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post #31 of 238
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

The competition must be rough. Do they do it all in one or in segments. Bronwen does not look like she is feeling well, kinda pale and real tired looking. No bashing her, they all look like they have been run thru the mill.



I said the same thing to my hubby last night. I think these are back to back competitions. Elisa had eluded to that when she was eliminated that she had come prepared for the whole competition until the end. I think it was a marathon of several days for them all. They aren't getting much rest. I feel bad for Bronwen, she looks the most tired for sure.
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post #32 of 238
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Originally Posted by mcalhoun

I cant believe they didn't call Mary out for poor sportsmanship when she laughed because James had thought he made a mistake on the super hero. I am glad it turned out that he didn't and his super hero flew in the correct direction. I don't like Mary I think she is a bad sport. You didn't see Bronwen laughing when Mary was crying because she forgot her stand for her dragonfly aka cricket.



But you do see Bronwen making snarky comments about Mary in every episode. So, it sounds about even.
post #33 of 238
Go Bronwen, Go Bronwen!!!!!
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post #34 of 238
I agree Mary's & Courtney's cake was better skillwise, but I didn't like the "extreme" elements...you either saw the glowing effect and couldn't see the bubbles, smoke & cake itself...or you saw a cake with goo all over it - you couldn't see it all at once. As awesome as Bronwen & James' cake was, it really wasn't that extreme...we've all seen the spinning before, and the tallness wasn't even cake. The globe was amazing...Bronwen rocked that cake, James helped.
It was a bummer to see James go, but his talent does seem to be fondant & gumpaste and less piping & buttercream. The little cake he did was sad, not even a smooth ice. I'd love a tenth of his talent, however.
I love Mary & Bronwen both, and I hate all this for TV editing. No one but us cake fanatics would watch the show if they didn't have some drama. They ask them specific questions, you know, to get a certain response. I've always hated the contrived moving the cake "suspense." No one in their right mind would move some of these cakes in one piece. You assemble behemoths & breakable pieces on site. But they claim it's more realistic. I agree the cake has to be sturdy, but don't think they go about this the right way.
Honestly, though she does beautiful work, I've never been too impressed with Courtney's cakes challenge-wise. I was surprised to see the work she's been pulling off. Like the judges said, that hippo was great for her & her cake was definitely the best on #2.
I didn't get Elisa's first cake - I must've missed something. I thought she should've been voted off first. Michelle at least tried to meet the requirement. Her Revenge of Sock Monkey was my favorite cake challenge entry ever.
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If I hadn't seen this thread, I would not have known about the glow in the dark effect from tonic water. Amazing and fun stuff.

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post #37 of 238
I have to agree that I've noticed that Bronwen has really been making nasty comments about Mary since the challenge began.

I'm sure someone will chalk it up to editing, but if she never said half of the things they couldn't edit her to make her look like she's talking bad about Mary. I don't know if it's jealousy on Bronwen's part or bad blood that only they know about. It seems like in every episode, Bronwen is making digs about Mary's work or something she does. This week it was "I really don't want to be partners with Mary...two divas working together". Last week she referred to Mary's cake as suitable for a "grandma" followed by a roll of the eyes! What's that about?

I would seriously love the challenges minus all the drama and typical catfights.
post #38 of 238
When they told Courtney to choose a partner, Bronwen made a comment like 'I really don't want to be partnered w/Mary'. Then she told James something like ' At least we've both done this type of thing before & they haven't'
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post #39 of 238
i thought james and bronwen did a better job with teamwork and they came together to make a new character based on what they both had, but the cake was kinda simple. it was extreme in the sense that it was so big and moved, but still plain. mary and courtney both did their own thing and didnt work together at all but the cake that cake from their kitchen was great. the glow in the dark thing was cool and something new to a fn challenge. i think the final 3 are great and it will be exciting to see who wins!! thumbs_up.gif
post #40 of 238
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Bronwen and James cake in addition to flying hero they had fireworks, and it was extremely extreme.............I don't know that I would want to serve cake that glows to my family LOL I mean get out the geiger counter LOL..anyway I love Bronwen and I hope she wins....she deserves it, and IS the BEST CAKE ARTIST CONSISTENTLY.............GO BRONWEN thumbs_up.gif
post #41 of 238
Honestly both cakes had their strong and weak points. Mary and Courtney's cake was beautifully sculpted and the facial expressions were stunning. I dont think they had much of the X factor, but the glow in the dark was pretty cool, I will have to admit.

Bronwen and James's cake was tall and spinning, more of that X factor there, but tThe only part of that figure that really looked good was the face, and Bronwen did that. Their hero's body looked a little weird, kinda noodly (my hubby's word not mine). The bottom tier was a little confusing and didnt really fit the theme IMO. I got the globe, which was fantastic, but the flowers and the factory was a little eh, so so, almost like an afterthought. They did work better as a team, but honestly if you split the work in half and each person does half, then arent you working together as a team?

I think Bronwen is just an easy-going fun-loving kind of person. She doesnt strike me as the controlling type like Mary. Mary is a lot like me. See something that needs to be done, then get it done kind of personality, its not a bad thing.

I think all along it was the producers idea to pit Bronwen against Mary. Bronwen is like THE cake goddess. Mary was a wild card that came in on one challenge and just took everyone's breath away, she has won every challenge she has competed in. I like them both, and I wish they would have more camraderie than the sniping back and forth at one another.

Us cake ladies should stick together!
post #42 of 238
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

The competition must be rough. Do they do it all in one or in segments. Bronwen does not look like she is feeling well, kinda pale and real tired looking. No bashing her, they all look like they have been run thru the mill.



I have noticed it the past two weeks. she looks run down. I really like her I hope she wins. She is really talented. I noticed last week and this week she has dark circles under her eyes and her eyes look so drained. I know they are under a lot of stress, bless her heart I feel for her.
post #43 of 238
Bronwen probably only looks like that because she's not wearing any makeup. The camera will make you look older and flushed out if you don't at least put foundation on (not that I've been on camera) and I think she's skipping all of that to focus on the challenge. JMO though.
post #44 of 238
I thought both cakes were really good. The hippo was amazing, but so was the globe. I also thought that the factory polluting the flowers and the earth made sense with their superhero. I thought B and J should've won, imo.

I also think Bronwen should've won the first show with her autobiographical cake. That thing rocked.
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post #45 of 238
Anything containing protein (like peanut butter) will glow under black light. We use it all the time at Halloween.

I'm not surprised things are getting testy... IT'S FOR $50,000 after all.
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