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The Great British Bake Off Visual Aids Form Stiff Peaks For Botanical Week

There hasn't been this much drama around whipping since Fifty Shades Of Gray.

If you think that Fifty Shades Of Grey Joke is bad...you're right. But listen to this week's Two Spotted Dicks On The Great British Bake Off podcast to hear Mel and Sue talk about "gluten shootin'" cowboys. Ew.

When you think you've under-whipped your meringue.

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When you tell Mary you're not baking your meringue.

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This looks pretty perfect to us.

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Selasi's pie had a lot of issues on the inside, but it's very pretty on the outside.

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Mary didn't even mention Rav's margaritas. Screw the pie and give us the margaritas.

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That they don't call this a "soggy top" is really a missed opportunity.

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Let's enjoy this perfect-looking pie before the judges cut into it and...cut into it.

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Remember in the first couple of episodes when Tom was all cocky and confident? Now he stares forlornly at his bakes as if they've betrayed him.

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Tom's pie sounds really good, but it absolutely does not fit the brief.

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Whatever you think of meringue and/or coconut, you have to admit this is beautiful.

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Nooooooope.

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The model fougasse. Want.

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D'ough!

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The bakers did mostly okay!

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Mel calls this her "floral dance." Okay?

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Candice's Nan's fruitcake recipe. Awwwwww.

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I get that Tom wants to check the floral aromatics on his cakes, but does he have to touch them with his nose?

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In fairness to Tom, I guess all the bakers look at everything this way. (These cakes are both gorgeous, though.)

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Andrew gets dinged for this being too simple, but it's very pretty.

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We love Benjamina, but if she hadn't said this "informal" icing was deliberate, we would definitely have thought it was a mistake.

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Rav's icing is not deliberate. It looks the same. Also, those sad little flowers were somehow ten times more effort than Selasi's gorgeous ones.

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When Paul says you're perfect.

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Jane's cake did not turn out as intended, but we think it looks nice in an abstract art kind of way.

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Tom's floral tea cake turned out really pretty.

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And this is Tom's face when he wins.

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He's...thrilled?

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