GBBO final: The good, the bad and the ugly

GBBO final: The good, the bad and the ugly

By Izzy Brimeau

Before we get started, let’s address the elephant in the room. Yes, that’s right, Prue giving away only one of the biggest TV show reveals of 2017. Words cannot describe the shock I felt when I heard the news. Luckily, I was among those who didn’t read Prue’s tweet revealing the star baker. Phew, the final of GBBO wasn’t ruined.

So, the final of Britain’s favourite show brought breads, biscuits, and entremet cakes. I must admit, I was thoroughly disappointed that there were no Halloween-themed bakes or massive sculpture-like cakes. It felt a bit rushed. And as Mary Berry would say “it’s all a bit informal”. Moving on… Find out who was the ultimate star baker (not like we all don’t already know) and who didn’t get to take home a Bake Off imprinted cake stand in this week’s final roundup for 2017, of the good, the bad and the ugly moments.

The good
Steven’s beautiful iced biscuits – I’d happily hang those on my wall.


Sophie’s entremet cake was stunning. Talk about skills that are sweeter than the army. Congratulations on becoming the best baker of them all!



Kate’s modern cake almost stole the show…


Can we take a minute to talk about HOW cute it is that Sophie and Steven are besties and going off to Scandinavia together.

The bad
PRUE revealing all… Enough said. Cue innocent drinks hilarious tweet:

Having a bread signature bake in the final when we’ve already had bread week…


Stephen’s bread – unproved and uneven. This is NOT final standard. Thank goodness for those knots. I had knots in my stomach just watching.


The fact that almost the entire episode was boring, and then the final three minutes of the challenge were SO stressful.

Little Steven’s face when Prue and Paul kept criticising his entremet. Leave the poor boy alone!


The ugly
Kate trying to meld all her biscuit scraps into one. Oh honey, no.


The sad rainbow that was the inside of Steven’s entremet… I really thought you had this one in the bag.


So, that’s a wrap! Until next year, Great British Bake Off.

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