Bake Off is back and this week I had the pleasure of creating a cake to celebrate its tenth birthday. Drawing inspiration from the chocolate Showstopper I baked in my first week in the famous tent, I revisited the Black Forest and took pleasure once more in a little ‘bear handling’. When I first modelled Paul the Bake Off Bear in chocolate, I did it with one hand bandaged in blue plasters. I’d managed to cut my thumb badly, literally minutes into my Bake Off experience. This time was much easier. So here he is again, ready to celebrate with his own little cake. If he looks a little apprehensive it’s probably nothing compared with the new batch of bakers making their debut. There’ll be tears, there’ll be triumphs but Paul (and I) wouldn’t have missed it for the world.