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    I'm Completely Mesmerized By These 22 Side-By-Sides Of The "Great British Bake Off" Bakes Vs. Their Drawings

    Can one of these bakers build me a house out of biscuits, please?

    Another week has passed, which means we're back in the tent for Week 2 of The Great British Bake Off — aka Biscuit Week!

    Matt and Noel as biscuits
    Netflix

    And yes, here are our hosts, Matt and Noel, as biscuits. 

    Now, since I could stare at photos and pretty drawings of food all day, I'm back this season with 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.

    SIGNATURE CHALLENGE: 24 Brandy Snaps! (Emphasis on the snap!)

    1. Lizzie's Fast-Food Apple Pie Brandy Snaps:

    Lizzie's Fast-Food Apple Pie Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    2. Crystelle's "Apple of my P-eye" Brandy Snaps:

    Crystelle's 'Apple of my P-eye' Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    3. Maggie's Blackcurrant Brandy Snaps:

    Maggie's Blackcurrant Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    4. George's Cypriot Brandy Snaps:

    George's Cypriot Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    5. Amanda's "Open Sesame" Brandy Snaps:

    Amanda's 'Open Sesame' Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    6. Freya's "Brandy Snapuccinos":

    Freya's 'Brandy Snapuccinos' side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    7. Rochica's Coffee Brandy Snaps:

    Rochica's Coffee Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    8. Chigs' "Espresso Martini" Brandy Snaps:

    Chigs' Espresso Martini Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    9. Jairzeno's Chocolate, Passion Fruit & Pineapple Brandy Snaps:

    Jairzeno's Chocolate, Passion Fruit & Pineapple Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    10. Jürgen's "A Cup of Chai" Brandy Snaps:

    Jürgen's 'A Cup of Chai' Brandy Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    11. Giuseppe's Gianduja Snaps:

    Giuseppe's Gianduja Snaps side by side with their drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    TECHNICAL CHALLENGE: 12 Sandwiched Jammy Biscuits!

    The eleven bakers wait for judgement on their technical challenge round
    Netflix

    Jürgen won the technical challenge with Giuseppe right behind him. 

    SHOWSTOPPER: A biscuit structure inspired by a favorite childhood toy that included an "interactive" element.

    12. George's "Paul & Prue Airlines":

    George's 'Paul & Prue Airlines' side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    13. Lizzie's "Paint a Truck":

    Lizzie's 'Paint a Truck' side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    14. Jairzeno's Tall Ship:

    Jairzeno's Tall Ship side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    15. Maggie's Beach Playset:

    Maggie's Beach Playset side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    16. Jürgen's "Grandpa's Windmill":

    Jürgen's 'Grandpa's Windmill' side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    17. Freya's "Winnie":

    Freya's 'Winnie' side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    18. Amanda's Carousel Rocking Horse:

    Amanda's Carousel Rocking Horse side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    19. Chigs' Snooker Table:

    Chigs' Snooker Table side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    20. Giuseppe's Reversi Board Game:

    Giuseppe's Reversi Board Game side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    21. Rochica's Gingerbread Pinball Game:

    Rochica's Gingerbread Pinball Game side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    22. Crystelle's Vanity Playset:

    Crystelle's Vanity Playset side by side with its drawing
    Netflix/Tom Hovey

    In the end, Jürgen was crowned Star Baker again (and this time, his family picked up the phone when he called!) and Jairzeno was sent home.

    Jürgen saying he's Star Baker again
    Netflix

    And 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.

    And that's a wrap (or should I say, a Brandy Snap) on this week! Who were your favorites? What are your thoughts on the season so far? And are you ready for Bread Week next week? I personally cannot wait. See you then!