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Top Chef Just Desserts Anniversary Cakes Episode (Spoiler)

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No one started one yet? Okay, here we go...I won't do a blow-by-blow, but just observations.

Sad to see Yigit losing his focus so completely. He's damned lucky he slipped through again.

Morgan often seems to be channeling a 4-year-old. Tiresome...

Zach absolutely lost it with what he himself referred to as a cake mess (not his exact words). He knew he'd be leaving after that cake.

Danielle - who would have ever thought she'd do so well? She may be an annoying personality, but she's been creating flavors the judges like.

What now? By the preview, it looked like Yigit feels he's got his mojo back. We'll see...

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  1. I cannot stand Morgan. He may be talented, but what a hose. My opinion is also colorered by experiences a relative had with him at a contest in Texas. Zach was funny and I am sorry to see him go, but he just couldn't keep up with the others on these challenges. Lordy I hope Yigit's mojo comes back! His mojo needs to do battle with the Moanganster's snark. Danielle has some annoying personality quirks, however they apperar to be more "eccentric artist" rather than malevolent. She kind of goes off to her own little planet and creates.

    Remember, all of this happened a while ago, and the contest has already been decided. What we are seeing is exactly what the editing demons want us to see & and our perceptions are manipulated by that editing.

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    1. re: PattiCakes

      Morgan is a playground bully in an adult body. Can't stand him. His cake for Sylvia and Ben was absurdly simple. Based on all of his homophobic remarks throughout the season, I also wonder if he dost protest too much.

      Danielle tends to be much too literal in her designs. Sylvia worse a gray dress? Let's make a gray cake! Unfortunately, dark gray is completely unappetizing for an anniversary cake.

      I'm kind of sorry to see Yigit lose it the last couple of weeks. Sure, he was immature with his Team Diva thing, but he's young. I still think he's the most talented one left, if he can just stop trying to do too much and too many things he's never done before.

      That leaves Zach. His cake was a disaster. There was no way the judges could keep him.

    2. Certainly, it seems that Morgan's true colors are out. And, based on the questions to him at the judges table, it seems like the judges are onto him. I am happy Danielle won. The comments about her cake were the most positive of everyone's, but I got a little worried when they started going off on the color. Gray WAS a weird choice for a cake, but she at least explained it. I haven't really liked her in this competition, and I don't think she can win it, but it seems she won this challenge fair and square. Anybody but Morgan please!

      I think it Yigit's to lose - but he needs to snap back into the game!

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      1. re: jeanmarieok

        I was rooting for Danielle this time in both challenges, once it was down to her and Morgan. But battleship grey cake? Really?? None of them really stepped up, and I suspect it's the absurd lack of time on these challenges that came up with such poor showings overall.

        Hope Yigit gets it back together. Or, if they get old contestants to work with for the finale, that Heather comes back and kicks ass with Yigit. Although...it'd be funny if they brought the first three to go back as helpers...

        One last thing...when Zack said something really mean about whoever he said it about (Danielle? Morgan?) I imagined the producer questioning him saying "what's the absolute worst thing you'd say about X who is obviously a no-talent jerk?"
        ha.

      2. I am so over this show. :-(

        And WTF is a "sport-injected" car?

        1. Though I've been half-heartedly watching this, I can't wait for it to end. The cast could have used a better culling process and for the life of me I can't understand why the producers choose to feature so much ugliness. I hope Yiggit wins, then show is never mentioned again.

          1. I think the fact that, this late in the competition, the winner made major mistakes vs. in other TCs where it's small errors that sends a person home shows the level of competition here. The minute Danielle said she was making a gray cake, we all moaned. And, then she stuck by it. At least Zack knew his cake was a wreck. And, why isn't Morgan being called out more for sticking with safe, basic Cake decorating 101?

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            1. re: chowser

              I think they called him out on that cake design at judging. I was worried at first, they didn't seem to have much negative to say about the cake, but then at judging they pointed out that such a simple cake needed to be perfect, and his shell border had gaps, etc. But I can't even imagine what Zac was thinking - his cake was a hilarious mess. It was hard to feel bad for him, it was SO far off track.

              1. re: jeanmarieok

                They did call him out somewhat but seemed to gloss over it and say the simple cake was perfect for the occasion. Yes, but it's a competition so more than simple is needed. Even as Zac started frosting his cake, with the swirls of white and blue, I couldn't figure out where it could go that would look nice in the end. And, Zac was rude at the end w/ saying Morgan didn't care and shouldn't win. Really? As if the judges were going to hear that and decide to eliminate Morgan for not showing emotions. I didn't dislike Zac until this episode.