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I can’t believe the Bake Off has finished! So here is the last technical challenge. Becky has had to make the last 3 technical challenges but she’s got a lot of other cakes to make at the moment and I decided I was up to baking again so I agreed to make the final one. Click here to find out how the final challenge went.

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  I’m not sure where the last week has gone – how is it nearly bake off time already? I was rapidly running out of time to do the latest technical challenge from batter week, so I decided to try to cook a batch tonight. Click here to keep reading.

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Time for another technical challenge! A slightly unusual one this week, like all the other contestants I hadn’t heard of dampfnudeln either. I love making bread, but I don’t really do it very often as my hubby can’t really eat gluten. Mary Berry said these are a bit like iced buns, so I thought they would probably still be suitable for me to take to the baby group on Thursday morning and rather than making the plum puree and vanilla sauce, I thought I would just put some icing on top instead and hope that the Mums and Dads at the group aren’t too disappointed that they haven’t got any cakes or biscuits this week. Click here to see how I got on.

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In case you missed it, the Great British Bake Off started again last week! Becky and I both really enjoyed trying the technical challenges last year so we’ve decided we’ll be doing them again this year. Last year we took it in turns to make them each week but we both decided we wanted to try the technical challenge from cake week – Jaffa Cakes!

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I have to admit, that like all contestants on the GBBO, I have never made a souffle! I love to eat them, but for some reason, I have never got round to making one, so this week I was actually a bit nervous – especially as you regularly see failed souffles on cookery programmes. Click here to see if I rose to the challenge.

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I was really excited about patisserie week – I was hoping that the technical challenge would be something pretty and I wasn’t disappointed! Although these involved making various types of icings, which looked complicated and quite different to what I normally make, they turned out to be easier than I expected. Click here to keep reading.

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I had my parents coming to visit this weekend as well as a few other friends popping over to visit, so this weeks Bake Off technical challenge was perfect, it meant that I had a yummy cake to offer everyone! I make quite a lot of fruit cakes, so I was keen to try this recipe to see how it compares. I have made my own marzipan a few times, but I have never made my own sugar paste, so this would be another thing to tick off the list. Click here to see how I got on.

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