Bake Off week 2: what is this week’s theme on Great British Bake Off - and what time is it on tonight?

The contestants will be put through their paces with a signature bake, a technical challenge, and a show-stopper before one contestant is eliminated

Twelve bakers began their GBBO journey last week, but it wasn’t to be for Tom (Top Right)

The Great British Bake Off returned to our screen last week and fans were delighted to see a dozen new contestants putting their home baked skills to the test.

While Tom’s showstopper was more anti-climax than anti-gravity, eleven hopeful bakers have continued on week two.

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Each episode, they will be given a different theme - such as cakes in week one - from which they are then given instructions on the bakes they are expected to execute for the signature, technical and showstopper challenges.

So, what week is it this week - and what bakes will they be expected to produce? This is what we know about GBBO week 2.

What week is it on Bake Off episode 2?

Week Two is biscuit week, meaning the bakers could be expected to make anything from Viennese Whirls to Brandy Snaps.

What challenges will the bakers face?

Biscuit Week while being jam-filled with delicious tea time treats, stunning inventions and technical finesse.

Sit back on the sofa with your own bickies and tea as the 11 remaining bakes attempt the Signature Challenge - 24 brandy snaps coated, dipped or filled.

While the technical challenge is kept firmly under gingham cloth, we have a funny feeling (we saw the trailer at the end of last week’s show) of tea-time and lunch box classic, the jammy dodger.

After two tense bakes, the bakers will be expected to perfectly bake a 3D biscuit replica of their favourite childhood toys. With the bakers ranging in age, from 70-year-old Maggie to 19-year-old Freya, there could be generations of toys made in biscuit form.

Maggie, pictured with judge Prue Leith, is the eldest baker in the tent at 70 years old

Last week saw the bakers attempt their own flavour combinations of mini rolls, with Giuseppe and Jürgen coming out on top.

Maggie and Freya won over the judges with their tea loaf technical challenge bakes, while Tom’s showstopper failed to meet the brief of an ‘anti-gravity cake’.

When is the Bake Off on Channel 4?

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 every Tuesday at 8pm, you can watch all previous episodes on Channel 4’s on demand platform, All 4.