Blimey, last night's Bake Off got tough. Even hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc picked Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry up on their tough judging.
Paul wasn't cutting anyone a break, drilling into the bakers with his no-nonsense critique. You could almost hear their confidence snap. A bit like a well baked bread stick (eh, Paul? Paul? No. He's not laughing).
Indeed, for a tent where they could sprinkle a bit of sugar on everything it certainly wasn't all sweetness and light. Paul said of the 3D cake challenge "It’s the quarter finals going into the semi-finals, you have to be honest with them. We praised where praise was needed and we were critical where criticism had to be placed."
And boy was criticism placed...