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Bury St Edmunds baker's Jo Brand biscuit appears on the Great British Bake Off...finally




A delighted mum was thrilled to see a biscuit she made in the image of comedian Jo Brand pop on TV last week .

Peta Wilson, 45, from Pakenham , who runs Bury St Biscuits, actually made the biscuit for Channel 4's Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice last year and was invited to display it on air.

She travelled to London last October but a last minute format change at the programme however meant she didn’t get chance.

Peta Wilson with her Jo Brand biscuit. Picture by Mark Westley.
Peta Wilson with her Jo Brand biscuit. Picture by Mark Westley.

Last Friday, however, Jo Brand held up a picture of the biscuit while the audiences gasped in awe.

Jo Brand commented: "I said the other week that I thought biscuits were easy to make, but Peta from Bury St Edmunds has excelled herself by making, oh dear, a biscuit of me."

Other panel members including comics Vic Reeves and Tom Allen, however, commented: "That's not bad!" and "That's quite good!

Peta Wilson with the biscuits she made last year of all the presenters. Picture by Mark Westley
Peta Wilson with the biscuits she made last year of all the presenters. Picture by Mark Westley

Mrs Wilson said: "I was absolutely delighted.

"I made the biscuit, and one of all the other presenters, in fact, for the show last year after a producer spotted my instagram page.

"They invited me on the show to show them off but I could only make the last episode in the series and there was a last minute format change, so they never appeared.

"I put Jo Brand on my facebook page again this year and Channel 4 called again and asked if they could use it. I said: yes, of course! In fact, I made them for you last year.

"I really enjoyed going to the show. It was great fun and I am just glad they could finally use it, even if it was just a picture."

Mrs Wilson, a former police officer, has run Bury St Biscuits for the last four years, in between being a full-time mum.

She has made all kinds of biscuit designs from zoo animals, to flowers, houses, company logos, football shirts, landmark buildings, training shoes and Jemima Puddleduck from the Beatrix Potter books.

Jo Brand was made out of a shortbread vanilla biscuit with Royal icing.

"The biscuit has been on my kitchen window sill ever since and apart from a little fading on the back, it's fine," said Mrs Wilson.

All the rest of the presenters got eaten by my family.

"I get all kinds of requests and recently had lots of requests for more images of real people and though I am not a trained artist, I will certainly give them a go."

You can see more of Mr's Wilsons biscuits on her instagram page @burystbiscuits.

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