The Great British Bake Off final - the Twitter reaction

Here's what the Twittersphere thought of last night's GBBO final...

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From lovely sausages to shock winners, last night's Great British Bake Off had the world of Twitter awash with culinary comments....

To begin with, the Twittersphere's attention was divided between the Man Booker Prize announcement and the Bake Off Final - and before the drama kicked off one tweeter got a little confused... 

But once the action was under way, there was only one word on the nation's lips. And that word was pithivier... 

Though many were unsure what it actually was (it looked a bit like a plain old pie to us) everyone enjoyed the hosts' attempts to pronounce it...

As always, the Bake Off tent was rife with culinary innuendo - this time of Mary Berry's making, when she proclaimed that John had a "lovely sausage." Oo-er...

One tweeter even went as far as suggesting Mary's impartial judging might have been affected by John's "lovely sausage"...

Sausages aside, with rough puff pastry under our belts we moved on to fiddly fondant fancies. And as the Twittersphere remembered these underappreciated cakes, fondant fancies made what was probably their first foray into the Twitter Trends... 

And some viewers wondered whether we'd just uncovered Brendan's true identity:

(It wouldn't come as a massive shock now, would it?!)

Armed with pink food dye, sticky fondant and tiny cubes of cake, our normally calm and collected cooks were suddenly all fingers and thumbs...

As the bakers began their third and final challenge - with Mary and Paul's vocal distain for the messy fancies a not-distant-enough memory - you could cut the air in the Bake Off tent with a cake knife. While Brendan and John excelled in the showstopper, with the independence referendum looming, Scot James's ambitious United Kingdom-themed cakes crumbled under the pressure... 

Political omens aside, some viewers were putting themselves in the finalists' shoes...

But Mary and Paul clearly weren't. They were far from easy on the bakers in their final challenges: 

Although some tweeters had started to twig that John might have the prize in the (piping) bag, when the 23-year-old law student was crowned the king of an even bake, it did come as a bit of a surprise for some viewers: 

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But many Twitter users were pleased as punch for this year's ultimate amateur baker: 

So what became of experimental James and perfectionist Brendan? Well, Brendan is busy with his real life family reunion... 

And James is plotting a return to the BBC programme next year: 

As the GBBO ended for another year, the Twittersphere was sad to see it go...

So, what will we do with our Tuesday nights now? Michael Hogan has some inspired ideas to satisfy our bake shaped cravings...

But @BritishBakeOff has a more practical suggestion: 

Ah ha - thanks GBBO!