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Caramel calamity in the Bake Off tent sends Ana home

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Ana Djokovic waves goodbye to the tent after struggling in the competitions debut Technical Challenge.

This week’s episode saw the very first Technical Challenge of The Great Kiwi Bake Off, in which the bakers had to produce judge Sue Fleischl’s ultimate pineapple upside-down cake. The bake turned the competition on its head as the contestants attempted to create a perfect caramel. But it was caramel that was the downfall for many, including eliminated baker Ana Djokovic.

Reflecting on her Bake Off experience, Ana says: "The Great Kiwi Bake Off was an unforgettable experience. It was a chance to do something out of my comfort zone and meet some lovely people who are as mad about baking as I am! Of course I wish I was able to stay in the competition longer, but the caramel disaster of 2018 sent me packing."

For the Signature Challenge, our bakers were tasked with creating 12 identical slices - a Kiwi classic! Everyone was under the pump as they attempted to portion their fresh out of the oven slices, and the piping hot temperatures and time pressures resulted in a few messy meltdowns.

But Stacey prevailed, and her stunning chocolate, caramel and pink marshmallow slice combined with her well-executed pineapple upside-down cake saw her crowned this week’s Star Baker.

Comedian Chris Parker is on hand to give fans another bite of Bake Off with An Extra Slice, available on TVNZ OnDemand. Chris has all the behind-the-scenes action from inside the tent, as well as interviews with Star Baker Stacey and eliminated contestant Ana.

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