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Who Is The Bake Off’s Vegan Baker? 

by Fabian Jackson

3min read

There is a vegan Bake Off contestant this year for the first time and we’re thrilled about it. Freya Cox is going to be bringing plant-based bakes to the tent each week and the UK can’t wait. 

Who is Freya Cox? 

Why, she’s the first-ever Great British Bake Off contestant, of course. We see plenty of weeks as star baker, Hollywood handshakes and Prue winks (yes, those are things) in her future.

At 19 years old, she’s also the youngest baker in the tent this year by some seven years but doesn’t seem phased by the age gap in the slightest. 

freya and noel

How is having a vegan baker going to work in the tent? 

Each week Freya will be wowing Paul and Prue (as well as the entire UK) with her plant-based bakes. Week one saw her impress with vegan mini rolls, a malt loaf and a gravity-defying ‘flower potty’ vegan cake.

freyea with a slicee of cake

More about the GBBO vegan baker

Freya is from North Yorkshire’s Scarborough and remembers watching the first-ever series of Bake Off at just nine years old. The baker lives at home and is studying for a degree in psychology.

She’s already faced adversity from online trolls over her passion for horseriding – Back off, everyone, we don’t stand for bullying here. 

What do fans think?

“Freya for the win #gbbo purely for “what would I know, I’d eat cake off the floor”,’ wrote one user. According to Totally Vegan Buzz.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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