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Sandra eliminated from Great Irish Bake Off as her Vienna-inspired cake is a soggy mess

Published 22/11/2015 | 22:00

Sandra was eliminated from The Great Irish Bake Off this week
Sandra was eliminated from The Great Irish Bake Off this week

Dublin baker Sandra O’Reilly is the latest contestant to be eliminated from The Great Irish Bake Off after she failed to impress the judges with her soggy signature bake and a messy pineapple upside down cake.

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Sandra (51) from Malahide was given a 0/10 mark for her Vienna-inspired Esterhazy Torte by judge Paul Kelly who commented that the bake was very soggy.

The baker admitted that she had let herself down, but unfortunately did not raise her game in the technical challenge in which contestants were tasked with baking a pineapple upside down cake.

The judges revealed that although the standard of baking had improved since last Sunday’s chocolate-focused episode, it made it easier to see that Sandra did not live up to the standards required to progress in the competition.

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Clare Ryan (32) breathed a sigh of relief after she skimmed through the eliminations after tough criticism from the judges caused her to flee the tent in tears in the aftermath of her signature bake.

Speaking after her elimination Sandra said she would keep trying to build on her baking skills.

 “I will just keep baking; nothing will stop me baking, no matter what, if I had gone in the first week it wouldn’t have stopped me baking. Absolutely no regrets, I have loved every minute.”

Tv3 - The Great Irish Bake Off Baker Sandra O Reilly from Malahide,Dublin
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Tv3 - The Great Irish Bake Off Baker Sandra O Reilly from Malahide,Dublin Picture Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

Meanwhile Cathy McKenna (27) from Monaghan was crowned this week’s star baker after receiving top marks for her bakes.

 “I’m delighted now to have Star Baker. It’s brilliant! After five weeks they have finally gone, ‘Well her presentation isn’t going to get that great so we might as well focus on the flavours’,” she said.

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