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Dex Sawash

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2018, 04:05:41 PM »
I find the celebration bread things pretty desolate. Imagine a party improved by a big stale bread to look at. We are celebrating a new shared handcart we stole from our enemies, let us bake and gather around a festive bread.

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 03:43:39 AM »
Terry made a goddamn Van Gogh cookie. Name him the winner and wrap the season up. How in the hell could they pretend that the French girl's was better? Because she is attractive and was able to draw a credible caricature of her face in icing?

Meanwhile Ruby is too attractive for the show. The requisite GBBO eye candy is supposed to be approachable, everyone knows that. And didn't we already have a "Ruby"?

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2018, 07:31:43 PM »
Marshmallow. Meringue. Blancmange. Why are the bakers being asked to make so many disgusting things this series?

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2018, 10:16:12 PM »
Awww, poor Terry and his singed milkmaids. I'll also miss Karen and her striking jumpsuit-and-pearls combo and insights into Pontefract life:

"We were known as The Brown Knicker Girls"
"Was that because of all the liquorice?"

Fucking hell Paul...

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2018, 10:17:54 PM »
"I'm doing a Welsh dragon pie"

Are you Welsh, Jon? You should have said...

John's pie is looking a bit phallic, as is Dan's pie, but I like Dan's "TRES BUTCH" t-shirt.

Has everyone else given up on this then? Did Manon's pink hair put you off?

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2018, 10:38:42 PM »
...actually, it looks like next week's (100% vegan) episode is set to go a bit BINCAKE... Pijlstaart, get the fuck back in here...

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2018, 11:36:12 PM »
I'm still enjoying it - the old folks had to go, it was getting sad. Surprised Dan had such a bad week (in such a great t-shirt), but he really did fall apart. Nice little vox pop at the end, though, and he took it like a man.

Rahul is the only possible winner, I think, though I am continually amazed by what Briony's capable of. That hat looked amazing.

Enjoyed Noel asking Paul if he'd enjoyed Ruby's filling with a straight face...

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2018, 01:54:52 AM »
My favorite is usually the fuckitplate baker. The kittens look-alike one from S3, Selasie, and I forgot the one I had remembered a minute ago when I started this post. Not sure there is one this time but Manon hadn't ever baked one of her things before, puts her ahead a spot I suppose.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2018, 09:53:39 AM »
I'm hoping Rahul doesn't win (even though he obviously will) because I'll owe my partner a pub dinner. We divide them into teams and whoever has the winner gets a prize.

My team includes: Manon (thought she was nailed on but she's fallen off a bit), Kim-joy (big fan but don't think she's got the edge needed), Ruby (bit too slapdash)

She's got: Rahul, John, Briony.

Wait that's all of them innit. Well then. Don't fancy my chances much. I reckon top three will be: Rahul, Briony, Manon maybe?

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2018, 07:49:42 PM »
Manon Manon Manon

Don't like the big bald guy. Telling the lad who went out that he'd had a good run was patronising and he's continually against all evidence entirely smug about everything he does.

Rooting for the Leeds girl. Sorry, terrible with names. Her artistry is cute and quaint. If only she could bake.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2018, 09:13:29 PM »
I feel peculiar when Manon is on screen.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2018, 10:40:43 AM »
I keep thinking about Dan's weird silver flatworm pie

I wonder why silver effect works on sweet foods but not savoury

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2018, 09:52:28 PM »
If someone with skillz could make me a gif of Rahul splashing too much coconut milk and doing a face then I'll love you forever.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2018, 09:16:36 PM »
Was only half watching but shouldn't Rahul have gone there? He fucked everything up. Everything in sight.

Kim Jong Un is class though, love her designs.

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2018, 10:52:44 PM »
He would've gone had Manon actually followed the brief. She didn't make rye bread in the first challenge and she didn't make Danish pastry in the third.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2018, 03:46:00 AM »
I'm behind one, wonder if someone helped John with the name of his vegan cake, Only Fools Eat Horses? He hasn't been that clever before.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2018, 12:29:41 PM »
He would've gone had Manon actually followed the brief. She didn't make rye bread in the first challenge and she didn't make Danish pastry in the third.

But rye bread should be edible and Rahul's wasn't, so he didn't follow the brief either.

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2018, 06:01:38 AM »
Mais, non...

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2018, 08:29:13 AM »
I'm fucking raging. Even though Rahul was crap this week he's got to win the whole thing so they can't dump him.

This is Eureka on Season 10 all over again. Although she didn't win.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2018, 02:33:41 PM »
Sometimes the curtain is pulled back on these programmes and you realise how the real decisions are made by producers.

Three inedible things versus bread of the wrong nationality

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2018, 07:21:27 PM »
Just catching up now. "In honour of Dan everyone is wearing Hawaiian shirts"- awwww, that's actually quite sweet.

I like the way Kim-Joy tilts her head like a confused (but very happy) dog.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2018, 07:23:17 PM »
Bloody love Kim Joy, too adorable for words. Imagine telling her her baking is shit. You'd have to be a psychopath.

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2018, 12:23:46 AM »
Yeah, me and the gf sussed going into the judging that Rahul couldn't go, no matter how bad he'd been this week. Poor Manon. If anyone else had had his week she'd still be there.

Would actually be quite happy with any of the ones left winning, though.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2018, 01:11:19 AM »
They should bring back Dan and chuck him back out each week.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2018, 06:42:23 PM »
Yeah, me and the gf sussed going into the judging that Rahul couldn't go, no matter how bad he'd been this week.

There was a similar thing with last year's final where Sophie, who had been consistently good until then, fucked up every round (and couldn't get any bread right at all) while Kate, who had had a few disasters in the earlier weeks, actually performed better. Sophie still won, presumably because it would have seemed unfair to give the prize to someone who had been less consistent and had perhaps just had a good week. Personally I found it annoying that the bakers seemed to have been judged on overall performance, it made the whole format seem a bit pointless and it cheapened things somewhat.

Poor Manon... Rahul's clearly a very talented baker but that counts for nothing if you can't adapt to new challenges and keep losing your bottle. I don't think he'll last much longer.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2018, 07:06:10 PM »
No he's going to win the whole thing (and probably rightly, they've been gushing over everything he does up til this week).

Would love to see Kim Joy's little face if she won though. Ruby's not going to, Briony might.

Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2018, 03:56:41 PM »
I really dig Ruby's personality man. I am like the man version of her, if you wanna know what I'm really like.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »
I'm really surprised at the love for Kim Joy. She's a twee ukulele song about slippers with pom-poms and sunbathing cats and unicorns in socks, de-abstracted, distilled, solidified and moulded into human form.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #58 on: October 20, 2018, 05:00:07 PM »
Nah she's better than that.

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Re: The Great British Bake-Off 2018
« Reply #59 on: October 20, 2018, 07:42:06 PM »
Well despite all that, I don't even dislike her!