The 51-year-old bronze resin sculptor from Cornwall did not do well in any of this week’s challenges – one of his cakes was described as “concrete” by Judge Paul Hollywood.
After being removed from the back to the tent, Mark, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2016, said: Deal with
“I’ve definitely learned a little more about myself.”
Hermione was named Star Baker, the second time she was praised.
In the first act, the judges asked the remaining five bakers to make 12 identical mini cheesecakes.
The base needed to be built from scratch and they were given two hours.
H Hollywoodwood said the quarter-final stage meant competitors had to “take it in two lower arms.” Added that this was the first stage in the history of the backbench, while this stage of the competition was filled with star bakers.
Lucas surrounded himself by suggesting a back suggestion could be accepted into a Broadway musical, while co-host Noel Fielding introduced the audience to a wooden spoon named Andre, whose face was stretched.
Dave’s citrus cheesecakes were praised by the judges, with Hollywood telling them he “ticked all the box boxes”, while Peter and Laura also impressed.
However, Hermione and Mark were not.
The technical challenge, created by Judge Pru Leith, sent bakers back in 1700 and assigned them the task of making two Sussex Lake puddings, a dessert with a lemon in between. This dish was first recorded in 1672.
The judges blinded the puddings and told Laura that her dish needed a little more time in the steamer.
Security guard Dave also needed to leave her for a long time, the judges said, while Hermin’s lemon was “bullet hard”, according to Leith.
Peter, an accounting and finance student, was very raw, the judges said, while Mark’s taste was no better than “OK K”.
Dave finished fifth, Peter fourth, Hermin third and Mark finished second.
Laura finished first but received a rude compliment from Leith, who said: “Laura, I wish it was wonderful but it wasn’t really better than the rest.”
In the end, Showstopper Challenge Bakers was tasked with creating a jelly art design cake, a layered dessert. They were given four and a half hours.
Mark chose to make apple jelly with chocolate and strawberry mousse while Laura went for “flower power” no jelly art cake.
Dave made the Newquay Beach Scene cake, filled with the scent of guava and apple, and tried the Herman chocolate and raspberry mouse jelly cake. Peter made a snow globe jelly cake.
Laura was the first and Lithe described any of her cakes as “bright”, saying the raspberry mouse was “especially good”.
Hollywood agreed and said it was “perfect.” He added: “Each level is excellent.”
Moving on to Dave’s efforts, Hollywood called his clothed cream mouse “very studgy,” although Leith is a fan and said the cake was “a great achievement.”
Hollywood said Peter’s snow globe would have benefited from darker colors and “more vibration” and criticized his sponge for being “a little too much”.
According to Hollywoodwood, Mark’s cake was overcooked and “like concrete”, and jelly was also “very rubbing”. In the end, the judges handed down their verdicts on Hermione’s cake.
The first impression was good, Hollywood described it as “beautiful” and “absolutely gorgeous”. Leth agreed, describing it as a “complete” and “real victory.”
The showstopper success got Hermin Star Baker, but Mark’s failure knocked him out.
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