This year’s much anticipated re-branded Great British Bake Off promised lots of excitement when it burst onto our screens last night. Not only boasting a new channel, new judge and new presenters but a new yiddishe contestant to boot.
Hertfordshire mum of three Stacey Hart tried to impress Prue and Paul with an apple and walnut cake for the first challenge, but received a lukewarm response with Paul admitting that he didn’t think the whole concept worked together and Prue noticing that her fruit had sunk.
The first technical challenge saw the 12 wannabe bakers spending two hours making 12 chocolate mini rolls from Prue’s recipe. Poor Stacey’s nerves got the better of her as she delivered an ‘underbaked’ and ‘messy’ batch, coming in at an unimpressive 11th place.
And it was a mixed bag (pun intended) of feedback for her red velvet clutch bag illusion cake, which Paul said didn’t actually look as intended but both he and Prue deemed ‘delicious’ on the taste test.
Ok, so she may not have made Star Baker, but our Stacey’s luck wasn’t all out as she narrowly escaped elimination and we can’t wait to see her back in the tent next week, when we’ll be hoping that she has more mazel.