Kent’s Jane secures place on Bake Off with showstopping mousses

PUBLISHED: 08:42 06 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:14 06 October 2016

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Next week the contestants will show off their talents for Tudor week

Jane Beedle managed to save her Bake Off spot last night, sending Tom Gilliford home.

Having impressed Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry by knocking up five different mousses for the mini-mousse cakes showstopper, the presenting duo annouced to Mel and Sue whilst discussing the final result that Ms Beedle would be safe, even though she came fourth out of six in the marjolaine gateau technical challenge.

Ms Berry claimed that although Ms Beedle’s marjolaine looked good, the meringue texture was wrong.

After masking his roulade because he didn’t have a perfect spiral, Mr Gilliford was sent packing from the tent, even though he’s won star baker twice before.

He said: “The curse of the star baker well and truly struck for me after winning (it) for the second time in last week’s episode.

“But I was so pleased just to get onto the show in the first place, and my wife said I wouldn’t get to episode two! My whole aim was to get through to bread week, and as I watch it back now, I still wonder how I got this far.”

Andrew Smyth, 25, was named star baker after coming top in the technical challenge and producing 24 childhood ice-cream flavoured mini-mousse cakes in the showstopper.

Ms Beedle will back on the show for Tudor week next week where contestants will be asked to make everything from pies to breathtaking edible table-displays.

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