It’s the question every hungry Great British Bake Off viewer has asked since time immemorial…
What happens to all those leftover pastries, cakes, buns, loaves, biscuits, pies, sachertortes and lebkuchen?
Now this year’s runner up Kim-Joy Hewlett and presenter Noel Fielding have spilled the beans (well, crumbs).
Appearing on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year last night, it all came out.
“When you’ve finished with the cake and the judges have had a little bit, what happens to the cake?” grilled host Jimmy Carr.
“The crew will eat it,” replied Kim-Joy. “They’d know the best ones, so they all descend on the bake.”
Chipped in Noel: “Do you want a juicy bit of gossip Jimmy? Prue occasionally, if there’s any cakes leftover, takes them home for her pigs.”
He then joked: “That’s her pet name for me and Sandi. [No] She genuinely has pigs.”
So we can now all sleep soundly knowing that nothing goes to waste.
The show returned for its festive special on Christmas Day, with former contestants Liam Charles, Flo Atkins, Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth turning up for a final bake at Welford Park.