John Whaite wins 2012 Great British Bake Off
by Simon Ward | 17 October 2012 | 1 commentTweet
Law graduate wins this year's competition and now plans to ditch his legal career.
John Whaite has been crowned winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off.
The 23-year-old law graduate from Manchester was the final's underdog but he beat off competition from Brendan Lynch and James Morton.
His ‘showstopper’ chiffon cake, which sealed his triumph, contained a dark chocolate and orange base with lemon and coconut meringue ‘cloud’ cakes on top. He called it John’s Heaven And Hell Chiffon cake.
Over six million people watched the final, the highest-ever audience for the show.
John is now planning to ditch his legal career and study for the Grand Diplôme – the top culinary qualification in the food industry – at the legendary Le Cordon Bleu school, he told the Manchester Evening News.
In the meantime, he’s going to continue writing his flour & eggs blog.
But there was sadness with the joy as he revealed his grandfather died the day after he won.
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