'Great British Bake Off' contestants reunite to bake special cakes for Martha Collison's wedding
Over the weekend, contestants from season five of 'The The Great British Bake Off' reunited for Martha Collison's wedding. At age 17, Collison became the youngest person to compete on the hit television series, and made it all the way to the quarter final. Since then, she's released two cookbooks, 2016's Twist and 2018's Crave.
Collison married accountant Michael Haywood, and several fellow 'Baking' contestants attended the wedding: Nancy Birtwhistle, Richard Burr, Chetna Makan, Claire Goodwin, Kate Henry, Enwezor Nzegwu, Iain Watters, Diana Beard and Jordan Cox. "My baker pals come together for beautiful Martha’s Wedding Day. It was amazing," wrote Birtwhistle, the season five winner, on Instagram, alongside a group photo.
Most couples are happy with one wedding cake, but Collison received multiple cakes baked by her old TV friends. The Independent reports that "Birtwhistle decided to create a blush pink Prinsesstårta, a Swedish layer cake, which she made with raspberry jam, Genoise sponge, pastry cream and a Swiss meringue buttercream crumb coat," while "Goodwin opted to take a more chocolatey approach, creating a three-tiered cake complete with chocolate pretzels, Galaxy bars, chocolate truffles and mini gold eggs."
If those mouth-watering descriptions don't make you jealous enough, check out the photos shared by the lucky wedding guests on Instagram:
SO MANY CAKES
That's a nice bake
No 'soggy bottom' here
Richard and Enwezor
Iain and Nancy
Claire and Kate
Congratulations, Martha and Michael!
(Note to self: befriend 'The Great British Bake Off' contestants and get married.)