Great British Bake Off: Dave Friday from Waterlooville makes katsu curry buns and cake inspired by his dog Yoki during Japanese week

STEAMED buns, a matcha crepe cake and a kawaii cake were the challenges the bakers faced on this week’s Great British Bake Off.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 10:36 pm
Dave Friday's showstopper in Japanese Week on the Great British Bake Off. Picture: GBBO Twitter

Dave Friday from Waterlooville made katsu curry buns for this week's first challenge during Japanese week and his showstopper cake was inspired by his dog Yoki, a Japanese Shiba Inu breed.

Paul was impressed with his ‘shiny and smooth’ buns which Dave had styled to look like chickens.

The 30-year-old, who recently welcomed son Ronnie into the world, flipped matcha green pancakes alongside the other contestants for the technical challenge, a matcha crepe cake which featured 12 crepes with strawberries and white chocolate ganache.

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Lottie Bedlow from West Sussex took the star baker titles this week after making a a cotton jiggle cake in the shape of a red toadstool for this week's showstopper where the bakers were challenge to make a kawaii cake, a cute style in Japanese culture.

The risk paid off with Paul describing her cake as ‘stunning’.

Mark was eliminated from this week’s episode after the project manager, from Liverpool, failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Paul described his kawaii cake, which was styled after an avocado emoji, as ‘inedible’.

After being booted from the tent, Mark said: “There are happy tears as well. I’ve made it to week six of Bake Off.

“I’m going home having learnt so much. I’ve made an amazing bunch of friends.’

The show, which moved from the BBC to Channel 4 in 2016, also celebrated its 100th episode.

A tweet from the show’s official account said: ‘We’re not one to blow our own crumpet but… tonight is the 100th episode of The Great British Bake Off!

‘Through all the pies and doughs, thanks so much to everyone who joined us along the way and to you at home for watching our tent-based baking antics. Here’s to 100 more!’

Last week saw Linda, a retired living team leader from East Sussex, become the fifth contestant to be eliminated from the show.

Production of the 11th series of Bake Off was initially delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but filming finished near the end of August.

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