Perthshire baker Michael Chakraverty will be back in the Great British Bake Off tent next week after surviving biscuit week.
Former Perth Academy pupil Michael, 26, raised in Scone, had a wobble while preparing his showstopper – a Highland cow biscuit sculpture – but still managed to impress presenter Paul Hollywood with his flavours after adding chilli to his recipe.
Michael’s signature bake of lemon and rosemary biscuit bars impressed judges Hollywood and Prue Leith and he came fourth out of the remaining 12 bakers in the technical challenge.
Jamie became the latest contestant to leave the tent.
The 20-year-old student was undone by his decision to put an egg wash on fig rolls and for the clumsiness of his guitar-shaped showstopper.
Jamie horrified Hollywood by washing the classic fig biscuits and was placed second from the bottom.
Although the biscuit itself gained Hollywood’s praise, Leith was unimpressed with the appearance of the showstopper and it was not enough to save him.
Jamie is worried he will have a feeling of missing out as he watches the competition unfold over the coming weeks.
He said: “I kind of knew I was going and I had almost prepared for it before it was announced, but there were still so many emotions.
“I was so proud of what I had achieved but also gutted that I had to go.
“I got a feeling of FOMO because I knew I wouldn’t be there in the coming weeks. Overall, it was a great experience and I didn’t regret a single moment.
“I am only 20 so it was a very surreal experience, but I felt that I coped quite well. I think you need a certain level of maturity just to get past the auditions and recipe development stage.
“You can’t just wing it, so I gave it all my best and had fun at the same time.”
Alice was named star baker in a week which saw a number of contestants struggle with their biscuits.
She created a lamb sculpture for her showstopper.