The newly themed Japanese Week started off with a challenge to make eight soft delicious steamed buns... and considering they were asked to make buns, there weren't enough bun related jokes really. Prue wanted them to melt in the mouth whilst Paul was more concerned that they were exactly to his taste as he mistakenly took the tent for a restaurant.
Then it was a case of turning to a Macha crepe cake for the technical challenge, where Paul warned us that the layers had to be very thin to ensure enough mixture to get 11 layers... and guess what, not everyone got enough layers whilst Dave got confused between a crescent and a circle for his decoration. Meanwhile, Laura claimed she may as well eat grass, such was her disdain for macha.
For the showstopper, the bakers were told to make a Kawaii cake (we also had to google it). They were told to make it cute and by and large they did. Well Hermine didn't necessarily, but there you go. She survived, whilst poor old Mark made a cake so dry Paul almost called it unedible, but by telling us it was nearly unedible, he basically told us it was really and then Mark was sent packing, whilst Lottie became the sixth different contestant to be star baker in six weeks.
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