Luis Troyano was born and raised in Stockport. His parents are from Spain, and Spanish influence is apparent in Luis's bakes.

Luis met his wife in college when they were 17. They became engaged at age 21 and married 14 years later in Las Vegas.

He is trained as a graphic designer. Besides baking, his hobbies are playing ukulele, making model airplanes and bee keeping.


Episode 1: Cakes

  • Signature (Swiss Roll): Spanish Swiss Roll
  • Technical Place (Cherry Cake): 7th
  • Showstopper (36 Classic Miniature British Cakes): Raspberry and Lemon Genoise Slices with Lemon Drizzles

Episode 2: Biscuits

  • Signature (36 Savory Biscuits): Black Olive and Rosemary Biscuits with a Caramelised Onion Glaze
  • Technical Place (Florentines): 3rd
  • Showstopper (3D Biscuit Scene): George Versus The Dragon

Episode 3: Bread

  • Signature (12 Rye Bread Rolls): Opposites Attract Rolls
  • Technical Place (Ciabatta): 2nd
  • Showstopper (Filled Centerpiece Loaf): Roscón de Reyes

Episode 4: Desserts

  • Signature (8 Self-Saucing Puddings): Pears in Puddings
  • Technical Place (Tiramisu Cake): 2nd
  • Showstopper (Baked Alaska): Bakewell Baked Alaska

Episode 5: Pies and tarts

  • Signature (Custard Tart): Tropical Manchester Tart
  • Technical Place (Mini Pear Pies): 6th
  • Showstopper (Three-Tiered Pie): Four Fruity Seasons Tower

Episode 6: European Cakes

  • Signature (Yeast-Leavened Cake): Apple & Cinnamon Kugelhopf with Honeyed Apples
  • Technical Place (Prinsesstårta): 3rd
  • Showstopper (Dobos Torte): The Cage on the Rocky Hill

Episode 7: Pastries

  • Signature (12 Savoury Parcels): Childhood Empanadas
  • Technical Place (Kouign-Amann): 5th
  • Showstopper (24 Éclairs): Blueberry Cheesecake Éclairs, Peanut Butter and Jelly Éclairs

Episode 8: Advanced Dough

  • Signature (Fruit Loaf): Black Forest Cherry Tree
  • Technical Place (Povitica): 2nd
  • Showstopper (36 Doughnuts): Mudslide Cocktail Doughnuts, Raspberry Mojito Doughnuts

Episode 9: Pâtisserie (Semi-Final)

  • Signature (24 Baklava): Indian Rose Baklava

Halwa Baklava Rolls

  • Technical Place (Schichttorte): 1st
  • Showstopper (24 Entremets): Chocolate Mousse and Cherry Entremets, Pomegranate, Fig and Pistachio Sponges

Episode 10: Final

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