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The Great British Bake Off (series 4)

The Great British Bake Off (series 4)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 10
Original network BBC Two
Original release 20 August (2013-08-20) – 22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
Series chronology
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The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013.[1] Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges.[2] As with series three, the competition was held at Harptree Court in East Harptree, Somerset.[3]

13,000 amateur bakers applied to appear on the programme, and 100 were selected for screen test, with the best 60 advancing to a three-day audition.[2] From these, 13 contestants were chosen this year so the judges could eliminate two people whenever they wanted.[4][5]

The winner of the Great British Bake Off 2013 was Frances Quinn.[6]



Baker Age Occupation Hometown Links
Ali Imdad 25 Charity worker Saltley, Birmingham
Beca Lyne-Pirkis 31 Military Wives' Choir Singer Aldershot, Hampshire [7]
Christine Wallace 66 Director of an engraving company Didcot, Oxfordshire [8]
Deborah Manger 51 Dentist Peterborough [9]
Frances Quinn 31 Children's Clothes Designer Market Harborough, Leicestershire [10]
Glenn Cosby 37 English Teacher Teignmouth, Devon [11]
Howard Middleton 51 Council Worker Sheffield [12]
Kimberley Wilson 30 Psychologist London [13]
Lucy Bellamy 38 Horticulturist Grimsby, Lincolnshire [14]
Mark Onley 37 Carpenter & Kitchen Fitter Milton Keynes
Robert Smart 54 Space Satellite Designer Melbourn, Cambridgeshire [15]
Ruby Tandoh 20 History of Art and Philosophy Student Southend, Essex [16]
Toby Waterworth 30 Web Programmer Reading, Berkshire [17]

Results summaryEdit

Elimination chart
Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kimberley SB SB Runner Up
Ruby SB SB SB Runner Up
Beca OUT
Christine SB SB OUT
Glenn OUT
Howard OUT
Robert SB OUT
Deborah OUT
Mark OUT
Lucy OUT
Toby OUT

Colour key:

     Baker got through to the next round
     Baker was eliminated
     Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
     Baker was the Star Baker
     Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week, but did not win star baker.
     Baker was the series runner-up
     Baker was the series winner


Episode 1: CakesEdit

The bakers were given two hours to make a sandwich cake with filling of their choice for the signature challenge. For their first technical challenge, the bakers were required to bake an angel food cake using Mary Berry's recipe in two and half hours. For the showstopper, the challenge was to make a chocolate cake using at least two types of chocolate to decorate the cake. They were given four hours for this bake.

     Baker eliminated      Star Baker      Winner
Baker Signature
(Sandwich Cake)
(Angel Food Cake)
(Chocolate Cake)
Ali Rose and Pistachio Cake 11th Chocolate, Raspberry and Passion Fruit Engagement Cake
Beca Grapefruit Sandwich Cake 8th Chocolate Cherry Indulgence
Christine Strawberry, Vanilla and Rosewater Summer Basket 3rd Chocolate and Orange 'Fripperous' Hat Cake
Deborah Pineapple Cake 9th 'Coffee Time'
Frances Giant Jam Sandwich 7th Secret Squirrel Cake
Glenn Strawberries and Cream Cake 4th Almond and Espresso Chocolate Cake
Howard Passion Fruit and Coconut Cake 6th Black Forest Revisited
Kimberley Blood Orange Cake 10th Chocolate, Raspberry & Basil Layer Cake
Lucy Timperley Early Cake 2nd Thyme 'Wildwood' Cake
Mark Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake 5th Chocolate Monster
Robert Pecan and Apple Cake 1st Raspberry Chocolate Cake
Ruby Rhubarb and Custard Sandwich Cake 12th Chocolate and Ginger Night Sky Cake
Toby Spiced and Iced Carrot Cake 13th Two Tiered Chocolate Cake

Episode 2: BreadEdit

The bakers were asked to make in two hours 36 breadsticks, all made using yeast, of at least 25 cm (10 inches) in length, and the breadsticks should be crisp and produce a good snap. For the technical challenge, the bakers have to make eight English muffin using Paul's recipe in two and three quarter hours. For the final bake, an elaborately decorated loaf was set as the showstopper challenge to be completed in four hours.

Baker Signature
(36 Bread Sticks)
(8 English Muffin)
(Decorative Loaf)
Ali Italian Grissini 9th Sweet and Savoury Yin Yang Bread
Beca Fennel and Chilli Breadsticks 11th Five Strand Christmas Wreath
Christine Mediterranean Breadsticks with Oregano 4th Double Plaited Loaf
Deborah Fennel & Chilli Breadsticks 8th Walnut Fleur Loaf
Frances Giant Matchsticks 2nd Sailor's Knot
Glenn Rosemary and Parmesan Grissini 7th Harvest Crown
Howard Moroccan Breadsticks 10th Picasso Sun Bread
Kimberley Nigella Seed and Parmesan Breadsticks 1st Peace Bread
Lucy Grissini with Salt 12th Roast Tomato Bread
Mark Rosemary & Raisin Breadsticks 6th Sage & Garlic Plait
Robert Twisty Rye Bread Sticks 5th Tribute Loaf
Ruby Mexican Breadsticks 3rd White Chocolate and Orange Peacock Bread

Episode 3: DessertsEdit

For the first challenge of the episode the bakers were asked to make a Trifle of their own choice, using Ladyfingers, Sponge or Biscuit for the base and either Jam or Custard for the middle layer. For their second challenge, the bakers were required to bake in an hour and a half Floating Islands using a recipe of Mary Berry. For the show-stopper, the bakers were set the task of making 24 petit fours, twelve biscuit based, twelve sponge based, to be finished in three hours.

Baker Signature
(Floating Islands)
(24 Petit Fours- 12 Biscuit Based, 12 Sponge Based)
Ali Coconut, Raspberry and Lemon Meringue Trifle 5th Vanilla Latte Mini Cakes
Lime & Mint Shortbread Pops
Beca Orange and Ginger Trifle 10th Limoncello and Blueberry Bursts
Millionaire Shortbread
Christine Caribbean Pina Colada Trifle 4th Ninety-Niners
Sachertorte Parcels
Deborah Tropical Trifle* 9th Canelé Cherry and Chocolate Cakes
Rose Cookies
Frances Apple and Blackberry Crumble Trifle 8th 'Ballet Bites' Ginger Nutcrackers
Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes
Glenn Raspberry and Almond Trifle 1st Billionaire Bouchées
Orange Financiers
Howard Caramel and Apple Trifle* 7th Black Coffee and Cardamom Cakes
White Stilton and Pear Biscuits
Kimberley Peach, Almond and Ginger Trifle 6th Chocolate Pistachio Financiers
Lemon Bergamot Biscuits
Mark Ginger, Mango and Passion Fruit Trifle 11th Rose and Pistachio Macaroons
Chocolate and Raspberry Bites
Robert Rhubarb and Orange Trifle 2nd Almond Friands
Turǫn Macaroons
Ruby Desert Island Trifle 3rd Lemon Shortbread and White Chocolate Seashells
Blackberry and Chocolate Layer Cakes

In this challenge, Deborah accidentally used Howard's custard. As a result, Howard used Deborah's custard in his trifle, the incident was dubbed Custardgate by the Press.

Episode 4: Pies and TartsEdit

For the signature challenge the bakers are asked to bake a Double-crusted Fruit Pie with a filling of their choice. For their fourth Technical challenge, the bakers were required to bake a Tart that has almost a 700-year history; the Egg Custard Tart. For the showstopper, the challenge was to make a Filo Pie centrepiece using the Filo pastry that they had made from scratch.

Baker Signature
(Double-Crusted Fruit Pie)
(12 Egg Custard Tarts)
(Filo Pie)
Ali Apple and Ginger Pie with a Pecan and Walnut Shortcrust Pastry 8th Orange, Cardamom and Date M'Hanncha
Beca Mamgu's Cherry-Apple Tart 2nd Moroccan Vegetable Filo Feast
Christine Granny Rogers' Apple, Plum & Cinnamon Country Pie 7th Roasted Vegetable Filo Pie with Feta Cheese
Frances Peach Pie In the Sky 1st Cherry Tree Baklava Filo Pie
Glenn Apple & Maple Syrup Pie 9th Spanakopita (Walnut and Feta Cheese)
Howard Apple Pie with Sage Pastry 5th Fresh Fig and Feta Filo Flan
Kimberley Pecan and Rosemary Caramel Apple Pie 4th Chicken, Bacon and Butternut Squash Pie
Robert Apple and Pear Pie with Thyme 3rd Spanakopita with St George's Mushrooms
Ruby Apple and Marzipan Pie 6th Rose, Almond and Raspberry Filo Pie

Episode 5: Biscuits and TraybakesEdit

For the signature challenge, the bakers were asked to make their favorite traybake in two hours and cut into identical pieces. Everything made as part of the traybake however needed to be made from scratch. In the technical challenge, the bakers needed to make 18 tuiles using Mary's recipe in one and a half hour. Half of the tuiles needed to be shaped in the traditional manner and piped in a concentric circles, and the other rolled up and dipped in chocolate. In the last challenge, the baker had to make a biscuit tower of at least 30 cm high, to be finished in four hours.

Baker Signature
(18 Tuiles- 9 Original, 9 Dipped in Chocolate)
(Biscuit Tower)
Beca Chocolate, Cherry and Hazelnut Brownies 5th Tiered Macaron and Sugar Dough Biscuit Centrepiece
Christine Mixed Berry and Almond Crumble Traybake 1st Shortbread Bavarian Clock Tower
Frances Millionaire Banoffee Bonus 3rd Biscuit Buttons and Beads
Glenn Apricot and Pistachio Tiffin 2nd Shortbread and Macaron Helter-Skelter
Howard Breakfast Traybake 8th Japanese Pagoda Tea Tower
Kimberley Cherry and Almond Bakewell Florentine Slice 7th Black and White Viennese Biscuit Stack
Robert Blueberry & Orange Traybake 4th Dalek
Ruby Blackberry and Lemon Bakewell Slice 6th 'Dropped Ice-Cream' Biscuit Centrepiece

Episode 6: Sweet DoughEdit

In the first challenge, the bakers were required to make a sweet tea loaf using yeast, either in a tin or free form. They were given 3 hours for the task. For the technical challenge, the bakers baked an apricot couronne using Paul's recipe in two and three-quarter hours. For the showstopper, the bakers needed to make two different varieties of European sweet buns, 12 of each. The bakers were given 30 minutes to start in the first day so that dough may be proofed overnight, to be finished the second day in four hours.

Baker Signature
(Tea Loaf)
(Apricot Couronne)
(24 Sweet European Buns)
Beca Bara Brith 6th Chocolate and Rum-Soaked Prune Brioches
Cardamom Spiced Lemon Iced Buns
Christine Oxford Nutty Fruit Loaf 4th Schnecken Buns
Vanilla Custard Skolebrød
Frances Chai Tea Loaf 2nd Hot Cross Brioches
Rhubarb and Custard Kolaches
Glenn Devonshire Panettone 5th Almond and Apricot Brioches
Sticky Caramel Kanelbullen
Howard Date & Hemp Yorkshire Loaf 7th Peachy Buns
German Baumschnecken
Kimberley Chai Spiced Ginger and Date Tea Loaf 3rd Double Chocolate and Hazelnut Brioches
Danish Kanelsnurrer
Ruby Citrus Tea Loaf 1st Twisted Swedish Kanelbullar
Saffron St. Lucia Buns

Episode 7: PastryEdit

The bakers are challenged to bring the old fashioned suet pudding back up to date for the signature challenge. In the technical bake, the bakers are challenged to create eight perfect religieuse; these are choux buns that are topped with ganache and filled with crème patissiere then carefully balanced one on top of the other. In the Showstopper Challenge, the bakers have 4 hours to make three different types of puffed pastries; one must be filled, another has to be iced and the final one is of their choice.

Baker Signature
(Suet Pudding)
(8 Religieuses)
(36 Puff Pastry Canapés- 12 Filled, 12 Iced, 12 of Their Own Choice)
Beca Spring Lamb and Vegetable Suet Pudding
with Redcurrant Gravy
1st Nectarine and Frangipane Squares
Chocolate and Hazelnut Vol-au-vents
Strawberries and Cream Mille-feuille
Christine Spotted Dick 'With a Kick'
and Vanilla Custard Ice Cream
6th Eccles Cakes
Fresh Fruit Baskets
Lemon Cream Eton Mess Mille-feuille
Frances Figgy Roll-y Poly Pudding
with Caramelised Walnut and Honey Ice-Cream
5th French Framboise Cream Horns
Sheet Music Mille-feuille
Bass Clef Palmiers
Glenn Prune and Armagnac Pudding
with Boozy Butterscotch Sauce
3rd Caramelised Apple and Marzipan Tartlets
Chocolate Elephant Ears
Passion Fruit Mille-feuille
Kimberley Barberry and Apple Spotted Dick
with Maple Syrup and White Chocolate Custard
4th Pear, Malt and Butterscotch Mille-feuille
Blackberry and Lemon Verbena Crème Brûle Custard Tarts
Fig, Orange and Thyme Galette
Ruby Plum Jam Roly-Poly
with Ginger Ice cream
2nd Raspberry and Passion Fruit Mille-feuille
Caramelised Apple Lattice
Portuguese Custard Tarts

Episode 8: Unconventional Ingredients (Quarter Final)Edit

This week in the quarter final, the theme for this week were bakes that were free of something (e.g. gluten free, dairy free). In the Signature Challenge, the bakers are challenged to bake a loaf that does not use traditional wheat flours, instead they must use flours such as Spelt, Rye, Potato or Tapioca. The bakers are challenged in the technical bake to make a Dacquoise which consists of 3 layers; coiled meringue, coffee custard and a hazelnut praline top. For the showstopper, the bakers are pushed out of their comfort zones and asked to create novelty vegetable cakes which must be dairy free.

Baker Signature
(Wheat-Free Loaf)
(Hazelnut Dacquoise)
(Dairy-Free Vegetable Cake)
Beca Potato, Spelt and Rosemary Focaccia 4th Spiced Butternut Squash and Pecan 'Cheese' Cake
Christine Multi-Seeded Loaf with Pumpkin, Sesame and Sunflower Seeds 5th Sweet Potato Guitar with Passion Fruit Icing and Marshmallow Fondant
Frances 'Chelsea Flour Show' Bun Bouquet 3rd Hidden Carrot Cake (Ground Praline, Beetroot and Walnut)
Kimberley Wild Garlic Pesto and Parma Ham Spelt Loaf 2nd Butternut Squash and Spice Cake Toadstool House
Ruby Mango and Nigella Seed Spelt Cob 1st Carrot Cake and Pistachio Garden Plot

Episode 9: French Pastry (Semi-Final)Edit

This week's theme was French pastry. In the Signature Challenge, the bakers are challenged to make three different types of savoury canapé; one must be Choux, another must be Shortcrust or Rough Puff and the third can be anything of their choice. For the Technical bake, the bakers are challenged to make a Charlotte Royal; made of Swiss roll surrounding a bavarois, it is set with gelatin to form a firm dome when turned out. In the Showstopper Challenge, the bakers are challenged to bake an iconic French Patisserie, the Opera cake.

Baker Signature
(36 Canapés- 12 Choux, 12 Shortcrust/Rough Puff, 12 Any of their Choice)
(Charlotte Royale)
(Opera Cake)
Beca Stilton and Walnut Macarons
Beetroot and Salmon Choux Puffs
Welsh Rarebit Tartlets
3rd Banoffee Opera Cake
Frances Legume Canapés:

Chantenay Carrots
Choux Pastry Tomatoes
Cauliflower Cheese Scones

2nd Great British Soap Opera Cake
Kimberley Pea Purée Tarts
Crab and Wasabi Profiteroles
Steamed Buns with Barbecue Chicken
1st Passion Fruit and Lime Opera Cake
Ruby Beetroot Jelly on Poppy Seed Biscuits
Spinach, Parmesan and Egg Tartlets
Choux Buns with Goat's Cheese and Caramelised Onions
4th Chocolate, Almond Praline and Saffron Opera Cake

Episode 10: FinalEdit

In the Signature Challenge, the final three are challenged to create a Picnic Pie. The pie must be savoury, the fillings have to create a creative design and has to be strong enough to be served out of the tin. For the Technical Challenge, the bakers are challenged to make 12 perfectly shaped pretzels; 6 savoury with rock salt and 6 sweet, flavoured with poppy seeds and topped with sweet orange zest and glaze. For the final Showstopper Challenge of the series, the bakers are asked to bake the ultimate showpiece - a three tiered wedding cake.

Baker Signature
(Picnic pie)
(12 Pretzel - 6 Savory, 6 Sweet)
(Three Tiered Wedding Cake)
Frances Rainbow Picnic Pie 3rd Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding Cake
Kimberley Chicken and Pig Pie 1st Languages of Love Wedding Cake
Ruby Picnic Basket Pie 2nd Raspberry, Lemon and Passion Fruit Wedding Cake


Mary and Paul take over the tent and take on the challenges that they set for the bakers, showing what they would have done had they been in the bakers shoes.

Episode 1Edit

Bake 1 Bake 2 Bake 3
Mary Spiced Whole Orange Cake with Orange Mascarpone Icing Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd Chocolate Creation Showstopper
Paul Olive Breadsticks English Muffins

Episode 2Edit

Bake 1 Bake 2 Bake 3
Mary Tipsy Trifle Floating Islands Wobbly Apricot Tart
Paul Egg Custard Tarts Spanakopita N/A

Episode 3Edit

Bake 1 Bake 2 Bake 3
Mary Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake Tuiles with Chocolate Mousse N/A
Paul Iced Tea Loaf Apricot Couronne Brioche Tetes

Episode 4Edit

Bake 1 Bake 2 Bake 3
Mary Sussex Pond Pudding with Apples Religieuses Opera Cake
Paul Rye Bread Pretzels N/A

Christmas MasterclassEdit

Bake 1 Bake 2 Bake 3
Mary Mincemeat Streusel Tunis Cake Gingerbread House
Paul Stollen Black Bun Boxing Day pie


Before the series started, there was speculation Paul Hollywood would not appear in the show after his marriage broke down.[18][19][20] Mary Berry, however, was said to have supported Hollywood over rumours of his possible sacking by BBC,[21] and the BBC later denied the rumours and said that his job is safe.[22]

During the series, there were accusations of favouritism towards female contestants after the last man Glenn Cosby was eliminated from the show,[23] as well as allegations of Paul Hollywood's favouritism towards Ruby Tandoh,[24][25] and personal attacks on Tandoh by various people including the chef Raymond Blanc.[26][27][28] Both Paul Hollywood and Ruby Tandoh denied the accusation.[29][30]

Prior to the final, a rash of bets were placed on Frances Quinn to win. Bookmakers were forced to suspend the book after 90 per cent of wagers were placed on Quinn, and led to accusation that show insiders or friends who knew of the result were placing bets on the outcome.[31] This subsequently led to many online media sources speculating Quinn had won, inadvertently leaking the result prematurely.

Post-show careerEdit

Frances Quinn wrote a book, Quinntessential Baking, released on 17 August 2015.[32][33]

Ruby Tandoh has written a book, Crumb: The Baking Book, published on 25 September 2014.[34] She took half a year out from the university after the show but has returned to complete her philosophy and history of art course at University College London.[35] She wrote a column on baking for The Guardian.[36]

Beca Lyne-Pirkis presented a Welsh language cookery show Becws for S4C starting 11 September 2014.[37][38]

Glenn Cosby left teaching and launched his own touring stage show Bake it Big.[39][40]

Ali Imdad has set up a bakery business and become a full-time baker.[41]


The show achieved some of the highest ratings seen on BBC Two. According to overnight data, the final episode was seen by 9.1 million viewers at its peak, and averaging over 8 million, more than twice the number of viewers on BBC One and ITV.[42] This episode is the highest-rated show ever on BBC2 under the ratings system first introduced in 2002, beating the previous record set by an episode of Top Gear in 2007.[43] Series 4 had an average of viewing figure of 7.4 million.[44]

Official episode viewing figures are from BARB.[45]

Airdate Viewers
weekly ranking
Weekly ranking
all channels[46]
1 20 August 2013 (2013-08-20) 6.60 1 11
2 27 August 2013 (2013-08-27) 6.65 1 12
3 3 September 2013 (2013-09-03) 7.17 1 13
4 10 September 2013 (2013-09-10) 6.82 1 18
5 17 September 2013 (2013-09-17) 6.95 1 17
6 24 September 2013 (2013-09-24) 7.32 1 16
7 1 October 2013 (2013-10-01) 7.76 1 13
8 8 October 2013 (2013-10-08) 7.41 1 12
9 15 October 2013 (2013-10-15) 7.41 1 18
10 22 October 2013 (2013-10-22) 9.45 1 4


Airdate Viewers
weekly ranking
The Great British Bake Off, Class of 2012
22 October 2013 (2013-10-22) 3.69 2
The Great British Bake Off Masterclass
1 29 October 2013 (2013-10-29) 2.73 4
2 30 October 2013 (2013-10-30) 2.27 10
3 31 October 2013 (2013-10-31) 2.21 13
4 1 November 2013 (2013-11-01) 1.69 24
The Great British Bake Off, Christmas Special
17 December 2013 (2013-12-17) 3.39 2


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