Who made it through on Bake Off Crème de la Crème?

Rianne Houghton
Photo credit: Love Productions / BBC

From Digital Spy

Bake Off Crème de la Crème continued in its usual spectacular fashion tonight (April 18), and it was bad news for anyone suffering with chocolate fatigue following Easter weekend.

This evening, three teams battled it out for two places in the semi-final, while judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blit dished out some of the most difficult challenges, well, ever.

The professionals were asked to prepare a whopping 144 individual delights in the miniature challenge: 72 bi-colour Viennoiserie (croissants, basically) and 72 cup petit fours. No biggie.

But before we move on to the incredible "under the sea"-themed showpiece challenge – and yet more of Cherish's stringent standards – there's the matter of revealing who left the competition.

Falling at the penultimate hurdle tonight was Fabrice's team, while it was Liam's team who ended Paula's reign in first place as they came out top, scoring 60 points out of 100.

And 60 is a seriously impressive score, especially when you consider how strict Cherish in particular was feeling tonight. (And that's without her ruler – and weighing scales.)

As part of the teams' final challenge, the professional chefs were asked to create an under the sea-themed centrepiece made entirely out of chocolate.

Oh, and the judges wanted 108 chocolate bon bons along for the ride, too.

Despite delivering chocolate anchors, lobsters and a chocolate mermaid bust, judge Cherish was more caught up with a squid and its inexcusable lack of suckers...

Thankfully, viewers soon got over #squidgate and instead took to Twitter to marvel at the professionals' truly stunning handiwork.

Spoiler: these creations are going to make that expensive chocolate egg you bought your mum from Thornton's look pretty damn lame in comparison.

Bake Off Crème de la Crème continues next week on BBC Two.

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