Crème de la Crème finalist Laurian Veaudour is returning to Great British Bake Off.

It was announced this week that Cocorico Patisserie head chef, owner and 2017 Bake Off: Crème de la Crème finalist Laurian Veaudour will be competing in this year’s Great British Bake Off: The Professionals alongside his Pastry Chef Thibault Courtoisier, who came second in the UK Sugar Championships in 2017.

Award-winning café Cocorico Patisserie has also re-opened for take-away coffee and cake, and launched a new online click and collect service.

Since 2010, Cocorico Patisserie on Whitchurch Road has been creating delicious French delicacies in the Welsh capital; from praline and hazelnut cream-filled Paris-Brest, to salted caramel-filled tarte au chocolat.

In response to the continued social distancing measures in place across Wales, the café has been closed for business. But with new systems in place, the patisserie has re-opened for walk-ins, whilst a new click and collect service will allow customers to pre-order a selection of sweet treats, to be picked up safely on a day of their choosing (minimum of two days’ notice required).

A range of individual cakes and treats is also available. To see the full range or to place a click and collect order, visit:

Great British Bake Off: The Professionals starts on Tuesday 26th May at 8pm on Channel 4. For more information, visit