OCTOBER | GBBO Final / Halloween

In a dark, dark city, on a dark, dark street, in a dark, dark former church, lived a, well actually, very light and fun baking club.

I think it’s fair to say the scariest thing about our Halloween meet was the lack of excitement we all had towards our other reason for meeting up – the Great British Bake Off final.

IMG_2455It became immediately apparent that the excitement levels were nowhere near normal when we started to chat about who we wanted to win.

“I don’t really mind.”

“The one with the dark hair. I don’t know what her name is.”

“I don’t care now that Liam’s not in the final.”

Then again, we are creatures of habit, so as soon as the image of the tent popped up on the big screen in Soul, we all suddenly went quiet, and then ooh-ed, aah-ed and welled up with Sandi as *******SPOILER ALERT******** Sophie collected her winner’s cake stand.

The Great British Bake Off
(image credit: Channel 4)

After a chat, the general consensus seems to be:

  • We actually love Sandi Toksvig. The little Skandi has won up over, and her taste in shirts certainly rivals Mazza Bezza’s blazer collection.
  • WE LOVE NOEL. And his shirts are even better than Sandi’s.
  • We loved some of this year’s themes and would welcome back caramel week, italian week and forgotten bakes.
  • We didn’t think the gingerbread biscuit final challenge was a particularly exciting final technical.
  • We quite like the adverts as it gives us time to make a cuppa, and chat about what’s just gone wrong/right.
  • Channel 4 need to let us get to know the contestants a bit better – we just didn’t feel “attached” to this year’s bakers, with one exception…
  • LIAM SHOULD NOT HAVE LEFT WHEN HE DID.

Anyway, with GBBO out of the way, we got onto our bakes. We set the theme of GBBO/Halloween – so our bakers could use one of this year’s themes, make one of the actual challenges, or opt to make fun spooky treat. Some even combined the two, creating a creepy take on this year’s themes.

I think Stacey (how do we feel about Stacey? There were MASSIVELY mixed reactions at ABC!) has some serious competition with Corinna’s fantastic Choux-Nicorns, which were specially decorated to create Naughty and Nice cream-filled buns.

Take a peek at our bakes below. At the bottom of this post you’ll get a sneak peak into our next event – Christmas Comes Early at ABC on November 22. This promises to be one of the most FUN events we’ve ever held, and we’re breaking our number one rule by introducing a competitive element  – don’t worry, we’re not judging your baking. Just your baking knowledge 🙂

Ready? Steady? BAKE!

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Corinna’s Choux-Nicorns
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Ellen’s Chocolate Bundt Bonfire Cake with Honeycomb
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Sarah’s Pumpkin Pie
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Lauren’s Caramel Apple Cupcakes
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Colene’s Pumpkin Spice Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache
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Jo’s Pork, Apple and Fennel Mummy Roll
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Amanda’s Peanut Caramel Shortbread
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Katy’s Millionaire’s Shortbread
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Katy’s Millionaire’s Shortbread
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Sarah’s Gingerbread Zombies and Vampires
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Licia’s Pumpkin Orange Krispie Treats
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Ellen’s Parmesan Shortbread Biscuits
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Morag’s Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies
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Colene’s Gran Padana Skull with Goat’s Cheese and Chilli Jam

 

SNEAK PEEK!!!

test.PNGFor the first time, we will be holding the Aberdeen Bake Club Christmas Pub Quiz!

Eight rounds, including a picture round, and an ‘interactive round’ – plus prizes for the winning team!

Want to come along? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know!Christmas event

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