12-Yr-Old Msian Made It To Britain's Junior Bake Off Finals By Baking A Jalur Gemilang Pie
12-year-old Aisya Syahrul made Malaysia proud by making it into Britain's Junior Bake Off (JBO) finals. The 4 chosen finalists from each group will battle it out at the JBO big tent in a secret location in the English countryside.
Although there will be no big cash prize for the ultimate winner, the champion still gets to bag a glass cake stand trophy along with the title as being the best on the series. Aisya was noted to be a consistent participant that managed to win over judges Liam Charles, British Baker and TV presenter, and British pastry chef and author Ravneet Gill with her amazing pastries.
In the latest episode, participants had to use their imaginations to create a colourful personalised family crest pie in 2 hours. Aisya used Malaysian curry powder to make chicken, potato, and peas as the pie filling and topped it with the Jalur Gemilang and Union Jack as the family crest.
The 12-year-old Malaysian living in Manchester said she learned cooking from her mother and grandmother through video calls. She added that she applied for JBO in order to showcase her baking talent and have them judged by Rav and Liam. “I wanted my bakes to have been tasted from a professional point of view so that I could get better feedback and become a better baker,” Aisya said.
Good luck Aisya!