Great British Bake Off 2016 spoilers! Tension in the tent during first ever Botanical week


It's week six of The Great British Bake Off 2016 tonight and it's another first for the show.

Following last week's all traditional pastries, this evening the remaining bakers take on the Bake Off's first ever Botanical Week with challenges inspired by nature.

First up the bakers start with the signature challenge as Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry ask the contestants to come up with a citrus meringue pie.

However there are fractions in the tent when Benjamina Ebuehi and Selasi Gbormittah end up baking the same grapefruit based dessert.


Sue Perkins asks Benjamina: "Who copied who? What’s Selasi been doing? Reading your emails?

“Do you think he is outside your house by the bins with night vision goggles?”

Benjamina replies: "It was my idea to do grapefruit. I think maybe he hacked into my laptop."

Meanwhile, Jane Beedle remarks as Candice Brown and her both create a coconut and lime pie: "I know where my rival is – she is right behind me."

Next up is the technical challenge and hidden under the gingham cloth is a herby bread recipe set by Paul.

Finally, the first ever Bake Off botanical showstopper turns out to be the biggest challenge of the series so far as Paul and Mary ask for not one, not two, but three tiers of elaborately decorated cake.


The judges are looking for beautifully flavoured sponges and want to be wowed by stunning floral designs but who will blossom into a star baker and which of those left will wither and end up leaving the tent?

The Great British Bake Off 2016 airs tonight at 8PM on BBC One.

Subscribe on YouTube