Don't even think about skimping on the sugar-work.
I have a lot of dreams about Great British Baking Show. Admittedly, some of them take the form of nightmares about Paul Hollywood pinching a piece of my freshly made sourdough boule between his thumb and forefinger while hissing "underbaked." Or of my carefully rolled out laminations melting together in the hot, hot tent, before they can hit the oven and puff. Or of—oh god—my dough overproofing. (Please love me still, Paul. Please.)
But, the vast majority are pleasant ones, like where I'm sampling layers of a chessboard-shaped cake, tearing off a single "flower petal" on an intricately braided wreath bread, or biting the beak off of a meringue flamingo.
And with GBBS' “Collection 6” premiering on Netflix in the U.S. on Nov. 9 (shh, no spoilers in the comments please, U.K.!), I can only imagine what new dream-fodder's to come. In the meantime, here's a look back at 10 of the most insanely elaborate and impressive bakes from earlier seasons:
And no matter what snack you prepare for the premiere, just remember: You're never too posh to dunk.
Which bakes did I miss? Leave your favorite GBBS creation in the comments!