Example is crowned this week’s Star Baker


The third episode of The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off featured Ed Gamble, Annie Mac, Example, and, in a Bake Off first, saw Matt Lucas swap hosting for baking and compete for the Star Baker title. Paul stated this would be a test of whether Matt had learnt anything about baking in his years of hosting as he entered his first challenge.

The signature challenge was first, with bakers tasked with creating 18 identical biscuits with a stained-glass effect. Annie Mac created Lemon & Almond ‘Fish-cuits’, whilst Example challenged himself to create White Chocolate and Passionfruit unicorn sandwich biscuits which were described by Prue as ‘pretty damn clever’. In Matt’s first ever Bake-Off bake, despite being uneven in look, he created ‘great flavoured’ Arsenal biscuits, joking that next week he would be a judge. Meanwhile, Ed created Gingerbread Skull biscuits.

The technical challenge saw the bakers attempting to make iced raspberry doughnuts. Despite all bakers facing similar troubles, it was Matt who came out on top with Paul stating he had the ‘best of the doughs’, but Matt saw it as ‘beginners’ luck’.

For the final showstopper, the celebrities had to create a novelty cake that depicted what they did before they were famous. Prue and Paul felt the standard of the cakes was as high as they had ever had for celebrities. However, with Example seeing Matt as the one to beat, he stepped up the challenge and made his first ever cake, impressing the judges with an Australia cake adorned with a landscape garden and tools. Example said: ‘I am absolutely overwhelmed, I know what I do for a living, I know what I’m good at, this was a step out of my comfort zone, it’s just absolutely blown me away!’

Tune in next week to see Mo Farah, Motsi Mabuse, Ben Miller and Katherine Kelly compete for the Star Baker title.

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