THE Great British Bake Off continued with week two, and this time, mum-of-one Michelle Evans-Fecci, who previously won star baker of the week, continued to impress the judges with her baking.
Here is what you need to know about the print shop administrator and Bake Off 2019 star.
Who is The Great British Bake Off 2019 contestant Michelle?
Michelle is a 35-year-old print shop administrator from Wales, who first fell in love with baking as a child, watching her mother cook.
She was brought up on a farm but now lives in the seaside town of Tenby with her husband and teenage son.
The mother-of-one bakes almost every other day and likes to experiment with flavour combinations, using seasonal vegetables from her own veggie patch.
Her bakes are often created with good-quality, local produce and made with precision.
On her Instagram page here, Michelle shares pictures of her mouth-watering bakes.
What has happened to Michelle on Bake Off 2019?
- Week One, Cakes – Michelle used her own chickens’ eggs to add to her Signature welsh bara brith and she fared well in the Technical Challenge. She had the judges drooling with her showstopping carrot cake, Prue said it was “possibly the best cake I’ve ever eaten”. It was enough to clinch her the Star Baker title.
- Week Two, Biscuits– The baker got a lot of praise from the judges for her “exceptional” Rasberry Bakewell bars and a dragon sculpture which Paul claimed would make “Wales proud”.
- Week Three, Bread – Her Cheese Night tear and share loaf might have been “messy” but it was “well-baked”. Luckily, she managed to do well enough with her scoring in the Showstopper to keep her place.
What has Michelle said about The Great British Bake Off 2019?
Michelle was in a flood of tears when she discovered she would be participating in The Great British Bake Off 2019.
On making it to the tent, she said: “I was so emotional when I found out, I cry when I am happy and cry when I am sad.
“I have wanted it for so long, so I couldn’t believe it.”
She said those who know her would be pleased for her as she has dreamt of appearing on the show for ages.
When did The Great British Bake Off 2019 start?
The Great British Bake Off returned on August 27, 2019.
The new series kicked off on Channel 4 at 8pm until 9.30pm, much like the 2018 series which started on August 28.
Bake Off is expected to run for 10 consecutive weeks and the final is likely to be in November 2019.
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What is the Great British Bake Off prize?
With all the drama, sweat and tears that the dedicated bakers go through, you would expect they would be aiming for some grand cash prize, but the answer is no.
The winning prize is just flowers and a cake stand, at least that’s what has happened so far.
Previous Bake Off contestant Martha Collison, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2014 series, confirmed to Barrelhouse: “Everyone is so surprised and thinks there must be some secret cash, but all we really get is a bunch of flowers and a cake stand.
“But then, you also kind of become a national treasure just by doing it because everyone in Britain loves the Bake Off so much.”