The Great British Bake Off

10 Worst Episodes of The Great British Bake Off


Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!


#10 - Custard Week (Season 6 - Episode 7)

It's Custard Week and the bakers put their twist on floating islands in the Signature, tackle a summer staple, and make custard the star and basis of a showstopping set gateau.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 28 votes.

#9 - Biscuit Week (Season 5 - Episode 2)


It's crunch time for the bakers as they put their twist on filled brandy snaps, make a jammy childhood favourite and create an interactive toy made exclusively from biscuit

The episode was rated 7.52 from 104 votes.

#8 - Dessert Week (Season 6 - Episode 5)

It's Dessert Week and the bakers get all steamed up in the Signature, tackle a classic lemon meringue pie in the Technical, and for the Showstopper are tasked with creating a sponge cake with a surprise inside.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 31 votes.

#7 - Forgotten Bakes (Season 1 - Episode 8)


The remaining five bakers step back in time for Forgotten Bakes Week, facing the test of baking with unfamiliar recipes, with places in the semi-final at stake. They start with a sweet and savoury signature challenge, before Prue Leith sets a boozy technical and, for their final challenge, the bakers must produce an elaborate sponge showstopper that once graced the dining tables of high society. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are on hand to help the bakers calm their nerves.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 281 votes.

#6 - Danish Week (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Volkommen to Danish Week with a bread signature requiring style and substance, a spherical technical and an elaborate pastry showstopper fit for a Danish birthday party and everyone is out to impress.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 177 votes.

#5 - The Final (Season 6 - Episode 10)


It's the final, and the last remaining bakers are tasked with making a perfect picnic for the Signature, and for the Technical, a summer classic. And in the final Showstopper, they must create a baked celebration of our planet. Who will be crowned the winner of Bake Off 2022?

The episode was rated 7.46 from 26 votes.

#4 - Cake Week (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Bake Off is back, as 12 new bakers make their way into a brand-new bubble. The bakers tackle mini rolls, a nostalgic teatime classic, and cakes that defy the laws of physics.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 114 votes.

#3 - Patisserie Week (Season 6 - Episode 9)


It's the semi-final and the perfect time to test the remaining bakers' abilities in patisserie. There are mini charlottes in the Signature that demand precision, a vertical challenge in the Technical, and finally an opulent Swedish showstopper.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 26 votes.

#2 - Pastry Week (Season 6 - Episode 8)

It's Pastry Week, and the bakers are tasked with making vol-au-vents in the Signature and a delicious savoury snack in the Technical, before creating a showstopping 3D pie-scape depicting their favourite childhood story.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 29 votes.

#1 - Mexican Week (Season 6 - Episode 4)


The bakers explore authentic Mexican bakes, as they put their twist on the sweet bread pan dulce for the Signature, tackle a Mexican street food staple in the Technical, and make their own showstopping version of the milk-soaked tres leches cake.

The episode was rated 6.64 from 39 votes.

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