The 14th series of the Great British Bake Off has reached the semi-final stage, and alumna Tasha Stones has left the tent. Her journey on the show was one filled with courage, creativity and some fabulous bakes. Our congratulations go to Tasha on reaching the semi-final!
We have followed her journey with interest and pride, but sadly it has come to an end at the semi-final stage. Tasha Stones has kept us on the edge of our seats every Tuesday evening at 8pm for the last nine weeks. Her baking is mouth-watering and she can rightly feel very proud of her time on the show. Awarded Star Baker in 'Bread Week', her flavours and technical ability were recognised by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Well done Tasha!
27 year old Tasha studied anthropology at Durham and graduated in 2018. She is now living in Bristol, working as a Participation Officer.
Her love of baking began with fond childhood memories of delicious cupcakes baked by her mum and grandma – and later, after baking for schoolfriends, her passion was encouraged by her food technology teacher. Baking has been a hobby ever since.
Tasha describes her baking as ‘fearless’ and finds her creations a great way to express herself creatively. She relishes any near-impossible design, with amazing results and is a great fan of the Bake Off series. Tasha‘s favourite series of Bake Off is the one that she watched at University – so we hope she was able to channel our Durham support through the episodes.
This year is a first for Bake Off as Tasha is their first ever deaf contestant. She appeared on the show with her British Sign Language Interpreter, Darryl, by her side. Rumour has it that even Paul and Prue worked on their sign language to make her feel welcome!
The Great British Bake Off
The long-running talent show for amateur bakers is in its 14th series. It runs for 10 episodes with one baker leaving the famous white tent each week. Each week showcases a different baking skill and the bakers are tested through Signature, Technical and Showstopper Challenges.
Hosted this year by Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond and judged by Paul Hollywood, the competition features bakers from all parts of the country and of different ages and backgrounds. The show is supported by a sister show, Bake Off Extra Slice, hosted by comedian Tom Allen.
All that remains to be said is a huge ‘Well done to Tasha!’