For once it was Frances’ lack of decoration that drew criticism from the judges this week on the Great British Bake Off but she nevertheless impressed them with her three bakes and won through to bake again.
On week six of the BBC series, which is screened on Tuesdays at 8pm, Harborough’s Frances Quinn and her baking rivals were tasked with making sweet dough.
In the first task where contestants had to make a tea loaf, the ever-creative Frances, who likes to think outside the baking tray, presented the judges with a chi latte tea loaf with a perfect cinnamon swirl inside. All this was placed in a giant cup on a giant saucer.
Her efforts impressed judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood who said that it was a very attractive and tasty loaf.
Mary said it was always so exciting to see her do something original. Paul’s only criticism was that it looked a little dull causing Frances to remark afterwards that perhaps she should have been more adventurous.
She came second in the signature challenge to make a couronne and was even in the running to be the week’s star baker.
Frances was crowned the “design guru gem” by fellow contestant Kimberly.