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Master Chef 7/14 spoilers

Another freaking cake challenge, WHYYYYYYYYYYYY? Is this Master Chef or Master Baker/Dessert Chef?

Wu obviously isn't a very well rounded home cook but he's never blamed anyone for his failures and I can respect that. On the other hand, Cutter comes across as a total douchebag - trashing Wu last week and Leslie this week.

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  1. Got to save Cutter for some future drama after last night's blowup.

    1. I don't mind Cutter that much. It seems like the producer/editor monkeys wound up Leslie again for some drama. Wish they would make up their mind if he's the villain or not.

      And I agree with the OP .... CAKE? WHY? And of all cakes, one that uses artificial coloring? I hope Ramsay just died a little inside.

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      1. re: Firegoat

        i think its Leslie who gets treated a bit unfairly by producers. Fact is that boy , on his own can cook! Seems many there are threatend by him so it takes literally very little to set off those agianst him and he unfortunately allows himself to get sucked into juvenile responses all the time.

        1. re: stones

          He's a complete reality TV tool in every sense. He acts like a tool and puts on his "personality" to get more TV time. The producers probably love him, thinking this is just what the viewers want - drama and BS. I don't care if he can cook or not. I'd rather watch real people than bad actors like MK and Stripper Girl.

          1. re: NonnieMuss

            i don't see where you get the idea he is acting. If anything he too often lets his emotions suck him into juvenile arguements with the others who are obviously threatend by his ability. And i guess stripper girl is the philly girl? She comes across as a genuine bad person.

            1. re: stones

              It seems like you must know him personally. I know Dan, as I've stated before. If he's your friend, then hey - that's cool.

              1. re: NonnieMuss

                ?? what's cool. I am just being objective from weeks of watching and Cutter is consistently a tool. Leslie is constistently cooking great on his own yet gets suck into stupid petty arguements with the same folk over an over. And Philly girl is consistently shown a lack of charachter and has never taken the high road on anything.

          2. re: stones

            yet when he could have used his age and personality to his advantage twice he did not push the point. He was the Leader of the wedding challenge yet he deferred his leadership when he saw it wasnt working for what was best for the over all out come instead of screaming " YOU WILLLL DO WHAT I SAY I AM THE LEADER" He did not insist on making himself heard with Ayran he humbled himself and knew they just needed to get the job done. It seems they are trying to cast him one way but their is evidence saying something else

            1. re: girloftheworld

              i agree. And while he's not the smoothest in the group challenges he has done well individually

        2. Wu's cake must have been bad because Cutter's looked like it was hit by a grenade.

          I actually thought the interchange between Joe and Cutter was unfair to Cutter. He was asking a question, and never really got an answer. Frankly wish they would boot Joe off the judges platform. His only role is to trash constestants.

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          1. re: cwdonald

            Now we'll never know the definition of what is "too sweet."

            1. re: Firegoat

              THAT is too sweet. All you need to know. Joe is a jerk.

            2. re: cwdonald

              This episode he also served coffee refills in the diner.

                1. re: cwdonald

                  If he did, they didn't include it.

              1. re: cwdonald

                ??Cutter only asks questions to hear himself talk. He keeps interupting the answers so he can talk more. This guy is a delusional tool.Nothing's ever his fault, whinner
                that claims he doens't whine, but it's ALL he does. Producers have been too kind to him.

                1. re: stones

                  poor cutter.. He is one of those oldfashioned southern boys.. you answer a question.Joe would not le him talk man to man. Things are suppose to be what they are. You run the play the coach gives ya.

                  1. re: girloftheworld

                    That's what i mean. Man to man? are you joking. This is a home cook nobody to a highly successful restaurantuer. Point is this southern boy does not give the judges the automatic respect they 100% have earned. Cutter all too often responds (interupts) with his opinions of what is happening when NO ONE gives a rat's A-- about his opinion it's worthless.

                    1. re: stones

                      And in Cutters mind he is not given the respect he deserves as a grown ass man. You simply do not treat someone badly and belittle him just because you have the power. In fact because you have the power you have more responsibility to treat others respectfully. I guess it is kind of like what I learned about etiquette and manners( also more of a southern thing) they are not to make someone beneath you or feel bad they are meant to make someone feel more comfortable....see he still thinks he is there to learn...

                        1. re: girloftheworld

                          they wouldn/t it be refreshing if he stopped making excuses and pointing fingers and be defensive at every turn and just politely took criticism and learned from it. You'all know what i mean.

                2. If they wanted to make the challenge really interesting they should have made them make red velvet cake with no artificial dyes... now that would have been something to see.

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                  1. re: cwdonald

                    I would like to see "here are 10 ingredients, which you may choose to use or not" for red velvet cake--include the food coloring, but also beet juice (which a friend uses in lieu of coloring) or something, chocolate (which some claim is authentic for r.v. cake), etc. Would be interesting to see what the home cooks come up with when not given definitive ingredients.

                    1. re: pine time

                      I thought red velvet *was* a chocolate cake (never made it myself). Is there any reason for the red coloring other than looks?

                      1. re: DGresh

                        Although I'm from the South, r.v. is not my favorite cake. Friends tell me the coloring is only for show, not flavor, but the friend who used beet powder instead of coloring claims the powder enhances the sweetness/chocolate flavor. Yet another friend doesn't use chocolate. So, clear as mud, right?
                        P.S. Was there chocolate on the cook's table--if so, didn't see it.

                        1. re: pine time

                          As far as I know, you use Cocoa powder- at least in every recipe I've ever seen and/or used. Graham did not list cocoa powder as an ingredient, but I am sure I saw a container of it when they showed the ingredients they had to work with. The red dye is strictly for show. Otherwise it would just be a chocolate velvet cake.

                      2. re: pine time

                        Or some sort of their own interpretation of red velvet cake - not just "make this exact thing this exact way."

                    2. I agree all this baking is not interesting at all (to me anyway)

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                      1. re: madeliner

                        Not just baking but cake decorating. I like baking but cake torting/decorating isn't something intuitive. It's not hard but why should they do it?