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The Great British Bake Off (series 7)

The seventh series of The Great British Bake Off aired from 24 August 2016, with twelve contestants competing to be crowned the series 7 winner.[1][2]

The Great British Bake Off (series 7)
Starring
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 10
Release
Original network BBC One
Original release 24 August (2016-08-24) – 26 October 2016 (2016-10-26)
Series chronology
← Previous
Series 6
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Series 8

This series was the last to be broadcast on BBC One, as the production company Love Productions opted to move the show to Channel 4.[3] It was also the last series on the show for Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, as they decided to leave as presenters of the show.[4] It is also the last series of the show to feature Mary Berry as a judge.[5] This series was won by Candice Brown, with Andrew Smyth and Jane Beedle finishing as runners-up.

Contents

BakersEdit

Baker [6][7][8] Age Occupation Hometown Links
Andrew Smyth 25 Aerospace engineer Derby / Holywood, County Down [9][10]
Benjamina Ebuehi 23 Teaching assistant South London [11]
Candice Brown 31 PE teacher Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire [12][13]
Jane Beedle 61 Garden designer Beckenham [14]
Kate Barmby 37 Nurse Brooke, Norfolk [15][16]
Lee Banfield 67 Pastor Bolton [17]
Louise Williams 46 Hairdresser Cardiff [18]
Michael Georgiou 20 Student Durham [19]
Rav Bansal 28 Student support Erith [20]
Selasi Gbormittah 30 Client service associate London [21]
Tom Gilliford 26 Project engagement manager Rochdale [22]
Valerie "Val" Stones 66 Semi-retired, Substitute teacher Yeovil [23]

Results summaryEdit

Elimination chart
Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Candice SB SB SB WINNER
Andrew SB SB Runner Up
Jane SB Runner Up
Selasi OUT
Benjamina SB OUT
Tom SB SB OUT
Rav OUT
Val OUT
Kate OUT
Michael OUT
Louise OUT
Lee OUT

Colour key:

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

EpisodesEdit

     Baker eliminated
     Star Baker
     Winner

Episode 1: CakeEdit

For the first challenge, the bakers were given two hours to make a drizzle cake, the brief being that the cake be moist and well permeated with the drizzle. For the technical challenge, the bakers were instructed to make Mary's recipe for twelve jaffa cakes. The recipe used a whipped fatless sponge, orange jelly and tempered chocolate with a design of sorts. For the final challenge, the bakers were instructed to make a mirror glaze cake. The cake had to have a genoise sponge and have a very shiny, mirror-like top, covering the cake entirely.

Baker Signature
(Drizzle Cake)
Technical
(12 Jaffa Cakes)
Showstopper
(Mirror Glaze Cake)
Andrew Lemon and Rosemary Drizzle Cake 12th 'Ultimate Indulgence' Mirror Glaze Cake
Benjamina Pistachio, Cardamom and Lemon Drizzle Cake 6th White Chocolate Mirror Glaze with Salted Praline Buttercream
Candice Raspberry and Rhubarb Drizzle Custard Bundt Cake 5th Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Shiniest Cake Of Them All?
Jane Lemon and Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake 7th Chocolate Orange Mirror Cake
Kate Berry Best Apple and Bramble Drizzle Cake 4th One Swallow Does Not Make A Summer Cake
Lee St. Clements Orange and Lemon Drizzle Cake 11th Strawberry Surprise Mirror Cake
Louise Orange Liqueur and Lemonade Drizzle Cake 9th White Chocolate Trifle Mirror Glaze Cake
Michael Lime, Ginger and Honey Drizzle Cake 3rd Matcha Tea Chocolate Mirror Glaze
Rav Ginger Spice Yuzu Drizzle Cake 8th Colombian Mocha Mirror Glaze Cake
Selasi Citrus and Spice Drizzle Cake 1st Raspberry, Sloe and White Chocolate Mirror Glaze Cake
Tom G&T Drizzle Cake 2nd Black Forest Broken Mirror
Val Mum's Orange and Lemon Drizzle 10th Chocolate Sponge with Four Fruit Frosting

Episode 2: BiscuitsEdit

For the Signature Challenge, the bakers were given two and a half hours to make 24 iced biscuits (cookies). The biscuits had to be crisp and uniform. Viennese Whirls were set as the technical challenge. To be completed in an hour and a half, they had to be filled with buttercream and jam, and had have a defined shape. For the showstopper, a gingerbread scene was set as the challenge, the only brief being it that it had to be 30 cm high, and contain eight characters or objects. The bakers had four hours for this challenge.

Host Sue Perkins did not appear in the episode.[24][25]

Baker Signature
(24 Iced Biscuits)
Technical
(12 Viennese Whirls)
Showstopper
(Gingerbread 3D Scene)
Andrew Beehive Biscuits 4th Punting in Cambridge
Benjamina Bouquet Biscuits 3rd New York, New York
Candice Salted Caramel, Chocolate Iced Shiny Hearts 8th Gingerbread Pub with Sticky Ginger Carpet
Jane Flower Pot Iced Biscuits 2nd Hastings Old Town Fishing Net Shops and Boat
Kate "A Biscuit for the Broads" 1st "I Promise I will do my best"
Louise Baa Bara Brith Biscuits 10th Gingerbread Wedding
Michael Malt, Chocolate and Orange Iced "Beer" Biscuits 9th Trip to See Santa in Lapland
Rav Union Jack Bunting Biscuits 6th Gingerbread Christmas Fairground
Selasi "Wheelie Hot Iced Biscuits" 11th Stained Glass Window Gingerbread Church
Tom Chai Frappelatteccino Biscuits 7th Tom and Pod's Near Death Experience
Val Sunday Treat Iced Ice Cream Cone Biscuits 5th From Holland to New York via Yorkshire

Episode 3: BreadEdit

For the bakers' first challenge, they had to make a chocolate loaf in two and a half hours. The loaf had to contain chocolate in some form, whether it be cocoa powder or actual pieces of chocolate. For the technical challenge, the bakers were required to make twelve Dampfnudel, a recipe Paul called "notoriously difficult". In two hours, the bakers had to make twelve steamed bread rolls with two types of sauce. A savoury plaited (braided) centrepiece was set as the showstopper. In four hours, bakers had to make a centrepiece using at least three flours.

Baker Signature
(Chocolate Loaf)
Technical
(Dampfnudel)
Showstopper
(Savoury Plaited (Braided) Centrepiece)
Andrew Chocolate Barmbrack Bread 2nd Braided Harvest Bread Basket
Benjamina Chocolate, Tahini and Almond Babka 6th Braided Bread Heart
Candice Chocolate, Salted Caramel & Pecan Brittle Brioche Loaf 3rd Italian Light and Dark Rye Twist
Jane Chocolate and Cranberry Couronne 9th Chorizo and Chilli Flower with Parmesan and Pesto Centre
Kate Cobbled Loaf 8th The Corn Maiden
Michael Chocolate and Chilli Swirl Plait 7th Cypriot Dove and Olive Branch Plaited Loaf with Houmous
Rav Chocolate, Cardamom and Hazelnut Loaf 10th Three Tier Diwali Bread Centrepiece
Selasi Chocolate, Orange and Cinnamon Bread 5th Bedouin Escape Tear and Share Bread
Tom Chocolate Orange and Chilli Swirl Bread 4th Jörmungandr and Mjölnir
Val Double Chocolate Cinnamon Twist Loaf 1st "And They All Went Into The Ark To Get Out Of The Rain"

Episode 4: BatterEdit

The first task was to make Yorkshire puddings, which involved the standard recipe filled with a variety of ingredients and flavours. The technical challenge was to make 12 heart-shaped "lace" pancakes, which required the bakers to draw a heart-shaped design with the batter. The showstopper challenge was to make 36 churros.[26]

Baker Signature
(Filled Yorkshire Puddings)
Technical
(12 Heart-Shaped Lace Pancakes)
Showstopper
(36 Churros)
Andrew Yorkshire 'Tapas' Puddings 4th Churros Window Box
Benjamina Red Onion Chutney, Brie and Bacon Yorkshire Puddings 1st Tropical Churros
Candice Yorkshire Wellingtons 2nd Two-Way Peanut Butter Churros
Jane Meat and Two Veg Yorkshires 3rd Pistachio and White Chocolate Churros
Kate Christmas Dinner Compromise 7th Hot Cross Bunny Churros
Rav Thai Tofu Panang Yorkshires 9th Three Dip Matcha Pistachio Churros
Selasi Perfect Sunday Roast Accompaniment 8th Lemon and Anise Churros
Tom West Yorkshire Fusion Puddings 5th Fennel Churros Snake In The Grass
Val Mum's Chilli Yorkshire Puddings 6th Orange Chocolate Churros

Episode 5: PastryEdit

For the signature bake, bakers were tasked with baking 24 breakfast pastries. Two different batches of 12 pastries were to be made. The technical challenge required the bakers to make one feathered Bakewell tart. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were challenged to make 48 filled filo amuse-bouche; 24 with a savoury filling and 24 with a sweet filling.

Baker Signature
(24 Breakfast Pastries)
Technical
(Bakewell Tart)
Showstopper
(48 Filo Amuse-Bouche)
Andrew Mum and Dad's Breakfast Pastries 6th Spicy Chorizo Squash Parcels and Baklava Bites
Benjamina 'Good Morning America' Swirls and Peanut Butter and Banana Pinwheels 5th Plantain and Spinach Samosas and Chai Pear Cups
Candice Danish Pastry Croque Monsieur Kites and Cinnamon Apple, Vanilla Crème Rose Danish 2nd Sausage, Black Pudding and Apple Rounds and Banoffee Whiskey Cups
Jane Orange Pain au Raisins, Raspberry, Chocolate and Almond Danish 1st Roquefort, Fig and Walnut Parcels and Cherry and Chocolate Cones
Rav Cinnamon Swirls and Pecan, Walnut and Maple Plaits 8th Chinese Style Prawn Filo Tartlets and Spiced White Chocolate and Hazelnut Samosas
Selasi Rhubarb, Mango and Ginger Plait, and Pineapple and Coconut Pinwheels 3rd Parma Ham, Asparagus and Cheese Filo Cigars and Coffee Cream Filo Cups
Tom Mega Breakfast Bonanzas; Granola Spirals and Wheat Foldovers 4th Yin and Yang Amuse-bouche
Val Pecan and Maple Syrup Pinwheels and Apple, Sultana and Cinnamon Swirls 7th Caramelised Red Onion, Goats Cheese Tartlets and Mincemeat and Apple Spiced Parcels

Episode 6: BotanicalEdit

In the signature, the seven remaining bakers were asked to create a meringue pie containing citrus fruit, such as orange, grapefruits and lemons. In the technical, the contestants had to create two leaf-shaped herb fougasses. In the showstopper, the contestants were asked to create a three-tier cake with a flower theme. All the tiers could be the same flavour, or each one a different flavour, and the cakes could be decorated with flowers.

Baker Signature
(Citrus Meringue Pie)
Technical
(2 Herb Fougasse)
Showstopper
(Three-Tier Flower Cake)
Andrew Tangy Lime and Ginger Meringue Pie 6th Spring Elderflower Trio
Benjamina Grapefruit and Ginger Meringue Pie 2nd Floral Tea Cake
Candice Lime, Coconut and Lemongrass Sugar Meringue Pie 5th Four Seasons Cake
Jane Lime and Coconut Meringue Pie 4th Three Tier Orange Cake with a Floral Chocolate Collar
Rav Mandarin Margarita Meringue Pie 3rd Blossom Cake
Selasi Grapefruit, Orange and Mint Meringue Pie 7th Three Tiered Ombré Floral Cake
Tom Blood Orange Halloween Pumpkin Pie 1st Floral Tea Cake

Episode 7: DessertsEdit

The Signature challenge required the bakers to make a family-sized roulade. The judges were looking for a light sponge cake, even layers of filling, and a clean swirl. The technical challenge was for a Marjolaine or Dacquoise, an unusual layered cake made with meringue, decorated with ganache and nuts. The showstopper challenge tasked the bakers with making 24 mini mousse cakes in two flavours (12 of each).[27][28]

Baker Signature
(Family-Sized Roulade)
Technical
(Marjolaine/Dacquoise)
Showstopper
(24 Mini Mousse Cakes)
Andrew Tropical Holiday Roulade 1st Childhood Ice Cream Mousse Cakes
Benjamina Piña Colada Roulade 3rd Apple Crumble Mousse Cake and Chocolate Coffee Mousse Cake
Candice Crowd Pleaser Roulade 2nd Blackberry and Raspberry Bubbles and After Dinner Mousse
Jane Chocolate and Hazelnut Roulade 4th Chocolate, Coffee, and Vanilla Joconde Cakes and Blackcurrant and Vanilla Ombre Mousses
Selasi Summer Picnic Roulade 6th Lemon, Strawberry and Passionfruit and Chocolate and Mint Mini Mousse Cakes
Tom Millionaire's Roulade 5th Hipster Picnic

Episode 8: Tudor (Quarterfinal)Edit

Week eight featured the show's first Tudor theme, featuring food common in the 16th century. During the signature challenge, the five remaining bakers were asked to bake a shaped pie with Tudor flavours. The pie could be any type of pastry and they could use whichever fillings they wanted. In the technical, the contestants were asked to produce a dozen jumbles – six knot balls and six Celtic knots. In the showstopper challenge, the contestants were asked to bake a marchpane (marzipan) cake in a three-dimensional shape. However, all of the cakes had to be Tudor-themed.[29]

Baker Signature
(Shaped Savoury Pies)
Technical
(12 Jumbles)
Showstopper
(3D Marchpane Cake)
Andrew Da Vinci Inspired Geared Pies 2nd Jousting Knights Marchpane
Benjamina Mexican Adventure 4th Tudor Garden
Candice Cheesy Cheeky Fish Pies 1st Peacock
Jane Tudor Rose Pies 5th Swans
Selasi Bouquet of Flowers 3rd Fruity Tudor Marchpane

Episode 9: Pâtisserie (Semi-Final)Edit

The first task for pastry or pâtisserie week required the remaining four contestants to bake 24 palmiers, with two different savoury fillings and shapes. The technical challenge was to make a Savarin, a liqueur-soaked yeast cake, which none of the contestants had made before. The final challenge was to make 36 fondant fancies.[30][31]

Baker Signature
(24 Savoury Palmiers)
Technical
(Savarin)
Showstopper
(36 Fondant Fancies)
Andrew Cheesy Elephant Ears and Herby Treble Clefs 2nd Philharmonic Fondants
Candice Red Onion, Cambozola and Walnut Palmiers and Mushroom, Streaky Bacon, and Parmesan Palmiers 3rd Chocolate Praline Fondant Fancies and Cherry Bakewell Fondant Fancies
Jane Pesto and Sundried Tomato Palmiers and Goats Cheese, Olive and Parma Ham Palmiers 1st Pistachio and Raspberry Fondant Fancies and Lemon Curd Surprise Fondant Fancies
Selasi Sundried Tomato, Onion, Peppers and Parmesan Palmiers and Salmon, Spinach and Mushroom Palmiers 4th Lime and Ginger Fondant Fancies and Pink Velvet and Raspberry Prosecco Fondant Fancies

Episode 10: Royal Picnic (Final)Edit

In the final signature challenge, the bakers had to make a filled meringue crown, which had to contain at least three layers of meringue, in three hours. In the technical, the judges decided to make a familiar bake challenging: the bakers had to make a Victoria sandwich, with no recipe or method given, in 90 minutes. The final showstopper involved the largest number of bakes ever requested in a challenge. The bakers were given five hours to make a picnic fit for the Queen, including one chocolate celebration cake, 12 sausage rolls, 12 mini quiches, 12 savoury scones and 12 fruit and custard tarts.[32][33]

Baker Signature
(Meringue Crowns)
Technical
(Victoria Sandwich with No Recipe)
Showstopper
(Picnics)
Andrew Crunchy Caramel Cassis Crown 1st Family and Friends' Favourites Picnic
Candice Queen Victoria's Mango and Strawberry Crown 2nd Picnic for Pearly Kings and Queens
Jane Red, White and Blue Meringue Crown 3rd Family Favourites Feast

Christmas specialsEdit

The Masterclass episodes were replaced by two Christmas specials, which featured eight contestants from the series 2–5. The two Christmas specials were the last to be aired on BBC before the channel move, and thus featured the last appearances of hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and judge Mary Berry. Judge Paul Hollywood would then followed the channel move.[34]

The first Christmas special featured Mary-Anne Boermans (Series 2), Cathryn Dresser (Series 3), Ali Imdad (Series 4) and Norman Calder (Series 5). The competition was won by Mary-Anne Boermans. The second Christmas special featured Janet Basu (Series 2), James Morton (Series 3), Howard Middleton (Series 4) and Chetna Makan (Series 5). The competition was won by Chetna Makan.

Episode 1Edit

The signature challenge required the bakers to create 2 batches of edible Christmas tree decorations, 12 of each type, using biscuits. The technical challenge, set by Mary, tasked the bakers to make a choux wreath consisting of 36 choux buns, filled and decorated festively with chocolate. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to make a Christmas scene cake, which must be at least three tiers.

Baker Signature
(24 Edible Biscuit Tree Decorations)
Technical
(Choux Wreath)
Showstopper
(Christmas Scene Cake)
Ali Rose & Fennel Henna-Inspired Biscuits and Date & Orange Ma'amoul Bauble Biscuits 1st Celebration of Jesus Cake
Cathryn Chocolate Peppermint Candy Canes and Clementine, Cranberry & Rosemary Holly Leaf Biscuits 2nd Our Christmas Eve
Mary-Anne Christmas Pudding and Christmas Wreath Biscuits 3rd My Christmas Cakey Bakey
Norman Orange & Cinnamon Dufrickies and Whisky Shortbread Ding Dangs 4th Gâteau De Joyeux Noël

Episode 2Edit

The bakers were tasked to make 24 savoury Christmas canapés, 12 of two types in the signature challenge. The technical challenge was set by Paul, in which the bakers were tasked of baking a Kanellängd, a spiced Scandinavian celebratory Christmas loaf with the meaning of "cinnamon length". For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to make 36 sweet Christmas miniatures, 12 each of three types, arranged as a celebratory centerpiece.

Baker Signature
(24 Savoury Christmas Canapés)
Technical
(Kanellängd)
Showstopper
(36 Sweet Christmas Miniatures)
Chetna Aubergine & Tomato Canapés and Spiced Potato Canapés 3rd Family Favourites
(Baked Alaska, Bûche de Noël and Ginger & Citrus Cheesecake)
Howard Smoked Trout Trees with Pea Pastry and Partridge & Pear Treats 2nd Camp as Christmas Trio
(Cranberry Sherry Glass Trifle, Gingerbread "House-and-Garden" Cheesecake and Stollen)
James Mackerel Mousse Mille-feuille and Red Onion & Goats Cheese Swirls 1st Merry Extravaganza
(Apple Pie & Custard Doughnut, Chocolate-orange Macaron and Christmas Cake)
Janet Crab Pâté Gougère Barguettes and Mushroom & Chicken Liver Tartlets 4th Festive Friends
(Tri-coloured Petit Four, Mont Blanc and Chocolate & Orange Dome)

ControversiesEdit

Before the series had begun, some viewers complained of the "gendered" icing in preview pictures of the bakers. In the promo shots of the bakers, the male bakers were given blue icing while the female bakers were given pink icing, whereas the previous year, every baker was given the same colour regardless.[35][36][37] As a result, the BBC altered the colouring of the icing.[38]

RatingsEdit

The opening episode had an average viewing figure of 10.4 million according to overnight ratings, an improvement over the figure of 9.3 million for the corresponding episode in 2015. This made it the most watched TV show of 2016 so far, with the official figure also making it the most watched TV show since the 2015 Bake Off Final.[39] Its run on the BBC ended with an average overnight viewing figure of 14 million for the final, peaking at 14.8 million, which is a record for the show.[40] The series dominated the list of most-watched programmes in 2016, with nine of the top ten being episodes of the show.[41] Its finale was watched by 15.9 million viewers (7 days cumulative figure), the most popular of the year.[42]

Official episode viewing figures are from BARB.[43]

Episode
no.
Airdate 7 day viewers
(millions)
28 day viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
Weekly ranking
all channels[44]
BBC iPlayer requests
1 24 August 2016 (2016-08-24) 13.58 13.86 1 1 1,989,000[45]
2 31 August 2016 (2016-08-31) 13.45 13.74 1 1 1,949,000[45]
3 7 September 2016 (2016-09-07) 13.01 13.38 1 1 2,314,000[45]
4 14 September 2016 (2016-09-14) 13.29 13.88 1 1 2,291,000[45]
5 21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) 13.12 13.33 1 1 1,984,000[45]
6 28 September 2016 (2016-09-28) 13.13 13.41 1 1 1,397,000[45]
7 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05) 13.45 13.72 1 1 2,154,000[45]
8 12 October 2016 (2016-10-12) 13.26 13.45 1 1 1,957,000[45]
9 19 October 2016 (2016-10-19) 13.44 13.65 1 1 1,901,000[45]
10 26 October 2016 (2016-10-26) 15.90 16.03 1 1 1,602,000[45]

SpecialsEdit

Episode
no.
Airdate 7 day viewers
(millions)
28 day viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
BBC iPlayer requests
The Great British Bake Off, Class of 2015
27 October 2016 (2016-10-27) 4.28 4.45 25 N/A
The Great Christmas Bake Off
25 December 2016 (2016-12-25) 8.21 8.35 4 853,000[46]
26 December 2016 (2016-12-26) 6.37 6.52 15 N/A

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