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We chat to the second SA Bake Off star baker

2015-10-15 15:00

Cape Town – Episode 2 of the Great SA Bake Off was a nail-biting affair.

The bakers and viewers learned that baking a good biscuit is no easy feat.

After three rounds of intense biscuit challenges Dot Dicks was named star baker for her amazing animal showstopper creation.

We had a quick chat with Dot about her win.

What was the toughest part of the three challenges?

The toughest part was trying to get all my animals for the showstopper challenge cut out, baked and decorated in time. There was only 10 minutes left and I did not have one animal on the board yet. Then my hands started shaking which made it even harder. But somehow I managed.
If you could change anything what would you do differently?

Add another hour to the biscuit challenge! I would have liked to make my "Out of Africa meets Zoo biscuit" scene more spectacular. It was the first challenge in which we got to do something South African.  

Did this win boost your confidence going into the next challenges?

I was happy not to be voted out first so winning star baker defiantly boosted my confidence, especially as it was against 10 other great bakers and going into meringue week.

Who did you see as your biggest competition at that stage?

I would have to say Alice, her use of flavours and artistic skills are incredible. She is a very talented lady.

What’s your top biscuit baking tip?

Take your time when baking; it should be a labour of love.

Next week two bakers will leave the SA Bake Off tent.

Tune in to see all the drama on Tuesday, 20 October at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174).

(Photos: BBC)

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