7 FRANCES QUINN'S artistic, colourful and creative bakes
made her a clear winner back in 2013.
Baking style: A fan of using American flavours such as pumpkin, pecans and maple, Helena also enjoys using Spanish flavours and is often inspired byHalloweenin her bakes
He started experimenting in the kitchen and supplied his family, friends and teachers with a variety of bakes
. Now studying English literature at Durham University, he enjoys feeding his housemates with his creations.
My future plans include a Yahshi Bakes
book and kitchenware.
what are some of the easiest bakes
to start out with?
Brakes is shaking up the menu with its new Cone Bakes
, versatile pastry cones that can be filled with sweet or savoury, hot or cold ingredients to fire up the interest in hand-held, on-the-go snacks.
Recipes cover the whole baking spectrum, from easy biccies that beginners can handle (like the cherry and chocolate oatmeal biscuits), and fairly basic tray bakes
(nutty apricot blondies), to elaborate roulades, intricately plaited breads and bakes
that we watched the show's contestants struggle with (looking at you, wagon wheels and the spinach-heavy le gateau vert).
My nan literally bakes
every day, so has been a massive inspiration.
As a cake bakes
, these tiny particles grab on to each other.
Flo currently bakes
for his restaurant, but in her spare time likes to bake
for the family and 'have a boogie' with friends.
OFF (CBBC, Monday, 5.30pm) NADIYA Hussain, below, is back in the kitchen and helping to judge the bakes
of budding young bakers.
First, they will need to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with some showstopping bakes
- something these six former contestants have already done.