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Death by Chocolate And a Double Elimination on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

Two people went home this week on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo). In a surprise twist, the contestants were told that the loser of the doughnut challenge at the top of the show would be eliminated right there. !!SPOILER ALERT!! Katzie was devastated when Megan was sent packing after her glaze was too crunchy. Luckily for Katzie she wouldn't have to suffer the competition alone for long. The contestants were next split into two groups of three and tasked with creating a chocolate showpiece. //www.aoltv.com/2011/10/06/death-chocolate-double-elimination-top-chef-just-desserts-video/

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Stop By 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo) kicked off with a $25,000 prize on the line. The Quickfire Challenge was to come up with a small dessert that packed enough flavor to inspire a flavor for Extra Gum's Dessert Delights line. !!SPOILER ALERT!! The winning flavor was pancakes with strawberries, elevating Craig to the front of the pack. As an additional reward, he got to pick team captains for two teams heading into the next round. He chose himself and Amanda. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/08/real-housewives-beverly-hills-judge-top-chef-just-desserts-video/

Watch! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Appear on Top Chef: Just Desserts

Pink, pink everywhere! When the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show up on the set of Top Chef: Just Desserts, they are majorly impressed by the chefs' decadent display of sweets! There's even a Giggy-inspired treat.
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Too Much Ambition and Dry Cake Dooms One on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

The contestants were arbitrarily split into four teams of three on this week's 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo). For the elimination challenge they were tasked with creating a three-layer cake to celebrate opening night for the Walt Disney Orchestra. Each team member would be responsible for one layer of the cake. A lack of communication led to one cake having two chocolate layers, while it was Vanison who got overly ambitious and pushed his team in a more intricate direction than they were comfortable with. More critically, it was an ambition they could not live up to. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/01/ambition-dry-cake-dooms-one-top-chef-just-desserts-video/

Johnny Iuzzini Talks 'Top Chef Just Desserts' & Stepping Things Up in Season 2

'Top Chef' is a juggernaut, with cheftestants competing for huge prizes and culinary glory going on nine seasons now. But one thing has been a constant on 'Top Chef' and its spin-off 'Top Chef Masters': desserts can send even the most talented chefs off to pack their knives and go. Pastry is full of complicated, mathematical equations that savory chefs don't often bother with, and if a dessert fails, it's not usually a simple fix. The recipes call for much more time and patience, a luxury not usually given in reality TV competitions. Which is why I was so thrilled that 'TC' got another spin-off last year: 'Top Chef Just Desserts.' While Season 1 delivered on drama, it left too much to the imagination when it came to the food, but they've kicked it up a few degrees with Season 2 (Wednesdays, 10PM ET on Bravo). I caught up with the show's head judge and chef mentor, James Beard award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. Iuzzini's ditched his buzzed-about pompadour and chops from last season and is putting all his opinions and personality in his cryptic facial expressions. Let's just say if you're a chef on the show and you're questioning your dish, an eyebrow-raise from Iuzzini will drive you insane wondering if you've failed or triumphed. //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/31/johnny-iuzzini-top-chef-just-desserts-interview/

The Fairy Tale Ends Right Away for One Chef on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

The second season of 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo) kicked off with a fairy tale theme, but it wasn't a happy ending for one contestant who would bear the unfortunate stigma of being the first person eliminated. !!SPOILER ALERT!! The season opened up with a Quickfire Challenge pairing up the fourteen contestants. Each was tasked with creating a soda-fountain inspired dessert, where Amanda and Nelson came out on top. That said, it's so early in the competition, it's hard to know who to root for yet. //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/25/fairy-tale-ends-right-away-for-one-top-chef-just-desserts-video/

'Top Chef: Just Desserts' Season 2: Meet the Contestants

The second season of Bravo's all-desserts spin-off of Top Chef premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 10pm. //www.buddytv.com/slideshows/top-chef-just-desserts-season-2-meet-the-contestants-51061.aspx

Bravo Whips Up Second Season of Top Chef: Just Desserts

Bravo has picked up a second season of  Top Chef  spinoff  Just Desserts . The network announced the renewal Thursday, along with a nationwide casting call for both  Just Desserts  and the upcoming ninth season of the flagship series. Open calls will be in nine cities across the country beginning Feb. 27. No word yet on a premiere date. Top Chef: Just Desserts , the cooking competition's second spinoff following  Top Chef Masters , debuted in September with longtime  Top Chef  judge Gail Simmons as host. The sweet-themed spinoff struggled in the ratings, grabbing just 1.5 million viewers for its season finale. To compare, the season finale of  Top Chef D.C.  several months earlier nabbed 2.7 million.  Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/_television/genres/bravo-Renews-Just-Desserts-1028878.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Bravo orders a second helping of 'Top Chef: Just Desserts'

With "Top Chef" enjoying a strong "All-Stars" season, Bravo is keeping the franchise going strong by ordering a second season of "Top Chef: Just Desserts."  Bravo made the formal renewal announcement for "Top Chef: Just Desserts" on Thursday (Feb. 3) and revealed that open casting will be held at restaurants around the country starting on February 27 in Houston.  The "Top Chef: Just Desserts" casting will be bundled with casting for the ninth season of the "Top Chef" chef mothership. Bravo also picked up an additional season of "Top Chef: Masters" last month, meaning that the three-headed "Top Chef" monster should keep going strong on the network's schedule for the foreseeable future. Read More... //www.hitfix.com/articles/bravo-orders-a-second-helping-of-top-chef-just-desserts

Top Chef: Just Desserts' Yigit: It's Very Possible That Cheftestants Were Sabotaged

After a season of high-intensity challenges and clashing personalities, the final three   Top Chef: Just Desserts  contestants —Yigit, Morgan and Danielle — gave their best effort to impress judges palettes by telling a story through dessert. Morgan's concept centered on light and primary colors, while Danielle played off the idea of nostalgic favorites with a twist. But it was Yigit's sweet journey about falling in love that landed him the win. To Read More  Click Here.