Tom’s ‘hipster picnic’ puts him out of a Bake Off tent
October 6, 2016 - Picnic Time
Two-time Star Baker champion Tom Gilliford has come to a finish of his tour in The Great British Bake Off tent.
The 26-year-old was separated after his 3 dessert week creations left judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood unimpressed as a foe gets tough forward of a quarter-finals.
He said: “The abuse of a Star Baker good and truly struck for me after winning (it) for a second time in final week’s episode.
“But we was so gratified only to get onto a uncover in a initial place, and my mother pronounced we wouldn’t get to part two! My whole aim was to get by to bread week, and as we watch it behind now, we still consternation how we got this far.”
The penetrating baker, who works for a Royal Society of Arts in London, pronounced he could not trust he done it as distant as he did after feeling unsound in a initial week.
He said: “I feel there are dual median outlines on a show; in part 5 we feel we are median by a series, and afterwards a second median symbol is when we realize we are one of a final 6 bakers left in a tent, and that’s a totally opposite experience.
“I felt in part one that everybody was improved than me, so we couldn’t trust it when we got to a final six, though by that time, we felt that we warranted my place.”
Hollywood pronounced that Gilliford should “feel really unapproachable of himself” for creation it as distant as he did.
Gilliford’s winning strain started to uncover in a signature plea as a bakers were tasked with formulating a family-sized roulade, a consume with combined cream and stuffing and rolled into a spiral.
His take on a millionaire’s shortbread as a roulade was criticised by a judges for being lonesome in a complicated covering of chocolate.
Berry critiqued: “The thing about a roulade is to get a turn though you’ve masked it.”
The technical plea saw a 6 remaining bakers tackle a marjolaine gateau – a ethereal and superb French dessert comprised of layers of meringue, filled with praline, buttercream and ganache and lonesome in nuts.
Gilliford confessed to carrying never done a praline before, and his bid came second-to-last in a blind tasting.
His showstopper was a final straw as his “hipster picnic” carrot and apple mini-mousse cakes did not live adult to a judges’ harsh standards.
Gilliford pronounced his time in a Bake Off tent was a “very special experience” and that he desired a technical challenges, opposite a odds.
He said: “Even when we are carrying a down impulse in a tent, it’s a singular ‘going wrong’ moment. It is a really special experience.”
Andrew Smyth, 25, was named Star Baker after entrance tip in a technical plea and producing 24 childhood ice-cream flavoured mini-mousse cakes in a showstopper.
:: Gilliford will join Jo Brand on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice on Friday Oct 7. The Great British Bake Off continues on Wednesday during 8pm on BBC One.