The 2015 Great Bake Off may have just finished, but it has certainly left a big impact on its viewers. Would be bakers have been sending in their own efforts throughout the series to the official website. The eight below are my favourites. Do you bake? What character or item would you most like to design? Even if you don’t watch the show, feel free to tell me your ideas.
This effort by Lilian Johnstone brilliantly captures one of my favourite Disney characters, Olaf. And with an expression that he has just seen Summer for the first time.
This 12 inch Tardis baked by Dan Chambers, made with jelly babies and a sonic screwdriver, is an absolute delight.
The much loved Gruffalo is wonderfully represented as a Madeira cake by Tracy Brookes.
Giusell Di Nucci’s pug bake is just adorable. And with that expression, you almost want to stroke it and find a bone.
As someone who takes great care in trainers, I had to include Danielle Round’s stylish entry made out of vanilla, madeira cake and buttercream and strawberry jam.
Emma Webb’s bake is Edam good effort. I especially like the red wine coming out of one of the bottles and the little mouse in the cheese.
Lisa Petrie really has got the perfectly smiling expressions of Pixar’s best double act nailed.
This supremely wise-looking Yoda is made with a six egg Victoria sponge recipe, raspberry jam, butter icing and Rice Krispie Squares. Superb execution by Sally Newton it is.
I don’t bake, but I think all of the cakes are impressive looking.
They really are. Some of them didn’t even make the top 30 which goes to show how high the standard is.
That pug cake is so cute looking! But imagine chopping it up, you’d feel terrible!
I know! I’d probably have to cut it from the other side so as not to look at its face.
Amazing! Especially Olaf and TARDIS . 😀
Olaf is probably my favourite. The facial expression is just perfect. Of course, you can break him up and put him back together and he won’t mind 🙂
Cute 🙂 ^_^
What talented and creative people!
They really are. Do you like to bake or cook at all?
I used to but am getting lazy :)…
It’s not just you I’m sure ha.
These look great!
They do. What cake do you normally go for on your birthday?
I’m usually the one making the cakes, so I make a selection! The cake I usually get asked to make is coffee and walnut cake, though! What about you? 🙂
I’m not very imaginative really. Chocolate with cream and cherries is always up there. That’s so great you bake. Who taught you? How often do you get to bake?
Some things my mum and grandma taught me how to make, other things I’ve learned myself from books and TV shows. I bake at every opportunity! 🙂
That’s wonderful Katherine 🙂
Charming! My favorite is the Tardis 🙂
The attention to detail is incredible. You’d feel like listening to the theme tune as you ate it haha.
Awesome…. I loved to find Olaf, the snowman from Frozen here… very neat, Alex…
Happy weekend to you… Sending all my best wishes!. Aquileana 💫
He is my favourite for sure. Have a great weekend too 🙂
Wait! STOP is this the bake off you were gonna ship me off to? Alex- you gotta start inserting your article links with your comments! 😛
Well part of qualifying for the show is being able to chat and stuff while cooking. We’d find a way round the other stuff. I’d channel my inner Blackadder, Zach Morris and Roger the Dodger. What’s the worst that can happen?! Haha.
Hahahahah! exactly I like the way you think 🙂
We’ll go 50/50 on any profits 😉
Wow these are unbelievable! I bake but mine are a bit more focused on taste than appearance. Lol!
Ha! Maybe that’s the right way of doing it. They all look too nice to eat. I’m still super keen to try your mint choc cookies btw.
I love all of them but I would feel guilty eating them Alex!!! 🙂 x
I think we all would! 🙂
SO MANY GREAT CAKES I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE IS MY FAVOURITE. OLAF? THE TARDIS? PUG? MIKE AND SULLY? I’m actually fangirling about cakes haha. It’s actually a waste to eat these haha
I’ve just seen Monsters University so I should say that one, but that Olaf one is just too cute. I really thought you’d choose the pug one as yours.
Haha I love them all 😀 Did you enjoy Monsters University?
I think I might even have preferred it to the original. I loved the idea of the different styles of scaring in the tournament. Abnd that scene in the library haha. That librarian literally throwing people out of the building who make noise.
It’s such an original film! I loved seeing Mike and Sully’s friendship develop 🙂
Haha yeah such a great scene. Imagine having a librarian like that though!
The funniest thing is that he doesn’t make a noise talking, but steps on a squeaky floorboard. And by the reaction of everyone by the river, it wasn’t the first time haha. I love it when Sulley says: “You may not be scary but you are fearless” 🙂
Thanks Cindy 🙂