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Bake Off: The Professionals

  • Season 4
  • 10 episodes
  • Food

Summary

Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the toughest Bake Off on TV, as teams of pastry chefs from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses compete to be crowned best patisserie team in Britain

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Episode 2: Bake Off: The Professionals

Summary

Tom Allen and Liam Charles present as the pastry chefs are challenged to make a cube-shaped dessert, with sharp edges from every angle, and magical confections that look exactly like mushrooms but taste anything but - all in just three and a half hours. And that's just their first task. For their second, judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden ask them to create a heroes and villains-themed showpiece adorned with 160 macarons. Which team will rise to the occasion?

Review

Let’s draw a veil over Tom Allen dressed up as Fanny Cradock and instead focus on some heavenly sweet treats, including a cube-shaped dessert and some that look like mushrooms. “Holy moly! This is to die for!” squeals Cherish Finden excitedly about one offering. But others are criticised for heavy-handed flavourings, boring tastes and imprecision. 

For the showstopper, they must create a tower of 160 macarons on the theme of heroes and villains. A shocked silence descends when one of the almost-finished structures shatters, sending macarons flying everywhere. But you’ll really gasp later – because the disasters don’t end there.


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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterLiam Charles
PresenterTom Allen
JudgeBenoit Blin
JudgeCherish Finden

Crew

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Executive producerKieran Smith
Executive producerOliver Manley
Series directorJeanette Goulbourn
Series producerLucy Terrell

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  • Episode 2

    Bake Off: The Professionals

    Summary

    Tom Allen and Liam Charles present as the pastry chefs are challenged to make a cube-shaped dessert, with sharp edges from every angle, and magical confections that look exactly like mushrooms but taste anything but - all in just three and a half hours. And that's just their first task. For their second, judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden ask them to create a heroes and villains-themed showpiece adorned with 160 macarons. Which team will rise to the occasion?

    Review

    Let’s draw a veil over Tom Allen dressed up as Fanny Cradock and instead focus on some heavenly sweet treats, including a cube-shaped dessert and some that look like mushrooms. “Holy moly! This is to die for!” squeals Cherish Finden excitedly about one offering. But others are criticised for heavy-handed flavourings, boring tastes and imprecision. 

    For the showstopper, they must create a tower of 160 macarons on the theme of heroes and villains. A shocked silence descends when one of the almost-finished structures shatters, sending macarons flying everywhere. But you’ll really gasp later – because the disasters don’t end there.


    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterLiam Charles
    PresenterTom Allen
    JudgeBenoit Blin
    JudgeCherish Finden

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerKieran Smith
    Executive producerOliver Manley
    Series directorJeanette Goulbourn
    Series producerLucy Terrell

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