Fun Fact: I always skip the last two minutes of The Great British Baking Show. It’s just too painful to watch some poor soul who has tried their best get the boot because their chocolate mirror glaze didn’t have enough of a sheen.
The technical challenges seem to befuddle contestants, especially when they need to make something like 48 tea cakes that have to look identical to one another. Ugh. Just typing that sentence stresses me out.
Perhaps contestants will be able to use Le Coupé Pro in the next season. Now on Kickstarter, Le Coupé Pro is a combination baking pan + mechanical cutting grid. Push down on the handles and voila! You have 40 identical servings of cakes, brownies, bars or whatever you baked. The bottom is even removable so you can easily pop your treats out of the tin.
But all of these perfectly proportioned-portions don’t come cheap. You can reserve your Le Coupé Pro with a pledge of $155, which gets you the pan, gear handles, riser stand and 40 square cutting grid. As a bonus, you’ll get the 9 count cutting grid (evidently useful for pizzas and breads). But before you can get your hands on it, the campaign needs to raise $190,000 (!) to get fully funded, and it’s not estimated to ship until March of 2019.
While I appreciate a delicious sponge with a solid structure and a good bake** as much as the next person, $155 is pretty pricey unless you’re a caterer or someone with some serious baking OCD.
But maybe if you’re a contestant on The Great British Baking Show, this could be the perfect weapon in your artisnal arsenal. Hopefully you’ll make it all the way through to the end.
**To quote Paul Hollywood.