I was once told that you go to cooking school to be a chef and pastry school to be an artist, and last night, the cheftestants might as well have been given smocks, berets and happy little clouds because it was time to get their art on.
For the Quickfire, they had to create an edible bouquet, taking a cue from famous cake decorator Shinmin Li, who served as guest judge. She's famous for creating gorgeous cake decor, but for someone who is so entrenched in the world of pretty flowers, she looked like she could cut them. "That girl breathes fire," Zac explained.
The majority of the group was clueless. For starters, Eric went for a "kitschy" cupcake. Does the Top Chef kitchen look like his personal bakery? Why does he insist on "his way"? His giant cupcake was flat, uninteresting and overly simple, and to start with such an easy base, some height would've been nice. And perhaps actual sugar flowers.
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