GBBO starts tomorrow!

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Forgetfulmog Mon 19-Aug-13 09:36:09

Very excited!

Paul Hollywood does piss me off tbh, but I love seeing all the cakes & stuff. Will probably have to make something to eat whilst watching it though...

OldRoan Mon 19-Aug-13 09:41:04

Every year I say I'll apply for the next series, and every year the level of contestants seems to get better. I class myself as an amateur baker, but not to their level. DP has requested I teach him how to make a Victoria Sponge to eat whilst watching it, so that will have to do! grin

Forgetfulmog Mon 19-Aug-13 09:41:37

Yeah I was thinking sponge too...

Cakebitch Mon 19-Aug-13 09:44:27

Yeah. am going to make cake every week before its on, in anticipation of wanting some badly whilst watching and it not being there. chocolate and salt caramel cupcakes tonight.

Suddengeekgirl Mon 19-Aug-13 09:46:20

Thanks for the reminder! smile

I am thinking of making something from the programme each week. confused
It's cake this week so shouldn't be too tricky! smile
I might wimp out when they start on macaroons or something too fiddly! blush

OldRoan Mon 19-Aug-13 09:50:30

Cakebitch I think more of a danger is watching it and then having a sudden urge to start baking at 9pm!

Maybe I'll make things a week behind, so see what they do this week and then bake it for next week's episode. Am excited about the cake stand that looked like it was made of gingerbread on the advert.

Marking my place for tonight. Agree PH is a bit of a twat but love The Berry, Mel and Sue.

hermioneweasley Tue 20-Aug-13 12:14:51

Agree with OldRoan - I coukd have competed in first series, but the standard is so high now! Love it-it's porn for me.

MollyBerry Tue 20-Aug-13 12:47:55

SOO excited for it!

Very excited too! Have planned a nice dinner and going to plonk my arse on the sofa at 8pm bet tonight is the night my 11 month old twins decide not to sleep

IsaacCox Tue 20-Aug-13 13:15:53

Can't wait! I also keep saying I'll apply for it. Definitely next year!

ppeatfruit Tue 20-Aug-13 13:16:15

There's another thread somewhere and we've started betting on the contestants!! Sorry i don't do links but someone could praps!! I lLOVE this programme as well (I'm going to have some of my carrot cake and custard while watching tonight!!!).

Forgetfulmog Tue 20-Aug-13 13:59:45

Neversleep - I feel your pain, I'm keeping everything crossed my 11 mo sleeps tonight!

Going to make a lemon drizzle cake later to eat whilst dh & I watch..

treehouselover Tue 20-Aug-13 14:43:21

Yes same in this house. DD (11) has just made the iced fingers from the last series. I've just eaten 2 and now feel a little sick!

She's a much more likely candidate than me. She's applied twice to the Junior Bake Off but never got a response. I'll have to go out tomorrow and stock up on baking ingredients.

ppeatfruit Tue 20-Aug-13 16:00:42

Yes poor neversleep or you'll go to sleep in front of 'telly sad grin

PigeonPie Tue 20-Aug-13 16:25:46

I will be doing the ironing in front of it but I do have some mini scones which I baked as a test yesterday. However they haven't gone down as well as I thought they would because I didn't get any clotted cream for them!

bouncychair Tue 20-Aug-13 17:42:37

So excited about the new series! I can't remember the last time I got this excited about a tv programme.

I've already got the book for the series and have made the angel cake (which I think is tonight's technical challenge) to eat while I watch tonight!

WingDefence Tue 20-Aug-13 18:34:06

Is Beca wearing a MN scarf...?!

WingDefence Tue 20-Aug-13 18:34:54

Thanks for reminding me!

Tee2072 Tue 20-Aug-13 19:20:58

Ready! cake

Helish Tue 20-Aug-13 19:26:32

So very, very happy this is back. I love baking but feel so inadequate in comparison to the creations they make on the show.

PumpUpMyVolume Tue 20-Aug-13 19:51:59

Kids in bed - they may not be sleeping but its the earliest they've been in bed all summer smile

I love a bit of PH (Cptn Salty) but its Mel & Sue who i have a real soft spot for!

nothing baked to eat whilst i watch but have dry roasted peanuts & a cup of tea so am pretty happy

Tee - how did you do your cake (have seen lots if fancy emoticons recently and all seem beyond me!)

DoItTooJulia Tue 20-Aug-13 19:55:13

I applied to be on this me and didn't make it. I'm not bitter. Honest. But we have made some chocolate cupcakes for tonight. It's all I could muster, but I like baking what they did the week before IYSWIM?

My favourite was the frasier cake. Turned out great!

DoItTooJulia Tue 20-Aug-13 19:55:37

Me should say series. No idea why it says me!

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