Bake Off viewers ‘fuming’ as they spot ’11-year-long’ blunder in first few seconds of new series

Everyone rejoice, Bake Off is back!

Twelve new bakers have entered the tent, which is pitched up in Down Hall on the Herts/Essex border, ready to rise to the challenge.

For the first week back, as is Bake Off tradition, it was cake week.

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The contestants baked signature decorative mini rolls, the “teatime classic” malt loaf for the technical – and then gravity-defying showstoppers.

Jurgen became the first to be crowned star baker by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, while Tom was the first to leave the series.

It wouldn’t be Bake Off without a mishap, and thanks to the gravity defying challenge there were plenty of tumbles.

The cast of The Great British Bake Off 2021
The cast of The Great British Bake Off 2021
(Image: Channel 4 / The Great British Bake Off)

The first fell to Chigs, who started baking 12 months prior during lockdown, when he created an illusion cake of a jug pouring chocolate into a mixing bowl.

But the seemingly levitating structure broke and tumbled to the ground when he presented it to the judges.

Fans, however, were just happy to have the joyous show back.

“I’m so happy that #GBBO is back. I didn’t even mind that I forgot to make a cake to eat during it,” tweeted one.

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Another said: “Oooo I do love bake off. Loving this years bakers already. #GBBO.”

“This is possibly one of the most chaotic groups of contestants there has ever been and I love it so much #GBBO,” a third added.

But, there is a problem that some viewers just can’t get off their minds.

“11 YEARS ON, RASPBERRY-GATE CONTINUES. fumin’ #GBBO,” one viewer tweeted alongside images of the opening credits which shows a delicious chocolate cake with raspberries on the top.

However, their zoomed in picture reveals there’s a tiny gap where one fruit is missing.

Other fans agreed how infuriating it was on Twitter.

“Why do you not put a raspberry at the bottom right of the cake on the title screen? Please for the love of God, stop the chaos. #GBBO,” one said.

Another wrote: “Oh god – honestly I thought I was alone in this. I get so angry every time I see it.”

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HertsLive – Hemel Hempstead