I’ve been keeping a little secret from you all! One of my lovely friends Jordan is a contestant on the new series of The Great British Bake-Off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!notenoughexclaimationpointsintheworld!
I’ve known Jordan the past few years from the Cake Club I attend in Nottingham (this one – and unlike a lot of the other cake clubs – we raise money for charity!). He’s a really great, fun guy and I was always interested to see what he’d bring each month (delicious Chocolate Teacake Spiders for one halloween cake club!) as it was always creative and fun – you could tell how passionate he is about baking and a massive fan of the Bake-Off!
In March this year, Jordan revealed that he had applied to be on the Bake-Off and gotten down to the final rounds of selection! He asked me and a few other cake club ladies if we could be filmed for a segment in the Bake-Off, (it wasn’t practical to film it at an actual Cake Club). So we strung up bunting in a corner of The Malt Cross in Nottingham, baked our best cakes, put on our finest frocks and brushed our hair, and got ready to burst with excitement!
At that point Jordan wasn’t sure if he would definitely be a contestant on the show, but he got the news a little later that he would – hurrah!
I baked a Rainbow Cake (squee!) and signed a release form (ooh), and then we slightly awkwardly ate cake and chatted while the crew from Love Productions filmed us. After a while, I kind of just was eating cake and chatting, and it was all really fun!
So I made a Rainbow Cake, Liana made a giant cinnamon bun (ridiculous), Helen made her chocolate brownies, Sarah made cookies, and Erin made passion fruit cupcakes. Sadly I don’t like passion fruit because those cupcakes looked so delicious! I was on a cake high for days afterwards. Jordan made salted caramel marshmallows which were ridiculously good. I NEED to try making marshmallows at home soon because the ones in the shops just don’t compare to homemade ones – the flavour is amazing!
The footage will hopefully be shown on the show, or it may be cut completely, who knows! But either way, this is your call to join TEAM JORDAN now! He’s the baking hero that Nottingham needs!
I’ll be liveblogging each episode as in previous years, so join me every Wednesday night right after the episode to read my recap and share what you think in the comments!
Yours ever so excitedly!
PS – You can learn about all the other contestants here!