Bake Off: The Professionals episode 2 2021: The teams create magical, cube-shaped desserts that look exactly like mushrooms but taste of anything but, and a heroes and villains-themed occasion showpiece, adorned with 160 macarons.
Tom Allen and Liam Charles present as the pastry chefs are challenged to make a cube-shaped dessert, with sharp edges from every angle, and magical confections that look exactly like mushrooms but taste anything but – all in just three and a half hours. And that’s just their first task. For their second, judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden ask them to create a heroes and villains-themed showpiece adorned with 160 macarons. Which team will rise to the occasion?
Bake Off: The Professionals episode 2 2021
Bake Off: The Professionals (previously Bake Off: Crème de la Crème from 2016–2017) is a British television baking competition featuring teams of professional pastry chefs pit against one another through two different challenges. It is a spin-off from The Great British Bake Off, and its first episode was screened on BBC Two on 29 March 2016. The eight-episode first series of the programme was presented by Tom Kerridge, with Benoit Blin, Cherish Finden and Claire Clark serving as judges.
The second series was presented by Angus Deayton, but Claire Clark did not return as a judge. The third series moved to Channel 4 to join The Great British Bake Off after the BBC declined to renew the series. The Channel 4 series has been renamed Bake Off: The Professionals, and is presented by comedian Tom Allen and former contestant on the main series, Liam Charles.
The first series was won by the Squires Kitchen Cookery School team led by Mark Tilling, followed by a team of military chefs led by Liam Grime, a team from London Hilton Park Lane with Emmanuel Bonneau, Thibault Marchand and Erica Sangiorgi from Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel, and Laurian Veaudor and Thibault Courtoisier from Cocorico Patisserie.