Bake Off Creme De La Creme reached new heights as three teams returned to impress the judges in the second semi-final.
Hoping to bake their way into the final were the trio of European chefs Christophe, Valeria and Josh, chocolate experts Stephen, Stefan and Nelson, and cookery school teacher Mark and his two former pupils Sam and Helen.
I love cooking shows and this is one if the best because they are all so beautifully talented #GBBOCreme
-- Rose Blake ? (@roseaiblake) May 10, 2016
After being asked to create 144 perfect petits fours for the miniatures task, the teams had to build decorative chocolate structures displaying three different types of sweets - calissons, marshmallows and moulded chocolates - for the showpiece.
While Stephen's team opted to create a chocolate tree of life and Mark's chose to build a giant chocolate egg, Chrisophe's team decided they would make a chocolate bank full of gold bars overrun by socialist mice.
What's a mouse bank? A bank full of mouses, we're starting a revolution #GBBOCreme ??
-- Alice Stoner (@Alls_Stoner) May 10, 2016
"The title is... mouse bank," Christophe said.
"We're making a bank taken over by mouses, eating all the sweets. It's a sort of anti-capitalist protest."
I love that #GBBOCreme features an anti-capitalist mouse takeover of the banks.
-- Rob Bridges (@guerrillaHR) May 10, 2016
The chocolate city bank was decorated with passionfruit ganache chocolates, a calisson assortment, vanilla and cassis marshmallows and socialist marzipan mice.
They've made a mouse bank... Out of chocolate... To give us a message about capitalism... That was a rollercoaster #GBBOCreme
-- rach (@_youknown0thing) May 10, 2016
The fall of capitalism in chocolate - don't see that everyday #GBBOCreme
-- Trevor Gibbons (@trevorgi) May 10, 2016
Placing the showpiece in front of judges Benoit Blin, Claire Clark and Cherish Finden, Christophe explained the team's creation in depth.
"We believe capitalism is quite high at the minute, and we wanted to show the fall. We wanted to bring a message as well as a piece of chocolate," he said.
"Wow, you guys are making me smile - that's for sure," Benoit said, before praising the trio of sweets.
While all three of the judges seemed suitably impressed with the chocolate mouse bank, the work of art just wasn't enough to score Christophe, Valeria and Josh enough points to secure their place in the final.