Pastry shop spoilers follow.
The Great British Bake Off is back and in full swing after the first episode last week.
After saying goodbye to Will last week, hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas and judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood waved to another contestant this week – Maisam.
Tonight’s episode (September 20) began with a signature pastry where bakers had to create deliciously original macaroons.
From carrot-shaped candies to tofu-filled baked goods, the first challenge allowed this year’s contestants to show off their creative side.
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For the second technical challenge of the series, the bakers had to concoct tasty cookies.
Many contestants struggled initially, especially Maxy, who had to start over after mixing up her ingredients.
But she wasn’t the only one, Janusz accidentally rolling 24 instead of the requested 12.
In the end, Abdul ended up in 12th place after failing to bake his cookies for the correct amount of time.
However, Sandro, James and Rebs ended up pleasing the judges and finished in the top three.
For the final challenge, the bakers had to make masks out of cookies, and most importantly, they had to stand up right after baking.
The series’ first Star Baker went to Maxy, who said, “I can’t believe I got Star Baker, I didn’t even think I’d get on the show!”
Finally, we said goodbye to Maisam after she failed to impress the judges with an overcooked showstopper.
“This isn’t the end of my baking journey, this is just the beginning,” she said.
The Great British Bake Off broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. In the United States it is known as The great British pastry fairand streams on Netflix. Bake Off: an extra slicehosted by Tom Allen and Jo Brand, airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on Channel 4.