The Great British Bake Off

Series 3 - 4. Desserts

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Desserts this week and the bakers serve up some interesting confections, among them what’s described as an “intimidating” cake, a “monstrous” one, a chocolate breeze block, and an untidy torte with, according to Sue, “more layers than an archaeological dig”. Sue, by the way, is sans Mel. It’s a bit like having a raspberry pavlova without the meringue – nice but not the same.

The bakers are struggling with their meringues, too – towering ones that take six hours to bake – but it’s the crème caramel in the technical challenge that proves to be their downfall as well as giving us the star GBBO innuendo of the week: “Great wobble”.

About this programme

4/14. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood assess the remaining contestants' dessert-making skills. The hopefuls start by creating tortes before tackling this week's technical test - the delicate French dish of creme caramel. Though these two rounds provide a stern examination of the amateurs' creative flair and technical ability, they then face possibly the toughest task of the series so far - a six-hour challenge to create a show-stopping layered meringue. Once the sugar has set, who will be this week's Star Baker, and who will be going home? Presented by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Cast and crew


Mel Giedroyc
Sue Perkins
Mary Berry
Paul Hollywood


Executive Producer
Anna Beattie
Executive Producer
Kieran Smith
Series Producer
Amanda Westwood