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Twelve professional duos from across the U.K. go head to head in a series of competitive heats judged by celebrated pastry chefs Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin.In each episode the expert pairs are challenged to two rounds that will test their professional ability and allow them to showcase their creative flair. A new presenting line up of Tom Allen and Liam Charles will offer their own comedic take on events in the professional's kitchen.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen present 12 professional duos with three challenges. For the first round, they must produce two different types of miniature classics - strawberry tarts and fruit salad. For the second challenge, they must reinvent pineapple upside-down cake and transform it into an incredible fine-dining experience, complete with towering edible showpiece sculptures.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the second round of the culinary challenge featuring teams of professional pastry chefs from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses. This week, the five remaining pairs are challenged to create millefeuille that look exactly like eggs and a bird-themed montee which must be adorned with enough Paris-Brest to serve 24. Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden are on hand to assess the results of their efforts and decide which team will be leaving the contest this week.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen set two chocolate-themed challenges for the four remaining teams in the third episode - and one of the tasks they will face has never been seen before in the show. For the climactic showpiece round, the teams are required to make a firework-themed creation, which must incorporate moving parts as well as featuring chocolate entremets. Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finde will assess their efforts before deciding which three teams will be continuing to next week's round.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen welcome six new teams into the tent, and challenge them to prepare 24 perfectly uniform miniature classics - tarte chiboust vallée d'Auge and rice puddings. In the second round, they put their own spin on Florida's famous key lime pie, which must be decorated with towering edible sculptures. Benoit Blin and Cherish Findenassess the results and decide who will be going on to the next round.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen set two more challenges to the five remaining teams. Firstly, they must produce 24 perfect and identical layered vegetable cake slices and tomato shaped desserts in just three and a half hours. In the second stage, they must make baskets out of 160 choux buns, which are then filled with everything you might find at an allotment - but all made from sugar. Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden are on hand to assess the results and decide which teams go through to the next round.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen welcome the four remaining teams in this heat to face the challenges of chocolate week. The first round features a mystery assignment that will test the competitors' instincts and teamwork, while the second challenge is to construct a towering showpiece inspired by a famous skyline, incorporating geometric chocolate tarts and moving parts. Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden are on hand to assess their efforts and decide who will be going through to the next phase of the contest.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen welcome back the three best teams from both sets of heats, who join forces to face new rivals and their toughest challenges so far. For the first round, the teams are asked to create 24 perfectly identical classic kouign-amann and soaked babas in just four hours. In the second challenge, they must make a sugar showpiece inspired by insects incorporating 30 lollipops and 30 jelly sweets. Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden have to choose five of the teams to go through to the quarter finals.
Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the quarter final of the baking contest, with the five best teams returning for their most gruelling challenges yet. In the first round, they teams must create 24 macarons and 24 cocktail-inspired desserts, in just three and a half hours. For the second round, they must combine sugar and chocolate work to create a spectacular showpiece that incorporates an edible game for judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden to play before they decide who is going through to the semi-final.
Just four teams remain for the semi-finals, with challenges including the creation of an impressive tower of tarts and a spectacular piece of gourmet theatre known as live plating. At the end of the challenge, the teams are given three minutes to transform their table - and their cake - into a gastronomic work of art, with three of them securing their places in the grand final.
Three teams fight to be crowned the winners of 2019 as they create a stunning afternoon tea and mind-blowing wedding feast.
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