Killarney’s Tracey Coyne crowned the winner of The Great Irish Bake Off
After eight weeks of intense baking the Kerrywoman has outdone her opponents to become Biddy and Paul’s ultimate star baker.
Published 03/07/2014 | 22:00
Baker Tracy Coyne has been crowned the winner of TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off after 8 weeks of sweet challenges.
Although the standard in Thursday’s final was high, Tracy was christened the ultimate star baker by judges Biddy White Lennon and Paul Kelly knocking out finalists Ali Mitter and Shane Murray.
Tracy knocked out the competition with her stunning tower of perfect macaroons and her showstopper afternoon tea stunned the hungry judges.
"The Bake Off experience was the most exciting journey I've taken in life yet, and it has certainly given me a taste of a different life working with food and television - who knew I would turn out to have a bit of a talent for both,” said Tracy.
“I'm going to take a little while to enjoy the win and maybe explore some opportunities that have been floated over the last few weeks.
Judge Paul Kelly said: “Tracy is a well-deserved winner. Her macaroons were close to perfect for me. That’s some achievement for an amateur baker.
“I’m absolutely delighted for Tracy and I think she’s going to take this a stage further and continue to practice her baking, develop her skills and someday I will meet Tracy and she will have her own little shop,” he finished.