Tonights episode had a French theme, with some very delicious cooking (as usual), a few minor disasters and some entertainment from Mel and Sue.
I was very sorry to see Beca go tonight as she had a permanently cheerful manner and always making a joke or being a bit crazy. She interacted with Mel and Sue really well and created some good laughs. Her food could be really good too. Unfortunately I think I would have felt the same whoever got the boot!I am glad however to see that Ruby (just about) survived despite her somewhat dodgy technical challenge which was incredibly hard. I wouldn’t have known where to start!!!
I’m not sure why I’m drawn to Ruby so much, she is a bit unsure of herself and doesn’t have some of the basic skills required for aspects of the competition but she always works so hard to do a good job and is so happy when things go well. I cant believe she was still studying and doing exams whilst filming the show too. So much pressure to cope with!
I have to say I’m really unsure who is the best baker this year, it going to be very close next week. Frances is amazingly creative and imaginative, always pulling out the stops in regard to presentation, but can she prove once and for all that she can balance style and substance and get her flavours perfect!
Ruby will do really well if she can hold her nerve, keep her confidence up and not be so self deprecating at times. Her baking almost always great flavour and taste wise, she just needs to perfect the execution and presentation.
Kimberly is great, she’s calmly confident, has a lot of skill and knows how to make yummy food, short of any serious disasters I think she is in with a good chance of winning, She is always laughing and smiling and genuinely seems to be enjoying the competition.
I’m not going to make a prediction as I would be happy to see any of these lovely ladies win. Fingers crossed they all have a really good final and make the most of the experience. Good Luck to all three!
(if you missed this episode you can watch it at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03dyxp9/The_Great_British_Bake_Off_Series_4_Episode_9/ )