Ella Rossanis has been crowned Australia’s Best Amateur Baker after winning over judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran in last night’s final episode of The Great Australian Bake Off
Ella, a 36-year-old mother of three under five and copywriter from Sydney, proved her baking skills were too strong for her competition- Nurman Noor, 35, a GP from Tasmania and Aaron Hawton 31, an English/Drama teacher from Melbourne.
Our final three bakers faced off in the shed in the ultimate baking showdown creating their Signature Fondant Fancies, then having to conquer Maggie Beer’s technical luscious Torte and finishing with their final Showstopper, to bake their ultimate dream home with their only limit being their imagination. Taking out five of the ten technical challenges and two star bakers throughout the season, Ella pulled out all stops in the final Showstopper challenge, baking an extravagant Gateaux Chateau princess castle inspired by her daughter.
After her win, Ella said: “My weeks away in the Bake Off shed were as wonderful as they were intense, and I loved every single second. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been in the presence of Matt and Maggie and the other 11 amazing bakers that have become my Bake Off family. They are the warmest, loveliest group of people and I learned so much from each of them. And yes, Matt and Maggie are truly as fabulous and all-knowing as they seem.”
Maggie said: “Ella is an absolute star. Her creative mind showed in every one of her bakes – always a mixture of humour and emotion. I am in awe of her ability.”
Matt said: “I am so delighted Ella has won this season she was so consistent week after week, and the showstopper last night was just … wow, one of the best bakes I have ever seen in the shed.”