Great British Bake Off

Well it's that time of year again; time to pop the kettle on, grab the biscuit tin (or a slice of cake!) and settle down for another series of The Great British Bake Off! With all the exciting and tricky recipes, especially how daring the showstoppers can get, this is a TV series I eagerly look forward to every year. I might even pinch some inspiration for my own baking, but no matter how scary the board room was, I definitely don’t envy them having to bake and decorate under pressure! Think I will stick to my little home kitchen.

Wasn’t last night a perfect week for us to start on? Cake Week! Of course my first spot was the Ridiculously Rich coloured fridges in the tent (must get myself one of those!), and I do love a good fruity cake; got to love a sprinkle of coconut like Peter too (might be a little hint in that comment, watch this space!). How do we feel about the technical challenge? The world of Twitter definitely didn’t seem too sure on the idea of a Peppermint Mini Roll; the last time I experimented with peppermint I ended up putting so much in that my family thought I had baked with toothpaste! Not really the reaction you want! 

I think my favourite bit will always the showstoppers, I'm always so tense watching them, remember the Baked Alaska disaster from Series 5?! I couldn’t believe how adventurous they got for week one this series! Yan’s cake was amazing! Best way to create an illusion; a cake that looks like it should be savoury but is actually yummy and sweet! I'd definitely would like a slice of Steven’s Baker’s Lunch Cake; you know it’s good when it leaves Paul Hollywood speechless! But in the end, it just has to be all about Flo’s watermelon cake doesn’t it? The colour of the sponge was so beautiful and chocolate ‘seeds’ are genius!

Watermelon cake

Already looking forward to seeing what biscuits we get to see next week! It’s definitely too early for me to pick a winner, I normally get these things wrong anyway and then get really sad when my favourite one goes! What do you guys think?

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