The Great British Bake Off is back tonight and to say we are excited would be an understatement. Quite frankly there is nothing we enjoy more then settling down on a Wednesday night with a cuppa, ready to watch the GBBO. From innuendos to cake disasters and one liners to true masterpieces, this programme is sure to keep you entertained. It’s no coincidence that it’s loved by the entire nation. So ahead of the beginning of series 7 tonight, we’ve compiled a countdown of our 5 best moment from series gone by. Who knew a baking programme could produce such comedy gold?
5. The Human Cake Stand
Do you remember #HumanCakeStand? Of course you do. This all kicked off back in 2013 when presenter Mel Giedroyc tried to measure Frances Quinn’s tower of biscuits.
As a result, Mel offered her own hands to support the collapsed biscuit tower. Little did she know the hilarity that would ensue and the birth of the trending #HumanCakeStand and #MelToTheRescue hashtags.
4. When John Used Salt Instead of Sugar
Only on The Great British Bake Off could you use salt instead of sugar and then go on to win the series.
In series 3, John Whaite rather confusedly added salt instead of sugar to some 70’s style rum babas. Paul Hollywood had the shock of his life upon trying these unintentionally salty snacks and immediately spit it out.
We’re all for experimental baking but salt instead of sugar? Nah, we’ll pass.
3. Deborah used Howard’s Custard
Oh Howard. Poor, Sweet Howard just couldn’t catch a break. Before we even go into the custard catastrophe can we just mention the squashed muffins incident. Mel isn’t the only presenter that can destruct a contestant's chance of being named star baker. In the second episode of Season Two, Sue Perkins leant over Howards muffins and squashed them until they were as flat as pancakes. Brutal.
When you thought Howard had been through enough his bad luck struck again when Deborah used his custard for her trifle instead of her own. Sue Perkins described the incident as “the most incredible case of baking espionage I’ve ever seen”, in jest of course.
2. Mat’s Oven Baked Tennis Decorations
This one was hilarious. In last year’s series the bakers were asked to make a tennis themed cake, fit for the wimbledon final, including mini iced tennis equipment. Mini iced tennis equipment that needed to set in the freezer. So naturally, Mat put his in the oven…
1. Iain’s Baked Alaska Disaster
Well, it’s not often that a baking reality show makes the front page of a national newspaper. But when a contestant's baked alaska appears to be sabotaged by a fellow baker and ends up in the bin… well the front page is the only place for this level of controversy.
Iain got booted off the show after throwing his melted mess into the bin. Paul Hollywood later tweeted: “At the end of the day Mary and I need something to judge, it’s not about melted ice cream but about what’s presented to us.”
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