Only kidding! Mel’s first on screen appearance was rattling off all the Kate’s she has prepared for the first week only to be brought back to reality by Sue. It is of course Cake Week first!
Jane was announced Star Baker for the week which I was a little disappointed for Selasi. She did do really well with her lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake, even after having to redo it and then had one of the best mirror glazes but came 7th in the technical compared to Selasi’s great Signature and Showstopper, although having opted for the fruit glaze his didnt quite have the correct sheen. He did come top of the jaffa cake challange though so overall I felt he deserved the Star Baker accolade – hopefully he will get it next week.
So on to Predictions!! Next week is biscuit week ( ive been baking biscotti in preparation) and it looks like iced cookies, gingerbread constructions and viennese whirls are on the books. I’m thinking this will suit Selasi’s steady approach so I think him or maybe Andrew’s aerospace engineering will come in handy for Star Baker. As for the bottom I’m thinking it may be Val or Candice who goes. I like Candice but she’s quite hard on her herself sometimes and there is no place for stress in the kitchen or things will continue to mess up! But what do I know!!!