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Desserts

Having survived cake and bread, the remaining 11 bakers now face desserts. In this round the bakers have to multi-task across several different baking skills.

It's round three, and the heat in the kitchen is already too much for some, as the remaining 11 bakers get ready to deal with desserts.

Mary and Paul are upping the ante. Having survived cake and bread, this is the first week we see the bakers having to multi-task across several different baking skills at the same time; a signature trifle combining biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in perfectly distinct layers; a technically difficult task of making floating islands, which result in various forms of unrecognisable landmass by the end of the bake and a showstopper that pulls out all the stops, getting the bakers to juggle 24 petit fours that the judges might finally deem acceptable. They are taking no prisoners, and for the first time ever, there's a baking burglary in the Bake Off tent and it becomes a crime scene.

Mel explores the origins of the trifle and discovers how it was transformed in the Georgian era from an elitist dessert for the aristocracy to a dish that was accessible to the masses.

59 minutes

Clips

Dessert recipes featured in this episode

Dessert recipes featured in this episode
Fancy making Mary Berry's Floating islands with spun sugar? Try your hand at this week's dessert episodes.

See the selection of dessert recipes featured in this episode

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Perkins
Presenter Mel Giedroyc
Judge Mary Berry
Judge Paul Hollywood
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Series Editor Amanda Westwood

Broadcasts

  • Tue 3 Sep 2013 20:00
  • Sun 8 Sep 2013 18:00
  • Sun 8 Sep 2013 19:00
  • Tue 31 Dec 2013 11:00
  • Wed 10 Dec 2014 14:10
  • Wed 14 Oct 2015 15:30

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Ever wondered who draws those perfect bakes?

Tom tells us what it takes to create a Bake Off masterpiece, in the form of a sketch.