Bake Off: The Professionals, Series 4, Episode 6: A Three Mouthful Coffin

He’s here to make truffles and suck blood. And he’s all done making truffles.

If you’re after a chocolate showpiece that has a miscellaneous piece of gubbins gently rotating on a pedestal just to the left of it, but not quite part of it, well I’ve got some options for you!

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Bake Off 2020 – Dessert Week: Suet Induced Breakdown

Point of View: you’re Dave’s latest victim.

It’s Dessert Week – a fixture that I have been sceptical of ever since that time they tried to convince us that making a trifle was baking and this week did nothing to dissuade me of my anti-jelly prejudices. What part of BAKE OFF does jelly not understand?

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Bake Off 2020 – 80s Week: Anachronistic Christmas

It’s hard to implement Jo Frost’s Naughty Step technique in a tent.

It’s 80s week – a celebration of the decade that gave us The Mississippi Squirrel Revival, Mommie Dearest, Margaret f’king Thatcher, the satanic panic and of course Casablanca: The TV Series.

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Bake Off 2020 – Chocolate Week: Wet Freezer Juice

This pretty much sums the week up.

It’s chocolate week and one of the few benefits of the delayed filming due to Covid is that they actually managed to dodge the heatwave this year so we at least didn’t have to watch their cakes slowly melt like The Wicked Witch of the West – no, they just went wrong in a multitude of other ways.

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