It’s Tuesday and if the excitement of the kids getting back to school hasn’t still taken place, then we can all agree that the return of the Great British Bakeoff is sure to get the blood pumping and bring excitement across the land.

As a true Wakefield institution (well, we’re from Wakefield after all) it’s great to see this year we even have representation in the form of Karen; a woman so chilled that when her biscuits were ready last week she sat and went through a bag of crisps whilst others sweated over their shortbreads…

Yes, we all love the Great British Bakeoff and because we pride ourselves on our homemade bakes – daily by the way – we like to think that we, like the rest of the UK are the perfect judges of what makes the show so amazing!

These are some of the reasons why we love Bakeoff!

The innuendo
Innuendo runs through the show like a blue vein in a somerset delight… Whether it was Sue and Mel or Noel and Sandy, the presenters know what they are doing.

Mel couldn’t help contain her excitement with “I can’t wait to romp in your forest” when Ian’s animal filled gateau made a debut in Series 7. What a joy.

Other great innuendos include;

  • “I like a big piece”
  • “I’ve had many sausage rolls in my time” – Sure you have, Mary.
  • “I guess I would like it a bit stiffer” – never has context been so relevant… Meringues.
  • “There are some messy bushes that need trimming.” – The less said, the better.

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The tears (good and bad)
We’ve all had baking disasters, we know the tragedy that ensues but what about the tears. It’s heartbreaking to see someone fall apart at a badly made Victoria sponge. But what about the ones that just manage to smash it out of the part? The tears of joy make us all reach for the kleenex… not an innuendo!


Remember when Nadia won? Seriously emotional times… which only cake made better!

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The Hollywood Handshake
An athlete will train for years, hours at a time, focused and prepared to go to the Olympics and get gold, but in baking, we all have one wish… The Hollywood Handshake.

Yes, we see those eyes gloss over, the smirk and then the reach. It really is what getting a Gold feels like… well must feel like. The closest we ever got was Mrs Jones giving us a gold star in year 9 Home Tech.

Remember, not all handshakes are equal, a Hollywood handshake less so.

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The masterpieces
We have to remember that this is a competition and that sometimes, sometimes, the creations are masterpieces in their own, unique way. Paul’s bread lion, Nadia’s pop cake, Becca’s cheese cake and James’ gingerbread barn.

Basically, how can you not be blow away at the bakes? They are something to admire.

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Mary, Prue, Paul, Sue, Mel, Noel, Sandy… 

Yes, things have changed and we all feared for the worst but the comic timings, the panel critiques and the tent are all stars of the show as well as all of the contestants. Put short what we have is a TV show that cares! We love it.

 

Why do you love BakeOff, we’d love to know!