The 33-year-old, who writes about and posts pictures of her bakes online under the name Briony May, says she was inspired by her nan’s baking wisdom and uses YouTube tutorials to help her pick up trickier techniques.
A contender for Star Baker from the off, in Biscuit Week Briony just lost out to fellow contestant Manon despite baking the “best shortbread here today” according to judge Paul Hollywood. The bubbly Bristolian definitely caught the eye though – and now her friends know she’s actually on the show, it looks like she’s got a hell of a lot of support behind her.
Briony thought she was going home in Dessert Week after a few disasters in the tent but, given Terry’s absence, there were no eliminations and Briony was very relieved indeed.
This captured the moment when I thought my Bake Off journey had come to an end!! I cannot express how relieved I was that I got to come back for another week!! My beautiful bake off sisters @iam_rubes & @MMarla35 by my side, they were my strength 😘😘😘 #GBBOhttps://t.co/QA49lvoTM5
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