The third and final challenge of each episode – the “showstopper” – sees competitors spend hours creating a sculptural masterpiece from an assortment of cakes, biscuits and breads, with this year’s theme set as “our beautiful planet”.
Over the course of the show's 12 years on air (including the BBC Mary Berry era, obviously), the task has thrown up some jaw-dropping displays, including an iconic bread lion created by series six quarterfinalist Paul Jagger.
Jagger's Cecil the lion has become a Bake Off legendBBC
But the latest round of offerings were… a little underwhelming, to say the least, with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith agreeing they weren’t “exactly the neatest things” in the world.
And though Syabira’s giant orangutan holding up a forest ultimately helped snatch her the title, many viewers found it to be more of a winning meme than a stand-out work of art...
\u201cI don\u2019t want to say that was a poor final....but this has just won Bake off #gbbo\u201d