Dana became the sixth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off during Botanical week on Tuesday night’s episode.
The Database Administrator from Essex, 25, managed to get to the sixth week in the competition but sadly was eliminated after coming in the bottom two of the Technical challenge.
Despite her gorgeous show-stopping design, the flavours weren’t up to standard of judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.
The baker’s creativity was challenged with the tricky task of making bakes inspired by nature, starting with a spice-filled Signature, followed by a herby Technical and topped off with a floral dessert Showstopper.
The group were given four and a half hours to make an imaginative floral dessert, with any style but had to include a significant baked element.
Getting harder: The baker’s creativity was challenged with the tricky task of making bakes inspired by nature, starting with a spice-filled Signature, followed by a herby Technical and topped off with a floral dessert Showstopper
Gone: Dana became the sixth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off during Botanical week on Tuesday night’s episode
Leaving on a positive note, Dana said: ‘Feel like I’ve smashed it week six, I’m just trying to think of all the fun I’ve had in the last six weeks.’
Josh received the incredible award of star baker with his impressive bakes in all three challenges.
Landing second place in the Technical challenge, Josh was thrilled for his bake.
Elsewhere in the episode, Christine came first in the Technical, making a ‘perfect’ lemon drizzle swirl cake.
Speaking about the result, she said: ‘I genuinely never thought id get first inthe technical’.
However, Tasha came last in the challenge making her Showstopper challenge crucial for getting a chance to stay in next week’s episode.
Speaking of her cake disaster, she said: ‘That was really bad, yeah I cant lie I feel sick about tomorrow. I’m not ready to go home’.
But Tasha came up trumps with her ‘delicious’ showstopper, a incredible 10 tier cake.
Times up: Leaving on a positive note, Dana said: ‘Feel like I’ve smashed it week six, I’m just trying to think of all the fun I’ve had in the last six weeks’
Tricky: The group were given four and a half hours to impress Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with an imaginative floral dessert, with any style but had to include a significant baked element
Proud: Meanwhile, Christine came first in the Technical, making a ‘perfect’ lemon drizzle swirl cake
Disappointed: However, Tasha came last in the challenge making her Showstopper challenge crucial for getting a chance to stay in next week’s episode
Fuming: Speaking of her cake disaster, she said: ‘That was really bad, yeah I cant lie I feel sick about tomorrow. I’m not ready to go home’
Amos, 43, was the first to leave the Bake Off while Keith, 60, was the second to leave the tent last week during week two’s episode.
Last weeks episode saw two bakers leave the tent as Nicky and Rowan were the fourth and fifth to leave the series in a double elimination.
Yorkshire-born Abbi first learned to bake alongside her mother, honing those early skills during her teens, when she became enthralled by the Victorian era and especially the traditional bakes of the time – steamed puddings, fruit cakes and more.
Now she takes her inspiration from her environment and the beautiful English countryside around her home.
A lover of the great outdoors, she forages for seasonal ingredients – the bigger and bolder, the better – and puts her homegrown veg to good use.
The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
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Occupation: Participation officer
Bake Off presenters have learnt sign language as the show welcomes its first ever deaf contestant.
Tasha, 27, is a participation officer from Bristol and will be joining the show with her BSL interpreter, Daryl.
She said: ‘When I had the Zoom call to tell me I was one of the 12, I cried. Daryl also cried. We were a mess.’
Occupation: Deli and grocery manager
From: North London
Amos describes his bakes as a labour of love – his style is colourful and chic with keen attention to detail, and he loves exploring different flavour profiles.
He compares his baking style to the converted church that he now lives in, calling both his style and home ‘traditional with a modern twist’.
Occupation: University student
From: West Yorkshire
‘Go big, or go home’ is student Rowan’s motto, and one that he has always applied to his bakes.
A student of English literature, when he’s not writing up a storm, Rowan is also a keen host, applying his creative eye to his cooking.
Occupation: Vegetable grower and delivery driver
A lover of the great outdoors, she forages for seasonal ingredients and puts her homegrown veg to good use.
Abbi’s bakes aim to combine comfort and familiarity with a strong nod towards nature, and a feeling of creating something magical – bakes with a touch of fairytale.
From: East London
For Cristy, life with four children means that there always seems to be a birthday to bake for and an exciting party to plan.
She describes her baking style as enchanted and pretty – bakes that conjure up a sense of childhood.
Occupation: Civil engineering resource planner
Perfectionist Dan loves a baking challenge and will often find the hardest bake in one of his 300 cook books.
When he’s not baking, he loves to play football with his two young sons or forage for edible treats in the countryside.
Occupation: Database administrator
She loves a semi-naked cake with neat lines, pretty piping and minimalist decoration; and although she likes to keep her flavours safe, Dana will often incorporate a twist or two, adding in familiar spices associated with her Indian heritage.
Occupation: Post-doctoral research associate
Post-doctoral research associate Josh is a chemist by trade and brings his scientist’s precision and keenness to experiment into the kitchen, taking careful notes on each part of the baking process.
Occupation: Chartered accountant
Keith has a penchant for apple pies and fairy cakes – which he learned to bake with his mum.
The treats form the baking backdrop to Keith’s childhood, along with his mum’s love for traditional dishes from her home in Malta.
Occupation: PE and science teacher
He describes his style as rustic but neat, and his flavour preferences as quite traditional – he particularly loves chocolate, citrus and nuts.
Once his days in the tent are over, his nex challenge will be to make his own wedding cake.
Occupation: Retired cabin crew and volunteer
From: West Midlands
Her favourite bakes are pastries, but she also loves making fun birthday cakes for her niece and grandchildren.
When she’s not baking, Nicky volunteers for a pet-therapy charity along with her dog Bracken and loves to ski, which she has been doing since she was only three years old.
Occupation: Intelligence analyst
At her family home in Sri Lanka, Saku didn’t have an oven until she was 18, so she turned to baking only when she moved with her husband to the UK, in 2003.
Self-taught, she relishes using her homegrown ingredients from her vegetable patch.