Junior Bake Off (series 2)

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

Junior Bake Off Series 2
Presented byAaron Craze
JudgesJames Martin
Mary Berry
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Love Productions
Release
Original networkCBBC
Original release11 November (2013-11-11) 
29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
Chronology
Preceded bySeries 1
Followed bySeries 3

Contestants

     Semi-Finalist      Finalist      Winner

BakerAgeHometownBakerAgeHometownBakerAgeHometownBakerAgeHometown
Aaminah12MiddlesexBrinta12LondonFinn10North YorkshireKavern9London
Abhimanyu11WarwickshireCameron12KentGeorge11ShropshireLily-Grace12Middlesex
Alex10LincolnshireCharlie11NorfolkGriffin11Wrexham, North WalesLouis10Cambridge
Alexandre12HertfordshireCharlie10NorthamptonHarrison12East SussexMegan11Midlands
Alfie10NorfolkElizabeth11BristolHarry10HampshireMissy11Birmingham
Ann12BristolEllie11EdinburghIsabelle12LancashireMonty11Cheshire
Anna11KentEllie10ManchesterJames11CoventryRosie11Essex
Archie11County Down, Northern IrelandEmily12South LanarkshireJojo11LondonRuby12Cheshire
Ben11WalesEmma11Pembrokeshire, WalesJoseph10OldhamRuby11Devon
Ben10North YorkshireEsther9CheshireKatie11BelfastZainab10Hertfordshire

Episodes

Episode 1

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Racing Cakes)
Airdate
AlexandreBiscottiTour de France Cake11 November 2013
AnnaChocolate and Vanilla Battenburg F1 Cake
BrintaMango, Raspberry and Vanilla Olympic Cake
GriffinTortoise and Hare Carrot Cake

Episode 2

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Jungle Cakes)
Airdate
AnnChocolate FondantsChocolate and Banana Monkey Cake12 November 2013
BenTropical Coconut and Lime Cake
EllieParrot Coloured Jungle Cake
Finn'Swampy' The Cake with a Bite

Episode 3

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(10 Under-the-Sea Biscuits)
Airdate
BenMarble CakeFish and Chips13 November 2013
EmmaLemon and Coconut Shortbread Sea Creatures
GeorgeWhite Chocolate Seabed Creatures
MeganSpectacular Sea Biscuit Display

Episode 4

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Carnival Cakes)
Airdate
CharlieMelting MomentsChocolate Helter Skelter Cake14 November 2013
EllieCarnival Pick and Mix cake
JosephCarnival Queen Cake
RubyCarnival of the Animals Marble Cake

Episode 5

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Jigsaw Biscuits)
Airdate
AbhimanyuRock CakesGinger and Lemon Jigsaw Castle15 November 2013
AlexMarble Chocolate and Almond Hedgejig
EmilyGinger 'Biscuits in Bloom'
with Orange Buttercream Flowers
JojoLemon, Orange & Raspberry and Lavender
'Learn to Count' Jigsaw

Episode 6

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Fairy Tales Cakes)
Airdate
CameronWelsh CakesPrincess and the Pea Chocolate Cake18 November 2013
ElizabethGoldilocks and the Three Bears Porridge Cake
KatiePrincess and the Pea Madeira Cake
MontyFiery Chilli Chocolate Dragon Cake

Episode 7

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Monster Cake)
Airdate
AaminahCheese Straws'Skits' The Sweetie Munching Monster19 November 2013
AlfieNorfolk Broads Monster Cake
ArchieSea Monster Cake
EstherLady Loch Ness

Episode 8

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Future Cakes)
Airdate
HarrisonToffee PuddingsCake from the Future20 November 2013
HarryHadron Super Collider Cake
IsabelleChocolate and Vanilla Tardis Battenberg
Rosie150th Birthday Cake

Episode 9

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Natural Wonders of the World)
Airdate
CharlieButterfly CakesChilli Chocolate Mountain Cake21 November 2013
LouisPamukkale Cake
RubyFloating Iceberg Cake
ZainabCoral Ocean Marble Cake

Episode 10

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Bug Biscuits)
Airdate
JamesCrumpetsBiscuit Scene on Grass22 November 2013
KavernCoconut and Nutmeg Bug Biscuits
Lily-GraceGranny's Garden
MissyLemon Shortbread Flowers

Episode 11: Semi Final

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Round the World Savoury Tarts)
Airdate
EllieCoffee éclairsItalian Roasted Pepper and Parmesan Tart25 November 2013
EmilyFlavours of Brazil Tart
EmmaWelsh Flag Tart
GriffinWelsh Flag Tart with Dragon Dressing
RubyDevon Flag Tart

Episode 12: Semi Final

ContestantTechnical
Challenge
Showstopper Challenge
(Human Body Sweet Pastry Tarts)
Airdate
ArchieMeringue RouladeBakewell Tart Face26 November 2013
HarryLemon Tart Body Boardgame
KavernStrawberry Love Heart Tarts
MontyLime Chocolate Ganache and
Orange Mascarpone Body Part Tarts
ZainabTreacle & Walnut, Caramel Cream
& Berries and Cardamom Milk Three Body Tarts

Finals

Episode 13

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 BlueTeam Orange
RubyEmma
HarryZainab

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

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.

BakerPiping TestTaste TestSmelling 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
HarryCheesy Corn Muffins with Chorizo and Bacon
ZainabGranola Fruit Muffins
Team Red
EmmaFree-form Summer Fruit Tarts
RubyCheesy Corn Muffins with Chorizo

Episode 15: Grand Final

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.

BakerSweet BakeSavoury Bake
EmmaMad Hatter Chocolate Cake and Shortbread HatChilli, Chorizo and Pepper Scones
HarryStopwatch Carrot Cake'White Rabbit' Muffins with Mushrooms and Chorizo
RubyEarl Grey Cupcakes with Cucumber and Lime IcingMock-Choc Eclairs
(Smoked Salmon Pâte topped with Lemon Jelly)
ZainabPeppermint and Vanilla Chequered CakeCocktail Pizzas
(5 Green Pepper, Tuna, Melted Cheese and Tomato Sauce & 5 Garlic Butter)

Ratings

Episode No.AirdateTotal viewersCBBC Channel Weekly Ranking
111 November 2013509,0006
212 November 2013498,0007
313 November 2013495,0004
414 November 2013501,0003
515 November 2013478,0005
618 November 2013518,0006
719 November 2013512,0002
820 November 2013473,0003
921 November 2013502,0001
1022 November 2013492,0005
1125 November 2013485,0008
1226 November 2013498,0006
1327 November 2013504,0005
1428 November 2013548,0001
1529 November 2013568,0002

References

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