The Great British Bake Off 2014

    As The Great British Bake Off 2014 inspired the country to knead, pipe and fold in the name of a brilliant bake, we go behind the scenes of the show, speak to the three finalists and get tips from last year's winner Frances Quinn and runner up Kimberley Wilson.

    Great British Bake Off contestants

    Great British Bake OffBehind the scenes on the show
    What really goes on behind the scenes in the Great British Bake Off tent? Holly Brooke-Smith finds out who gets to pick star baker, who gets to eat the evidence, and who does the washing up...

    Find out how the show is put together


    Nancy BirtwhistleNancy's time in the tent

    Finalist Nancy Birtwhistle tells us what baking in the tent is really like, why amateur bakers should step out of their comfort zones, and what she found most challenging...

    Read Nancy's thoughts


    Luis Troyano Luis' time in the tent

    This year, Bake Off has seen some of the most impressive creations to date. From advanced dough to daring layer cakes, we've drooled over the conveyor belt of beautiful bakes. Finalist Luis Troyano tells us what it's really like in the tent, plus he shares his top tips for budding bakers...

    Read Luis' top tips


    Richard's time in the tent

    This year, Richard Burr made headlines as the builder who bakes, battling his way through Bake Off to compete in the final. He tells us how he fitted his baking practice around his full-time job, and why a hot tent nearly spelled disaster…

    Read Richard's tales from the tent


    Frances QuinnSurviving Bake Off

    Frances Quinn triumphed in the famous tent in 2013. Here she shares her top tips for surviving Bake Off and staying organised in the kitchen...

    Read Frances' tips


    Kimberley Wilson

    Kimberley comments

    Each week over the series, 2013 finalist Kimberley Wilson gave us her opinion of the contestants, the bakes and the judges' decisions.

    Read Kimberley's thoughts week by week


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