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I’m so happy this picture exists
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Yay this is the gif set I’ve been waiting for! :P 

Favourite bit of the series. 
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#selandrew is real

OF COURSE UNIVERSALLY IDEAL BOYFRIEND SELASI RIDES A MOTORCYCLE

OF COURSE HE CARRIES AROUND AN EXTRA HELMET JUST IN CASE YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN HIM ON A LATE-EVENING TURN AROUND THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

OF COURSE THERE’S A SECRET COMPARTMENT IN THE BIKE WHERE HE’S STASHED A PICNIC BASKET FILLED WITH CRISP BAGUETTE SANDWICHES, A LIGHTLY DRESSED ARUGULA SALAD, AND DELICATE ORANGE&HONEY SCONES

HOW DO THEY STAY CRISP AFTER ALL THIS TIME, YOU WONDER, LAYING ON YOUR BACK, STARING UP AT THE STARS WHILE HE PLAYS THE SWEETEST MOST HEARTBREAKING VIVALDI ON THE PORTABLE CELLO ALSO STORED IN THE BIKE? HOW IS A CELLO MADE PORTABLE???

SELASI, THAT’S HOW
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i’m crying. Iain got married and his wedding cake was a baked alaska

memes sometimes do have happy endings
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this is the entire Showstopper challenge

Is there anyone who didn’t have to redo at least one part of their bake???
INTENSE FIRST SHOW I TELL YA
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First episode of Bake Off and the contestants have already learned to use booze to appease Mary Berry
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“This has been a rubbish year, packed to the hilt with misery and death. Bake Off is a minuscule bright spot that temporarily pushes all that aside. It’s comfort food. It’s a duvet fort. A duvet fort inexplicably protected by so much needless security that you’d think it was the nuclear football, but a duvet fort nonetheless.”
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The Great British Bake Off 2016: here’s everything we’re allowed to tell you

This hilarious review of Bake Off, where the writer isn’t actually allowed to say anything about Bake Off.

HAPPY GBBO DAY EVERYONE!
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We all do this, right? We fumble, we ask friends for help, we hope for the best. Unlike cooking, which can often be fiddled with along the way, checked and rechecked and iterated, baking involves precision and a kind of prayer: it’s in the oven; there’s nothing you can do. You are hoping for success, and in its absence, you are hoping for support.

What emerges over the course of the show is that it doesn’t only have a style; it has an ethic. Mary and Paul do not fall victim to the misdirection of small but spectacular-looking mistakes. If the custard in the middle of whatever you’re making doesn’t quite set, the entire thing may collapse and run all over the counter, but they’ll taste it anyway! And they’ll tell you that your custard not setting isn’t necessarily a bigger mistake than anything else; it just looks worse. If you can’t get your cake put together, they’ll still taste the layers. You may not be out. Do not lose heart. Do not lose heart.

Don’t laugh, but this is life, in a way, as we all hope for it to be. You screw up, but not entirely. You see your hoped-for result dashed on the counter in a pile of goop, but someone says, “I see what you put into this; I see what you intended.” Someone you trust who is better than you are at whatever you’re trying to do says, “We both see what you did wrong; I can help you identify what you did right.” You still might lose. You still might go home crying with disappointment. But someone will have said, “Next time, take it out of the oven five minutes sooner and you’ll really have something.” It’s a show of such…hope. Hoping everybody else is going to be willing to try the imperfect layers of your particular not-quite-put-together cake is often the only way to get through the day, after all.


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The Bun Also Rises: ‘Why We Love The Great British Baking Show’, Linda Holmes (via aquamirage)

I am 100% crying about this.

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