Great British Bake Off fans have a theory that ice cream challenge is on hottest day on purpose

Dusty Baxter-Wright
·3-min read
Photo credit: Channel 4 / Twitter
Photo credit: Channel 4 / Twitter

From Cosmopolitan

One of the more reliable bits of joy in our lives this year has been the Great British Bake Off. Thanks to the wholesome contestants, cheeky innuendos and incredible bakes, the Channel 4 show has been a real treat.

Fans also pointed out another constant in the show during last night's episode, questioning whether it was pure coincidence or craftiness from producers. It was 1980s week, and the remaining bakers were challenged with creating an ice cream cake in four and a half hours.

The only issue? It was one of the hottest days of the year, meaning it was boiling hot inside the tent, and their ice cream was struggling to set.

Viewers were quick to point out this wasn't the first time GBBO has asked for a frozen dessert during hot weather: just look at Baked Alaska gate.

"I do think it’s a bit unfair to make them do an ice cream cake in the height of summer," one viewer wrote on Twitter, while another added, "Forget conventional weather forecasting. If we ever want to know which will be the hottest weekend of the year, we just need to know when GBBO is doing an ice cream week ..."

Someone else said, "So, anyone else, after watching every series of GBBO, think they deliberately plan the ice cream bake on the hottest day of the year?"

Even Matt Lucas joked with the judges about the coincidence, commenting "Well done to you guys, for choosing an ice cream cake challenge on one of the hottest days of the year."

Paul quipped back, "We didn’t know that. Did we? We didn’t know that..."


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