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 – always chipping in when needed, be it pulling pints or mopping floors.
Taught to bake by her beloved Nan, Candice strives to emulate her bakes, often referring back to her treasured recipe book and hand written notes. Candice loves everything vintage and her sense of style captured people’s attention on set. This, coupled with her passion for sumptuous, decadent food that you want to dive into is what really sets her apart.
With her degree in Sport, PE and Community Studies, Candice was a secondary school teacher when she applied for GBBO and managed to juggle planning her fabulous bakes and filming the show with teaching lively teenagers. Candice is currently taking a break from teaching to explore new adventures in flour.
Since her victory, she has been extremely busy with a fabulously diverse range of projects. She was recently announced as The Sunday Times’ new columnist, has baked on This Morning and Christmas Kitchen and appeared as a panellist on Loose Women. She has worked with PayPal on a charity campaign, been featured in Hello magazine and tested lipsticks for Heat magazine. She has also taken part in live baking demos at The Cake and Bake show and Foodies Festival.
2017 is shaping up to be equally busy for Candice with new television projects in the pipeline, food festival appearance up and down the country and plenty of new recipe ideas.