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RobotNinjaHornets
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(10-23-2013, 12:28 AM)
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I don't understand Ruby hate, she was fucking hilarious
kharma45
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(10-23-2013, 02:17 AM)
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Thank fuck Ruby didn't win. Don't think Frances deserved to even be in the final but her wedding cake was the best.
BlazingDarkness
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(10-23-2013, 02:50 AM)
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Frances won
Yaaaaaaassssss, she was my fav for since like the second week.

Pls be 2014 already :(
Matt_
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(10-23-2013, 03:27 AM)
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Frances won and her wedding cake was best, but that's not much praise. I know they only had 6 hours but the presentation on all their wedding cakes was extremely poor. Not one was central, the icing was off on all of them. If I had either one for my wedding I'd be disappointed
FryHole
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(10-23-2013, 08:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by jimbor

Ruby has an article up on the Grauniad: http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...ff-ruby-dandoh

Can't bring myself to read it but if she's claiming misogyny for her being the one of three female finalists - out of four series, no less - to get internet hate then she can bugger off.

EDIT: I should probably clarify here that I don't want to read it because I can't stand newspaper clickbait, not because of some kind of deranged Ruby hatred.

Originally Posted by Matt_

Frances won and her wedding cake was best, but that's not much praise. I know they only had 6 hours but the presentation on all their wedding cakes was extremely poor. Not one was central, the icing was off on all of them. If I had either one for my wedding I'd be disappointed

I think Frances' cake was supposed to be off centre and tilted to emphasise the river of confetti. Could be wrong though. The other two definitely had a whiff of "my friend who's a part time professional made my wedding cake to keep costs down" about them.
Matt_
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(10-23-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by FryHole


I think Frances' cake was supposed to be off centre and tilted to emphasise the river of confetti. Could be wrong though. The other two definitely had a whiff of "my friend who's a part time professional made my wedding cake to keep costs down" about them.

Yeh to be fair hers looked like it could have been designed in that way, but the others did look really sloppy. I was shocked that Kimberly didn't pull it together last minute tbh
BlazingDarkness
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(10-23-2013, 12:22 PM)
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Yeah Frances's was designed to be a little off centre, I thought her design was great, but I agreed with Mary that if the swirl went around that cake that would have been extra nice.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-04-2014, 06:11 PM)
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So.. anyone making the new thread?
Starts on Wednesday :D
mrklaw
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(08-04-2014, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

So.. anyone making the new thread?
Starts on Wednesday :D

and on BBC1, in case you need to update your season passes (I did)
Empty
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(08-04-2014, 06:16 PM)
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i am beyond excited
kharma45
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(08-04-2014, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

So.. anyone making the new thread?
Starts on Wednesday :D

This thread is still grand.
Mastadon
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(08-04-2014, 09:19 PM)
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Ruby to win!

Wait...
BlazingDarkness
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(08-05-2014, 12:03 PM)
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kharma45
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(08-05-2014, 12:05 PM)
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I can already tell who I'm not going to like.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-05-2014, 12:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by kharma45

I can already tell who I'm not going to like.

who?
jimbor
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(08-05-2014, 12:13 PM)
No one as hot as Ruby? Boo.
kharma45
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(08-05-2014, 12:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

who?

Everyone bar that grumpy lookin' fella second from the left, the young girl in the middle and the older woman at the back in yellow.
Mastadon
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(08-05-2014, 01:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by kharma45

Everyone bar that grumpy lookin' fella second from the left, the young girl in the middle and the older woman at the back in yellow.

Yep, grumpy old man to win.
Gibbo
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(08-05-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Im in. Going to enjoy this more than last season since i started baking alot at home. #teamruby
BGBW
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(08-05-2014, 01:33 PM)
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Blocko with a beard for hair to win.
Volotaire
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(08-05-2014, 02:11 PM)
I can't wait.
BluWacky
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(08-05-2014, 02:11 PM)
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I love this show so, so much.

My sister has challenged me to a technical challenge-off - each week we will try and attempt most of the challenges then send each other photographic evidence. We are that awesome.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-05-2014, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by BluWacky

I love this show so, so much.

My sister has challenged me to a technical challenge-off - each week we will try and attempt most of the challenges then send each other photographic evidence. We are that awesome.

be sure to upload them here lol
Mesousa
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(08-05-2014, 02:38 PM)
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The face third from the left...Is that a man or woman?

Either way I'm cheering for them and Grumpy Grandpa immediately to their left :D
BlazingDarkness
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(08-05-2014, 02:55 PM)
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Chetna

Chetna was born in India and moved to Mumbai for University, where she became a fashion designer and started her own clothes label. She met her husband whilst they were at college, where he was training to become a doctor. They moved to the UK in 2003 and, although Chetna had travelled a lot before, the transition from the Indian heat to the cold British weather, and the move from one of the most densely populated cities in the world to Kent, was a massive shock.

Claire

Claire lives in Cheshire, where she works as a speech and language therapist. She has been baking since she was 11 years old. Both her mother and grandmother were wedding cake decorators and her father a chef; they all taught her crucial techniques that should come in handy for the Bake Off - Claire and her sister Katie were even told to choose a specialist bake that they could learn by heart as their true signature bake!

Diana

Diana is The Great British Bake Off’s oldest baker so far and is armed with a quick wit and sense of seeing the brighter side of life. The daughter of a dairy farmer, she grew up on a farm in Shropshire on the Welsh borders where she joined the Women's Institute at the age of just 13 and became a Women's Institute Judge at only 20 years old. Diana met her husband Malcolm at a Young Farmers' social event when she was just 16, and they have been together ever since. Tending to her garden is her main hobby.

Enwezor

Born and bred in North London near Harrow, Enwezor is half Nigerian and half Japanese. He now lives with his wife and four children in Portsmouth, where he works at the local University as a business consultant. When Enwezor sets his mind to something he will commit himself entirely - he once decided to do the Great South Run barefoot, spending eight months walking around Portsmouth without shoes to get his feet ready for the race.

Iain

Growing up just outside of Belfast, Iain’s parents are passionate about organic foods and this outlook has directly affected his style of baking. His passion for travelling has taken him to all corners of the globe and he brings these unique flavours to his bakes. Now living in London, Iain is a construction engineer and brings an array of bakes in for his colleagues on the construction sites. With his polite Irish charm, love of international travel, and organic and vegetarian principals, Iain pours both his upbringing and worldliness into his baking.

Jordan

Jordan lives in Nottingham where he works as an I.T. manager. He is the self-confessed ‘nerdy baker’ of the tent. Jordan is highly intelligent and constantly absorbs trivia and new skills, from spinning his own wool and perfecting his embroidery, to baking and hairdressing! Jordan plays Dungeons and Dragons with his friends and loves to read comic books. He keeps fit by cycling his bike five miles to and from work every day. When offered both an easy and a complex way to do something he will always go for the most difficult.

Kate

Originally from Cambridgeshire, Kate now lives in Brighton with her five-year-old daughter Eloise. Kate trained as an actress and performed on stage for a couple of years before working in advertising and design agencies. Moving to Brighton to bring her daughter up, Kate started her own upholstery company which she runs from home, breathing new life into furniture with various textures and colours. Community-minded, every year Kate organises a street party and she loves to bake for her family – last year she made 15 Christmas cakes!

Luis

Luis was born and raised in Stockport, but both his parents are Spanish. This had a huge influence on his upbringing and meant he was fluent in Spanish from an early age. Luis met his wife Louise at college at the tender age of 17. The pair were engaged at 21, but didn't tie the knot until 14 years later in Las Vegas. He trained as a Graphic Designer and enjoys playing the ukulele, making model planes and keeping bees. His wife gave him his first beehive as a birthday present and thereafter his passion escalated – Luis currently keeps eight hives: four at home, three at his allotment, and one at his caravan site.

Martha

Martha is the Great British Bake Off’s youngest ever baker and, at just 17 years old, she combines baking with her AS Level exams and coursework, taking revision breaks to make a tower of profiteroles or a batch of macaroons. Martha is studying Food Technology, Maths and Chemistry and wants to make a career out of food when she is older, saying: “I may be in school, but my head is always in the kitchen.” She lives with her mum, dad and younger sister and their white labradoodle Alfie - who steals Martha’s bakes whenever possible. Martha’s earliest baking memory is baking rock cakes and pizzas with her mum. Working on the cheese counter at a supermarket gives Martha inspiration to try different cheeses and flavours in her bakes.

Nancy

Full of energy and ideas, Nancy is known for her sense of humour. Originally from Hull, Nancy moved to Lincolnshire 24 years ago to work as a practice manager for a GP surgery. It was here that she met her husband, Tim, who was a GP at the practice and between them they have five children and eight grandchildren. Now retired, she keeps active by cycling, growing vegetables, rearing guinea fowl and growing her own turkeys for Christmas in her back garden. Her children call it the 'Good Life’. Nancy also finds time to train dogs for obedience but one of her canine students, Meg, embarrassed her at Crufts by falling asleep in the judging arena.

Norman

Norman is a true Scot and lives on the north east coast of Scotland. Now retired, Norman joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 19 where he worked as a radio operator and travelled the world. He describes one of his proudest moments as being when he fell overboard three miles off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and swam to shore, only to be picked up by an inter-Island cruiser near Papua New Guinea. Norman met his wife, Iris, on shore leave. They married at the age of 21 and have been together for 44 years. His love for her and their three children is rivalled only by his feelings for his pet schnauzer Lucy and for his caravan. Norman plays the clarinet and makes clocks and pottery in his own kiln, which he’s installed in a studio at home. He works in slab pottery and creates small sculptures from clay.

Richard

Born in North London, Richard is a family man through and through. He is the fourth generation working in his family’s building business. A keen fisher, diver and cyclist, he has his own allotment in his back garden and volunteers for the National Wildlife Trust. He is teaching his daughters eco-friendly ways to help animals by building homes for hedgehogs to hibernate in.

Milamber
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(08-05-2014, 02:55 PM)
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How does one legally watch this, being not from US and the UK/Europe region?
SquiddyCracker
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(08-05-2014, 02:56 PM)
Interesting batch of bakers this time around, will watch.
BGBW
Maturity, bitches.
(08-05-2014, 03:00 PM)
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Good thing Norman applied this year. He may have not been allowed next year.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-05-2014, 03:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by SquiddyCracker

Interesting batch of bakers this time around, will watch.

Yeah, there seems to be a lot of strong contenders going by their descriptions.
moggio
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(08-05-2014, 03:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Milamber

How does one legally watch this, being not from US and the UK/Europe region?

Just use a VPN or torrent it, then make up for it by buying some other BBC programme on DVD.
Matt_
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(08-06-2014, 01:56 PM)
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Aaaah its tonight! This completely crept up on me
Only watched the latter half of last series so excited to see this from the start
paradox121
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(08-06-2014, 02:58 PM)
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Like Doctor Who before it, the script for the episode has accidentally been leaked by Sue Perkins : http://www.scribd.com/doc/236025725/Bake

If there aren't lambs genitals tonight I will be massively annoyed
BlazingDarkness
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(08-06-2014, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Matt_

Aaaah its tonight! This completely crept up on me
Only watched the latter half of last series so excited to see this from the start

Yeeeeesss it's gonna be good :D
Gowans
(08-06-2014, 08:23 PM)
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Can not wait, 40mins till new bake off action
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(08-06-2014, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Milamber

How does one legally watch this, being not from US and the UK/Europe region?

Iplayer or tvcatchup.com for live with chrome/firefox and proxymate or hola extension
Mesousa
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(08-06-2014, 08:28 PM)
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How do I watch this in USA?
BlazingDarkness
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(08-06-2014, 09:00 PM)
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It's on, folks!
Uzzy
(08-06-2014, 09:02 PM)
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Yes! It begins.
Mastadon
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(08-06-2014, 09:05 PM)
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I'm ridiculously excited for this. 🍰
BlazingDarkness
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(08-06-2014, 09:06 PM)
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Chetna's swiss roll could be good

lol, they spelled kawaii wrong /justsayin
Mastadon
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(08-06-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

Chetna's swiss roll could be good

lol, they spelled kawaii wrong /justsayin

Yeah but his snazzy jumper makes up for it
thelatestmodel
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(08-06-2014, 09:14 PM)
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It's finally here! One of the best shows on TV.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-06-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Iain's looks errrrr...
Mastadon
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(08-06-2014, 09:20 PM)
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Looking forward to Iains heroin-infused cake in the next round
Senator Soufflé
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(08-06-2014, 09:20 PM)
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Was that really a kawai roll?

GAF favourite already.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-06-2014, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Senator Soufflé

Was that really a kawai roll?

GAF favourite already.

He's probably a GAFer
JonnyBrad
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(08-06-2014, 09:28 PM)
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The telegragh are live blogging. Lol.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-06-2014, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by JonnyBrad

The telegragh are live blogging. Lol.

Really? lol

Honestly, I'd think none of them could get this simple cherry cake wrong, it doesn't look very difficult.
Senator Soufflé
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(08-06-2014, 09:30 PM)
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The consistency of your man's icing looked like a certain bodily fluid...
Uzzy
(08-06-2014, 09:36 PM)
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Four tiers? That's very bold. Hope it works

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