Watching this on Netflix. 4 teams each had to make & deliver a 4ft tall themed cake to the bakery that were voted on by the crowd & Buddy's family.
Themes/teams picked randomly were: Fairytale, Fashionista, Ultimate Man, & Under the Sea.
Fashionista Cake: aka Losing cake was a neat idea, but the design work on it was tacky. It was like some uncool person's version of what they think is "hip" or something. (BTW anyone who actually uses the word hip is not a fashionista). I was most disappointed with this one, especially since I was most looking forward to this one. Lesson to be learned: Don't let a stripper (even one that went to culinary school) design a fashionista cake. She literally doesn't wear clothes at her job.
Ultimate Man Cake: Buddy & the judges did not think this was the ultimate man cake even though it was designed by a construction worker/electrician turned baker. They thought the team should have done sports. I asked my hubby. He thought it was cool & fit the theme. My hubby's in the military so I trust his opinion on what's manly. It's too bad the stripper/baker wasn't on this team. A stripper cake would have been made (she actually said she would do this & wanted that theme) and that would have been hilarious especially if she popped out of it. Lol
Under The Sea Cake: This was Buddy's favorite. I can see why. Though it's not in my taste (even though I do love aquariums) it had some amazing detail work & a great design by Heather, the sweet, Southern mom, who does cakes out of her home for clients, voted into this season by the public. it glows blue from the inside which was not a requirement of the challenge. I really don't see anything wrong with this cake at all. Really nice job. My favorite elements: the clam at the top with the pearl, it glows, & the sugar work done for coral & seaweed.
Eliminated: The other Southern lady from GA who was a bakery owner. It's a shame. I liked her, and thought that she would do well, being a professional baker, but she just didn't speak up against the tacky design of the Fashionista cake so she was sent home first.
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