Great British Bake Off fans slammed the judges decision to send Cristy home during Tuesday night’s quarter final.
But luckily, it wasn’t all doom and gloom as Matty received Star Baker and his first Hollywood Handshake for his impressive bakes, leaving viewers elated.
Party Week saw the bakers take on a classic celebration treat, a ‘multi-legged’ technical and a show-stopping spread in a bid to impress the judges.
The Signature challenge saw the contestants make 12 sausage rolls, with a filling of their choice, while the Technical challenge tasked them with creating a classic chocolate caterpillar cake.
Next up, for the Showstopper, the baker’s had to impress with an ‘anything but beige buffet’ consisting of a mix of savoury and sweet snacks.
Oh no! Great British Bake Off fans slammed the judges decision to send Cristy home during Tuesday night’s quarter final
During the episode, the contestants were first tasked with making sausage rolls with Matty earning his first handshake from Paul.
Cristy struggled to complete her’s in time and was left with soggy pastry while Dan’s risky oriental inspired flavours didn’t pay off.
Next up was the Technical, as the baker’s created an iconic chocolate caterpillar cake, covered in ganache and decorated with meringue detailing.
During the task, both Dan and Cristy suffered another disaster with Dan cutting his cake the wrong way and Cristy being forced to make another.
Matty attempted to hide his ‘ugly caterpillar’ under layers of chocolate ganache while Tasha joked that her’s look ‘terrifying.’
Tasha came in first place while Dan’s disastrous bake landed him in last place, meaning it was between Tasha and Matty for Star Baker as they headed into the final challenge.
For their Showstopper they had to create an ‘anything but beige buffet’ with a whopping four and a half hours to create both savoury and sweet snacks.
Paul said Cristy’s buffet was ‘not the best looking’ but complimented the flavours, while Matty’s sports-inspired menu impressed.
Well done! But luckily, it wasn’t all doom and gloom as Matty received Star Baker and his first Hollywood Handshake for his impressive bakes, leaving viewers elated
Lucky! While fans at home were elated with the judges choice to award Star Baker to Matty, many believed that Dan should have been sent home instead of Cristy
The judges were ‘underwhelmed’ by Tasha’s spread, claiming it was a ‘little too beige’ as Dan also suffered with his colours.
Josh presented some ‘perfect looking’ snowmen with a Christmas pudding shaped desserts and pastry wreaths, leaving both Prue and Paul impressed.
Paul and Prue were torn between sending home Dan and Cristy home from the tent and ultimately decided to say goodbye to Cristy.
She said: ‘It’s been such a crazy fast paced experience. Now I’m going to sit back and reflect on how far I’ve some, I’m so proud of myself for making it this far.’
Upon receiving star baker Matty added: ‘I hope this gives me the confidence that I needed to take on the semi-finals and hopefully beyond.’
While fans at home were elated with the judges choice to award Star Baker to Matty, many believed that Dan should have been sent home instead of Cristy.
Mixed feelings: One shared: ‘Yay Matty!! But surely Dan should have been sent home?!’
One shared: ‘Yay Matty!! But surely Dan should have been sent home?!’
Another agreed: ‘Well done Matty, wrong person went though.’
‘Cristy was robbed. Lucky, lucky boy Dan,’ a third wrote, while someone else added: ‘Not sure that was the right choice to go home.’
One viewer questioned: ‘How did Dan stay in over Cristy??? He had 2 poor days & 5/6 of his ‘non-beige’ buffet was brown!!’
The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.