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06th Oct 2019

This is where all the leftover cake from Great British Bake Off goes

great british bake off

Who knew?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the cakes on Great British Bake Off once the cameras go off?

Well, we think about it a lot – an embarrassing amount to be honest.

And finally, we have the answers.

You will be relieved to know that the cakes made by the talented bakers do NOT end up in a bin. Thank God.

great british bake off

The winner of GBBO season 4, Chetna Makan, said that once once the cameras are off, the bakers dive in and try each other’s creations.

“Before anyone else jumps on it, they always leave a piece of each bake and all the other bakers get to taste them.”

The cameramen and production team also leg it in to try the treats.

“But it’s not just the cameramen who swarm over the food, we definitely do it too.”

“We all run to the food made by whoever got the most compliments. Literally, everybody runs, nearly knocking each other over to have a taste.”

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Series four’s Ali Imdad also confirmed where the cakes end up, which is pretty much in the mouth’s of the cameramen.

“The cameramen literally stand there with forks in their back pockets, waiting to swoop as soon as filming stops.”

“The cakes are meant to be taken to a lunch area where everyone can share them, but they don’t usually get that far because the crew eat them first.”

Well, now we know!