Jade Thirlwall has been crowned Star Baker on The Great Celebrity Bake Off.
The Little Mix star, 28, impressed Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith paying tribute to her bandmates for her Showstopper, beating out Stacey Dooley, Katherine Ryan and KSI to be crowned champion of that week.
After her win, Jade said, ‘I can’t believe it, I’m in shock! My mom will be so proud, I think I could even frame my apron or just wear it all the time to remind myself. ‘
She did! Jade Thirlwall has been crowned Star Baker on The Great Celebrity Bake Off
Jade’s cookie scene was a sweet tribute to her Little Mix bandmates, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson, and was a recreation of one of the group’s concerts for thousands of cookie fans.
Paul said he was “impressed” with her work, as she had done little cooking before entering the tent.
In December, Jesy announced that she would be leaving Little Mix after nine years with the band, and has since signed a solo deal, while pledging to continue as a trio.
Sweet: The Little Mix star impressed Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with a tribute to her cookie-themed bandmates for her Showstopper
Delighted: Paul said he was ‘impressed’ with her work, as she hadn’t baked much before entering the tent
Back in the day: Jade’s tribute came while Little Mix was still a foursome, before Jesy Nelson announced she was leaving the band in December (pictured in 2019)
On Tuesday’s show, the four bakers were given the first task of creating nine fondant fantasies inspired by their favorite cocktails, and the choices ranged from an espresso martini to a strawberry daiquiri.
Jade’s signature bake was praised for penetrating the flavors of her favorite cocktail, a Porn Star Martini, even though her icing had a few bumps on the surface.
The singer also impressed with her tech pie, a cherry-grid pie, while her fellow players’ attempts to create the iconic baking ended in disaster.
Delighted: Speaking after her win, Jade gushed: ‘I can’t believe it, I’m in shock! My mom will be so proud, I think I can even frame my apron or just wear it all the time to remind myself ‘
Competitive: Jade went head-to-head with (LR) comedian Katherine Ryan, social media star KSI and presenter Stacey Dooley in the Bake Off tent
Solid: Jade’s signature bake was praised for spiking the flavors of her favorite cocktail, a Porn Star Martini, even if her icing had a few surface imperfections
JJ’s attempt at the legendary baking ended in disaster when he turned over his undercooked pastry, causing his creation to collapse completely.
The common theme for the celebrities seemed to be that they didn’t drain their cherries enough, so their pastries were soaked and undercooked.
For their Showstopper, Jade, Stacey, JJ and Katherine had to create a cookie and meringue scene inspired by something they ‘couldn’t live without’.
Chaotic: As always, it wasn’t smooth sailing for the celebrities, with Stacey’s attempting to break up a cherry-lattice pie
Crush: It came after Jade gushed all over Judge Paul Hollywood’s eyes, joking that she got all ‘hot and awkward’ when she got to the famous tent
While JJ chose to recreate his bedroom, Stacey conjured up a cookie tribute to Gloria Estefan and a cup of tea to recreate her morning ritual, and Katherine used her pastries as a tribute to her dogs.
It came after Jade gushed over Judge Paul Hollywood’s eyes, joking that she got all ‘hot and awkward’ when she arrived at the famous tent.
She said, “I think I’ll be a little impressed when I see Paul and Prue. I’m a real fan and Paul’s eyes are a little different, aren’t they? I get all warm and bothered. ‘
Get close: Katherine got close to winning Star Baker with her Showstopper, but Jade won after being hailed as the most ‘consistent’
Jade talked about trying some of the bakes before appearing on the show, but joked that her attempt went “ horribly wrong ” on the first challenge.
The Wings hitmaker said, ‘Then I tried the big showstopper. I think I got it right, but once the time is reduced to three and a half houses, it can all get a little pear-shaped. ‘
After losing her grandmother and aunt to the disease, Jade described cancer as “terrible” and wanted to help raise money for the cause.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off continues Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Channel 4.