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post #46 of 55
I watched the first show and will watch the one tonight. I'm not sure what I thought of the first one. It does remind me alot of Chopped, but it's all dessert. Don't know what I was expecting and just wasn't really sure how I felt about the first one, but will give it another chance. I watch the challenges sometimes, but not all of them. I plan on watching the one with Edna De la Cruz in October, however. Just want to watch her at work.
post #47 of 55
I can't wait til Edna is on. I love her free instructional videos on her site and on youtube. her cakes are great and what a lovely personality.
post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

Look, what gave anyone the idea this was a teaching show? I watched the same commercials on the Food Network as you did - not once did did it show Ron baking or decorating a cake, nor did it show anyone baking or decorating wedding cakes. It clearly was a competition show. They posted on Facebook what the show was. They wrote a blog post about it. Are all the haters really that dense that they thought it would be something that it wasn't out of wishful thinking?



Just my thoughts:

When I heard that RBI was going to be on the Food Network, I really hoped that it would be cakes and that it would be somewhat instructional, not one of the horrid (in my opinion) challeng/contest shows. Then when they eventually showed promos, it was obvious that it was a contest show and probably not cakes. So, I hoped it would be different, interesting, helpful, somewhat instructional by way of the host and contestants. I don't read Facebook and I was unaware of the blog.

I watched the show. I thought it was ridiculous (as someone else said, Chopped with only desserts) and I was disappointed. I believe that I have a right to state my opinion. I am perfectly aware of how to operate my remote control and I find your comment about that petulant and insulting. I guess that's your right, but I will not be watching the Food Network this evening no matter how fabulous you think the show and RBI are. I agree he's fabulous. I do not agree that the show is fabulous JUST because he is on it.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #49 of 55
The cakegirl post kind of throws the competitors under the bus, too. Not so cool...I didn't watch the show and don't plan to because I'm just not interested in the fake setup competitions. I don't think that the "they" she's talking about is only CC people, either. Some of her comments refer to things that weren't discussed in this thread, unless I missed them. I'll be willing to bet that the show just wasn't well-received overall, and that there are other places online where people are dissing it.
post #50 of 55
Nobody's a sacred cow and above opinion and discussion. As they say, if you can't stand the heat, don't go on TV. I think it's absurd to think the world isn't going to judge a television show. If he and his staff are such petals, they shouldn't put themselves out there. I'm not condoning meanness, as cakegirl discusses. But maybe I've missed the meanness. Aside from the occasional, "he's creepy" (But it's the character that's creepy. If you're going to be hurt by being called creepy when you're really not, then don't play a creepy character on TV...be your wonderful nice self, or make it clear for the unknowing public, with a nod and a wink, that it IS a character. I'm sure Kerry Vincent goes through the same thing playing a hard a$$ on Challenge when she's really not one.)

Watched it again and my opinion holds. It's a lame show and a waste of his talents. I've known from the beginning that it wasn't a cake show and have thought from the beginning that it was a travesty that the network had him but wasn't using him for an instructional show of some kind. I actually feel that's a compliment to him, not an insult, anyway.
Housework makes you ugly.

It's marshmallow, not marshmellow! Aaargh, I have the strangest pet peeves!
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Housework makes you ugly.

It's marshmallow, not marshmellow! Aaargh, I have the strangest pet peeves!
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post #51 of 55
Watched it last night, creepy opening, Not as boring as the other two, Now I know what to do with bubblegum and wheatgrass. lol
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Gerle

I watched the first show and will watch the one tonight. I'm not sure what I thought of the first one. It does remind me alot of Chopped, but it's all dessert. Don't know what I was expecting and just wasn't really sure how I felt about the first one, but will give it another chance. I watch the challenges sometimes, but not all of them. I plan on watching the one with Edna De la Cruz in October, however. Just want to watch her at work.



I thought it was a lot like chopped which is why I'm not too impressed with it, but it is still neat to see what people can do and in such a short time period
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post #53 of 55
So I've been dubbed a RBI fangirl, I've been called worse. But seriously, last night's episode was great. I think as the shows progress the camp factor will be dialed down.

But here's another reason I LOVE this show. There are a heck of a lot less true pastry chefs then there are chefs, and there are even less real scratch bakers. The contestants so far have been really talented, and those that have taken shortcuts get the boot. I love the fact that this is actually showing true pastry technique instead of "open box, add water, bake 20 minutes, top with crisco icing". Yeah, there is a glut of cooking competition shows on TV, but there are only 2 dessert competition shows, this and Top Chef: Just Desserts, and BOTH feature some serious pastry talent.

Again just my opinion.
post #54 of 55
Yes, poor woman that made the cupcake and used caramel sauce from the shelves. I probably would have done the same thing, caamel can be such a mess to make, not as easy for me to make. Also the seasoned pastry chef that served melted ice cream and foam. I did a foam tonight and believe me, I added the stabilizer, lol.
post #55 of 55
Yes, poor woman that made the cupcake and used caramel sauce from the shelves. I probably would have done the same thing, caamel can be such a mess to make, not as easy for me to make. Also the seasoned pastry chef that served melted ice cream and foam. I did a foam tonight and believe me, I added the stabilizer, lol.
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