FROM baking cakes for charity to appearing on a prime time cookery show - it’s been quite a journey for one Knowle woman.
Jasminder Randhawa, aged 45, has always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and her family encouraged her to apply for The Great British Bake-Off.
Out of thousands of applicants, just ten home-cooks were picked to take part in the show, which began on BBC2 on Tuesday.
While Jasminder has been sworn to secrecy about how far she got in the competition, she said it was a ‘fantastic’ experience.
“I’m a keen amateur cook, but I certainly wouldn’t say I’m an expert,” said the mum-of-one.
“When I entered I suppose I did it for a bit of a joke, so it was incredible when they picked me.”
Over the next six weeks, the cooks will have their baking skills pushed to the limit - rustling up breads, biscuits and pastries.
In Tuesday’s episode, Jasminder and the other contestants went to the Cots-wolds to bake their best cakes.
She got together with her family to watch the first episode and said that friends and colleagues couldn’t wait to see the broadcast.
“They’ve been with me since the first phone interview and have seen all the trials and tribulations.”
The Great British Bake-Off continues on BBC2 each Tuesday at 8pm.