Bodybuilder contestant on Great British Bake Off says ‘cake is a sin’
A contestant in the new series of BBC favourite Great British Bake Off must have taken a wrong turn when she found herself in the famous tent as she has proclaimed cake to be a sin.
Ugne Bubnaityte (32) believes that the cake scoffing indulged in by GBBO judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry is a “nutritional sin” and hopes to wow with her healthy cakes on this series of the show.
The Lithuanian native combines her love of baking with a career as a body builder but hopes to bring a nutritional consciousness to the indulgent show which has never featured.
“In modern day life, health/fitness and cake is not seen as a match made in heaven. However, through some of my baking I hope that you will realise that ‘Cake’ does not always have to be a ‘nutritional sin’," she wrote on her blog.
“I am a big fitness fanatic, and would like to show you that there are ways and means to indulge nice treats and not to be worried about the waistline. My aim is to introduce healthier versions of bakes next to the beautiful ordinary sinful goodness I love to treat my family.”
The bustling baker competes in bodybuilding competitions throughout the UK on a national level.
The BBC One series will kick off on August 5 with 12 new contestants vying it out for the lusted after title.
Among the contestants is photographer Ian Cumming who was once the personal snapper of the Dalai Lama. Also in the mix is a fireman, a musician, an accountant, a nurs, and a former prison guard. The youngest contestant in this year’s competition is 19.
Speaking of the new series, Mary Berry said that the stakes, and the cakes, are higher than ever.
“Without doubt they are far more skilled. In the very first Bake Off, nobody knew what they were letting themselves in for,” she said. “
Now contestants realise that they had better pull their socks up and practise, so they know what they’re doing.”