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The French "Bake Off" Did Halloween Bakes And They're All Pretty Horrific

This is really quite intense.

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I got a DM from a mate demanding I watch the French version of Bake Off. He said: "The Halloween special has some of the most disturbing items."

He's not wrong. This was the technical challenge.

These are witch fingers, perfect for Halloween.
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These are witch fingers, perfect for Halloween.

And I thought making jaffa cakes on British Bake Off, when you can easily go to the shops, is WTF enough.

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Needless to say the bakers looked thrilled when they were told that they had to bake these.

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You could feel the excitement in the room.

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Then it came to the judging, and the reactions were stronger than what Paul, Mary or Prue have ever given.

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This one didn't do too badly but they really should have toned it down slightly with the nail polish.

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And then it was time for the Showstopper Challenge.

Holy shit.

It is supposed to look like a head exploded.
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It is supposed to look like a head exploded.

Oh BTW: they sliced this cake like this.

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HOLY SHIT.

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You wouldn't see this on the British Bake Off.

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One person baked a coffin like this.

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And another baker made a cake like this.

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And it looked like this when it was opened.

OK, you win.
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OK, you win.

Why are they doing this to themselves?

How are they supposed to judge the cake if it looks like something died in it?
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How are they supposed to judge the cake if it looks like something died in it?

Not exactly sure what is going on with this bake.

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Oh by the way, when you cut it open a hell of a lot of fake eyeballs fall out, which is just lovely.

Not sure this one deserves a Hollywood handshake.
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Not sure this one deserves a Hollywood handshake.

Another decided to decorate their bake with maggots.

Mon dieu.
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Mon dieu.

I did more digging, and I realised this isn't the first time that they have done a Halloween style challenge on Le Meilleur Patissier. This is a standout one from last year.

None are as good as this one. And when I mean 'good', I mean "WHAT THE FUCK?!"
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None are as good as this one. And when I mean 'good', I mean "WHAT THE FUCK?!"

Happy baking!

Thanks to @Rob_Watts who alerted me to this.
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Thanks to @Rob_Watts who alerted me to this.