Frances Quinn of Harborough found herself in the danger zone this week after her impressive-looking carrot cake failed to impress the Great British Bake Off judges.
But Frances did enough to save herself and qualify for the semi-finals.
Earlier in Tuesday’s show, Frances earned praise from judge Mary Berry who said that her loaf, which was made using spelt flour, was full of flavour.
During the show Frances had told of how supportive her family had been about her being on the show.
She said her sister, who lives in Vancouver, had sent her a picture of Frances aged five with a birthday cake and a message that she had always been most happy surrounded by cake.
In the technical challenge, where contestants had to make a hazelnut dacquoise, she came third.
Her signature bake was a carrot cake which, when cut, showed carefully crafted carrots inside.
But Mary complained that some of the props were not made by Frances and other judge Paul Hollywood said that the carrot inside was dry and bitter.
In what was said to be one of the closest quarter-finals in the history of the series, but a visibly upset Frances still won through to the next round.