National Baking Week begins with terrible Saturday Night Live parody of Bake Off

National Baking Week begins with an 'uncomfortable' Saturday Night Live parody of The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off has been parodied by Saturday Night Live (Getty)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Today marks the start of National Baking Week, encouraging people around the world to try out baking themselves.

With the popularity of programmes such as The Great British Bake Offit's not surprising many of us have already picked up the cake tins and tried to achieve our own creations. 

But many fans of the show have been outraged at a skit broadcast on American television show Saturday Night Live. 

Britain's own Emily Blunt was standing in as a host of SNL, and so naturally played one of a pair of characters pretending to be contestants. She apparently came from "the only town that voted unanimously for the Brexit."

This brings two questions to mind: 1. When did Bake Off get involved in politics? 2. Since when did people bake in teams? 

The pair also shouted at the other contestants, another lame assumption. We all know everyone on Bake Off is more likely to help a fellow competitor out than set out to sabotage them.

It's also been pointed out that showstoppers are never presented first in the real show, proving another inaccuracy in the parody.

Best of all, regulars of the show played Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, and somehow no one noticed Paul stealing Mary Berry's line, "soggy bottoms."

Watch their parody of the show below