5 Ways to Make the Most of Bake-Off This Year

It’s Autumn, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for Bake-Off!

There’s something about Bake-Off that gives me a warm, fuzzy, cosy Autumn feeling inside.

Maybe it’s because I’ve watched it ever since I was in school or maybe it’s something about eating cake and watching TV while it blows a gale outside, but it’s one of my favourite things to do when the cold weather rolls around!

This show is on Channel 4 every Tuesday evening, or you can stream it on Netflix!

In this post, I’ve put together 5 ways to make the most of Bake-Off this year. From fun plans with friends to delicious creations, I hope you enjoy this year’s series!

1. Bake!

It might seem like an obvious idea, but baking is one of the best ways to make the most of the Great British Bake-Off this year.

You could bake something different each week, or you could bake your favourite sweet treat every week before you sit down to watch Bake-Off.

person in white t shirt rolling a pin in dough- making the most of Bake-Off

You can’t watch Bake-Off without lots of tasty food, and there’s something even more satisfying about eating something you’ve baked for yourself.

2. Buy treats to match the episode theme

This is my favourite idea- and it’s the way that me and my sibling make the most of Bake-Off every year!

Each week, one of us buys a sweet treat that matches the theme of the episode.

green steel container with biscuits- Bake-Off treats

This is easy if the bakers are making cake or biscuits, but it gets a lot harder when the theme is Mexican or nature!

We have a lot of fun picking out the right treat every week- and it’s slightly less time-consuming than baking for ourselves.

3. Host a Bake-Off party

If you want to make the most of Bake-Off this year, try hosting a Bake-Off party.

It’s always more fun to watch the show with other people, as you can discuss the contestants and the baking ups and downs.

close up shot of a person holding a chocolate cupcake with berries on top- baking for Bake-Off

You could invite your friends and family around for the night, or you could make your Bake-Off party even more exciting by asking each guest to bring their own sweet treat.

4. Bet on the winner

I’ve seen a lot of people create pools at their workplace or within their family, to bet on who will win the series.

There are lots of different versions you could include. You could bet money, or when the person you bet on leaves the show, you could bake for everyone else.

There are plenty of ways to make this a fun activity, helping you make the most of Bake-Off this year!

5. Check out the contestants

If you want to get the most out of Bake-Off this year, why not check out all the behind-the-scenes action?

bake-off-contestants this year
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You could follow the contestants on social media, watch behind-the-scenes videos or read stories about their time in the tent.

This is a great way to make the most of the Great British Bake-Off this year, including little tid-bits that will add to your experience of the show.

Do you watch Bake-Off every year? What’s your favourite way to make the most of Bake-Off? Do you have any creative ways to enjoy Bake-Off this year?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!

Happy reading x

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    1. Aw thank you! It’s something me and my sibling started back in school so I’m sure she’ll love it- it gets more comical now that the show is moving away from traditional episode themes more and more πŸ™‚

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  1. Wow, I’ve never heard of Bake-Off before, although I’ve always loved TV shows about cooking/baking/food/etc. I really like the idea of a sweet treat that fits the theme πŸ˜€ I really need to check this show πŸ˜€ Thanks Eleanor x

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  2. I love bake off season, though I am a little behind! I’ve just finished watching biscuit week, but I’m sure I will catch up soon. I was thinking about baking something for each week, though I have been ill so I like the idea of buying something for each week instead πŸ™‚

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