Bake Off Kate’s mum reveals her girl’s been inundated with proposals
BAKE Off finalist Kate Lyon is getting lots of proposals from admirers loving the look of her showstoppers.
Some have even offered to end their marriages for a slice of her kraken bread, says mum Anna.
Kate already has a boyfriend but won’t be serving up a meringue dress just yet.
Anna said: “Kate received tons of marriage proposals when she said she wasn’t married, some offering to divorce their wives.”
But it’s judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith that Kate is out to impress, against Sophie Faldo and Steven Carter-Bailey in Tuesday’s Bake Off final.
Anna calls her Superwoman for the way she manages a fulltime job, studying for a master’s degree and travelling to and from Merseyside for the show.
Mainly self-taught, Kate, 29, started baking two years ago. She was encouraged to sign up by a workmate, never dreaming she would make it this far.
“I would regularly take cakes into work and one of my friends, Fran, told me, ‘Look Kate, this is really lovely, if you don’t apply for the show, I will.’ So I decided to give it a go. I didn’t think any more of it and now here I am.”
But it hasn’t been easy for the health and safety inspector.
“I haven’t got a mixer at home and the first time I used one was in the Bake Off tent,” she said.
“I didn’t have a clue how to use the equipment and when I bake at home, I am just in my own little chill-out world.”
In week two she narrowly escaped the boot, but two weeks later she was Star Baker. Then she failed to impress in biscuit week with her coconut seashells.
In bread week she rose to the occasion with her Kraken Bread Sculpture, before tasting sweet victory in caramel week.
She said: “I’d never made caramel. I can’t tell you how many pans I ruined in practice.”
But Kate is hoping for no more foul-ups of any kind – especially of the soggy bottom variety.
“There will always be the odd innuendo,” she said. “I’ve probably let slip a couple.”
Great British Bake Off final, Channel 4, 8pm, Tuesday
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PROUD Anna with daughter Kate