Soon afterwards, Karen takes a batch of cakes to The Mill, but is unwittingly thrust into a bake-off with Mrs Tembe, who has also brought in cakes. It's clear that Mrs Tembe has a knack for it whereas Karen doesn't, and Karen implores Howard not to tell Mrs Tembe about the competition.
Later, Karen accepts recipe advice from Mrs Tembe under the pretence that Jack has a posh lady-friend to impress. However, Rob unwittingly reveals that Karen is entering Supachef, and Mrs Tembe is upset that Karen kept it from her. With minutes left until the competition deadline, Mrs Tembe makes it her mission to enter.
Elsewhere, Immie fears that her friend Chris is being pressured into abandoning art school to work for his father. However, she is shocked when she learns what Chris really wants.