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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.

'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

‘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

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.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Eight

This episode should have contained a trigger warning. Seriously, it was harrowing to watch and I have been left emotionally scarred 75 minutes of television… as has pretty much everyone on Twitter.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Seven

It’s hard to imagine the sweltering temperature inside the Bake Off tent on Italian week, particularly when you’re watching it from the sofa in your polar bear PJs under a blanket.

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