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It looks like Ireland won't be able to enjoy watching people make anymore yummy cakes because The Great Irish Bake Off has just been cancelled.

TV3 has decided to axe the show after three seasons, saying that it has had it's run.

Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail, an insider said: "Every show has a run and this was just it.

"That's not to say that down the line we won't have a rethink and come back to it.

"But for now it is not being brought back for a fourth series."

The source added: "TV3 is extremely proud of its commitment to making excellent cookery programmes."

We suppose there's still the UK version…


It's what Paul Hollywood has been trying to tell us all along: if you're a dab hand at avoiding soggy bottoms, it's likely you're also rather dashing. 

Able to whip up a mean tray of chocolate cupcakes? We'd love to date you. Something of a macaron master? Ooh, you sexy thing. Know your brioche from your banoffee? Hey! Let's just put a ring on it right now.

Yes here at SHEmazing! Towers (where we're known to eat quite a lot of cake) one study this week confirmed what we've long suspected: a third of Irish adults would be more attracted to a member of the opposite sex if they could bake.

The same report – carried out by Stork – also revealed that we're more inclined to bake following a lovers' tiff with our partners… after all, brownie points earned via a batch of, well, brownies, is tough to beat.

Indeed, with the Great Irish Bake Off now underway – a show which Stork has again partnered up with for the third series – we decided to round up eight of the world's most incredible, most wonderfully OTT bakeries. 

So please, stop touching your dough balls, and step away from those hot baps: these sweet-smelling international outlets will have give you all the romantic inspiration you need for the weekend…


1) Eileen’s Special Cheesecake, New York

One of the world’s most famous bakeries, Eileen opened her shop in 1976; it’s still going strong with more than 25 varieties to choose from, including peanut butter, piña colada and Baileys.


2) Mamie Gateaux, Paris

This small tea room in Le Bon Marché is the brainchild of a Japanese patisserie chef. The hot chocolate is served in a bowl with a spoon – and you can add your own whipped cream too.


Teatime with @boubouteatime at Mamie Gateaux #coffee #break #weekend #boubouteatime #sparklesinparis

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3) Sadaharu Aoki, Tokyo

Another delicious fusion – here, you'll find more incredible Franco-Japanese creations, including the matcha croissant, a croissant filled with a rich, green tea-flavoured cream.


4) Bakerbots, Toronto

Opening in the city’s financial district in 2011, this is now a firm favourite. The cake creations are jaw-dropping and the cookies divine: think ginger molasses, captain peanut, rococoa, and oatmeal.


5) Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Opening in 2002, this is continually rated as the city’s best bakery – daily queues are standard. On offer is the likes of a frangipane croissant with almond cream, and a passion fruit Bavarian tart with lime and coconut.


6) Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York

World-famous – and the menu changes every four to six weeks to keep the crowds coming back. Right now we’re coveting their lightly-sweetened miniature meringues, each with their own flavour, and the pink grapefruit honey and lavender tart.


7) Boulangerie Guerin, Rio de Janeiro

Located in the Copacabana district of Rio, we hear the eclairs are superb, while the individual Frasier cakes with fresh cream and strawberries are a local favourite. Otherwise, try the lavender macarons.


Uni duni te

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8) Demel, Vienna

Inside you can watch pastry chefs baking and decorating cakes as you enjoy a delicious slice of your own. There’s also a cake museum hidden in the back.