It’s that time of year again! And no, we’re not talking about fall or Halloween. There’s a new season of “The Great British Bake Off.”
The reality baking competition ― also known as “GBBO” for short, or “The Great British Baking Show” in the U.S. ― has returned for yet another season, and viewers are tuning in each week to watch another crop of delightful amateur bakers vie for the title of star baker.
For American audiences, the show offers a hilarious introduction to obscure British desserts, and it’s refreshing to watch a reality competition show where the contestants are actually nice to each other and seem genuinely happy (or “chuffed,” as they say) to be there. That’s the word on Twitter, anyway.
We’ve rounded up 35 funny “GBBO” tweets, including one from co-presenter Matt Lucas, to get you through this season.
After watching The Great British Baking Show for many years, I still don’t have a firm handle on what the Brits mean when they say pudding.— Diamond Sharp (@diamonde) February 14, 2021
I get all snooty about Great British Bake Off contestants doing things wrong like two years ago I wasn't googling "what is shoe pastry"— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 3, 2017
Me: I’m fine— Pigeon Fancier (@isabelzawtun) April 1, 2021
Also me: [visibly crying when the contestants of Bake Off help each other]
Me normally: I suck at cooking lol— katie jo(hantgen) (@katiejoyofosho) January 1, 2019
Me watching the Great British Bake Off: rookie mistake not beating in the egg whites right away that’s gonna come back to bite you after the prove
Great Asian Bake Off is the same but the contestants make the judges eat their whole dish not just one bite bc wow you are looking thin so eat up you must eat ALL THIS FOOD WE MADE IT FOR YOU WE LOVE YOU— Karen Chee (@karencheee) October 20, 2018
me: challah— Dana Schwartz 🫀 (@DanaSchwartzzz) September 28, 2019
british bake-off: "enriched dough plaited loaf"
I’ve been working for british people for five years but I feel like I didn’t really understand them until I started watching bake off.— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) April 4, 2021
My favorite part of is every episode when the lady judge says, “I never would have thought to put [spice] in [food]” and everyone smiles.
me: I feel no special attachment to my american identity— rock ⛰ paper 🧻 scissors ✂️ aslan 🦁 (@EmmaCGuild) October 22, 2022
paul hollywood: you see, it’s essential to carefully apply the blowtorch around the edges of the s’more—obviously we don’t want a gooey mess
me: I must throw him into the boston harbor
*then*— malice ghoulpus (@alicegoldfuss) October 19, 2019
NETFLIX: and we’ll only air one episode per week
ME: this is bullshit
ME: it’s Bake Off Dayyyy
Great British Bake Off has really outdone itself in terms of the Great British Bake Off-iness of the cast this year— Dana Schwartz 🫀 (@DanaSchwartzzz) October 2, 2021
80% of the stuff baked on the Great British Bake Off absolutely grosses me out but I keep watching.— Laurie Kilmartin- NYC Oct 8-9 (@anylaurie16) January 28, 2021
why do we call it “bake off” and not “the undoughing”— keely flaherty (@keelyflaherty) November 29, 2020
Me on The Great British Bake Off:— Stephanie Mickus (@smickable) August 14, 2018
(to another contestant) psssssst, a biscuit is a cookie, right?
Applying for the great british bake off so I can say “is it yummy?” to the hosts when they try my bakes— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) October 11, 2020
things that make me happy:— Grace Spelman (@GraceSpelman) September 24, 2017
when it's raining on great british bake off and you can hear the rain against the tent
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I’m watching Bake Off and the one guy wasn’t going to get his sandwich biscuits on the plate in time, so four other contestants helped him and I swear I burst into tears at how nice that is 😂😂— 🎃Imani Gandy Corn🎃 (@AngryBlackLady) October 17, 2020
One thing I find stressful about the great british bake off is that noel fielding looks like his name should be paul hollywood and vice versa— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) January 4, 2020
Me: What is an innocuous show I can put my 4 sons to bed with?— JennyPentland GED (@JennyPentland) June 20, 2017
Netflix: Great British Bake Off
GBBO: Tonight's episode: Spotted Dick
Watching a lot of bake off. Tempering chocolate seems impossible. Rose water is very overpowering, please be careful when using it.— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) October 13, 2020
[watching Great British Bake Off]— *sigh*clops (@aotakeo) July 22, 2020
ME: no egg white in your Crème Caramel?!?! it won’t set up you idiot
WIFE: your pop tart is burning
my favorite phrases on great british baking show:— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 19, 2018
“absolute top hats tiroo”
“biscuit biscuit poppin moppets”
“off you go then dr oz”
There's crying.— The Dad Briefs™ (@SladeWentworth) March 10, 2021
And then there's watching a baker say goodbye at the end of a Great British Bake Off episode.
The Great British Bake Off, except it's just me sampling all the baked goods people brought to the party and ranking them from best to worst in my head.— Moderately Mom (@moderately_mom) December 22, 2019
Does anyone else have trouble sleeping at night because of the British Bake Off end credits song in your head. Also anxiety— Charlene deGuzman (@charstarlene) December 8, 2020
Excited for the Squid Game/Bake Off crossover in which we say goodbye to the baker who is leaving us and then Prue clatters them with a frying pan— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) October 12, 2021
the uk needs to legalise weed so the great british bake off can have edibles week— arin ☭ (@death2morrissey) July 31, 2021
Pls play the Great British Bake Off theme song as you lower my coffin into the ground.— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) September 28, 2019