Those perfect cakes shown off by the two judges were not actually made by their hands.
‘Great British Bake Off’ judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry do not make the technical cakes featured in each episode on the show, it has been revealed.
The Sun reports that the baking masterpieces are actually made by experts hired by the show’s production team, baked while Paul and Mary sit in hair and make-up.
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry posing with baked goods that they probably didn't make themselves
An insider told the newspaper: “Mary and Paul have never made a single cake in the tent.
“The technical creations viewers see them discussing are created by a team of home economics experts hired by Love Productions."
“Mary and Paul might explain how the finished result is achieved, but they have had no hand in it," they added.
"Paul in particular often talks about what ‘we’ have done, so it will come as a shock to fans.”
The revelation was confirmed by Love Productions who said: “No, Paul and Mary don’t make the cakes.
“They never have. They are baked on the day and Paul and Mary could never do that.”
A spokesperson for the show added to Metro.co.uk: “Mary and Paul are the judges on the show, it wouldn’t be possible or practical for them to bake their technical recipes due to their filming schedule and the need for the bakes to be freshly made and it has never been claimed that they do.”
‘The Great British Bake Off’ airs its final episode on the BBC this Wednesday.