‘Great British Bake Off’ Contestants Reunite and Bake Cakes for Martha Collison’s Wedding

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What’s better than a really delicious wedding cake? More than half a dozen! The cast of season 5 of the Great British Bake Off reunited Saturday to celebrate the wedding of their castmate Martha Collison, and each baker brought his or her own individual cake as a token of their love.

“What a day! Having known @marthacollison since she was 17, watching her get married to @mbhaywood27 yesterday was just most lovely and beautiful and even more special since we had the whole bake-off family there to celebrate!” Chetna Makan captioned a sweet shot of the whole crew. “Also an honour to make her cake with all the other bakers, love each and everyone one of them! 💕💞💓💗”

Among the familiar faces that reconvened in full-on wedding attendee garb were contestants Nancy Birtwhistle, Richard Burr, Claire Goodwin, Kate Henry, Enwezor Nzegwu, Iain Watters, Diana Beard, and Jordan Cox.

The only two GBBO contestants who weren’t able to make it out were Luis Troyana and Norman Calder, though winner Birtwhistle gave them a sweet shoutout. “My baker pals come together for beautiful Martha’s Wedding Day,” she captioned a group shot of the friends. “It was amazing.” A second photo bore the caption, “Missed you @luisthebaker and Norman x.”


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My baker pals come together for beautiful Martha’s Wedding Day. It was amazing #wedding #gbbo #happydays

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Fans of the hit series will remember that the former competitors were kind and helpful to one another, and bonded as a group back when the season aired in 2014.

Some of the cakes on display included Birtwhistle’s prinsesstarta, a traditional Swedish layer cake covered in pink icing and topped with elegant flower decorations; Goodwin’s three-tiered chocolate cake sprinkled with various chocolate treats (including chocolate-covered pretzels); and a smattering of other offerings, including a Biscoff cake, a pistachio and raspberry cake, a lemon cake, a cardamom white chocolate pistachio cake, a chocolate lime raspberry cake, and more.

“Such a wonderful beautiful day celebrating the wedding of @marthacollison and @mbhaywood27,” Henry captioned a photo on Instagram. “Thank you for the most magical day. Loved baking your cake, seeing my delicious #bakeff #gbbo family. Five years on and the best of pals still.”

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