Candice Brown is the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016!
Born in North London, Candice grew up in the pubs that her parents ran – and that she famously immortalised in gingerbread for her most talked about showstopper. Taught to bake by her beloved Nan, Candice strives to emulate her style, often referring back to her treasured recipe book and handwritten notes. Candice loves everything vintage and her sense of style certainly captured Great British Bake Off viewers’ attention.
With a degree in Sport, Physical Education and Community Studies, Candice was a secondary school teacher when she applied for the show and managed to juggle planning her fabulous bakes and filming commitments with teaching lively teenagers. Candice is currently taking a break from teaching to explore new adventures in baking and cooking.
Since her victory, she has been extremely busy with a diverse range of projects. She is a regular columnist for The Sunday Times and The Dish, has baked on This Morning and Christmas Kitchen and has appeared as a panelist on Loose Women. She has worked with online financial service PayPal on a charity campaign, with big brands including Fanta and Sainsbury’s on pr activations, been featured in Hello and Ok! magazine and has tested lipsticks for Heat magazine.
She has also taken part in live baking demos at The Cake and Bake Show, Foodies Festival and this summer will see her baking at food festivals up and down the country.
Candice’s very first book, Comfort (Ebury Press) was released in July 2017 and it is a labour of love. The recipes are easy to make and “no-nonsense” for a variety of occasions, including baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and “fancier” recipes for the weekend. Recipes include Toffee apple crumble, Cornflake tart, Triple layer berry cake, Christmas cake, a perfect roast chicken, black pudding sausage rolls, Tattie scones, Pork and apple pasties and homemade pork scratchings.
In her spare time, you can find Candice walking her beloved dogs Dennis and Sybil with boyfriend Liam, in the stands at Tottenham for rugby with her dad or settling down to a great big Sunday roast with her family.