Junior Bake Off

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Junior Bake Off
Genre Cooking
Baking
Format Competition
Children's
Directed by Amanda Westwood
Presented by Aaron Craze
Judges Mary Berry
James Martin (2013–)
Paul Hollywood (2011)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s) Kieran Smith
Anna Beattie
Location(s) Valentines Mansion (2011)
Running time 25 mins
Production company(s) Love Productions
Broadcast
Original channel CBBC
Picture format 16:9
Original run 31 October 2011 (2011-10-31) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Great British Bake Off
External links
Website

Junior Bake Off is a British TV baking competition series, presented by Aaron Craze, where thirty two young bakers tackle a series of baking challenges including the art of baking cakes, biscuits, bread and pastries all competing to be crowned "Junior Bake Off Champion".

It is a spin-off from the main series, The Great British Bake Off and is broadcast on CBBC. Currently it takes place in odd numbered years alternately with Junior MasterChef, which is broadcast on the same channel in even numbered years.

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Contestants[edit]

     Semi-Finalist      Finalist      Winner

Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown
Aasiya Hari 9 Dudley Olivia
Abigail Holly 12 Oxford Saffron 10 Essex
Alex Jacob Sam 11 Cheshire
Amari 11 North London Jim Sam
Cameron 12 Sheffield Joe 9 West Sussex Sami
Cameron Joy 12 Glasgow Sangita 12 Bradford
Coco-Nina Kai 12 Wirral Scott
Conal Katie Stanley 12 Brighton
Ellie Kieran 12 York Sylvia 11 Bristol
Freya 10 Newbury Marie 11 Southampton Zyta
Galway Millie 11 York

Episode 1[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Invention Challenge
(Outer Space Cakes)
Airdate
Amari Victoria Sandwich Lemon Jupiter Cake 31 October 2011
Joe Chocolate, Orange and Vanilla Saturn Surprise
Joy Red Velvet Cupcakes Stars
Marie Almond UFO Cake

Episode 2[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Chocolate Celebration Cake)
Airdate
Millie Jam Shortbread Biscuits Millionaire's Chocolate Shortbread Cake 1 November 2011
Saffron Summer Celebration Cake: Chocolate Cake
with Ganache and Summer Fruits
Sam Chocolate Hedgehog Cake
Stanley Stanley's Super Sour Cherry Surprise

Episode 3[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Festival/Celebration Cake)
Airdate
Hari Carrot and Walnut Muffins Diwali Cake 2 November 2011
Holly Chocolate Bonfire Cake
Kieran Halloween Pumpkin Trick or Treat Cake
Sylvia White Chocolate Valentine's Cake

Episode 4[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Animal Cake)
Airdate
Alex Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 November 2011
Cameron Civet-shaped Coffee Cake with Coffee Icing
Ellie
Zyta

Episode 5[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Royalty Cake)
Airdate
Galway Cheese Scones 7 November 2011
Jim
Sangita Vanilla sponge cake with White Icing decorated with
Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries
Scott

Episode 6[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(American Cake)
Airdate
Abigail Lemon Drizzle Cake 8 November 2011
Kai Peanutbutter and Jelly Sandwich Sponge Cake
Olivia
Sami

Episode 7[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Birthday Cake)
Airdate
Coco-Nina Swiss Roll 9 November 2011
Conal
Jacob
Katie

Episode 8[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Halloween Biscuits)
Airdate
Aasiya Chocolate Brownies 10 November 2011
Cameron
Freya Halloween Biscuits with Blueberry Spiders
Sam

Episode 9[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Sport Savoury Tarts)
Airdate
Cameron Pitta Bread Pockets Potter's Tart with Bacon, Leek and Cream 14 November 2011
Joe Spinach and Gruyere Tart
Kieran Club Tart with a Kick: Bacon, Tomato, Chicken and Cayenne Pepper
Saffron Tart with Smoked Haddock and Roasted Quail Eggs

Episode 10[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Sweet Pastry Beach Tarts)
Airdate
Freya Mini Pizzas Lemon flavoured Ice Cream Cone Tarts with Goji Berry,
Lemon and Lime Cream Filling
15 November 2011
Jacob Coffee and Walnut Tarts with Mascarpone
Kai Raspberry Rippled Bucket and Spade Tarts with Custard
Sangita Ruff Puff Pastry Tarts with Custard and Raspberry

Finals[edit]

Episode 11[edit]

The four finalists are first given a masterclass; in the masterclass they learn how to decorate shortbread and cupcakes to a professional standard. They are then split into two teams; they must prepare afternoon tea for judges Mary, Paul and Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Junior.

Episode 12[edit]

In this episode the four finalists are put on the spot with a knowledge test, a series of difficult questions and practical challenges. They are split into two teams where they must work together to bake for a glamorous event; the fifth anniversary party for London's West End musical Wicked.

Episode 13: Grand Final[edit]

The finalists must bake two of their own recipes for judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and a party of invited friends and family.

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

A second series began on 11 November 2013 on CBBC.[1] Chef James Martin replaces Hollywood as judge in this series of Junior Bake Off.

Contestants[edit]

     Semi-Finalist      Finalist      Winner

Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown Baker Age Hometown
Aaminah 12 Middlesex Britna 12 London Finn 10 North Yorkshire Kavern 9 London
Abhimanyu 11 Warwickshire Cameron 12 Kent George 11 Shropshire Lily-Grace 12 Middlesex
Alex 10 Lincolnshire Charlie 11 Norfolk Griffin 11 Wrexham, North Wales Louis 10 Cambridge
Alexandre 12 Hertfordshire Charlie 10 Northampton Harrison 12 East Sussex Megan 11 Midlands
Alfie 10 Norfolk Elizabeth 11 Bristol Harry 10 Hampshire Missy 11 Birmingham
Ann 12 Bristol Ellie 11 Edinburgh Isabelle 12 Lancashire Monty 11 Cheshire
Anna 11 Kent Ellie 10 Manchester James 11 Coventry Rosie 11 Essex
Archie 11 County Down, Northern Ireland Emily 12 South Lanarkshire Jojo 11 London Ruby 12 Cheshire
Ben 11 Wales Emma 11 Pembrokeshire, Wales Joseph 10 Oldham Ruby 11 Devon
Ben 10 North Yorkshire Esther 9 Cheshire Katie 11 Belfast Zainab 10 Hertfordshire

Episode 1[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Racing Cakes)
Airdate
Alexandre Biscotti Tour de France Cake 11 November 2013
Anna Chocolate and Vanilla Battenburg F1 Cake
Britna Mango, Raspberry and Vanilla Olympic Cake
Griffin Tortoise and Hare Carrot Cake

Episode 2[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Jungle Cakes)
Airdate
Ann Chocolate Fondants Chocolate and Banana Monkey Cake 12 November 2013
Ben Tropical Coconut and Lime Cake
Ellie Parrot Coloured Jungle Cake
Finn 'Swampy' The Cake with a Bite

Episode 3[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(10 Under-the-Sea Biscuits)
Airdate
Ben Marble Cake Fish and Chips 13 November 2013
Emma Lemon and Coconut Shortbread Sea Creatures
George White Chocolate Seabed Creatures
Megan Spectacular Sea Biscuit Display

Episode 4[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Carnival Cakes)
Airdate
Charlie Melting Moments Chocolate Helter Skelter Cake 14 November 2013
Ellie Carnival Pick and Mix cake
Joseph Carnival Queen Cake
Ruby Carnival of the Animals Marble Cake

Episode 5[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Jigsaw Biscuits)
Airdate
Abhimanyu Rock Cakes Ginger and Lemon Jigsaw Castle 15 November 2013
Alex Marble Chocolate and Almond Hedgejig
Emily Ginger 'Biscuits in Bloom'
with Orange Buttercream Flowers
Jojo Lemon, Orange & Raspberry and Lavender
'Learn to Count' Jigsaw

Episode 6[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Fairy Tales Cakes)
Airdate
Cameron Welsh Cakes Princess and the Pea Chocolate Cake 18 November 2013
Elizabeth Goldilocks and the Three Bears Porridge Cake
Katie Princess and the Pea Madeira Cake
Monty Fiery Chilli Chocolate Dragon Cake

Episode 7[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Monster Cake)
Airdate
Aaminah Cheese Straws 'Skits' The Sweetie Munching Monster 19 November 2013
Alfie Norfolk Broads Monster Cake
Archie Sea Monster Cake
Esther Lady Loch Ness

Episode 8[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Future Cakes)
Airdate
Harrison Toffee Puddings Cake from the Future 20 November 2013
Harry Hadron Super Collider Cake
Isabelle Chocolate and Vanilla Tardis Battenberg
Rosie 150th Birthday Cake

Episode 9[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Natural Wonders of the World)
Airdate
Charlie Butterfly Cakes Chilli Chocolate Mountain Cake 21 November 2013
Louis Pamukkale Cake
Ruby Floating Iceberg Cake
Zainab Coral Ocean Marble Cake

Episode 10[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Bug Biscuits)
Airdate
James Crumpets Biscuit Scene on Grass 22 November 2013
Kavern Coconut and Nutmeg Bug Biscuits
Lily-Grace Granny's Garden
Missy Lemon Shortbread Flowers

Episode 11: Semi Final[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Round the World Savoury Tarts)
Airdate
Ellie Coffee éclairs Italian Roasted Pepper and Parmesan Tart 25 November 2013
Emily Flavours of Brazil Tart
Emma Welsh Flag Tart
Griffin Welsh Flag Tart with Dragon Dressing
Ruby Devon Flag Tart

Episode 12: Semi Final[edit]

Contestant Technical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Human Body Sweet Pastry Tarts)
Airdate
Archie Meringue Roulade Bakewell Tart Face 26 November 2013
Harry Lemon Tart Body Boardgame
Kavern Strawberry Love Heart Tarts
Monty Lime Chocolate Ganache and
Orange Mascarpone Body Part Tarts
Zainab Treacle & Walnut, Caramel Cream
& Berries and Cardamom Milk Three Body Tarts

Finals[edit]

Episode 13[edit]

In this episode the four finalists face the pressure of a professional kitchen, baking in one of the worlds most famous restaurants, Harrods, they must bake to the highest standards in order to impress Mary, James, Pastry Chef Marcus Bore and John Whaite.

     Team won the challenge
Team Blue Team Orange
Ruby Emma
Harry Zainab

The two teams have 1 hour 15 minutes to bake 15 Shortbread Tea Fancies and two types of Scones; 10 Fruit and 10 Plain.

Episode 14[edit]

In this episode the four finalists are put on the spot with the Knowledge test. The two teams must bake for the UK's biggest dance group, Diversity.
For the first part of the challenge, the bakers have been asked to showcase their style and skill by piping the words 'Bake Off' alongside a butterfly; they must try and identify the extra baking powder in Mary's Victoria sponge; and finally they have to identify the spices in the jars through the use of their smell.

Baker Piping Test Taste Test Smelling Test
(1. Cinnamon, 2. Cardamom, 3. Nutmeg)
Emma Run out of room for 'Bake Off'
  • Too Much Butter
  • Not enough baking powder
  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cloves
  3. Nutmeg
Harry Showed his skill, butterfly
needs a little more work
  • Too much baking powder
  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cardamom
  3. Nutmeg
Ruby Confident at decorating, had a few drips
  • Too much baking powder
  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cumin
  3. Nutmeg
Zainab Lines were a little thick
but showed her skill
  • Eggs and sugar not mixed very well
  1. Cardamom
  2. Couldn't remember the name
  3. Cinnamon

For the second challenge of the day, the four bakers are put into two teams, the teams have to pick two recipes from a selection in which they can adapt.

Team Green
Harry Cheesy Corn Muffins with Chorizo and Bacon
Zainab Granola Fruit Muffins
Team Red
Emma Free-form Summer Fruit Tarts
Ruby Cheesy Corn Muffins with Chorizo

Episode 15: Grand Final[edit]

In the final of the series, the four bakers go head-to-head for the very last time, they have to create their most spectacular bake to date. Using the skills that they have acquired, they have to make a selection of bakes, one sweet and one savoury, for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Baker Sweet Bake Savoury Bake
Emma Mad Hatter Chocolate Cake and Shortbread Hat Chilli, Chorizo and Pepper Scones
Harry Stopwatch Carrot Cake 'White Rabbit' Muffins with Mushrooms and Chorizo
Ruby Earl Grey Cupcakes with Cucumber and Lime Icing Mock-Choc Eclairs
(Smoked Salmon Pâte topped with Lemon Jelly)
Zainab Peppermint and Vanilla Chequered Cake Cocktail Pizzas
(5 Green Pepper, Tuna, Melted Cheese and Tomato Sauce & 5 Garlic Butter)

Winners[edit]

  • 2011: Freya Watson[2]
  • 2013: Harry

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 31 October 2011 17 November 2011 13
2 11 November 2013 29 November 2013 15

Ratings[edit]

Episode Viewing figures from BARB.[3]

Series 1[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total viewers CBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
1 31 October 2011 N/A N/A
2 1 November 2011 N/A N/A
3 2 November 2011 329,000 8
4 3 November 2011 356,000 5
5 7 November 2011 N/A N/A
6 8 November 2011 N/A N/A
7 9 November 2011 N/A N/A
8 10 November 2011 N/A N/A
9 14 November 2011 N/A N/A
10 15 November 2011 N/A N/A
11 16 November 2011 N/A N/A
12 17 November 2011 (17:45) 382,000 10
13 17 November 2011 (18:20) N/A N/A

Series 2[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total viewers CBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
1 11 November 2013 N/A N/A
2 12 November 2013 396,000 7
3 13 November 2013 426,000 4
4 14 November 2013 428,000 3
5 15 November 2013 423,000 5
6 18 November 2013 351,000 6
7 19 November 2013 467,000 2
8 20 November 2013 414,000 3
9 21 November 2013 468,000 1
10 22 November 2013 N/A N/A
11 25 November 2013 377,000 8
12 26 November 2013 405,000 6
13 27 November 2013 420,000 5
14 28 November 2013 500,000 1
15 29 November 2013 474,000 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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