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The Most Disastrous Creations Made on ‘The Great British Baking Show’


The Great British Baking Show (or The Great British Bake-Off if you're in the U.K.) is one of the most innocently dramatic reality competition shows on TV. Nowhere else can you see people have complete emotional breakdowns over cracked fondant tennis courts, fallen eclair towers, or melted chocolate mousse cakes. Honestly, it makes me feel a lot better about my own #cakefails. In the words of former host Sue Perkins, "It's just a cake!" Below, a few creations that went horribly and hilariously bad.

1. Ruby's Slip N' Slide Cake

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During The Great British Baking Show's first-ever Vegan Week, contestants had a hard time dealing with various dairy substitutes in place of milk and eggs. However, no one struggled as much as Ruby Bhogul, who made an ambitious topsy-turvy two-tiered cake. As the clock ticked down, it was obvious the cake wasn't going to stay upright, resulting in her having to seek help from two other contestants to hold the cake in place. 

However, after time's up was called, all the bakers let go of the cake and left the tent hoping the cake would stay upright out of sheer willpower. Spoiler alert: It didn't. The top-tier of the cake slipped down as the other contestants watched on in horror from outside the tent. Ruby broke down in tears. Fortunately, the cake tasted well enough that she didn't get sent home, but still, it was definitely one of the most dramatic moments in the show's history.