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Junior Bake Off

Junior Bake Off is a British TV baking competition series where forty young bakers tackle a series of baking challenges including the art of baking cakes, biscuits, bread and pastries all competing to be crowned "Junior Bake Off Champion", with all their bakes being judged by two leading chefs.

Junior Bake Off
Genre Cooking
Baking
Directed by Amanda Westwood
Presented by Aaron Craze
Sam & Mark
Judges Paul Hollywood
Mary Berry
James Martin
Graham Hornigold
Allegra McEvedy
Nadiya Hussain
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 58
Production
Executive producer(s) Kieran Smith
Anna Beattie
Location(s) Valentines Mansion (2011)
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) Love Productions
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 31 October 2011 (2011-10-31) – Present
Chronology
Related shows The Great British Bake Off
External links
Website www.loveproductions.co.uk/programmes/2011/junior-bake-off-2011

It is a spin-off from the main series, The Great British Bake Off and is broadcast on CBBC.

Contents

TransmissionsEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 31 October 2011 17 November 2011 13
2 11 November 2013 29 November 2013 15
3 2 November 2015 20 November 2015 15
4 7 November 2016 25 November 2016 15

Series 1 (2011)Edit

ContestantsEdit

     Semi-Finalist      Finalist      Winner

Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown
Aasiya Hari 9 Dudley Olivia
Abigail Holly 12 Oxford Saffron 10 Essex
Alex Jacob Sam 11 Cheshire
Amari 11 North London Jim Sam
Cameron 12 Sheffield Joe 9 West Sussex Sami 11
Cameron Joy 12 Glasgow Sangita 12 Bradford
Coco-Nina Kai 12 Wirral Scott
Conal Katie Stanley 12 Brighton
Ellie Kieran 12 York Sylvia 11 Bristol
Freya[1] 10 Newbury Marie 11 Southampton Zyta
Galway Millie 11 York

Episode 1Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Invention Challenge
(Outer Space Cakes)
Airdate
Amari Victoria Sandwich Lemon Jupiter Cake 31 October 2011
Joe Chocolate, Orange and Vanilla Saturn Surprise
Joy Red Velvet Cupcakes Stars
Marie Almond UFO Cake

Episode 2Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Chocolate Celebration Cake)
Airdate
Millie Jam Shortbread Biscuits Millionaire's Chocolate Shortbread Cake 1 November 2011
Saffron Summer Celebration Cake: Chocolate Cake
with Ganache and Summer Fruits
Sam Chocolate Hedgehog Cake
Stanley Stanley's Super Sour Cherry Surprise

Episode 3Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Festival/Celebration Cake)
Airdate
Hari Carrot and Walnut Muffins Diwali Cake 2 November 2011
Holly Chocolate Bonfire Cake
Kieran Halloween Pumpkin Trick or Treat Cake
Sylvia White Chocolate Valentine's Cake

Episode 4Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Animal Cake)
Airdate
Alex Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 November 2011
Cameron Civet-shaped Coffee Cake with Coffee Icing
Ellie
Zyta

Episode 5Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Royalty Cake)
Airdate
Galway Cheese Scones 7 November 2011
Jim
Sangita Vanilla sponge cake with White Icing decorated with
Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries
Scott

Episode 6Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(American Cake)
Airdate
Abigail Lemon Drizzle Cake 8 November 2011
Kai Peanutbutter and Jelly Sandwich Sponge Cake
Olivia Star Sprangled Red Velvet Cake
Sami Coconut Lemon Cake

Episode 7Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Birthday Cake)
Airdate
Coco-Nina Swiss Roll Lemon Cake 9 November 2011
Conal Orange and Mango Cake
Jacob Chocolate and Lavender Cake
Katie Buttefly Cake

Episode 8Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Halloween Biscuits)
Airdate
Aasiya Chocolate Brownies 10 November 2011
Cameron
Freya Halloween Biscuits with Blueberry Spiders
Sam

Episode 9Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Sport Savoury Tarts)
Airdate
Cameron Pitta Bread Pockets Potter's Tart with Bacon, Leek and Cream 14 November 2011
Joe Spinach and Gruyere Tart
Kieran Club Tart with a Kick: Bacon, Tomato, Chicken and Cayenne Pepper
Saffron Tart with Smoked Haddock and Roasted Quail Eggs

Episode 10Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Sweet Pastry Beach Tarts)
Airdate
Freya Mini Pizzas Lemon flavoured Ice Cream Cone Tarts with Goji Berry,
Lemon and Lime Cream Filling
15 November 2011
Jacob Coffee and Walnut Tarts with Mascarpone
Kai Raspberry Rippled Bucket and Spade Tarts with Custard
Sangita Ruff Puff Pastry Tarts with Custard and Raspberry

FinalsEdit

Episode 11Edit

The four finalists are first given a masterclass; in the masterclass they learn how to decorate shortbread and cupcakes to a professional standard. They are then split into two teams; they must prepare afternoon tea for judges Mary, Paul and Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Junior. Kai and Freya is one team, Saffron and Kieran is the other.

Episode 12Edit

In this episode the four finalists are put on the spot with a knowledge test, a series of difficult questions and practical challenges. They are split into two teams where they must work together to bake for a glamorous event; the fifth anniversary party for London's West End musical Wicked.

Episode 13: Grand FinalEdit

The finalists must bake two of their own recipes for judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and a party of invited friends and family.

Series 2 (2013)Edit

A second series began on 11 November 2013 on CBBC.[2] Chef James Martin replaces Hollywood as judge in this series of Junior Bake Off.

ContestantsEdit

     Semi-Finalist      Finalist      Winner

Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown
Aaminah 12 Middlesex Brinta 12 London Finn 10 North Yorkshire Kavern 9 London
Abhimanyu 11 Warwickshire Cameron 12 Kent George 11 Shropshire Lily-Grace 12 Middlesex
Alex 10 Lincolnshire Charlie 11 Norfolk Griffin 11 Wrexham, North Wales Louis 10 Cambridge
Alexandre 12 Hertfordshire Charlie 10 Northampton Harrison 12 East Sussex Megan 11 Midlands
Alfie 10 Norfolk Elizabeth 11 Bristol Harry 10 Hampshire Missy 11 Birmingham
Ann 12 Bristol Ellie 11 Edinburgh Isabelle 12 Lancashire Monty 11 Cheshire
Anna 11 Kent Ellie 10 Manchester James 11 Coventry Rosie 11 Essex
Archie 11 County Down, Northern Ireland Emily 12 South Lanarkshire Jojo 11 London Ruby 12 Cheshire
Ben 11 Wales Emma 11 Pembrokeshire, Wales Joseph 10 Oldham Ruby 11 Devon
Ben 10 North Yorkshire Esther 9 Cheshire Katie 11 Belfast Zainab 10 Hertfordshire

Episode 1Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Racing Cakes)
Airdate
Alexandre Biscotti Tour de France Cake 11 November 2013
Anna Chocolate and Vanilla Battenburg F1 Cake
Brinta Mango, Raspberry and Vanilla Olympic Cake
Griffin Tortoise and Hare Carrot Cake

Episode 2Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Jungle Cakes)
Airdate
Ann Chocolate Fondants Chocolate and Banana Monkey Cake 12 November 2013
Ben Tropical Coconut and Lime Cake
Ellie Parrot Coloured Jungle Cake
Finn 'Swampy' The Cake with a Bite

Episode 3Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(10 Under-the-Sea Biscuits)
Airdate
Ben Marble Cake Fish and Chips 13 November 2013
Emma Lemon and Coconut Shortbread Sea Creatures
George White Chocolate Seabed Creatures
Megan Spectacular Sea Biscuit Display

Episode 4Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Carnival Cakes)
Airdate
Charlie Melting Moments Chocolate Helter Skelter Cake 14 November 2013
Ellie Carnival Pick and Mix cake
Joseph Carnival Queen Cake
Ruby Carnival of the Animals Marble Cake

Episode 5Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Jigsaw Biscuits)
Airdate
Abhimanyu Rock Cakes Ginger and Lemon Jigsaw Castle 15 November 2013
Alex Marble Chocolate and Almond Hedgejig
Emily Ginger 'Biscuits in Bloom'
with Orange Buttercream Flowers
Jojo Lemon, Orange & Raspberry and Lavender
'Learn to Count' Jigsaw

Episode 6Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Fairy Tales Cakes)
Airdate
Cameron Welsh Cakes Princess and the Pea Chocolate Cake 18 November 2013
Elizabeth Goldilocks and the Three Bears Porridge Cake
Katie Princess and the Pea Madeira Cake
Monty Fiery Chilli Chocolate Dragon Cake

Episode 7Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Monster Cake)
Airdate
Aaminah Cheese Straws 'Skits' The Sweetie Munching Monster 19 November 2013
Alfie Norfolk Broads Monster Cake
Archie Sea Monster Cake
Esther Lady Loch Ness

Episode 8Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Future Cakes)
Airdate
Harrison Toffee Puddings Cake from the Future 20 November 2013
Harry Hadron Super Collider Cake
Isabelle Chocolate and Vanilla Tardis Battenberg
Rosie 150th Birthday Cake

Episode 9Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Natural Wonders of the World)
Airdate
Charlie ( baller) Butterfly Cakes Chilli Chocolate Mountain Cake 21 November 2013
Louis Pamukkale Cake
Ruby Floating Iceberg Cake
Zainab Coral Ocean Marble Cake

Episode 10Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Bug Biscuits)
Airdate
James Crumpets Biscuit Scene on Grass 22 November 2013
Kavern Coconut and Nutmeg Bug Biscuits
Lily-Grace Granny's Garden
Missy Lemon Shortbread Flowers

Episode 11: Semi FinalEdit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Round the World Savoury Tarts)
Airdate
Ellie Coffee éclairs Italian Roasted Pepper and Parmesan Tart 25 November 2013
Emily Flavours of Brazil Tart
Emma Welsh Flag Tart
Griffin Welsh Flag Tart with Dragon Dressing
Ruby Devon Flag Tart

Episode 12: Semi FinalEdit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Human Body Sweet Pastry Tarts)
Airdate
Archie Meringue Roulade Bakewell Tart Face 26 November 2013
Harry Lemon Tart Body Boardgame
Kavern Strawberry Love Heart Tarts
Monty Lime Chocolate Ganache and
Orange Mascarpone Body Part Tarts
Zainab Treacle & Walnut, Caramel Cream
& Berries and Cardamom Milk Three Body Tarts

FinalsEdit

Episode 13Edit

In this episode the four finalists face the pressure of a professional kitchen, baking in one of the worlds most famous restaurants, Harrods, they must bake to the highest standards in order to impress Mary, James, Pastry Chef Marcus Bore and John Whaite.

     Team won the challenge
Team Blue Team Orange
Ruby Emma
Harry Zainab

The two teams have 1 hour 15 minutes to bake 15 Shortbread Tea Fancies and two types of Scones; 10 Fruit and 10 Plain.

Episode 14Edit

In this episode the four finalists are put on the spot with the Knowledge test. The two teams must bake for the UK's biggest dance group, Diversity.
For the first part of the challenge, the bakers have been asked to showcase their style and skill by piping the words 'Bake Off' alongside a butterfly; they must try and identify the extra baking powder in Mary's Victoria sponge; and finally they have to identify the spices in the jars through the use of their smell.

Baker Piping Test Taste Test Smelling Test
(1. Cinnamon, 2. Cardamom, 3. Nutmeg)
Emma Run out of room for 'Bake Off'
  • Too Much Butter
  • Not enough baking powder
  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cloves
  3. Nutmeg
Harry Showed his skill, butterfly
needs a little more work
  • Too much baking powder
  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cardamom
  3. Nutmeg
Ruby Confident at decorating, had a few drips
  • Too much baking powder
  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cumin
  3. Nutmeg
Zainab Lines were a little thick
but showed her skill
  • Eggs and sugar not mixed very well
  1. Cardamom
  2. Couldn't remember the name
  3. Cinnamon

For the second challenge of the day, the four bakers are put into two teams, the teams have to pick two recipes from a selection in which they can adapt.

Team Green
Harry Cheesy Corn Muffins with Chorizo and Bacon
Zainab Granola Fruit Muffins
Team Red
Emma Free-form Summer Fruit Tarts
Ruby Cheesy Corn Muffins with Chorizo

Episode 15: Grand FinalEdit

In the final of the series, the four bakers go head-to-head for the very last time, they have to create their most spectacular bake to date. Using the skills that they have acquired, they have to make a selection of bakes, one sweet and one savoury, for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Baker Sweet Bake Savoury Bake
Emma Mad Hatter Chocolate Cake and Shortbread Hat Chilli, Chorizo and Pepper Scones
Harry Stopwatch Carrot Cake 'White Rabbit' Muffins with Mushrooms and Chorizo
Ruby Earl Grey Cupcakes with Cucumber and Lime Icing Mock-Choc Eclairs
(Smoked Salmon Pâte topped with Lemon Jelly)
Zainab Peppermint and Vanilla Chequered Cake Cocktail Pizzas
(5 Green Pepper, Tuna, Melted Cheese and Tomato Sauce & 5 Garlic Butter)

Series 3 (2015)Edit

A third series began airing on 2 November 2015 on CBBC, with Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes replacing Craze as hosts and Allegra McEvedy and Graham Hornigold taking over from Berry and Martin as judges in this series of Junior Bake Off.[3]

ContestantsEdit

     Quarterfinalist
     Semi-Finalist
     Finalist
     Winner
Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown
Alex 12 Manchester Darcey 12 Belfast Isaac 11 York Olivia 10 Northumberland
Alfie 11 Swindon Euan 12 West Lothian Isabel 11 Hove Oscar 9 Maidenhead
Alice 11 Dorset Farhaan 10 London James 12 Gosport Peter 10 Sheffield
Alyth 11 Lanarkshire, Scotland Finlay 10 Northumberland Khushi 10 Hertfordshire Purdey 12 London
Amari 11 Birmingham Freddie 12 Newcastle Kiah 11 London Sienna 11 Stratford-upon-Avon
Andrea 10 Middlesex Grace 11 Oxfordshire Lucy 12 Liverpool Sufia 10 West Yorkshire
Ben 12 Sutton Coldfield Grainne 12 Belfast Lucy 11 Kent Tom 12 London
Ben 12 Leeds Hafsa 12 Wembley Matthew 9 Derbyshire Tom 11 East Sussex
Ben 10 Tyne and Wear Hannah 11 Conwy, North Wales Matilda 10 Surrey Will 9 Cardiff
Corey 11 Forth Valley Harrison 10 Worcestershire Megan 12 Rhondda Valley Will 11 Hertfordshire

Episode 1Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
(Strawberry Shortcake Stacks)
Showstopper Challenge
(Piñata Cakes)
Airdate
Alyth Top 2 Pin "Haggi" ata Cake 2 November 2015
Harrison Top 2 Zesty Berry Burst
Kiah Bottom 2 Summer Fruit piñata cake
Matthew Bottom 2 Chump Chop's Cosmic Creation

Episode 2Edit

Contestant Technical
Challenge
(French patisserie, Madeleines)
Showstopper Challenge
(Ultimate Chocolate Gateau)
Airdate
Olivia Top 2 3 November 2015
Tom Top 2
Farhaan Bottom 2
Hannah Bottom 2

Episode 3Edit

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Episode 4Edit

Episode 5Edit

Alex, Hafsa, James and Megan all who are aged 12 compete against one another in a salted caramel sponge cake technical and musical biscuits for the show stopper! Megan goes through

Episode 6Edit

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Episode 7Edit

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Episode 8Edit

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Episode 9Edit

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Episode 10Edit

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Episode 11: Semi FinalEdit

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Episode 12: Semi FinalEdit

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FinalsEdit

Episode 13Edit

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Episode 14Edit

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Episode 15: Grand FinalEdit

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Series 4 (2016)Edit

The fourth series began on 7 November 2016 on CBBC.[4] Allegra McEvedy returns as judge with Nadiya Hussain replacing Graham Hornigold, and presenters Sam & Mark also return to host.

RatingsEdit

Episode Viewing figures from BARB.[5]

Series 1Edit

Episode No. Airdate Total viewers CBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
1 31 October 2011 382,000 1
2 1 November 2011 366,000 6
3 2 November 2011 329,000 8
4 3 November 2011 356,000 5
5 7 November 2011 352,000 8
6 8 November 2011 365,000 10
7 9 November 2011 382,000 5
8 10 November 2011 396,000 8
9 14 November 2011 398,000 7
10 15 November 2011 401,000 2
11 16 November 2011 397,000 3
12 17 November 2011 (17:45) 408,000 2
13 17 November 2011 (18:20) 422,000 4

Series 2Edit

Episode No. Airdate Total viewers CBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
1 11 November 2013 509,000 6
2 12 November 2013 498,000 7
3 13 November 2013 495,000 4
4 14 November 2013 501,000 3
5 15 November 2013 478,000 5
6 18 November 2013 518,000 6
7 19 November 2013 512,000 2
8 20 November 2013 473,000 3
9 21 November 2013 502,000 1
10 22 November 2013 492,000 5
11 25 November 2013 485,000 8
12 26 November 2013 498,000 6
13 27 November 2013 504,000 5
14 28 November 2013 548,000 1
15 29 November 2013 568,000 2

Series 3Edit

Episode No. Airdate Total viewers CBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
1 2 November 2015 677,000 1
2 3 November 2015 662,000 2
3 4 November 2015 658,000 5
4 5 November 2015 672,000 4
5 6 November 2015 673,000 1
6 9 November 2015 647,000 5
7 10 November 2015 632,000 2
8 11 November 2015 658,000 2
9 12 November 2015 660,000 9
10 13 November 2015 671,000 6
11 16 November 2015 668,000 8
12 17 November 2015 672,000 4
13 18 November 2015 673,000 1
14 19 November 2015 669,000 2
15 20 November 2015 678,000 1

Series 4Edit

Episode No. Airdate Total viewers CBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
1 7 November 2016 295,000 4
2 8 November 2016 294,000 5
3 9 November 2016 308,000 2
4 10 November 2016 341,000 1
5 11 November 2016 299,000 3
6 14 November 2016 N/A N/A
7 15 November 2016 279,000 3
8 16 November 2016 N/A N/A
9 17 November 2016 310,000 2
10 18 November 2016 241,000 7
11 21 November 2016 203,000 5
12 22 November 2016 185,000 10
13 23 November 2016 267,000 1
14 24 November 2016 190,000 8
15 25 November 2016 253,000 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chieveley's Junior Bake Off winner to appear on Blue Peter". Newburytoday.co.uk. 7 March 2012. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Junior Bake Off: Series 2 - Episode 1". Radio Times. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "New judges announced for CBBC's Junior Bake Off". BBC. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "We can still get our Bake Off fix as Junior Bake Off returns really soon". Digital Spy. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. 

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