Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry shares her wisdom

All rise for Mary queen of cakes! Great British Bake Off judge shares a few slices of her wisdom

1:15 AM on 8th October 2011

Oh crumbs! Mary Berry holds up the Victoria sponge baked by Mail writer Jill Foster

Oh crumbs! Mary Berry holds up the Victoria sponge baked by Mail writer Jill Foster

Tense: Jill waits nervously to see if her creation will pass muster with demanding Mary

Tense: Jill waits nervously to see if her creation will pass muster with demanding Mary

Stars: Mary and fellow baker Paul Hollywood have been hailed as the greatest TV judges ever

Stars: Mary and fellow baker Paul Hollywood have been hailed as the greatest TV judges ever

Cheery: But Mary

Cheery: But Mary”s life has been touched with tragedy, as she lost her son when he was just 19

Ensemble: The presenters and finalists in the Great British Bake Off, a surprise hit on BBC2

Ensemble: The presenters and finalists in the Great British Bake Off, a surprise hit on BBC2