I enjoyed this episode. For me, cake rolls are something I've not mastered (I just don't do them enough). I thought Jessie could have held her own on the GBBO. She produced beautiful work and I really want to try her technique to make the "fire' for the log. So clever!
While I'm not fond of the naked cake trend, I did think it was a good challenge and I would love to try some of those flavor combinations. I liked Paul (as always) and I tolerated Johnny (he seems so stilted in his comments - like an android trying to remember how to emote). Surely there are other pastry chefs that could serve as a judge.
Overall, I like the premiere and I found several contestants that I will enjoy watching, starting with my girl Jessie.
Which is why I feared for her during the morning treats (which to me were all about dough). I loved how Vallery really shown here and I really, really, REALLY wanted to try her doughnuts. I loved how she was confident in her abilities and was glad she won star baker. Even in the GBBO, a type of baking can humble a previous star and I'm glad Jessie managed to survive that round (and I totally love her glasses).
I'm easy to please - so I'm looking forward to next week!