Which of final three will be this year’s fortune cookie?
KATE LYON, 29 Health and safety inspector from Merseyside Only started rustling up tasty treats two years ago. Patchy performances led to calls from viewers for Liam to be given a place in the final instead of her. Odds 7/1 Best moment: “Hearing Prue say my cake was ‘the best cake she had ever tasted’. That was amazing. What a compliment! I need to print that out and frame it for my wall.” Worst moment: “The other bakers became friends so it goes without saying that it was the hardest part.” STEVEN CARTER-BAILEY, 34 Marketer from Buckinghamshire Early favourite Steven has produced one showstopping bake after another but some of his creations haven’t passed the taste test with the judges, like his rubbery trifle terrine. Tops the Star Baker leaderboard, winning the title three times. Odds 6/5 Best moment: “The first day. There was so much excitement in the group and we were finally able to talk freely about Bake Off after months of secrets and silence.” Worst moment: “Every time a friend went home at the end of each week.” SOPHIE FALDO, 33 Trainee stuntwoman from Surrey Former Army officer Sophie has been quietly getting on with the business of reaching the final, with consistently solid bakes. Her military background means she stays cool and collected in the kitchen. Odds 8/11 Best moment: “Getting a handshake on my first challenge. It made me realise I might be good enough to be there after all!” Worst moment: “Week 8, Forgotten Bakes. It was the first time I had to accept there was a good chance I’d be going home. But I pulled it out of the bag on the second day.”