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

    That jelly art though...

    Well, we've made it to the quarterfinal of Great British Bake Off, and it feels like just yesterday the season was starting. What is time, really?

    Since I could stare at photos and pretty drawings of food all day, I'm back again with the quarterfinal 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.

    The theme of this week was Desserts Week, which started with a cheesecake signature bake. Here's how it went:

    1. Dave's "Celebration of Citrus" Cheesecakes:

    Dave's cheesecakes piped with meringue kisses side-by-side with their drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    2. Laura's Passion Fruit Cheesecakes:

    Laura's cheesecakes side-by-side with their drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    3. Hermine's Passion Fruit Cheesecakes:

    Hermine's cheesecakes in adorable little festive jars side-by-side with their drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    4. Marc's New York Style Vanilla and Mascarpone Cheesecakes:

    Marc's cheesecakes side-by-side with their drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    5. Peter's Lime & Ginger Cheesecakes:

    Marc's cheesecakes side-by-side with their drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    The technical challenge was Sussex Pond Pudding and, well, I'm trying to forget about this round entirely, tbh.

    Paul and Prue talking about the technical challenge
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    Laura won, but no one did well. I blame the challenge and not the bakers on this one!

    Finally, we moved on to a showstopper challenge of jelly art cakes, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Here's how it went down:

    6. Peter's Snow Globe Jelly Cake:

    Peter's festive holiday jelly cake side-by-side with its drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    7. Hermine's Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Jelly Cake:

    Hermine's floral jelly cake side-by-side with its drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    8. Dave's Newquay Beach Scene:

    Dave's beachy jelly cake side-by-side with its drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    9. Laura's "Flower Power" Koi Jelly Art Cake:

    Laura's floral koi pond jelly cake side-by-side with its drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    10. Marc's Apple Jelly with Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse:

    Marc's apple jelly cake side-by-side with its drawing
    Tom Hovey/Netflix

    In the end, Hermine was named Star Baker (for the second week in a row!) and Marc was sent home. It gets harder and harder to say goodbye to someone each week, and this one definitely hurts.

    And that's a wrap on the quarterfinal! 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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