22 Side-By-Sides Of The "Great British Bake Off" Bakes Vs. Their Drawings

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Florentines > Quarantine.

Another week, another episode of Great British Bake Off — and this week was Biscuit Week, which means I'm back to show you some very cool side-by-sides of these delightful bakers' drawing vs. their final bakes.

Linda saying "Morning! Another day. Ah!" and laughing

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First up was the Signature Bake: Florentines!

Noel says "Interesting fact, Florentines were originally called Florentines."

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And, yes, I think we're all Florentine snap experts now:

I’ve gone from not knowing what a florentine is to judging their lack of snap in record time #GBBO

I’ve gone from not knowing what a florentine is to judging their lack of snap in record time #GBBO

07:35 PM - 29 Sep 2020

1. Peter's Sticky Toffee Florentines:

A drawing of Peter's Sticky Toffee Florentine which is decorated with a feathering technique side by side with his actual bake

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2. Sura's Sohan Florentines:

A drawing of Sura's Florentines which are decorated with a small flower side by side with her finished bake

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3. Linda's Flower Topped Florentines:

A drawing of Linda's Florentines which are decorated with chocolate piping and small flowers side by side with her finished bake

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4. Mark's Mango Lassi Florentines:

A drawing of Mark's Florentines which are decorated with white chocolate with yellow zig zag stripe piping side by side with his finished bake

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5. Mak's Mango and Cumin Florentines:

A drawing of Mak's Florentines which are decorated to look like blue and green peacock feathers side by side with his finished bake

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6. Hermine's Mango and Coconut Florentines:

Hermine's Florentines which are Mango and Coconut flavored, with a pink coating and a brown tree decoration in the drawing side-by-side with the actual bake

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7. Marc's Ginger, Cherry, and Pistachio Florentines:

A drawing of Marc's Florentines which are decorated with a square of ruby chocolate side by side with his finished bake

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8. Rowan's Waistcoat Florentines:

A drawing of Rowan's Florentines which were decorated to look like colorful waistcoats, although he couldn't complete all of them, side by side with his finished bake

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9. Lottie's Quarantine Florentines:

A drawing of Lottie's Florentines which are decorated with white chocolate splattered on the dark chocolate side by side with her finished bake

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10. Laura's Salted Caramel Florentines:

A drawing of Laura's Florentines which are decorated with chocolate feathering and small gold leaves side by side with her finished bake

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11. And Dave's Feathered Chocolate Mango Florentines:

A drawing of Daves's Florentines which are decorated with three kinds of chocolate feathering side by side with his finished bake

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Lottie got the first Hollywood Handshake of the season and had a delightful reaction, but I was mostly like, "Oh wow, remember shaking people's hands?!"

Lottie gets a Hollywood Handshake

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Up next was the Technical Challenge, which involved two sets of macaroons, and tbh here is a very helpful chart:

Dave won the Technical Challenge this week, so he definitely knows the difference!

And finally, the moment we were all waiting for: the Showstopper Round. Prue and Paul asked the bakers to create their favorite celebrities, but this time out of biscuits! Okay, just kidding, but I'm already nostalgic for those bonkers cake busts. This week was all about 3D biscuit table settings.

Noel and Matt say "On your marks...get set...bake!"

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12. Rowan's "Worse Things Happen at Sea":

A drawing of Rowan's lighthouse structure side by side with his finished bake

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13. Peter's Biscuit Burns Supper:

A drawing of Peter's realistic supper structure side by side with his finished bake

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14. Hermine's Sakura Tea Set:

A drawing of Hermine's tea set structure side by side with her finished bake

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15. Laura's Celebration Afternoon Tea

A drawing of Laura's tea set structure side by side with her finished bake

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16. Marc's Morning Coffee 'n' Toast:

A drawing of Marc's breakfast structure side by side with his finished bake

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17. Mark's Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony:

A drawing of Mark's coffee set structure side by side with his finished bake

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18. Linda's "High Tea in Amsterdam":

A drawing of Linda's tea set structure side by side with her finished bake

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19. Sura's Speculaas Ramadan Tea Time:

A drawing of Sura's tea set structure side by side with her finished bake

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20. Mak's Indian Chai Service:

A drawing of Mak's tea set structure side by side with his finished bake

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21. Dave's "Waiting for Tacos":

A drawing of Dave's table setting structure side by side with his finished bake

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22. And Lottie's Viking Victuals:

A drawing of Lottie's Viking structure side by side with her finished bake

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In the end, Dave was named Star Baker, while Mak was sent home.

Sura saying "he's really such a lovely guy, it hurts" about Mak with the caption "Sura speaking, but also all of us".

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I forgot how much the whole "people being sent home" really stinks! And while I know I didn't taste the bakes or anything, it certainly didn't feel like it should have been Mak's week. It really does hurt!

Alright, now I'm ready for Bread Week next week. No, literally, I baked a bunch of bread during quarantine, I'M READY. Who are you rooting for after two official weeks in the tent? Tell me in the comments!

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