The youngest ever Bake Off winner, Peter Sawkins, said his win in last night’s final made him feel like “a dizzy kid.”
The 20-year-old has been a fan of the show since he was 12 – baking cupcakes for the first time with his four-year-old brother.
Surprised, Peter said: “I really wanted this. When I was 12, I watched Bake Off reruns back to back.
‘It got me baking a lot. I think 12-year-old Peter would be impressed, and just the most excited dizzy kid. I’m that excited dizzy kid now. “
Peter, who calls himself “a Bake Off nerd,” took on Dave Friday, 30, and Laura Adlington, 31, in the final.
They had to create a signature custard slice, a walnut swirl in the tech round, and dessert towers for the finale.
Shot Peter’s cranachancustard disk, with whiskey and Scottish oats, got him off to a flying start. But his Showstopper bubble cake stunned the judges.
Built on a Victoria sandwich sponge with strawberry cream, he made the middle layer of blackberry and lemon souge buns, while mini Battenberg cookies completed the top layer.
Peter from Edinburgh admitted: “It was never in my mind that I could win this. I was so focused on what I was doing, I had no idea what the other two were doing.
“The tent felt so bare, we were so far apart. It was so different from week one, when we were 12.
“Dave and Laura were so supportive in the final – it was good to have that.”
Judge Paul Hollywood said Peter should be “extremely proud”. He said, “He’s the youngest winner we’ve ever had and the first Scottish winner.”
Co-judge Prue Leith added: “I’m terribly proud of Peter – I feel like he is my grandson. You can’t dislike him. “
Once he left the bubble of the show, Peter faced an anxious journey back to Scotland in an effort not to give away that he had won.
He said, “I had to smuggle the trophy into the plane. I was a bit stressed when we went through the scanners.
“I hope I have made Scotland proud – I enjoyed using Scottish flavors and themes throughout the match.”
Peter, who studied accounting at Edinburgh University, watched Channel 4’s final with roommates – and pastries.
He said of filming in a bubble of 120 people: “It was intense but fun.
You saw Paul on his moped, the crew doing yoga – it was like an adult holiday camp. “