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Channeling Anna Nicole on the Food Network

alkapal Apr 19, 2011 01:47 PM

"Have Cake Will Travel. "

I'm sorry, but is anyone a little jeeved by this seriously weird
channeling gig? Anna Nicole meets the Food Channel? http://www.yumsugar.com/Series-Premie...

  1. TonyO May 1, 2011 07:26 AM

    The FN is to food what MTV is to music..............more concerned about developing polarizing characters and buzzwords than showcasing people with talent and passion. Stay tuned, the two will likely morph and Lady GaGa will be hosting a "cooking" show..................

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    1. re: TonyO
      alkapal May 1, 2011 07:26 AM

      yeah, she's already got the meat dress. now if she just will cook herself!

      1. re: alkapal
        TonyO May 1, 2011 07:31 AM

        In the "old days", Pearl Jam would be playing a cool unplugged set and and Emeril would actually be cooking. Today, Snooki and Guy Fieri could be interchanged and no one would really know whch channel they were watching.........................

        1. re: TonyO
          alkapal May 1, 2011 07:45 AM

          oh no! not snooky! i've never seen that show except for a snippet here and there. she is gross. i like guy fieri.

          pearl jam played on emeril? neat!

    2. DiningDiva Apr 27, 2011 08:41 AM

      So am I the only one that caught an episode Sunday evening, probably a teaser epsiode? She was retained to build a cake for a Mardi Gras krewe for their after parade party. Cake was gigantic and I didn't particularly care for the look of the final product (not my style of anything), and I wasn't especially enamored of her trusty sidekicks. But, there wasn't much on and my channel surfing kept ending up back at FTV.

      A single phrase kept coming to mind throughout the show..."heaving bossom". The episode was rife with Miss Ashley's heaving bossom. She has no problem showing off the girls and FTV has no problem filming them. It was kind of hard to look past them and be objective about the cake

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      1. re: DiningDiva
        alkapal Apr 27, 2011 11:44 AM

        booby call. booby call on FN!

        i would've gone for a "Bobby call" on Law & Order criminal intent!

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          DiningDiva Apr 27, 2011 12:51 PM


        2. re: DiningDiva
          hamboney Apr 28, 2011 08:37 PM

          Seriously, there are only 2 reasons I will watch this show.

          1. re: hamboney
            girloftheworld May 1, 2011 06:52 AM

            Between her and the dessert first lady... someone seems to be cleavage casting obsessed

            1. re: girloftheworld
              alkapal May 1, 2011 07:23 AM

              gotta show the cleavage. check almost EVERY female host of cooking shows.

              i'm thinking who doesn't have it? america's test kitchen gals, lidia b., sara moulton. some of the everyday food gals. but those are abut all i can think of right now....

              notice that the cleavage really plays a larger role in the commercial network shows versus the public broadcasting shows. ;-).

              the latest FN hostess claire robinson has been showing progressively more and more of her tatas.

              1. re: alkapal
                ttoommyy May 2, 2011 06:26 AM

                Lidia Bastianich most certainly shows cleavage. The way she is built reminds me exactly of my mother! Mama mia!

                And speaking of mother, maybe that's why a lot of female TV chefs show cleavage. You know: mom + breasts = food. Calling Dr. Freud!

                1. re: ttoommyy
                  alkapal May 2, 2011 06:57 AM

                  lidia is sometimes cleavage, sometimes not. but yes, she has the bazooms.

        3. chowser Apr 22, 2011 11:44 AM

          Who is she and how is she the "reigning queen of cake decorating world?"

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          1. re: chowser
            chowser Apr 22, 2011 11:47 AM

            I found a recipe from her. It calls for real butter, scraped vanilla bean... popcorn salt and instant pudding. They already have Sandra Lee.


            1. re: chowser
              rozz01 Apr 26, 2011 08:49 PM

              Oh dear.....

              1. re: chowser
                alkapal Apr 27, 2011 05:22 AM

                SHADES of KWAANZA CAKE!

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              Jeanne Apr 21, 2011 09:23 PM

              I just saw the ad for this again - and you're totally right - she does look like an imitation of Anna Nicole.

              I am so sick of all of these cake shows on the Food Network! They need to be canceling all of them - not adding new shows! And while the FN is at it - get rid of the cupcake shows too!

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              1. re: Jeanne
                alkapal Apr 22, 2011 04:44 AM

                what is with these cake "reality" shows?

                1. re: alkapal
                  DiningDiva Apr 22, 2011 08:51 AM

                  I don't know, but if you find out, let me know.

                  Gotta agree with everyone, enough is enough with this cake show business. They must be relatively cheap to produce. And, yes, this woman looks like Ana Nicole, and how did she get a gig like this on FTV. Lowest common denominator? Whatever that may be...

                  1. re: DiningDiva
                    ttoommyy Apr 27, 2011 01:41 PM

                    "...and how did she get a gig like this on FTV. "

                    She was on a few of their cake challenges and I think she may have won a couple.

              2. Gatogrande Apr 20, 2011 08:23 AM

                It can't be a mistake this lady has cultivated the anna nichole look. At least she appears to enjoy her products. And isn't anna nichole the poor mans anna nichole?!!

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                  Just Plain Craig Apr 20, 2011 08:09 AM

                  I was kind of creeped out because I thiought it was an ANNA zombie until they showed her talking....

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                    hamboney Apr 19, 2011 08:52 PM

                    From Foodnetworkhumor.com a week ago:
                    •FNH SAYS: Can’t the Food Network just let this cake decorating bull**** go? They just canceled Ace Of Cakes, and they’re already replacing it with this crap? Have you seen the video preview? The woman is like the poor man’s Anna Nicole Smith. Please make it die.

                    1. alliegator Apr 19, 2011 02:01 PM

                      Awww, yuck! :)-

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