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Can You Win "Bake Off"?

On your marks, get set... BAKE.

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  1. First up: the signature challenge – your twist<br />on a classic chocolate cake. Which bake do<br />you attempt?
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    A black forest gateaux that looks like an actual forest, with chocolate trees and a pack of wolves roaming through it<br />
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    A yuletide chocolate log decorated with holly
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    The same chocolate cake<br />I baked for my own wedding, with<br />3 tiers and white chocolate icing
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    Something<br />I refer to as "The Chocolate Volcano"
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  2. Paul's expressed concern over your recipe. He thinks it's going to be too moist. What do you say to him?

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    "I know you like it moist, Paul"
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    "Trust me Paul! I've baked it before – I know what I'm doing"
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    "Ooh, you're making me nervous!"
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    "That's not the only thing that's moist, Paul"
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  3. You're a little nervous. What mistake did you make in the signature challenge?
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    I forgot to add salt to my mix
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    I broke some of my sugar work
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    I left my bake in the oven a tiny bit too long
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    I tripled the quantity of baking soda by accident
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  4. One of your fellow contestants is having an absolute disaster. If you help them, you won't finish your own cake in time. What do you do?

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    Rush to help them anyway, I feel so sorry for them
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    Say comforting things to them, but make sure<br />I finish my own cake
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    Just ignore them – this is a competition!
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    I'm too busy managing my own baking disaster to be able to help
  5. Time for the technical challenge! You've been asked to make floating islands. The instructions require "quenelling" – what do you do?
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    I dye my custard blue and my meringues green so they look like <i>actual</i> islands
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    Quenelling is<br />a posh term for baking, so<br />I bake my meringues
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    Quenelling is moving the meringues from one spoon to another to achieve the right shape
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    I craft my meringues into tiny sculptures of Paul and Prue to impress them
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  6. Sandy and Noel are discussing the texture of your dough. What do you say to them?

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    I prefer it slightly wet
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    It's nice and soft, just like me
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    I'm just fingering it a bit
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    I'm giving it a good seeing to
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  7. Time for the<br />showstopper challenge! Choose a concept:
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    A wintry fairy-tale castle cake with icing sugar falling like snow from a candyfloss cloud &amp; sugar-work icicles
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    A cake shaped like a dragon, breathing hard caramel fire
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    A replica of the<br /><i>Bake Off</i> tent made from marzipan, with gingerbread judges, contestants, &amp; benches inside
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    My life story told in the form of cake
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  8. Disaster! Your cake hasn't risen at all. What do you do?
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    Throw it in the bin and start again
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    Just cover it in a thick layer of icing and hope for the best
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    Completely change my showstopper so it doesn't involve the cake anymore
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    Put it back in the oven to give it more time to rise
  9. It's time to present your showstopper. What surprise awaits the judges when they cut into your cake?
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    It's full of glitter
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    The inside<br />is three different types of cake representing different elements of the showstopper
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    The inside is completely raw and spills onto the plate in a yellow pool
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    The cake has a cute red heart baked into the middle of it
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