It's week two and the remaining 11 bakers face Cake Week - kicking off with a crowd-pleasing signature challenge. Next, the bakers face Prue Leith's first technical, a complicated cake with a very unusual ingredient. Finally, an ambitious chocolate-collared showstopper turns up the heat in the tent. Who will rise to the various tasks - and who will melt under the pressure? Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding present, while series regular Paul Hollywood and Prue pass judgement before another baker leaves the contest.
The Great British Bake Off sees ten passionate home bakers take part in a bake-off to test every aspect of their baking skills as they battle to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's best amateur baker. Each week the nationwide tour sees keen bakers put through three challenges in a particular discipline.
The competition kicks off with cake in the Cotswolds, then moves to Scotland to tackle biscuit baking, then Sandwich in Kent for bread, Bakewell in Derbyshire for puddings, Mousehole in Cornwall for the pastry challenges, and London for the grand final.
Judging the baking are renowned baking writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood; presenting the show are Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who trace the very particular history of British baking by visiting local baking landmarks and discovering why people bake what they bake today.
The Great British Bake Off - Cake Week Synopsis and Schedule