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Miette on Food Network...hilarious!

Manimal Sep 25, 2006 10:21 PM

Did anyone catch the "cupcake competition" or whatever it was called on the food network? The owner of Miette was there, and she said they weren't a decorative bakery, so they knew they couldn't compete in that arena, but that they came to compete solely in the tasting competition and expected to win. All I could think of is the reviews on the board about how their cupcakes are pretty but taste awful...needless to say, they came in dead last in the tasting competition, it was pretty funny-Don't they read their own reviews??

  1. Ruth Lafler Sep 25, 2006 10:28 PM

    LOL! Obviously not. Frankly, I don't think they have that much self-awareness.

    1. Pei Sep 26, 2006 12:40 AM

      Hm, I concede that Miette's cupcakes aren't highly decorated. They're just small cupcakes with a swirl of single colored frosting. Nothing an apt home cook couldn't imitate.

      It's their full sized cakes that are incredibly precious looking.

      Ironically, their cupcakes taste better than their actual cakes. Again, at least their cupcakes taste as good as a medium great home cook could make them. The actual cakes are just dry and tasteless.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Pei
        Atomica Sep 26, 2006 01:57 PM

        I'm glad someone other than me finally posted something slightly positive about the cupcakes.

        1. re: Atomica
          ChowFun_derek Sep 26, 2006 04:23 PM

          ...damning with faint praise!!!
          I laughed with recognition when they came in dead last in the competition!!
          Who do these people think they are fooling? One wonders!

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