GBBO Round Up #Week 8

So yet again you have all done yourselves proud and produced another weeks worth of amazing bakes. I have to be honest I was not expecting as many entries as we received due to the categories, so I am very pleased that all things considered we had 25!!

The categories this week were

*Bread – using different flours or flour alternatives like rye, spelt, GF etc..
*Dairy Free Vegetable Cake – novelty if desired but not imperative for this bake off!

Here are the 25 entries from our great bloggers who bake


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Spelt Pesto Pinwheel Loaf – Hijacked by Twins
Chocolate & Banana Spelt Loaf – Cakes Photos Life
Spelt & Honey Loaf – White Lily Green
Rye Bread – Vanilla Stiches
Rye Breads – The Crazy Kitchen
Seeded Spelt Mini Loaves – Multi Layer Mummy



Nutella & Blackberry – Pigling Bland
Almond & Rose – Wallflower Girl
Cobnut & Chocolate – Good Life Mum
Hazelnut – Foodie Laura
Lemon – Vanilla Stiches
Chocolate et Framboise – Cafe Bebe
Chocolate – The Crazy Kitchen



GF & Vegan Carrot & Date Loaf Cake – A Mummy Too
Carrot, Orange & Pecan – Missy B
Carrot Cake with Orange Frosting – Bluebird Sunshine

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Cucumber & Lemon Cake – Veggie Desserts
Parsnip & Peanut Butter Loaf Cake – Mummy Mishaps
Lemon & Courgette Cake – Jennifers Little World

beetrootcake CollageChocolate & Beetroot Cake – Instinctive Mum
Purple Velvet Torte – Carol Finds Her Wings
Beetroot & Coconut Chocolate Cake – Mummy Mishaps


PumpkincakeCollagePumpkin’ Carrot Cake – Mummy Makes Cakes
Pumpkin Cake – Here Comes The Girls

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Low Iodine Chocolate Cake – Crazy With Twins*

*This type of cake was not strictly part of the categories BUT it is an amazing looking cake considering all of the ingredients normally associated with a cake it is missing! Take a look why


Well, looking at all those fantastic bakes I think you can see how hard it is to make a decision. Sooooooo, Helen Holloywood and myself, Jenny Berry have taken the easier option of awarding more than one Star Baker again this week (well, its our bake off so we can bend the rules!).

Before I announce the winners I would like to say well done to you all – you are all amazing bakers and you all keep pushing yourselves making it hard for Helen and I to choose our favourites.

BUT choose some winners we have and we are going with 4 – yes 4!! One from each category and the winners are

*trumpet fanfares & drum rolls*


Seeded Spelt Mini Loaves – Multi Layer Mummy
We loved the good rise of these and that crunchy seeded topping

Cucumber & Lemon Cake – Veggie Desserts
We loved the original use of cucumber in this recipe and the wonderful green coloured sponge it gave and the elderflower icing sounds divine

Pumpkin Novelty Cake – Mummy Makes Cakes
We adored this novelty pumpkin cake which was actually a carrot cake filled with a hidden treat of jelly snakes and candied roasted almonds.

Chocolate & Cobnut Dacquoise – Good Life Mum
What more can we say about this? As soon as we saw a glimpse of this on the day of the GBBO show Helen and I messaged one another to say we had a winner there and then! All the entries in the dacquoise category were amazing – but this one was something else! Honestly, this looks like it was made in a patisserie!

So well done to all of you (please contact me for your badges) and commiserations to everyone else BUT you are all brilliant and thank you ALL for joining in again and we hope to see you next week xx


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  1. oh my goodness thank so much that is such cheery news that has brightened my day right up. What an amazing round up all those super recipes i just love love love being inspired every week by what i see a read here it really feeds the soul.

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