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Jan 15, 2007 02:51 AM

Food Network Birthday Cake Challenge

My boyfriend and I were watching Food Network Challenge in our hotel room where 5 cake decorators were making cakes for an eight year old boy called Max. We had to leave 10 minutes before the end right at the tense moment where the nice lady with the ugliest cake I have ever seen (it was supposed to be the poor boy playing football) put the head on back to front. I think the poor lad will be having nightmares and extended therapy to get over the horror that was the cake, but I digress. I wanted to know if anyone saw this and could tell us which one won the contest!

Thanks in anticipation!


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  1. I think it was the treehouse one ... with animals ....

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    1. re: LisaAZ

      Yes, with a parakeet (parrot? don't remember for sure!) on top.

      1. re: Katie Nell

        No, not the one with the parakeet, that was the French (or Belgian?) guy who specialized in sugar work. It was the two guys who didn't have any training who have a cake business based in the South (North Carolina maybe?). They did the very green cake with the hand-molded chocolate gorilla on top. It was quite a charming cake...with the cake crumb sand at the base.

        1. re: ballulah

          Oops... I thought it was one and the same! Or maybe I just liked the parakeet one better!

    2. I saw this episode a long time ago, and as I recall, it appeared that the boy was going to choose a different cake (he said so), but the producers talked him into choosing one that was "better?"

      Cringe time.

      1. Don't worry that you didn't see the end of the show. food network repeats their shows like 100 times so it'll be on again very soon!

        1. What a shame, I wish that the lunatic that entered the disembodied soccer player would have won. It provided us with no end of entertainment! :)

          1. I know - I saw that too, and I was hysterical with laughter. It looked like the work of a second-grader, which I don't think was really the point. And to put the head on backwards - well, that was the kicker.