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    18 Side-By-Sides Of The "Great British Bake Off" Bakes Vs. Their Drawings

    So. Much. Chocolate.

    Well, we've made it to Chocolate Week on Great British Bake Off, which is also just what I call every week, TBH.

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    Now, since I could stare at photos and pretty drawings of food all day, I'm back again with this week's side-by-sides of the drawings next to the bakes.

    Note that the drawings are, of course, done after the final bakes by illustrator Tom Hovey (aka the man with the coolest job ever!). He once told Vulture, “My job is to illustrate what the bakers planned to create, not what they actually baked in the tent." So I just think it's pretty neat to see a side-by-side of what the bakers had planned next to how things turned out.

    Listen, I'm not going to sugarcoat this (pun intended). The Signature Bake of brownies seemed so simple, yet ended up being pretty brutal. Let's take a look:

    Lottie looking concerned
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    1. Peter's Upside Down Brownie

    Peter's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    2. Marc's Praline Brownies

    Marc's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    3. Linda's "Treats of Christmas Past" Brownies

    Linda's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    4. Laura's Salted Caramel Brownie S'mores

    Laura's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    5. Mark's "Gimme S'more" Brownies

    Mark's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    6. Hermine's Raspberry White Chocolate & Pistachio Brownies

    Hermine's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    7. Lottie's "Have Your Cake and Eat It" Brownies

    Lottie's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    8. Sura's Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

    Sura's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    9. And Dave's Honeycomb Explosion Brownies

    Dave's brownie side-by-side with its drawing
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    Up next was the Technical Challenge, which brought us right back to Bread Week with a chocolate babka. (Honestly, one of my personal favorite indulgences!)

    The technical challenge babkas all lined up with the narration "crispy on the outside and soft on the inside."
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    Linda won with an absolutely beautiful babka!

    Finally, we moved on to a white chocolate cake Showstopper. Here's how it went down:

    10. Marc's White Chocolate & Raspberry Buttercream Celebration Cake

    Marc's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    11. Dave's Strawberry Splash White Chocolate Fraisier Cake

    Dave's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    12. Mark's "A Baking Show Birthday" Cake

    Mark's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    13. Linda's English Rose Cake

    Linda's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    14. Hermine's Lemon & White Chocolate Cake

    Hermine's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    15. Peter's Graduation Cake

    Peter's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    16. Sura's Strawberry & White Chocolate Celebration Cake

    Sura's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    17. Lottie's Nana and Papa's Sapphire Anniversary Cake

    Lottie's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    18. And Laura's Chocolate Heaven Cake

    Laura's cake side-by-side with its drawing
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    In the end, Mark was named Star Baker, and after a bad week that culminated in her Showstopper cake being raw, Sura was sent home. It had to happen, but oh boy did it break my heart. We'll miss you, Sura!

    Sura saying "I hate white chocolate"
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    Same, TBH.

    And that's a wrap on Chocolate Week! Next up? Pastry Week! Who are you rooting for? Who do you think will make it to the finals? Let me know in the comments!

    If you enjoy these drawings as much as I do, check out artist Tom Hovey's work on his website and his studio site and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TomHoveyArt.

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