Watch: Great Irish Bake Off drama as contestant flees the tent in tears after macaroon mess-up
Published 21/11/2015 | 12:56
Just weeks ago medics were called to The Great Irish Bake Off tent to attend to a panicking baker but it seems the drama levels aren’t set to drop just yet as viewers can expect a lot of tears in tomorrow’s episode.
Overcome by the task of creating a sweet show stopper worthy of the judges’ admiration, baker Clare (32) flees the tent in tears after failing to live up to their towering expectations.
The bakers were tasked with creating a signature cake from a country of their choice and Limerick woman Clare Ryan (32) did not impress with her tower of macaroons, baked to represent France.
Judge Paul Kelly was quick to note his disappointment that Clare’s bake was not in fact a cake as the task had called for and that her blue macaroons were off kilter.
“I’m just not sure this is what we were looking for, for me this is not a cake, when you think of a cake you think of something you can cut into, well that’s my interpretation anyway,” he said causing Clare to well up.
The baker left the tent and had a good cry with presenter Anna Nolan.
“It’s hard to have really have put in the work, all the preparation and thought that has gone in, it feels like a waste,” said Clare.
“It’s what I really wanted to do and what I wanted to succeed in but I suppose that just didn’t happen for me today and that’s just really disappointing.”
It is not known whether Clare will return to finish this week’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake technical challenge following her emotional bump.
Earlier in the series, paramedics were called to the Wicklow set after producers became concerned about the health of baker Ailish Carrigan from Co. Laois who fell ill during a technical challenge.
Presenter Anna Nolan became concerned about the 41-year-old when her first attempt at the cake failed and asked Ailish if she was "okay".
“I’m making a mess and I’m under a bit of pressure to be honest," said Ailish.
Ailish later left the competition.