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Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Three

I was particularly excited about this week’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. Why? I freakin’ love Tim Minchin. The wild ginger hair, the accent, the attitude… it works for me.

Nailed It: Netflix’s baking fails show didn’t quite nail it

Ten minutes into episode one of the less-than impressive Nailed It and I’m wondering what I’m doing with my life. After all, I could be re-watching the brilliant Queer Eye or Brooklyn 99 instead.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Two

Less than a minute into the second episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer, I was already disturbed. Seriously, I don’t need to think about Paul Hollywood in a leotard. Ever.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back for five weeks, providing the perfect opportunity to sit back on the sofa and enjoy all the innuendos, panicking and Paul Hollywood handshakes during this cold miserable weather. And this has the added twist of being a celebrity version to raise awareness of charity Stand up to Cancer.

‘I am keen to understand this wonderful industry’

Alasdair Smith, the new chief executive officer of Scottish Bakers, on his previous experience and his ambitions for the role

'Paperboard is slowly replacing plastic in certain areas'

Neil Goldman, managing director, of packaging supplier Colpac on the role of paperboard in bakery and food-to-go

Legal: Will tighter laws consign overbaking to history?

John Mitchell, partner at law firm Blake Morgan, looks at the impact new regulations on acrylamide management could have on Britain’s bakers

‘I needed to learn more about baking and the industry’

Stephen Kramer, recently elected Master of The Worshipful Company of Bakers, on getting to know the baking industry

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

And the winner is… Liam. Ok, that’s just wishful thinking on my part (and that of hundreds of Twitter users). But I am willing to concede the actual champion ultimately deserved to win.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Nine

There was a surprising lack of innuendos in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Perhaps patisserie isn’t very sexy. Or, far more likely, Noel was asked not to mention what Prue’s necklace really looked like. I was given the same instructions.

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