Episode nine of The Only Way is Essex saw the gang apron up for a baking competition.

Prepping for the Essex Royal Wedding Garden Party, the boys took the time to attend a baking class, while the likes of Diags (James Bennewith) and Chloe Sims simply popped to the shop to buy a cake.

Question is; whose muffin rose to the occasion?

Baking With Banter

Naturally, the cooking scene opened with a couple crude comments from Jon Clark.

Jon has a knack for turning everything and anything into a grossly sexual story.

And if this doesn’t make your skin crawl…

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

The cooking class continued with Bobby Norris placing his cake in the oven, only to realise it was a microwave.

Only in Essex…

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Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Mallet’s Judging Hammer

Tommy Mallet was the first one to rock up to the Garden Party, slamming his judgement hammer on who had baked their cakes and who had bought theirs.

He also used the term “dedge” – anyone knows what that means?

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Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Chloe Meadows brought a gluten-free cake – obviously – although the gang weren’t particularly impressed with the sloppiness of her presentation.

And we’re talking about the cake here…

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, series 22, episode 9

Crowning the Winner

Following the ‘Essex Boat Race’ and ‘Booty Ball’, the cake baking competition was the next big event in the TOWIE diary.

Bowling over some fierce competition, the champion was Yaz Oukhellou.

 

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Screen Shot: The Only Way is Essex baking cakes, ITVbe, seres 22, episode 9

Great news for Yaz, although we didn’t even get a glimpse of what her cake looked like – if it existed.

WATCH The Only Way is Essex every Sunday night, on ITVbe, at 9 pm.