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Forgetfulmog Mon 19-Aug-13 09:36:09

Very excited!

Paul Hollywood does piss me off tbh, but I love seeing all the cakes & stuff. Will probably have to make something to eat whilst watching it though...

mignonette Sat 05-Oct-13 22:37:09

Why the biscuit Artisant?

ExitPursuedByADragon Sat 05-Oct-13 20:57:50


ArtisanLentilWeaver Sat 05-Oct-13 17:49:00


Fakebook Sat 05-Oct-13 14:25:35

shock shock shock

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GBBO2MAB Sat 05-Oct-13 10:58:19

Hi All,

Sounds like lots of you are enjoying the show.

Just wanted clarify something about taking part in the marquee: Whenever contestants are shown talking, without the judges or Sue/Mel being there, 95% of the time they will have been asked something by a producer. The question, and sometimes the context, is then edited out and sometimes the video and sound are even edited separately.

Please don't assume the contestants are 'naturally' narrating their techniques or voicing their thoughts.

Have fun with the rest of the programs! :D


ModernToss Thu 03-Oct-13 07:24:02

We can't stand Christine either, for all the reasons stated above. Really hope she doesn't win.

Right, will move to new thread now.

VikingVagine Thu 03-Oct-13 06:37:24

I've taken the liberty of starting a new thread here seeing as this one is almost full.

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 02-Oct-13 22:49:39

Oh, Mary Berry is coming to a very local even of ours this weekend, I'm quite excited. blush

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 02-Oct-13 22:48:56

I'm not a fan of Christine, she's very 'know it all' because she's older and that's just not cool.

Follyfoot Wed 02-Oct-13 22:42:59

We cant bear Christine in our house funnily enough. And its her commentaries which irritate, rather than Kimberly's. Plus Eccles cakes and spotted dick were things we were making in the 3rd form at school. Oh and her 'unique' pastry baskets were identical to the diagrams in my school recipe book fro the 70s which I've still got grin

lovelychops Wed 02-Oct-13 22:38:38

I may be a bit controversial here, but I'm really not a fan of Christine. I can't put my finger on why, but she's just meh for me.
When she's talking I find her boring yet trying to hard at the same time. Which doesn't make sense I know. Everything she's chooses I think is a bit safe, and she's doing all her tried and tested recipes - rather than pushing herself. I'm sure that's allowed, I'm just not feeling her. Sorry!

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 02-Oct-13 22:34:36

I'm sad Glenn went.

Ruby gives me more and more rage each week, she couldn't be more false and if Paul isn't giving her one in the green room, I'll eat my hat. hmm

I want Francis to win smile

PumpUpMyVolume Wed 02-Oct-13 18:37:25

Ppeat - choux pastry is really easy... really not much to it and i was amazed that i actually produced some edible chocolate eclairs! Its basically the same ingredients as regular pastry, you just heat it! I've never been brave enough to try profiterole sort of things though so those nuns would've finished me off grin

xuntitledx Wed 02-Oct-13 18:09:24

ppea - I watch most cooking shows but try and avoid 'dirty' cooks!

Have you seen Bake with Anna Olsen? She's meticulous!

ppeatfruit Wed 02-Oct-13 15:59:05

xuntit have you seen the hairy bikers cooking ?that's enough to make me vom and I'm not very fussy grin I do like them though.

You're probably right wintera sad

I agree about the running commentaries it's very interesting to see how something like choux pastry is made; I've always been frightened of making it (mainly because I hate all the faff with piping bags ). The master classes are all very well but there is usually more than one way to do things. Not sure about Glenn's version of puff pastry though!!

Echocave Wed 02-Oct-13 12:52:10

I like the running commentaries as you can try to pick up tips and I don't have a problem with anyone on the show doing that. So I agree with you there Wintera that they are all asked what they're up to.
Also agree we're being manipulated a bit but can't help thinking there's no smoke without fire in some cases. For instance, if Frances was making comments that could be interpreted as smug or whatever, you can bet they'd be all over that. Glen came over well because the majority of his comments were funny and in many ways no less self-deprecating than Ruby. Others have come over as know-ally because they are tending to make proportionally more comments which could be interpreted in this way.

wintera Wed 02-Oct-13 12:44:44

Surely what must be happening with Kimberley is that whoever is on the camera is saying something like 'so Kimberley, can you just tell us about what you are doing here then?' She then complies and explains it all and they then edit it in such a way that she looks like a smug arse know it all. I'm very dubious of the whole thing now to be honest. I feel like I'm being manipulated by the editing and I don't like that feeling at all.

Quangle Wed 02-Oct-13 12:26:09

also shock at Ruby saying something about her cooking being an ugly duckling or unattractive or something, cut straight to a shot of Becca huffing and puffing over pastry. Actually I think Becca is an attractive woman but they just got a bad shot of her, deliberately.

VikingVagine Wed 02-Oct-13 11:34:00

Gutted Glen went, but I do think he was the weakest.

The editing on Kimberly was shocking.

I did laugh at Ruby calling herself a mad old cat lady (finally) grin

mignonette Wed 02-Oct-13 11:17:10

SDT I agree with you. I think Paul wanted his method to fail. No mention made of the fact that all pastry methods fail from time to time. Even the traditional (hidebound) ones.

I am really sorry that Glenn went - I liked him. I wonder if he went because Paul didn't like the fact that he'd used a different method to make his flaky pastry, and hadn't listened to him and done it his way, and subconsciously (or maybe not even subconsciously) that had biased Paul against him.

xuntitledx Wed 02-Oct-13 11:06:32

I've done a complete U-Turn on Kimberley as I originally wanted her to win but she really bugged me last night. Very, very smug and the running commentary wasn't necessary - particularly when she isn't coming in first!

Glenn had to go, his workbench was disgusting - he works like an absolute pig. On shows like these, I think the judges should take into consideration cleanliness and hygiene. Sick of seeing people working in a pigsty, licking spoons and double dipping, not tying hair back etc - it's gross and does not a top baker make!

Not sure who I want to win now, none of them really...!

Echocave Wed 02-Oct-13 10:58:14

I think Glen had to go because overall he'd got overtaken by the skill of the others.
Frances deserved star baker though, her millefeuille stuff looked amazing.
I was beginning to wonder if Kimberley was being edited to look annoying but then I realised that Christine's started to annoy me too and I'm afraid I think the producers are working with the raw material they've got. I didn't like the builder bloke until he admitted it was right that he'd left. I still don't like Kimberley as she is over confident (she's good but she still makes mistakes and she always looks surprised when she gets a critical remark. I don't think she really believes she's got a lot to learn despite there being a Japanese word for it).

ppeatfruit Wed 02-Oct-13 09:46:57

Did anyone notice christine 'shoving' her spotted dick into it's saucepan which was too short for it and then wondering why it had split in places? grin. Yes totally they've both got a LOT of experience so there's bound to be a little friction between Mary and Christine grin

Agree Gracelo about finding a good balance between Kim and Ruby which Frances seems to be finding IMO She certainly deserved star baker IMO she may be a stealth winner!!

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