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Essex student Ruby survives tough Great British Bake Off start

By JoeSturdy  |  Posted: August 21, 2013

Essex contestant Ruby (Picture: BBC iPlayer)

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An Essex student was one of 13 contestants who took to measuring flour and making edible delights last night as the fourth series of the Great British Bake Off returned.

Along with the other bakers, 20-year-old Ruby, a History of Art and Philosophy student, had to make a sandwich cake, angel food cake and chocolate showstopper.

She made a rhubarb and custard sandwich cake, described by judge Mary Berry as being "a little untidy on top," but that she had a "very good sponge", while Paul Hollywood said that the "crème patisserie is awful – it's not quite thick enough".

Ruby's second cake, an angel food cake, was described as being "a bit runny," and she was therefore placed in the bottom three.  

Speaking about her last cake, Ruby said: "It's far from perfect and a bit rough around the edges but it's finished, which is the first time so far, so if I go out now then I've done a decent showing of my last bake."

Her third, signature chocolate cake was judged by Mary Berry saying simply: "I like that, it goes."

Ruby survived – but will she next week?

The next show will be broadcast at 8pm on Tuesday, September 3, on BBC Two.



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