Secrets of The Great British Bake Off!

Here's what you didn't know about The Great British Bake Off...

Potential contestants have to fill in a 7 page application form!

It's a long process to take part in the show

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All the contestants know what the challenges will be so they have time to prepare

Although some will still struggle...

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Last year's bakers used a HUGE amount of ingredients, including 1,600 eggs, 130kg flour and 150kg of sugar between them!

Well they've got A LOT of cakes to make

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This cake made by Francis in 2016 had the most ingredients with 124!

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Filming can last for 16 hours a day!

It takes a lotta time for Paul to stare intensely 

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And yes! The cast and crew get to eat the cakes once they've been judged!

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