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Ice cream saga ends Bake Off dream
02 Sep 2015 22:10
An ice cream roll meltdown has ended the Great British Bake Off dreams for contestant Ugne Bubnaityte.
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The Lithuanian body builder is the fifth hopeful to be ejected from the show after judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood branded her dairy-free ice-cream roll a mess.
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Bubnaityte was fighting back tears as she served up her melting chocolate, peanut butter and grape jelly dessert, aware that her offering was well below standards.
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Hollywood was less than impressed, commenting: "It looks like you've dropped it from 10 feet."
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However, Berry was a tad more forgiving, saying: "It does look a little bit sad, but I know you were trying to show us a lot of skills."
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After being eliminated from the show, 32-year-old Bubnaityte said: "It's a terrible moment when you know that your baking has failed, and your dreams are crumbling around you. I did cry on screen and I want to cry when I think about it as it brings so much emotion back to me.
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"I got to five weeks and I do feel that it is such a great achievement, but the competitive side of me would have liked to have got to the final. My other passion is body-building. After I left the tent I didn't bake or go to the gym for a week, and then I got back to both of them."
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It was `Free From' week on the fifth round of the competition, which saw bakers rustling up sugar-free cakes, gluten-free bread and dairy-free ice cream rolls.
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It was a challenge that health-concious Bubnaityte should have triumphed, having experimented with alternative baking methods before.
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She said: "I like to make healthy bakes, and if you do everything in moderation you can lead a healthy life, and still look good. I am trying to use flour alternatives, less butter, and less refined sugar by using honey instead. I am trying to make the bakes appealing at the same time as being a healthier option."
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Photographer Ian Cumming came close to being eliminated in the episode, despite being named star baker for the previous three weeks in a row. His honey and pear cake did not go down well with Hollywood, but he pulled it back with his tropical, desert island inspired ice cream roll.
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