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:38

    Am I weird for not really knowing what a baked alaska is?

    I don't think so.. I just live with a feeder.... Aka my mum. I didn't know what it was until a year or two ago when mum made one. She bought a little cooking blow torch specially :)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:38

    I don't think so.. I just live with a feeder.... Aka my mum. I didn't know what it was until a year or two ago when mum made one. She bought a little cooking blow torch specially :)

    There's blow torches for cooking too?! These blow torches get everywhere.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:39

    There's blow torches for cooking too?! These blow torches get everywhere.

    Very handy things, I've heard.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:39

    I don't think so.. I just live with a feeder.... Aka my mum. I didn't know what it was until a year or two ago when mum made one. She bought a little cooking blow torch specially :)

    I had to buy a big chef's blow torch because I destroyed too many of the more toy-like ones... Oopsy.

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:39

    There's blow torches for cooking too?! These blow torches get everywhere.

    Yep!

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/16416/Lakeland-Cooks-Blowtorch?src=gfeed&s_kwcid=AL!49!3!54936352469!!!g!45641286602!&ef_id=U9tkvQAAASvOGBAz:20140827193911:s

    (Other shops are available)

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:39

    I love the ideas they come up with their creations.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:40

    "The tiramasu was really stressful to make, so I decided to make tiramasu"

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:42

    Bakewell is my favourite one at the moment

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:42

    They have excellent knives. Since ordering the Hellofresh thing (bonus pluggage: http://mrschristine.com/discovering-the-joy-of-cooking/ ) I've realised that a) I lack some slicing and dicing skills and b) we need better knives!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:43

    Sue is so impressed with the beard.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:44

    "...ideal for constructing a swan." Only on the Bake Off.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:44

    Double mixer!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:44

    Two Mixers Louis!

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:45

    They have excellent knives. Since ordering the Hellofresh thing (bonus pluggage: mrschristine.com/…e-joy-of-cooking/ ) I've realised that a) I lack some slicing and dicing skills and b) we need better knives!

    Good knives are so important. Uni used to kill me.. We had such awful knives :(

    (Checking out your post after bake off! )

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:46

    Uh oh...

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:46

    Dramatic music.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:47

    Wait, I was just making a joke. Lewis and Nico is actually happening now!!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:47

    She took it out of the freezer?!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:47

    Oh my word..

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:47

    Well that's never happened before!!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:48

    Ew, gloopy stuff in the freezer freaks me out.

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:49

    Oh no!! (Bit delayed!) poor Ian!! :(

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:52

    They're making a thing of Chetna NOT throwing hers away.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:53

    I'm fearing the worst: #savethebakeoffViking

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:53

    Did builder have star baker already? Because he's done very well again this time.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:53

    Uh oh... here we go...

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:54

    Martha looks good for the *

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:56

    I got it right!!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:56

    Awww. :(

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:57

    Norman is so lucky to have got through again!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 19:57

    I got it right!!

    points!

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:58

    PIE WEEK!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 19:59

    PIE WEEK!

    Mmmmmmm. Pie.

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 19:59

    Thanks for the chatter, peeps. I'm hungry now :)

  • lou27/08/2014 at 19:59

    I'm sad for Ian. Old lady sabotaged his bake and he goes home. Sad times. But he should know, never through good food away!

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 20:00

    I'm sad for Ian. Old lady sabotaged his bake and he goes home. Sad times. But he should know, never through good food away!

    Like Paul said, the sponge still could've been yummy!

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 20:00

    I'm sad for Ian. Old lady sabotaged his bake and he goes home. Sad times. But he should know, never through good food away!

    did she actually take it out?

  • lou27/08/2014 at 20:02

    did she actually take it out?

    I thought she did, cause they were discussing who's it was in their freezer... But I may have got it wrong.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 20:03

    I for one want to hear Christian Horner's take on the baked alaska situation.

  • lou27/08/2014 at 20:03

    I for one want to hear Christian Horner's take on the baked alaska situation.

    :D :D

  • Christine27/08/2014 at 20:03

    did she actually take it out?

    I think she did, she looked guilty afterwards. But Sue did try to warn him not to throw it away.

  • Lukeh27/08/2014 at 20:04

    I think she did, she looked guilty afterwards. But Sue did try to warn him not to throw it away.

    Sue chased after him and everything. Poor Ian.

  • Will^27/08/2014 at 20:47

    I've just watched the action replay, and she does take it out! She needs a trip to the stewards, and a swift DSQ.

  • Lukeh28/08/2014 at 16:23

    BBC have announced Diana has left the show now.

    All stinks of a big PR thing to me in all honesty now.

  • Mr C28/08/2014 at 16:40

    BBC have announced Diana has left the show now.

    All stinks of a big PR thing to me in all honesty now.

    is it a pre-recorded show? presumably they can't CGI her out of the recording so she must've left back when it was filmed.

  • Lukeh28/08/2014 at 16:42

    is it a pre-recorded show? presumably they can't CGI her out of the recording so she must've left back when it was filmed.

    Yep, BBC say she won't be in the remainder of the series so she left at this point during filming in May.

    Which is why I'm now veeerryyy dubious on this whole thing.

  • Mr C28/08/2014 at 16:47

    Which is why I'm now veeerryyy dubious on this whole thing.

    ahh, edited to look like her after knowing she was going anyhow.

  • Christine28/08/2014 at 17:24

    That's all very weird.

  • Christine28/08/2014 at 17:26

    Ian's side of the story: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/aug/28/great-british-bake-off-ian-watters-speaks-diana-beard

  • Lukeh28/08/2014 at 17:35

    That's all very weird.

    Will said it right on Twitter i thought saying it all felt a bit Apprenticey but with cake.

  • Lukeh28/08/2014 at 18:14

    My sponge cake is in the oven. I am scared!

  • Lukeh28/08/2014 at 19:05

    My sponge cake is in the oven. I am scared!

    It has a bit too much cream but all in all I'm happy :) http://instagram.com/p/sQLy3VudqV/

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 18:08

    It's Bake Off night!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 18:12

    Let's hope for slightly less cake controversy this week!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 18:13

    Let's hope for slightly less cake controversy this week!

    Less Apprentice-ness, more un-pielievable baking!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 18:17

    Less Apprentice-ness, more un-pielievable baking!

    Oooh, pie week. I forgot!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 18:17

    Mmmmmm pies.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 18:18

    Someone made apple pie at the bake sale last week and it was just glorious. Something to achieve!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 18:25

    Someone made apple pie at the bake sale last week and it was just glorious. Something to achieve!

    I haven't managed a decent apple pie yet. Mr Kipling does it better :)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 18:58

    There have been helicopters and planes circling around for ages and now they're all disappeared. Even NATO wants to sit down watching people bake pies.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:02

    We're halfway through already?!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:02

    Custard Tart! Mmmmmmm.

    No bins.

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:03

    We're halfway through already?!

    You're joking! I'm just doing a chore or two and will tune in shortly!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:03

    We're halfway through already?!

    I guess if we lost an extra one due to "illness" then the series got shortened by a week.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:04

    I guess if we lost an extra one due to "illness" then the series got shortened by a week.

    Sabotaging the series length now, ttsshhh.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:06

    Rhubard and custard, ruined by the everlasting inclusion of almonds

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:08

    Rhubard and custard, ruined by the everlasting inclusion of almonds

    There's definitely a drinking game in there.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:10

    Evening all. I'm currently in the middle of baking a birthday cake... results should be seen (maybe) late Friday or Saturday :)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:10

    Evening all. I'm currently in the middle of baking a birthday cake... results should be seen (maybe) late Friday or Saturday :)

    Yay!

    (don't put almonds in it)

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:11

    (don't put almonds in it)

    No almonds ;)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:11

    No almonds ;)

    Star baker!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:11

    Right, I'm with it. Baking beans and all sorts.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:11

    Phew, custard is tense.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:12

    I love tasting as I go :)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:12

    I'm glad Richard is doing waiting the right way :)

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:13

    Gosh, you have to have such a steady hand.

    (I'm a bit behind, I think, watching on iPad.)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:13

    Gosh, you have to have such a steady hand.

    Its so tense!

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:14

    (I'm a bit behind, I think, watching on iPad.)

    Ahh, the iPlayer lag - know it well. #sidepodsync

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:14

    They should have put extra cushioned carpet in front of the ovens. People spend a lot of time there.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:14

    Awww bless them helping

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:14

    gosh, I have enough problem just working out the toaster

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:15

    Some of them look really super though

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:15

    I love a good custard tart! :D

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:15

    Awww bless them helping

    That is nice, good spirit in the tent this weekend. Phew :)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:16

    Nancy's looks like a Tilke circuit

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:16

    That is nice, good spirit in the tent this weekend. Phew :)

    I think everyone feels protective of Martha

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:16

    I think everyone feels protective of Martha

    I think she may have a bad week :(

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:17

    I think she may have a bad week :(

    Me 2 :S...

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:17

    Early days but Norman may not get through this week.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:17

    Me 2 :S...

    She didn't look solid getting her tart out of the case and there was the build up clip of her looking at the leaking too

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:17

    Early days but Norman may not get through this week.

    His mediocre time in the tent may save Martha (if it comes down to that)

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:18

    Aww.

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:19

    Bless, tears.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:20

    Bless, tears.

    Poor martha :(

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:20

    A pie for brides! Genius.

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:21

    Anyone breaks a pie over my head, they're getting punched.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:22

    Anyone breaks a pie over my head, they're getting punched.

    "Do you take Mr C to be your lawfully wedded husband?"

    "I do."

    *throws pie at mr c*

    it's like an episode of the beano.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:22

    Oooh I don't like pears. I don't trust them.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:22

    it's like an episode of the beano.

    Surely the Dandy - with all those pies it's a Desperate Dan strip, surely!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:24

    What's a pear pie? Sounds very interesting!

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:24

    We are getting a lot of Martha to camera, looking bemused...

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:24

    What's a pear pie? Sounds very interesting!

    I like the idea of the pie bit but not so much the pear bit

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:27

    "You've got a nice pear, Luis."

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:29

    It's like an alternative toffee apple.

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:29

    I like the idea of the pie bit but not so much the pear bit

    Replace with apple, as per our previous conversation :)

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:29

    mummified pears - that describes it!

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:31

    the builder's pastry has all fallen down - glad he's not working on our house

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:32

    the builder's pastry has all fallen down - glad he's not working on our house

    Hehehe, it's not a good advert!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:32

    Poor richard!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:33

    Builders doing very badly this week.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:33

    Come on Martha!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:33

    Looking like she's back on form

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:34

    This is why you shouldn't trust pears.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:36

    "For the final round, please bake the mathematical equation of pi"

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:36

    Better for Martha!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:38

    Three tiers required. Meh, I'll do four!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:39

    Three tiers required. Meh, I'll do four!

    I'll buy 7!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:39

    Builder now wants to build a house out of pastry! Don't hire this guy!

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:39

    Mmmmmmartha's pies sound goooood

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:39

    "Well you wanted a 3 tier pie, so I'll make something terrible so you make me cry and I can put three tears into it"

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:40

    Pieful tower.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:40

    Pieffel tower what a pun.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:42

    They're all so differet!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:43

    "You've always had good flavouring... eexxcceppt for today, so..."

    What a way to encourage someone

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:47

    Pieromanics. Genius.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:48

    It doesn't look like Martha's is going as wrong as they suggested in the trailer

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:50

    Quite a lot of burnt bits on a couple of those.

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:50

    Pie five!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:52

    It doesn't look like Martha's is going as wrong as they suggested in the trailer

    I dislike this tabloidness.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:53

    Norman-no-style might just have pulled something off...

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:53

    Noooo, Normski must stay on!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:54

    Martha's turn...

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:54

    Noooo, Normski must stay on!

    I thought it was a good show, but that was before the tasting

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:55

    Norman I think.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:55

    ....keep them all...?!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:55

    They won't do that surely?!

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:56

    Well, damn.

  • Will^03/09/2014 at 19:56

    They may well have a week where no one goes then

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:57

    Maybe the fridge will get sent home

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 19:58

    Awwww, bless. Glad he's okay about it though.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:58

    I will miss the Normski.

  • Lukeh03/09/2014 at 19:58

    I will miss the Normski.

    He should team up with Howard from last year!

  • Christine03/09/2014 at 20:01

    Good episode that, nice for a bit of calm after last week's storm!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 18:14

    Can't believe it's bakeoff day already. We're just watching Extra to get ourselves prepared!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 18:15

    Norman is funny on it :)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 18:18

    European cakes this week

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 18:48

    Evening bakers.

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:03

    eurovision intro!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:03

    eurovision intro!

    I luuuuurve dis!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:08

    Paul does not like the winging.

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:09

    obligatory almond

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:10

    I love that not many of them either know what they are doing, or are making cakes that aren't european

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:14

    Luis looked awesome

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:15

    They all look awesome!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:16

    This is awesome just for Mel's accents

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:16

    I love the interesting spikey tin

    *heads to the Lakeland site*

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:16

    This is awesome just for Mel's accents

    They make me smile every time, even though I know they are coming

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:17

    Sue and Mel are on fire tonight.. haha

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:17

    Sue and Mel are on fire tonight.. haha

    They are in line for Star Bakers at this rate!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:20

    After Hollywood essentially told Martha she was MAD to add soo much butter, that result means she has to be safe today!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:21

    good ol' denmark

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:21

    So happy for Martha, that's awesome, bonus technical for her cause she didn't know what she was doing :)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:22

    So happy for Martha, that's awesome, bonus technical for her cause she didn't know what she was doing :)

    I hope she goes on and takes the BakeOff crown!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:22

    Well that sounds amazing (apart from the coffee)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:22

    Well that sounds amazing (apart from the coffee)

    Corrected for you :D

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:23

    Corrected for you :D

    7 cups of coffee!!

    I haven't had 7 cups in my life!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:23

    I hope she goes on and takes the BakeOff crown!

    definitely! specially as she's doing this during exams!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:23

    7 cups of coffee!!

    That's about my week - but you should see the strength of them ;)

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:24

    I did feel sorry for Sue there, i hate eating when i have a cold.. let alone all that cake!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:25

    Woah, that cake looks awesome

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:25

    oh gosh.... marzipan too! I want some princess cake please. :)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:25

    Crème patisserie AND whipped cream?!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:25

    Crème patisserie AND whipped cream?!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOM

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:25

    BOOOOOOOOOOOM

    WHISK DROP!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:25

    Crème patisserie AND whipped cream?!

    ambulance also needed.

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:26

    gosh..... that sounds amazing.

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:26

    that reminds me, im finally going to cardiff's valerie patisserie next week!! I'm so exciteddddd!!!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:26

    that reminds me, im finally going to cardiff's valerie patisserie next week!! I'm so exciteddddd!!!

    is that the same as Patisserie Valerie? or is it a different store?

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:27

    is that the same as Patisserie Valerie? or is it a different store?

    oops, thats it. I always get it the wrong way round. The one in bath blew my mind...

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:28

    oops, thats it. I always get it the wrong way round. The one in bath blew my mind...

    ha! they are pretty special. There are so many in London. Although my personal fav patisserie is Paul... their cakes and macarons are to die for!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:28

    Making another sponge, is there time?

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:29

    Making another sponge, is there time?

    brave call!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:29

    oh goodness. Marzipan is my fav thing... i really need to make some at one point. om nom nom nom nom

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:29

    Go Kate, go!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:30

    I think she does need to

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:31

    This looks stressful to make!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:32

    oh my goodness i have to try making this.... with a proper recipe... and lots of time...

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:32

    This is a nightmare!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:32

    'the male judge' XD

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:33

    'the male judge' XD

    Paul Who'shisface

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:33

    This is a nightmare!

    you'll be attempting this then? :)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:33

    you'll be attempting this then? :)

    I think I probably should at some point...

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:33

    I think I probably should at some point...

    good practice for when you go on bake off next year!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:35

    good practice for when you go on bake off next year!

    Baby^'s 1st BDay cake https://twitter.com/notonlyahatrack/status/508287902154240000

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:35

    Uh oh, not good...

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:35

    Luis is so consistent!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:35

    Baby^'s 1st BDay cake https://twitter.c…

    love it!!! now.. did you make your own fondant?? ;)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:35

    Kate is in trouble today

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:36

    Kate is in trouble today

    sad times

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:36

    love it!!! now.. did you make your own fondant?? ;)

    Nope. I would love to have had time to do so... i had to ice it on the night before after coming back from a meal out

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:36

    Nope. I would love to have had time to do so... i had to ice it on the night before after coming back from a meal out

    (just don't tell Mary ;) )

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:37

    (just don't tell Mary ;) )

    I thought of her, then spitefully I picked up my packs ;)

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:37

    I thought of her, then spitefully I picked up my packs ;)

    hahaha!!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:38

    Sue loves the caramel.

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:39

    ARG! Sugarwork!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:41

    chess caramel!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:41

    Martha is just ridiculous!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:42

    Martha is just ridiculous!

    I always have to be reminded how to play chess because I always forget. Wanting to eat the board alongside remembering to play it properly is just unfair.

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:43

    24 layers?!

  • Christine10/09/2014 at 19:44

    Have totally missed it cos we went out to get pizza! That's kinda European I guess.

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:45

    Have totally missed it cos we went out to get pizza! That's kinda European I guess.

    pizza is definitely European.. and definitely worth missing bake off for.

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:45

    Have totally missed it cos we went out to get pizza! That's kinda European I guess.

    The quintessential Italian savoury cake :D

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:46

    Greenwich Sponge Time!! :)

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:47

    sugarworks looks mental.

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:47

    sugarworks looks mental.

    I've tried some... it is very stressful, much like making tuiles!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:48

    Luis Luis Luis!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:48

    Someone should've made a cake of the budapest circuit clearly

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:48

    Luis Luis Luis!

    :O :O amazing!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:49

    :O :O amazing!

    If he's not careful he's going to win this with a week to spare

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:49

    If he's not careful he's going to win this with a week to spare

    hahaha!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:49

    I feel like it may be Kate's time to go home. :(

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:49

    ...or does the final carry double (WeightWatchers) points?

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:50

    outrageous baking

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:51

    Ri-Dic-Ul-Ous!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:51

    Shame the substance didn't match the style as much

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:51

    Kate may be the opposite!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:51

    Kate has missed the ball :(

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:53

    i wonder what Norman would have done this week.. haha

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:53

    i wonder what Norman would have done this week.. haha

    Classic sponge cake with a bowl of caramel ;)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:53

    i wonder what Norman would have done this week.. haha

    Jam sponge tower, with an icing sugar dusting

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:55

    Sue says takk and all I can think of is sigur ros

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:55

    don't send anyone home!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:55

    don't send anyone home!

    Use the Diana-bye

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:55

    yay chetna :)

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:55

    I reckon no ones going!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:56

    THE DIANA RULE?!

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:56

    Have they ever explained in this detail before?

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:56

    I knew it!!

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 19:57

    This is probably Diana's best input to the show! :D :D :D

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:57

    "On this occasion,, we agreed we have a spare show to account for in the series" ;)

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:58

    YEEEES! ( I'm a little behind!)

  • Lukeh10/09/2014 at 19:59

    I think Kate dodged the bullet more there to be honest than Richard!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:59

    What on earth will Jo Brand talk about now?! haha

  • lou10/09/2014 at 19:59

    Eclair stair!!

  • lou10/09/2014 at 20:01

    ah that was awesome.. and now i feel like i need cake.. but i have made a cuppa so that'll have to do.

    ohh diana will be with Jo. makes sense.

    anyway. I'm off to do some more editing! Thanks for the baking chat guys :)

  • Will^10/09/2014 at 20:01

    What on earth will Jo Brand talk about now?! haha

    She doesn't need the fired baker for that show

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 18:59

    Bake off time

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:01

    Pastry week!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:01

    This should be a great choux!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:02

    Congrats again to Mrs Will^, Will :)

    You live with a Doctor *cue sci fi music*

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:03

    I want to know how to make pastry so I can make my own pies

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:04

    You live with a Doctor *cue sci fi music*

    doo do dooo - doo do doooo...

    She say thanks, she's been touched by the responses from people, especially the ones she doesn't know ;)

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:06

    Paneer and spinach samosas.... Hmmmmmm looks like I turned up at the right time...

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:06

    Pastry parcels - mmmmmm

    I want to know how to make pastry so I can make my own pies

    Pie pastry is easy, especially if you have a food processor.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:06

    Paneer and spinach samosas.... Hmmmmmm looks like I turned up at the right time...

    I could go for a pile of those!

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:07

    I could go for a pile of those!

    Me too... Almost as good as any sort of spinach and feta filled pastry... Hmmmmmm

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:09

    Perfect opportunity to turn up with Greggs' sausage rolls

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:09

    Me too... Almost as good as any sort of spinach and feta filled pastry... Hmmmmmm

    Was it you/your mum that made a spanakopita recently(ish)?

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:09

    Ack, late again. I caught up with last week's though, so am all up to date. What are we doing this week?

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:09

    Ack, late again. I caught up with last week's though, so am all up to date. What are we doing this week?

    Pastry week!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:10

    Ack, late again. I caught up with last week's though, so am all up to date. What are we doing this week?

    Pastry. First up parcels

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:10

    Pastry parcels, before moving onto pastry padded envelopes before ending with pastry your delivery is at our local depot leaflet.

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:10

    Pastry week!

    Ooooh, yum.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:10

    Was it you/your mum that made a spanakopita recently(ish)?

    We're always making spanakopita... Sooooooo goooooood. So it could have been us :)

    We make little spinach and feta fill parcels for race snacks/ lunch - best!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:11

    We're always making spanakopita... Sooooooo goooooood. So it could have been us :)

    I can remember a picture appearing :)

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:11

    She seems to be remaking a lot of stuff in recent weeks

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:12

    Gotta love a golden brown bit of pastry.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:12

    Oh gosh wish I had Mel's hair. So stylish.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:13

    Genius Mel!

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:13

    Wow, builder's look amazing. I might be hungry already.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:13

    Wow, builder's look amazing. I might be hungry already.

    Pastry is the most satisfying bite!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:14

    Martha's posh sausage rolls look amazing ;)

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:14

    How big are her pockets?

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:14

    Mel Piedroyc.

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:15

    Mel Piedroyc.

    :)

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:15

    How big are her pockets?

    I think she eats it before the next bit gets filmed ;)

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:15

    Yikes, kate's didn't come out that great...

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:16

    Yikes, kate's didn't come out that great...

    And she's covered i plasters!

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:16

    The pastry is what it's all about after all. Eek.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:16

    Kate looks to be in trouble already

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:16

    And she's covered i plasters!

    I bet it was the deep fat fryer. Those things are evil.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:16

    Mel is amazing.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:17

    I bet it was the deep fat fryer. Those things are evil.

    I love mine :)

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:17

    Oh my god mines!! *covers eyes*

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:20

    Well this is going to be interesting

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:21

    Mary's face when she saw those pasties <3

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:21

    Or pastries or whatever they are called.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:22

    This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase baking blind!

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:22

    Bake Off editors never show the bit where people are wrestling with their cling film. It can't just be me.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:22

    Bake Off editors never show the bit where people are wrestling with their cling film. It can't just be me.

    It sticks to everything. ALL THE TIME.

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:25

    It sticks to everything. ALL THE TIME.

    Phew :)

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:25

    I'm not gonna lie... I'm not a fan of Nancy...

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:26

    I like how they're all looking around at eahc other's bakes for this one constantly :)

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:27

    So these really are just a little ball of pastry. Mr C would approve.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:27

    "Sorry there's something happening over here."

    :)

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:28

    You know that question people ask about who you have as guests at a dinner party... Well I'd have Mel and Sue. They are awesome.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:29

    You know that question people ask about who you have as guests at a dinner party... Well I'd have Mel and Sue. They are awesome.

    Oooooo I tell you what we did at the weekend, we went to a murder mystery dinner party - was awesome!

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:29

    I like that this years bakers seem like a group that all get on so well.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:30

    Oooooo I tell you what we did at the weekend, we went to a murder mystery dinner party - was awesome!

    Oh my god, I've always wanted to go to one of those!!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:30

    Oooooo I tell you what we did at the weekend, we went to a murder mystery dinner party - was awesome!

    All I can think of is Steve Carell in The Office going THERE BEEN A MOIDDAHH!

    Sounds good though!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:31

    Oh my god, I've always wanted to go to one of those!!

    This was our first, and it was brilliant, I'm going to have to organise one now!

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:31

    Looks like Kate may be headed home :(

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:31

    Looks like Kate may be headed home :(

    2nd bad bake today, and she was in the bottom 2 last week

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:31

    This was our first, and it was brilliant, I'm going to have to organise one now!

    Oh my gosh you have to!

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:32

    Yaaaay for Richard!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:33

    Oh my gosh you have to!

    To far to come for a spc murder mystery? ;)

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:33

    *Too

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:33

    To far to come for a spc murder mystery? ;)

    Of course not! :)

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:34

    Eclairs!! <3

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:34

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm eclairs.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:35

    Kate has strawberries! Strawberry eclairs would be awesome.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:35

    I'd love a mint-choc eclair!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:36

    Can;t wait to see these. I'm a sucker for eclairs.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:37

    Lemon meringue eclairs!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:37

    Blimey, I just like them with chocolate on them

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:37

    Any choux will do!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:37

    Any choux will do!

    Choux them who's boss!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:37

    Choux them who's boss!

    This really is the choux-stopper challenge!

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:38

    This really is the choux-stopper challenge!

    Yes! :)

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:38

    Ohhhh, CHOUX.

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh. I see now.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:38

    I thought it was shoe because it looks like a shoe sized type of thing

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:39

    Oh no! Not lavender again. Haha.

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:39

    Lavender and rose are two things you wouldn't necessarily associate with a builder :)

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:39

    Quick someone throw almonds on

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:39

    Eclair stair!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:40

    An eclair-case!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:40

    Mmmmm. Profiteroles.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:40

    A profiterole dissertation.

    Best read ever.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:40

    maple syrup and bacon- Martha FTW!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:40

    bacon?!

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:41

    I'm surprised we don't see more bacon really.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:41

    I'm surprised we don't see more bacon really.

    The almonds kidnapped the bacon.

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:42

    It's sort of nice when there are less bakers because they have more room each.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:45

    Hehehehe.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:45

    <3 Sue, aware of the tinnitus sufferers

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:45

    Go Martha, go!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:45

    uhoh... Martha

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:46

    "Polish your chouxs."

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:46

    Come on bakers, choux us what you're made of!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:46

    Richards nailed it again

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:46

    Yay for Richard!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:46

    Awww - Richard is helping

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:47

    Best builder ever.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:47

    These all look amazing!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:47

    Choux.

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:47

    Choux's over

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:47

    I'm so loving the puns.. :)

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:48

    Savoury choux boggles my marbles a bit.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:48

    Savoury choux boggles my marbles a bit.

    Yeah, I'm not digging the savouryness,

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:48

    Over-lavendered. I don't think that's a word.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:49

    Paul and Mary have the best job.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:49

    Go Luis!

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:50

    Richards Luis nailed it again

    Totally called it.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:51

    Uh oh... gotta be Kate's week to go I reckon...

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:51

    Chetna going for a baker's dozen

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:52

    Oh Martha looks so stressed.

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:52

    Bacon on an ecclair is bamboozling me

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:53

    On Martha :(

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:55

    Oh no, don't send Martha away... It's gotta be Kate!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:56

    Kate has bottled all 3 tasks... a cert!

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:57

    Kate looks to be in trouble already

    Said it at 20;16

  • Lukeh17/09/2014 at 19:57

    had to happen, sadly

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:57

    Everyone else had to stay... :)

  • Christine17/09/2014 at 19:57

    Aww, poor Kate but that seems right.

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:58

    Hahahaha Mary 'do you think your chickens really need stairs?'

  • Will^17/09/2014 at 19:58

    Next weeks looks good!

  • lou17/09/2014 at 19:59

    Ah bake off gets better and better each week. :) right, now off to do some editing and watch The Zoo. Thanks for baking chat everyone :)

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 18:59

    Evening bake(off)ers!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 18:59

    "advanced dough week" - ooooo!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:04

    So excited for this.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:04

    Richard is on the look out - he's done star baker one week, then falling flat the next before...

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:05

    I've just been handed some home made bread and butter pudding...not as fancy as any of the stuff they are gonna make.. But still tasty.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:06

    I've just been handed some home made bread and butter pudding...not as fancy as any of the stuff they are gonna make.. But still tasty.

    Very jealous! I love BnB pudding.

    I've not eaten yet, which can only go badly come 9 o'clock.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:07

    I've not eaten yet, which can only go badly come 9 o'clock.

    You're gonna have such an amazing feast come 9!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:12

    A sugar cube soaked in brandy in the middle of the roll?!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:12

    You're gonna have such an amazing feast come 9!

    Either that or guilt-making binge, but I'd be happy either way

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:12

    A sugar cube soaked in brandy in the middle of the roll?!

    Luis almost forgot his fruits....

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:13

    Nanci is being featured a lot... that could be a sign.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:14

    Found out this week Paul lives in Kent near me!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:16

    Found out this week Paul lives in Kent near me!

    Are you going to try to invite yourself round to his for tea?

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:19

    Are you going to try to invite yourself round to his for tea?

    If it was Mary, I totally would.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:20

    Ooooohh lucky chetna!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:20

    Haha! Chetna should just her one for this morning out!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:21

    So does the star baker now get a star badge?

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:22

    So does the star baker now get a star badge?

    Should do :D

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:23

    Should do :D

    Well I noticed someone had one last week, and Richard is wearing one this week. Like a sheriffs badge.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:23

    Well I noticed someone had one last week, and Richard is wearing one this week. Like a sheriffs badge.

    :D :D :D

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:25

    Anybody who gets theirs anywhere near to Chetnas or beats her must get serious points!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:26

    Is Nancy sponsored by microwaves or something?!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:26

    Is Nancy sponsored by microwaves or something?!

    She's on a one woman mission to annoy Paul.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:27

    Is Nancy sponsored by microwaves or something?!

    Martha is sponsored by clingfilm

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:31

    I'm loving this technical

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:32

    I'm loving this technical

    Same! It's so interesting to have Chetna telling us what it should be like. Haha.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:32

    Same! It's so interesting to have Chetna telling us what it should be like. Haha.

    Almost like if we had a split screen with Paul doing it properly

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:33

    Almost like if we had a split screen with Paul doing it properly

    Ooooohh that would be cool!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:33

    Ooooohh that would be cool!

    Or on the BakeOff app as a second screen experience!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:33

    'Best one I've ever done' haha.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:33

    'Best one I've ever done' haha.

    :)

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:35

    Ooh bad signs for Nancy.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:36

    Ooh bad signs for Nancy.

    Scary stuff!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:36

    Ohh s.....

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:37

    Nooooooooooo not Martha!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:37

    Well no prizes for guessing who will be no.1 in this.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:39

    @marthacollison: I made something inedible #welldonemartha

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:39

    Ohh I'm disliking Nancy more and more :(

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:40

    Hmmmm doughnuts.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:40

    Ohh I'm disliking Nancy more and more :(

    #anyonebutNancy

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:40

    Doughnuts!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:41

    COCKTAIL DOUGHNUTS?!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:42

    See look at Richard... Sheriff star on his overalls.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:42

    See look at Richard... Sheriff star on his overalls.

    Indeed.

    In other news I expect his doughnuts to all be perfectly shaped.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:43

    Martha is making a Cronut!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:43

    Martha's going cronut?! Go big or go home!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:44

    Oh gosh.... Anything with salted caramel is the best.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:45

    Oh gosh.... Anything with salted caramel is the best.

    It seriously is - if those 2 words appear on the menu I will have it :)

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:45

    Not sure Nancy's ones are focusing on substance enough...

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:45

    It seriously is - if those 2 words appear on the menu I will have it :)

    Yes!! I tried newtons salted caramel and popcorn ice cream from waitrose a while ago - expensive but do it. It's the best.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:46

    Hestons... Not newtons..

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:47

    I had a salted caramel chocolate pot off a menu the other week - to. die. for.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:47

    Luis 'I'm taking out the judges today'

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:47

    Ohh no, Martha!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:47

    I had a salted caramel chocolate pot off a menu the other week - to. die. for.

    Next time I'm in your neck of the woods I'm expecting a salted caramel cake thing haha.

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:47

    Oh it's bye bye Martha isn't it :(

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:48

    'Curtain ring'

    Hahahah

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:48

    Next time I'm in your neck of the woods I'm expecting a salted caramel cake thing haha.

    Ohh, never cooked with it, but we can surely go and try to find this one :)

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:48

    Oh it's bye bye Martha isn't it :(

    Yup - been a good run, especially when you remember that she is soo young!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:49

    Fill them with baileys?!!

    Oh gosh that's heaven, right there.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:50

    Fill them with baileys?!!

    Luis makes a late push for Chetna's star baker crown

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:50

    Oh Martha :(

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:51

    *want*

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:51

    Best day's judging!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:51

    Yaaaay for Richard!

  • Lou24/09/2014 at 19:53

    Well at least they taste nice.

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:54

    Well at least they taste nice.

    Paul has never been nasty to her, I don't think he can bring himself to

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:54

    Paul has never been nasty to her, I don't think he can bring himself to

    Good :)

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:55

    Hahaha Mary!!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:55

    If only you had arrived earlier in the evening... I was planning on a trip here for dinner before the FormulaE: http://www.thebootmappleboroughgreen.co.uk/pdf/thebootinnmappleboroughgreen-dessert_menu.pdf

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:57

    If only you had arrived earlier in the evening... I was planning on a trip here for dinner before the FormulaE: www.thebootmapple…

    Damn work. Next time tho. That looks like the best place ever. Damn my sweet tooth!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:57

    YAAAAAAAAY well done richard!!

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:57

    Awwww :(

  • lou24/09/2014 at 19:58

    Richard to win!!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:59

    Richard to win!!

    Yup, think I'm teamRichard as well now!

  • Will^24/09/2014 at 19:59

    Damn work. Next time tho. That looks like the best place ever. Damn my sweet tooth!

    If you're ever "this far north" again ;)

  • lou24/09/2014 at 20:01

    If you're ever "this far north" again ;)

    Tempt me with food and I'll be there :)

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:03

    Good evening all!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:06

    Baclava is up first

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:08

    Chetna colouring her filo, and Paul is being disapproving (as always)

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:11

    Nancy filling some of hers with muesli - interesting...

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:13

    hmmmm baclava

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:13

    hmmmm baclava

    Hello company!

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:13

    Nancy filling some of hers with muesli - interesting...

    why am i not surpised she makes her own muesli haha

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:14

    Hello company!

    hiii had to make a green tea before i joined the comments :)

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:14

    Nancy's looks like Casandra from Dr Who

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:14

    Nancy's looks like Casandra from Dr Who

    hahaaha!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:14

    hiii had to make a green tea before i joined the comments :)

    I wise move

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:16

    Nancy seems in trouble with her 2nd flavour

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:19

    Nancy seems in trouble with her 2nd flavour

    oh god she obviously can't do anything wrong

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:20

    Ohh no Luis

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:20

    Good effort Richard!

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:21

    https://twitter.com/BBCOne/status/517393705809219584

    not looking good for Luis.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:22

    not looking good for Luis.

    Or are the Beeb using Twitter to build tension... Chetna wasn't up to her standards

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:23

    20 LAYERS!?!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:23

    shi torte?

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:23

    it's grilled?!?

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:24

    I think know what it is :)

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:24

    :O :O :O :O

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:24

    WANT!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:24

    Exactly! Wow!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:25

    Got to make that when I have time to clear the decks and concentrate

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:25

    oh wow. i need to stop watching the programme. It's gonna make me so fat.

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:25

    hehehe love Chetna.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:26

    I baked earlier - a cinnamon and apple cake with sugar-crunch-crust.

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:26

    I baked earlier - a cinnamon and apple cake with sugar-crunch-crust.

    oooooohhhhh!!!!

    I baked bread pudding with mum earlier this week. not fancy but yummy :)

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:27

    'i've got the grill on full whack.. so it should be pretty hot in there..'

    love Richard.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:27

    oooooohhhhh!!!!

    I've got to drizzle some white icing over the top (BakeOff style) before I post any photos :)

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:28

    I've got to drizzle some white icing over the top (BakeOff style) before I post any photos :)

    hmmmmmm! you've got my address right, send me a slice ;)

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:28

    I baked bread pudding with mum earlier this week. not fancy but yummy :)

    I should really remember to make that sometime soon

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:28

    I should really remember to make that sometime soon

    we soaked the bread in earl grey tea. so good.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:31

    we soaked the bread in earl grey tea. so good.

    Oooo, nice. I want to do similar: bread, dark choc, bread soaked in orange liqueur, more bread, then cover in the custardy goodness :)

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:31

    Oooo, nice. I want to do similar: bread, dark choc, bread soaked in orange liqueur, more bread, then cover in the custardy goodness :)

    oohhhh!!!! that sounds nice!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:32

    "Make the chocolate glaze"

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:33

    Apparently Luis gives good advice (so Mrs^ says): "if it's nagging me I've got to listen to the voice"

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:34

    Ohh dear, Richard's and Chetna's are short

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:35

    i have this feeling Nancy is gonna have her own baking show. she seems to enjoy talking to camera.

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:36

    he's actually counting them!!!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:36

    he's actually counting them!!!

    Paul HollywoOCD

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:37

    Luis has saved this mornings performance! awesome!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:38

    Chetna is in trouble

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:41

    pomegranate jelly, on a cake?! yum!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:42

    Another fridge/freezer incident coming?

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:43

    oh goodness. how awesome was John - https://twitter.com/JohnWhaiteBakes/status/517399130285826048

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:44

    oh goodness. how awesome was John - https://twitter.c…

    Saw him at the GoodFood Show - great chef

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:45

    ...great to see he's staying in cooking, and really going somewhere

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:46

    ...great to see he's staying in cooking, and really going somewhere

    amazing isn't it. he's started a cookery school!! amazing.

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:47

    i don't know whether i'm Arthur or Martha this afternoon - no Nancy.. Martha left last week.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:50

    Oooo, I have moose rings, maybe I should use them for actually making mooses ;)

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:50

    Oooo, I have moose rings, maybe I should use them for actually making mooses ;)

    dooooo it!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:51

    dooooo it!

    Or maybe mousse ;)

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:51

    Nancy not having a tray below >

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:52

    Nancy not having a tray below >

    amateur ;)

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:52

    they look awesome! go Richard!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:52

    Richard for start baker #5!

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:52

    yaaaaaaaay!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:53

    Look at those polka dotty sponges!

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:56

    oh no!! looks like Chetna is in trouble.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:56

    Here's hoping: Kick off Nancy and Chetna and bring back Martha

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:56

    Here's hoping: Kick off Nancy and Chetna and bring back Martha

    hahahah yes!

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:57

    YES!! GO RICHARD! :D :D :D

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:57

    Called it :D !!! TeamRichardFTW

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:58

    Called it :D !!! TeamRichardFTW

    hehe he has to win! he's so awesome!

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:58

    aw :( rubbish. poor Chetna.

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:59

    Sucks, but she had a poor weekend :( Would rather have lost Nancy

  • lou01/10/2014 at 19:59

    oh goodness they all look fabulous!!!

  • Will^01/10/2014 at 19:59

    Croquembouche next time?

  • lou01/10/2014 at 20:00

    Croquembouche next time?

    i hope so! :)

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 18:11

    Can't believe it's the final already. I've missed so much. Hopefully be able to tune in this evening.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:44

    It's surely Richard's to lose!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 18:45

    It's surely Richard's to lose!

    From what I gather, he's had about 100 star bakers?

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:45

    From what I gather, he's had about 100 star bakers?

    He has just been nailing it week after week. I just miss Norman.

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 18:46

    Surprised Nancy managed to get this far.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:46

    Surprised Nancy managed to get this far.

    Still not a fan.

    #sorrynancy

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 18:48

    Bake Off infographic. That's a lot of eggs. http://twitter.com/RadioTimes/status/519896048014077952/photo/1

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 18:52

    Still not a fan.

    #TeamRichard #AnyoneButNancy Evening all - excited by this one!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:55

    Bake Off infographic. That's a lot of eggs. twitter.com/Radio…

    609 blocks of butter!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 18:57

    BakeOff BakeOff BakeOff !!!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:57

    I want to bake another cake but I need to wait to get this stoopid cast off.

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 18:58

    I want to bake another cake but I need to wait to get this stoopid cast off.

    I baked this last weds: https://twitter.com/notonlyahatrack/status/518422684708110336

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:59

    I baked this last weds: https://twitter.c…

    Looks good!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 18:59

    Looks good!

    My thin icing drizzle turned into a thick icing pour ;)

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 18:59

    I baked this last weds: https://twitter.c…

    That looks yum!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 18:59

    My thin icing drizzle turned into a thick icing pour ;)

    winner either way ;)

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:00

    help them!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:01

    Always jealous of the families that get to come along and eat everything.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:02

    It looks so empty

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:02

    They'll be echoing around!

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:02

    Goooo Richard!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:03

    Luis has been really creative

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:03

    I have Reece's peanut butter cups.. I am ready for whatever delights they through at us!

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:03

    Throw even.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:03

    Mmmmm, pain au chocolate

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:04

    I have Reece's peanut butter cups.. I am ready for whatever delights they through at us!

    It's only taken a series, but learning how to be prepared!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:04

    What are they doing? (loud baby)

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:04

    What are they doing? (loud baby)

    It's a posh word that also means pain au chocolate and stuff.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:05

    It's a posh word that also means pain au chocolate and stuff.

    "The Greggs Window"

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:05

    It's a posh word that also means pain au chocolate and stuff.

    thanks :)

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:05

    It's a posh word that also means pain au chocolate and stuff.

    I'm so pleased you said that. I was wondering how to spell it!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:05

    Oh that reminds me, they have done up the Greggs next to work this week. It has seats and tables.

    It feels wrong

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:05

    I'm so pleased you said that. I was wondering how to spell it!

    I was going to google it but I don't even know what to search for. Something beginning with V. Maybe. :)

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:06

    Oh that reminds me, they have done up the Greggs next to work this week. It has seats and tables.

    although I finally went to patisserie valerie in Cardiff last week and... they had no cake left for that day.

    Which seems mental to me

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:06

    2 doughs - ohh ok then :)

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:07

    Which seems mental to me

    It seems mental, but it's actually brilliant. It means they only serve fresh cakes.. Which is amazing. Proper bakery/ patisserie. All fresh that day.

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:07

    I FOUND IT! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viennoiserie

    Winner!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:07

    It seems mental, but it's actually brilliant. It means they only serve fresh cakes.. Which is amazing. Proper bakery/ patisserie. All fresh that day.

    absolutely agree, it made me happy it proved everything was fresh!

    But cake disappointment is a brutal thing :)

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:08

    Winner!

    Greggs Window is easier to spell :)

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:09

    But cake disappointment is a brutal thing :)

    The disappointment of not getting cake when you reaaaaaaaaaaaally want cake is a horrible thing.

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:09

    "Just trying to make sure my layers don't lose their layeriness."

    Totes need a GBBO dictionary.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:09

    Winner!

    <3

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:11

    Vienensosorie.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:11

    Hahaha best pronunciation

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:12

    Richard's philosophy today - go bold or go home!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:12

    Excellent oven watching technique from Richard

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:13

    They all look lovely!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:13

    There, that's how to drizzle icing!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:15

    I make that style of twisty tart basket :)

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:16

    Paul is on the warpath

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:16

    You can tell it's the final, Paul properly picky.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:16

    Oh Paul leave Richard alone, so they joined.. They look AMAZING!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:16

    I gve it 5 minutes before Paul goes Gordon Ramsey on everyone

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:17

    I gve it 5 minutes before Paul goes Gordon Ramsey on everyone

    Paul is going more Lord Shuggs

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:17

    Paul is going more Lord Shuggs

    "You're fryered!"

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:18

    Woah.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:18

    In two hours!!!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:18

    "36 items - make them all"

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:18

    108 cakes to eat!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:19

    "The result has to be sheer perfection. That's all."

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:19

    "The result has to be sheer perfection. That's all."

    "Because if not, YOU'RE FIRED.

    Wait."

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:19

    "The result has to be sheer perfection. That's all."

    Pffft - simples

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:20

    I have some vienesse whirls, yum yum.

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:20

    I have some vienesse whirls, yum yum.

    Veiennasonsores whirls.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:21

    Veiennasonsores whirls.

    It means nothing to meeee...

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:22

    Richard overegged his pudding

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:25

    Oh... Nancy is gonna win.. Isn't she? :(

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:25

    They might each have one element perfect, one average, and one nightmare

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:25

    Oh... Nancy is gonna win.. Isn't she? :(

    Slow and steady... :(

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:25

    I would love to see good old Norman try this

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:28

    ' this is the final to the great british bake off Mary, you pipe! '

    Gosh I love this programme.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:28

    Mmmm, tartar colon.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:28

    It's falling apart for Richard :(

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:28

    Noooooooooo :(

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:29

    No star-baking high scorer has won the series before...

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:30

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain

    95% of Britons are starting to worry about Richard.

    Hehehehe.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:31

    Come on Richard!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:31

    So rubbish for Richard when he's done so well to this point.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:31

    Hmmmmmmmmmm yum yum yum.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:31

    here we go!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:32

    A super croquembouche!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:32

    Lots of big words tonight.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:33

    Richard is wearing the same tshirt as he did for day 1... Hm..

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:33

    As in day one of the final weekend.. Not day one of the comp..

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:34

    Richard is wearing the same tshirt as he did for day 1... Hm..

    It's gonna be a Moffat-esque story loop!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:35

    She really did get flour everywhere! All over her face and everything :)

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:37

    please be a windmill!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:37

    please be a windmill!

    ....soo close

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:39

    Little choux balls.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:40

    Marthhaaaaa

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:40

    beard!!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:41

    NORMAN!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:42

    Love that bending gadget!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:43

    I would be soooo bad at sugar work.

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:43

    Offcuts :)

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:44

    Like a ferrero rocher

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:44

    I really, realy love Luis' one

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:44

    Like a ferrero rocher

    If red, a ferrari rocher?

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:45

    Interesting, Nancy built hers on the outside of something, but Richard built his on the inside of something

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:45

    These are so much more impressive than last years final bakes.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:46

    Crazy efforts!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:46

    Look at Luis'!!!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:46

    I actually can't get my head around these. Luis' is incredible.

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:47

    Nancy's looks rather good, as does Luis'

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:47

    If Luis doesn't win it'll be an outrage. Look at that.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:48

    Yaaaay for Richard!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:48

    phew!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:48

    :)

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:48

    Can-can you bring that up.

    genius.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:50

    Nancy did good

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:51

    Nancy did good

    She is looking good for it...

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:51

    Maccaroons are so conflicting. They look so good but I know I can't have them

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:52

    Maccaroons are so conflicting. They look so good but I know I can't have them

    They are the best.

    Sucks they have almond in tho :(

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:52

    Sucks they have almond in tho :(

    The blasted a word!

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:53

    Gotta be Luis.

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:53

    they can't carry them ALL THAT WAY.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:53

    I'm not sure who is going to win this now!

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:53

    they can't carry them ALL THAT WAY.

    I'd be so worried!

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:53

    I'm not sure who is going to win this now!

    not Richard I fear :(

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:54

    It's gonna be nancy.. I can feel it :(

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:55

    UNBELIEVABLE

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:56

    TRAVESTY.

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:56

    Oh Richard.. So sad for you.

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:57

    This is the Tortoise and the Hare for the 21st Centuary.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 19:57

    Norman has an autobiography!

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 19:59

    The "what they've been doing" bit at the end is my favourite.

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 19:59

    Martha is being mobbed by y7s!! :D

  • lou08/10/2014 at 19:59

    WILL GO ONLINE AND APPLY,

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 20:00

    I demand a rebake

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 20:00

    WILL GO ONLINE AND APPLY,

    You know that you don't live close enough to eat the spoils of each week's practice bakes? ;)

  • lou08/10/2014 at 20:03

    You know that you don't live close enough to eat the spoils of each week's practice bakes? ;)

    The drive isn't thaaaaat far...ish..

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 20:04

    The drive isn't thaaaaat far...ish..

    The drive isn't thaaaaat far...ish..

    That's you coming up, or me delivering them?

  • lou08/10/2014 at 20:05

    That's you coming up, or me delivering them?

    If I get fed I'll happily drive up! :) haha.

  • Lukeh08/10/2014 at 20:05

    It's been a fun series, cheers folks

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 20:07

    If I get fed I'll happily drive up! :) haha.

    I should really get round to working out how exactly I would post slices of cake... see if I can work out a system ;)

  • Christine08/10/2014 at 20:11

    Thanks everyone, lots of fun even if not the ending we might have wanted! Enjoyed the bits I got to share with you all :)

  • Will^08/10/2014 at 20:11

    Thanks everyone, lots of fun even if not the ending we might have wanted! Enjoyed the bits I got to share with you all :)

    It's been a fun series, cheers folks

    Good pie everyone!

  • lou08/10/2014 at 20:15

    I should really get round to working out how exactly I would post slices of cake... see if I can work out a system ;)

    <3