The Great British Bake Off Finale Visual Aids Will Make You Want To Eat A Bee
No, really, eat it; it's made of chocolate.
It's a tense finale as three extremely likeable and competent bakers amicably face off in diverse and difficult challenges. (Okay, two extremely likeable bakers.) Hear us talk about it until we glaze over on the Two Spotted Dicks podcast, and check out the delicious creations below.
The finale means adorable childhood photos!
Kate's family photos are only seen on screens. Could she not figure out how to email them to the producers?
Was Sophie as intense as a child as she is an adult? No, why do you ask?
We're told that Sophie quit ballet because she "got too tall." If this were Center Stage: Bake Off, she'd discover jazz and become a musical theatre star. Look at those pins!
To these untrained eyes, Sophie's breads look pretty tasty on the outside.
But only her brioche is a winner. (Is that salt on the outside? They never mention it on air but Adam is here for it!)
Two of Steven's "look a mess." I mean, they look fine to eat, but we're not judging Bake Off. And we learn that that kind of unevenness and cracking is a sure tell of texture issues inside, too.
But his chocolate and cinnamon knots are perfect inside and out.
Kate nails all three.
Everyone does well in the Technical, with varying degrees of Prue being a stickler for icing consistency...and those three of Kate's that are completely unfinished.
Kate's Asian-inspired cake is gorgeous and we admire whatever technique made the decoration, but the black dragonfruit seeds look like little bugs got trapped in gelatin. Or maybe mouse poop.
It's even worse in the more natural lighting.
That mirror and those perfect layers, though.
Steven gets lots of points for concept, and for taking on more than he had to.
But because he did too much he didn't have time and his layers weren't set enough.
This was a wonderfully processy episode. We get to watch this...
...turn to this...
...turn to Sophie's perfect mirror glaze that looks like actual marble. (And a bubble-wrap-molded honeycomb!)
Even if her collar is busted, her layers are perfect.
Congrats, Sophie! Well earned.