The best of Great British Bake Off: episode one

Published Thursday, Aug 6 2015, 16:07 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Great British Bake Off is back and we've rounded up the best bits from episode one!

A whopping 9.3 million viewers tuned in to Bake Off last night and holy shenanigans it was a total rollercoaster.

Marie was Star Baker and her reaction was just as brilliant as her baking.

There was an extreme soggy bottom alert when Dorret Conway's black forest gateau actually melted down the sides of her tin, causing a few tears and epic viewing!

Mary Berry reminded us all why we love her so much with a very optimistic take on the bake, saying: "I've got a feeling it's going to taste rather good." Aww, it didn't though.

Paul Hollywood gave a crushing verdict, describing the gateau as: "Like chewing on a rubber tyre", leaving us to ponder why he's chewed on a rubber tyre in the first place...

We heard much-missed classic Bake Off lines like "that piping is sheer perfection" during the showstopper. And also got loads of close-ups of incredible cakes - perfect!

Stu gave everyone a happy alternative to swearing with "holy shenanigans!"

The competition is seriously tough this year. Forget a gentle warm up with a few fairy cakes, anaesthetist-in-training Tamal whipped out a syringe and went all Heston Blumenthal on us.

Queen of baking Mary Berry dropped slices of candied fruit onto china to see if it made a noise... "If it does, that is how it should be; properly candied, not sticky and wet," she told viewers. Cue a ton of broken plates we imagine...

Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood
The Great British Bake Off 2015

© BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon

Stu was the first casualty thanks to his slightly too alternative take on things with a beetroot black forest gateau.

It aint all bad though, speaking after his elimination it seems the Bake Off tent has had a lasting effect on the musician, who said: "The show has redefined me in a way. It's made me think about what I want to do in life, and look at what opportunities might come my way."

So it's official then, cake is the answer to everything. It not only tastes amazing but can actually redefine your life - as if we needed any more excuses...

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