‘The Great British Baking Show’: Fans Have a Major Theory About Ice Cream on the Series
The Great British Baking Show is one of the only things getting us through 2020, which has been riddled with uncertainty, loss, and quarantine. The beloved baking competition show is helmed by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as they critique a dozen of the best amateur bakers in the U.K.
This year, along with the judges, hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas are known for their hijinks and their ability to keep us all laughing and entertained. From their borderline inappropriate jokes to using breadboards to do sword fights, they’ve certainly added their own flair to the series.
Like everyone else on the planet, GBBO has had to make some major adjustments amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including having the contestants, hosts, judges, and crew quarantine during the competition. However, fans have one major theory about ice cream that has remained constant throughout the seasons.
‘The Great British Baking Show’ is always filmed in a white tent
Though the tent has been moved to a universal location amid quarantine and the coronavirus pandemic, the series has always been filmed in that billowy white tent.
When the series was being created, executive producer Anne Beattie looked for a certain vibe and aesthetic for the series. She decided that the white tent was the ideal setting for the show that she envisioned.
According to Mashed, Beattie landed on a “village fete” theme. Each year, the massive white tent is typically pitched at Welford Park in Berkshire. Unfortunately, because it’s not a building or structure, the tent’s temperature is unpredictable and uncontrollable. It also has very little ventilation, which has often proved disastrous for certain bakes and techniques.
The bakes on ‘The Great British Baking Show’ never go to waste
With three challenges per episode and a dozen bakers, to begin with, that is a ton of tasty treats to go through during filming. In fact, during his first-day filming GBBO, Lucas got sick from constantly snacking.
It is nice to know that none of the contestants bakes ever go to waste. The crew and producers make sure that everything is eaten, as long as it’s edible. The show’s chief home economist, Faenia Moore, explained to BBC Good Food,
It all gets eaten, but in a controlled way. It’s important for the bakers to eat what they’ve slaved over, so after each challenge, I make up a ‘baker’s basket’ to go to their lunchroom. Then any leftovers go to the crew lunch. Everyone gets quite excited so you have to say: ‘Step back, we need to do this in an orderly fashion.’
Fans have a major theory about ice cream on ‘The Great British Baking Show’
Still, fans do have one major theory about ice cream on The Great British Baking Show. It seems like the contestants are always making ice cream on the hottest day of the year. Fans are convinced that the producers and the judges have conspired to do this on purpose.
“It’s wonderfully British that the only respite we get from the horrors of the world is watching a show where we all get stressed about other people making cakes #GBBO,” one person tweeted after Baked Alaska Gate.
In a recent episode Lucas said, “Well done to you guys, for choosing an ice cream cake challenge on one of the hottest days of the year.” Hollywood quipped back saying, “We didn’t know that. Did we? We didn’t know that…”