Last year I decided to bake every technical challenge from The Great British Bake Off, despite having no baking experience whatsoever. It did not go to plan.
1. CAKE WEEK: Jaffa Cakes (aka Don’t Bother Making, And No, That Isn’t Blood)
I didn't realise I should have let the chocolate cool first. I then decided to tweet a photo of my Jaffa cakes. The responses I got back weren't that great.
This was the worst review of my bake:
2. DESSERT WEEK: Marjolaine (aka A Gigantic Viennetta, Back From The Dead)
Bake Off's Val randomly commented on a photo of my bake on Instagram. She said:
3. BREAD WEEK: Dampfnudel (aka That's Right, Some Testicles In A Frying Pan!)
Val also responded to this bake on Instagram. She commented:
Her words helped me. Then I remembered these tweets, both tweeted 10 minutes apart.
4. PÂTISSERIE WEEK: Savarin With Chantilly Cream (aka The Doughnut Of Doom)
I also had to pipe out "Saverin" on a melted chocolate disc to display on my cake. Candice from Bake Off's attempt is on the LEFT below.
I also tweeted a photo of my chocolate disc.
Reviews: "It looks OK...from a distance." "Not very good." "Why?" You can try this confusing cake for yourself here.