Candice Brown WINS The Great British Bake Off!

Published Wednesday, Oct 26 2016, 20:54 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Candice Brown has been crowned this year's winner of The Great British Bake Off!

Candice pulled out all the stops to wow judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - and all the blood, sweat and tears certainly paid off.

Candice Brown from Great British Bake Off 2016

© Twitter / @BritishBakeOff/ BBC

The amateur baker seriously impressed in the signature challenge - a three-tier meringue - and came second in the 'Victoria sandwich' technical challenge. But it was her 'Pearly Kings and Queens' show-stopper that won Candice this year's title of Ultimate Star Baker!

Candice and her fellow finalists, Andrew Smyth and Jane Beedle, were tasked with making a picnic 'Fit For Her Majesty'. It was to comprise of a chocolate celebration cake, 12 puff pastry sausage rolls, 12 mini quiches, 12 savoury scones and 12 fruit and custard tarts. Just a simple 49 items!

Candice Brown appears on The Great British Bake Off - 12 October 2016


During the final, Candice revealed her nan Margaret taught her to bake. Speaking about her granddaughter, Margaret said: "I am so pleased that Candice has achieved this for herself. I don't think any words can express how proud we feel as a family."

The baker jumped up and down screaming as her name was called. She then said: "I never ever thought I'd get on this, and I'm standing here now as this.

"They said my name and it means more to me than anyone will ever realise."

Speaking of Candice, Mary said: "Candice has determination and passion. She has really excelled and everything always looked gorgeous!" Paul added: "When she nails it, she's one of the best."

The Great British Bake Off, BBC
October 2016

© BBC/Supplied by WENN

This is the last series that will air on BBC One. In September, it was confirmed that Love Productions had agreed a huge-money deal for the TV show to move to Channel 4.

The move has been a controversial one, with presenters Mel and Sue quitting, along with Bake Off Queen Mary Berry. Paul Hollywood has, however, decided to move with GBBO to Channel 4.

For GBBO's Most Jaw-Dropping Moments, click here!


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