The Great British Bake Off 2014 - Kimberley comments

With The Great British Bake Off back on our screens, 2013 finalist Kimberley Wilson gives us her opinion of the contestants, the bakes and the judges' decisions each week...

The Great British Bake Off 2014 - Kimberley comments

GBBO - week oneGBBO - Week one - Cake
The new batch of bakers pull out all the stops in the first week with pipettes, skateboards and Japanese pop culture.
Read Kimberley's comments in week one



GBBO - week 2GBBO - Week two - Biscuits
Which contestants fluffed their Florentines and who triumphed over towering dough designs in GBBO's biscuit week?
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n week two


GBBO week 3

GBBO - Week three - Bread
Get your glaze right and you’re a champion, present a part-baked batch and all that kneading was for nothing. Bread Week in the Bake Off tent means that everyone, Mary included, defers to Paul. This week the contestants were out to impress Mr Hollywood with their rye rolls, ciabatta and celebration bakes…
Read Kimberley's comments in week three

MarthaGBBO - Week four - Desserts
In the sweltering temperature of a summer heatwave middles melted, tempers frayed and a nation was in uproar. Welcome to dessert week... 
Read Kimberley's comments in week four


Kimberley commentsGBBO - Week five - Pastry
This week, the bakers were tested on their proficiency and precision with pastry. Pies and tarts for the fifth week of The Great British Bake Off…
Read Kimberley's comments in week five


NancyGBBO - Week six - European cakes
This week, the bakers stepped out of their comfort zones and swapped traditional British baking for European cakes, including babkas, gugelhupfs and a delicious green domed princess cake…
Read Kimberley's comments in week six


Kimberley commentsGBBO - Week seven - Pastry
Complex pastry was the name of the game this week. The remaining contestants pulled out all the stops for their savoury pastries and choux-stoppers…
Read Kimberley's comments in week seven


Week 8GBBO - Week eight - Advanced dough
From fruity, free-form loaves to sweet filled buns, this week the contestants had to step up to the challenge and prove their worth with advanced dough techniques….
Read Kimberley's comments in week eight



GBBO - Week nine - Patisserie
Baklava, entremets and a 20-layer schichttorte challenge, this week saw the contestants take on fiddly layers and intricate designs in patisserie week…
Read Kimberley's comments in week nine


Great British Bake Off finalGBBO - The final 
After ten weeks of bread, buns and biscuits, pastry, pies and puns, the Bake Off furore culminates in a weekend of extraordinary baking and culinary creativity.
Read Kimberley's comments on the final


Kimberley tests... 

Baking tray reviewBaking sheets
In the first in a series of baking equipment reviews, Kimberley puts baking sheets to the test...
Find out Kimberley's top 5 picks... 



Kimberley's pipnig bagsPiping bags
Kimberley tests this invaluable tool, ideal for piping icing, buttercream or fillings.
Find out Kimberley's top 5 picks



Cooling rack reviewCooling racks
Kimberley's pick of the best wire racks. 
Find out Kimberley's top 5 picks



Kimberley's top five rolling pinsMarble rolling pins
Kimberley's pick of the pins
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Measuring spoonsMeasuring cups and spoons
Kimberley chooses her favourite measuring devices
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