Great British Bake Off contestant Frances Quinn earned the Star Baker award as she sailed through to the quarter-finals of the TV cookery contest.
The Harborough woman impressed the judges during pastry week with an impressive suet pudding, an assured choux serving in the technical challenge and wondrous French framboise cream horns, sheet music mille-feuille and bass clef palmiers in the finale.
On Tuesday’s show, week seven of the BBC series, she said she was ‘ecstatic’ to be crowned Star Baker and was glad ‘substance shone through’.
Despite this Frances continued to show plenty of style during the showstopper challenge with her three piece bake which was inspired by French singer Édith Piaf.
With the suet pudding Frances chose to add a hint of goats cheese to the ice cream that complimented her pudding.
The judges said that her flavours were very good and that she had concentrated on the substance of the bake.
She was ranked fifth for her little nuns made from choux pastry after the judges said that the bake was good but that her patisserie was a bit runny.
Despite this Frances did enough on the other two challenges to be crowned Star Baker much to her delight.
With Frances through to the quarter final next week her fellow contestant Beca suggested that next week the gloves would come off.
The Great British Bake Off shows on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC2.