In anticipation of the new series of GBBO, fans have been sending in photos of their biggest baking fails. You know what they say: yesterday's cake-tastrophe is today's social media gem

Let's be honest: as much as we love seeing the baking triumphs on Great British Bake Off, we love the #bakingfails even more – the collapsed soufflé, the lopsided cake, the burned biccies. It gives us a glimmer of hope that Mary and Paul might just be human too.


Happily, GBBO is completely aware of our schadenfreude and has invited fans to post pictures of their ultimate #bakingfails on Twitter. And the results are stupendous.


The sixth season of the hit show is set to steam up our screens on BBC One at 8pm on  Wednesday 5 August. In the meantime, enjoy …

Cheery cherries

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Twitter - clare

Via: Twitter / ClareEPLS


When icing attacks

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Baking fail - cheryl

Via: Twitter / Cherylgrace1


The collapsible cake

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Baking fail - Diane

Via: Twitter / Yellowmax


Mickey Mouse (we think)

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Baking fail - AB

Via: Twitter / AlexBagguley


Berry beautiful 

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Baking fail - AK

Via: Twitter / AkashicLiz

See if your next cake will be a #bakingfail or a raging success with our delicious recipes for perfect afternoon tea layer cake, celebration baby cake and smiley cakes