In the “Dessert Imposter” challenge for the episode, she was declared the Star Baker.
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Remember the “Everything Is Cake” trend? Well for the Junior Bake Off’s “Dessert Imposter” challenge, 12-year old Aisya Syahrul made a stunning cake that resembles a Malaysian dish called Satay, according to the New Straits Time.
The British Bake Off featured her cake on their social media on January 21st, applauding her talents in their dessert themed episode.
The spin-off from the popular Channel 4 series, The Great British Bake Off, Junior Bake Off is a television baking competition where 16 young and talented bakers aged 9-15 tackle a series of challenges including baking cakes, bread, biscuits and pastries.
For the ninth episode of the show with a dessert theme, in the showstopper challenge, bakers had to whip up desserts that looked like food but nothing like a dessert. That’s why they called it the “Dessert Imposter” challenge.
Incorporating her baking skills and Malaysian heritage together, Aisya came out with a realistic cake that looked like the traditional Malaysian Chicken Satay.
Served on a banana leaf and wooden stand, it featured a few cookie dough chicken satay with caramel sauce sprinkled with peanuts for the peanut gravy. She also managed to pull off intricate details of the cucumber and sliced onions on the side. That’s just amazing, Aisya!
Replying to the British Bake Off tweets, Malaysians are very proud and showed their support to our little Aisya, giving our country joy.
Living in Manchester, Aisya loves to incorporate her heritage into her baking, picking up tips from her Malaysian grandmother who she video calls often. Her earliest baking memories are with her mum, making Malaysian curry puffs.
Currently, she is now a quarter-finalist on the show, competing against 6 other talented contestants. The final will be on the 28th of January where one of them will be crowned the Junior Bake Off champion.