Great British Bake Off's Andrew Smyth sees funny side of his accidentally rude marzipan cake

Great British Bake Off contestant Andrew Smyth has laughed off his baking blunder after his showstopper turned into one of the show's rudest cakes yet.

The Rolls-Royce engineer, 25, left Paul Hollywood struggling to contain his laughter and Mary Berry remarking "it's a little bit on the clumsy side" when he presented the judges with his marzipan creation.

Andrew Smyth's marzipan cake (BBC)
Andrew Smyth's marzipan cake (BBC)

Andrew made knights on horses for the outside of his Tudor themed bake - but instead of being positioned in a knight's hand, the caramel jousting pole was left in a rather awkward position.

Paul told him: "The jousting pole, really that should have gone on the hand."

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (BBC/Love Productions)

The amateur baker told BBC Radio Derby that he was not alone in having trouble with caramel.

"Some of the other bakers have been tweeting me from previous series, and saying that they had a nightmare too with caramel and those non-stick pans," he said.

"That was reassuring to know. I was having a bad day there."

Andrew, who has gone through to the semi-finals, added of his caramel jousting poles: "I tried to place them at arm level.

"Unfortunately, some time between me finishing and carrying it up (to the judges) they'd managed to slip down into an unfortunate and a bit of a compromising position."

Andrew said he hopes that he will not be remembered for making one of the show's rudest cakes yet.

"I hope I will be remembered for my pies if nothing else. But I'm glad it gave everybody a giggle," he said. "It cut through the tension."

Fans had seen the funny side.

Andrew also paid tribute to Benjamina Ebuehi, who wiped away tears when she became the eighth contestant to be eliminated from the show.

Benjamina Ebuehi
Benjamina Ebuehi has left the Bake Off tent (BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

"She was one of the few who remained positive to the end," he said.

"She never had any wobbles. She was just cheery throughout and a beacon of sunshine in the tent."

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