Panic! At The Baking Competition
Disclaimer: I adore The Great British Baking Show with an intensity that rivals Paul Hollywood’s feelings toward bread, or Noel Fielding’s toward statement sweaters.
When Glenn’s tuiles got raunchy in the oven.
When Liam (and the audience) prayed Paul wouldn’t ask more follow-up questions.
When the hosts tried to drag this innocent young baker into an underworld of bread-fueled innuendo.
When Tamal faced the greatest enemy of the successful baker: Math.
When Ruby’s attempt to win Paul over with a strong cup of tea — which is legally considered a bribe in the United Kingdom — backfired.
When expectations in the tent did not match up with reality.
Literally anytime someone had to move a cake to a second location.
When Nadiya was horrified by Mat’s decision to bake royal icing. (Of course, you and I both know that you aren’t supposed to do this.)
When Paul used four baguettes (and the dreams of the baker who made them) as his own personal punching bag.
When Manon, a contestant who grew up in France, didn’t recognize the very first (and very British) technical challenge: “The iconic Wagon Wheel.”
When the judges deemed Rahul’s bread less than “entirely edible.”
Not even the celebs are safe from tent-induced panic, which comedian James Acaster discovered on the show’s celebrity edition.
The cast of the hit comedy Derry Girls also spent their time on the show descending into (very festive) madness.
And, finally, the moment that made all fans consider running away to the wilderness, never to face the cruel reality of civilization and its baking standards again: Bingate.
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