Contestants on the 'Great British Bake Off' attempt to make cakes of Freddie & Bowie

music news 24/09/2020

Freddie Mercury and David Bowie were among those whose likeness were replicated as cakes during last night's episode on 'The Great British Bake Off'.

The 11th season of the series kicked off with the first task for the 12 contestants to create a 3D cake depicting faces of their heroes during the Showstopper Challenge, where the amateur bakers were able to display their creative flares.

Laura Adlington, a digital manager, decided to make a lemon-and-elderflower cake of Freddie Mercury in his iconic yellow jacket from the 1986 Wembley show. Another contestant, Marc Elliott, made a bronze resin sculptor, depicting David Bowie from the cover of Aladdin Sane with chocolate and vanilla flavour.

Neither contestants were named the Star Baker, and neither were eliminated either. Although, Elliot's cake was named the least-favourite bakers of the judges this week.

Later, they posted photos to mock the two cakes, captioning the Mercury cake as "Freddie Mercury's head exploded... but the Dough Must Go On!"

As for Elliot's abominable cake, the series tweeted, "The David Bowie Showstopper - more Gobbling King than Goblin King." The cake basically looks like a melting Rennaisance-era Bowie with a large mole sitting on fat flaps.

Great effort.