I only watched a few parts of a couple of episodes of Bake Off because I hate watching mini disasters; I’m quite overwhelmed with empathetic anxiety and trepidation when contestants gingerly carry their precariously wobbly and fragile creations over to the Joodges.
Oh, imminent calamity! I’m thinking while watching through my fingers. No thanks.
Congratulations to the winner Nadiya though. Her lemon-drizzle wedding cake was a masterful example of precision and artistry and Mary Berry said it tasted really lemony and delicious too.
Double admiration for Nadiya for producing such perfect creations whilst wearing a headscarf. I’m not being nasty (as people are apt to say before being nasty) but domestic chores are a whole lot more awkward while wearing anything dangling or restrictive.
I know there was a lot of hooha about positive racial / religious/ multicultural discrimination on the part of the BBC, but in this case I don’t think it mattered because Nadiya seemed genuinely talented and an all-round good egg, and at least her triumph should give the grievance-mongers one less thing to gripe about.
|and the winner is....|
However it did strike me that it would make a cracking comedic sketch. Bake-off in a burka.