Nadiya Hussain wins Great British Bake Off
Nadiya Hussain was crowned the winner of the 'Great British Bake Off' 2015 last night (07.10.15).
The 30-year-old baker, who was the favourite from the beginning, was reduced to tears when an emotional Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood handed her the title after she dazzled them with her impressive "big fat British wedding cake" emblazoned with jewels and wrapped in a blue sari.
Speaking to the camera after her win, she said: "I'm never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I'm never going to say, 'I can't do it.' I'm never going to say 'maybe.' I'm never going to say, 'I don't think I can.' I can and I will."
Nadiya, from Leeds, went head-to-head with fellow finalists Tamal Ray, 29, and Ian Cumming, 41, but they struggled to compete with her beautiful lemon drizzle cake, which was a tribute to her husband Abdal, 34, after they failed to have a traditional sponge at their Bangladeshi wedding ceremony.
She explained: "The showstopper was a celebration cake, and as I never had my own wedding cake I wanted a proper iced wedding cake."
However, not only did Nadiya impress the judges with her creative three-sponge wedding cake but she also raced ahead of the other two finalists in the previous rounds with her almost perfect iced buns and raspberry mille-feuille.
She said: "Bizarrely, I found the final was one of the least scariest [rounds] and I really enjoyed the experience the most out of all the filming days. I felt at that stage that I could do really well or really badly, I had nothing to lose, so I went into the tent and gave it everything I could."