As this year's set of hopefuls enter the tent for the very first time, their first Signature Challenge is to make a swiss roll. They then have to face their first ever Technical Challenge which is Mary's recipe for a classic cherry cake. Finally they have to create a classic British cakes in perfect miniature. At the end of the show there is the first elimination.
The eleven remaining bakers are tested on biscuits this week. They firstly have to create signature savoury biscuits. In the Technical Challenge, they have to use Mary's recipe for Florentines. The final challenge is to create three-dimensional biscuit scenes. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
It’s week three and the remaining bakers have to create bread. They are set the task of creating perfect rye bread rolls. In the Technical Challenge, the have to use Paul's recipe for Ciabatta loaves. In the Showstopper Challenge, they have to create a filled centrepiece loaf that will make an impact on a table as well as on the judges. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
The remaining contestants have to test their multi-baking-skills as they work on challenges around the themes of desserts. They have to produce saucy puds for the signature challenge. The technical challenge this week is a tiramisu. They are then challenged to bake a baked alaska showstopper.
The remaining hopefuls face challenges featuring pies and tarts. They have to create a signature custard tart before Paul sets the bakers the challenge mini pear pies to create. The final challenge sees them having just four hours to create a towering collection of pies. At the end of the show there is another elimination.