Popular TV series the ‘Great British Bake Off’ reached its end as Frances Quinn claimed victory from behind after creating a Shakespeare-inspired wedding cake.
Frances, from Market Harborough, Leics, created a beautiful three tiered wedding cake decorated with cascading beetroot heart confetti, pineapple flowers and even bees. The cake itself was made up of a ginger and rhubarb base, lemon in the middle, and carrot on top.
Frances was known throughout for her design and creative flair, with the judges criticising her earlier in the series for producing food which sought to put style before substance. Frances overcame these criticisms and proved to judges, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry that they had spoken too soon.
The programme drew in over 9.1 million viewers, more than twice as many as the Champions League game that night, and BBC1’s ‘Holby City’ who both received 4.1 million viewers. The show even beat ITV’s Saturday night ‘X Factor’ by hitting average viewing figures of 8.4 million, which is why it will be moving to BBC1 next year, dailymail.co.uk reports.
The cake could be making another appearance at Frances’ brother’s wedding in the near future.
Frances told mirror.co.uk: “He’s already put in his request for a cake,” She says. “I might make the same one if they approve.”