Bake Off: Creme de la Creme

Bake Off: Creme de la Creme
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Series 2 - Episode 8

Thursday 8am - 9am BBC Two
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Review

You may not learn how to make wonderful patisserie but you can find out how to say useful things like “I’m making a pig’s ear of this” in French in this semi-final. The “French Dragons” will also make you laugh when they’re interviewed inexplicably wearing shocking pink bobble hats and scarves.

However, Cherish Finden isn’t laughing at all this week: “Lifeless, uninteresting and boring,” she says about one team’s live plating efforts. The other trio of chefs disappoint her, too, as they don’t meet the brief for a glazed bûche entremet. So everything rests on the picky judges’ reaction to their jungle-themed sugar-work showstopper.

Summary

Angus Deayton presents the second semi-final, which begins with the teams having to create six perfectly uniform Buche Entremet, a large log-shaped sharing dessert, with multiple layers of flavours and textures. At the same time, they have to prepare all the elements needed for a live table-plated dessert, a three-minute piece of gastronomic theatre in front of judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin. In the final challenge, the teams are tasked to make a centrepiece made entirely from sugar, with one group making their way to the grand final.

Cast & Crew

Host Angus Deayton
Judge Cherish Finden
Judge Benoit Blin
Executive Producer Kieran Smith
Series Director Jeanette Gouldbourn
Series Producer Oliver Manley
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