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I am sorry but just feel the need to say it.. enough cupcake wars.
Food Network please bring back Cake Challenges.
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post #3 of 21
An ad in August's Bake magazine: The Search for America's Best Cake Decorator is on. Cake Show. Coming This Fall to the Baking Channel. The Baking Channel?

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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by kimber59

I am sorry but just feel the need to say it.. enough cupcake wars.
Food Network please bring back Cake Challenges.

totally with you! I really miss the food network cake challenges!
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I think it's on-line.
http://www.bakemag.com/videos/the%20baking%20channel.aspx
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View new videos every week from bakers across the country as they share their success stories and business insights. Tune into The Baking Channel's Discovering America's Bakeries tours.

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I think it's on-line.
http://www.bakemag.com/videos/the%20baking%20channel.aspx
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That's too bad. A half-hour TV program featuring cake decorators would be fun!

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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by MimiFix


That's too bad. A half-hour TV program featuring cake decorators would be fun!



I agree. Frankly, I'm tired of all of the contest food shows.

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post #8 of 21
A local decorator recently posted on Facebook that she had done an audition tape for Challenge...
post #9 of 21
I want to see Challenge back too, but the way it was in the beginning. I want to see the design and technique of decorating cakes, not the extreme elements. Get back to basics. I miss Challenge sooooo much.

Oh, and I'd really like to see Keegan running it from the floor again. He just elevated the show to a whole different level with his experience and expertise when he was talking as the host.
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post #10 of 21
I miss Challenge so so much.
I'd take any decorating show at this point.

Sadly, Cupcake Wars is 99.5% devoid of learning. (I do enjoy hearing Candace & Florian discuss why certain flavor combinations work or not - but such a tiny part of the 1 hr. show.)
And there is essentially zero useful decorating techniques on Cupcake wars. (I know how to use sprinkles...)
Well, that's why we have TiVo, right?
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post #11 of 21
So funny you posted this, I just said to my husband last night when Cupcake Wars was coming on that I really can't stand this show and what happened the the Challenges! I don't get the Baking Channel or the Cooking Channel (Food Network only). I really miss a more instructional show or at least one that gives tips now and again. (Thanks Buddy!)

Isn't anyone who does television programming on CC? Or do we need our own show!!
post #12 of 21
There is a new show starting here today in Canada on Food network Canada called Sugar Stars....I plan to check it out...

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post #13 of 21
I don't really have a problem with Cupcake Wars, although I find some of the more outlandish theme ingredients to produce rather unappetizing combinations. And now that I think about it, seeing Cheerios and cut corn as theme ingredients for some sort of baby shower cupcake (I missed the rest of the episode; it started just as I was walking out the door to go out to dinner) was a bit insulting, given that I've been eating Cheerios for breakfast for most of the half-century I've been walking the planet, and cut corn is my favorite dinner vegetable side-dish.

Any opinions on "Sweet Genius"? I rather imagine (and impersonate) that guy announcing, "I am a pompous <3-letter word for donkey>. Are you?"

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post #14 of 21
I was very disappointed in Sweet Genius. When it was announced that Ron Ben Israel was going to do a show (but not what kind), I really hoped he would be teaching technique. Not so. Sigh. Yet another silly contest show. For a while my office mate and I would make up even sillier challenges - "Your inspiration is a table lamp, and your surprise ingredient is CheezWhiz!" icon_biggrin.gif

He's a genius decorator, but as hbquikcomjamesl says, comes across as a pompous _ _ _.

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post #15 of 21
I don't really understand Cupcake Wars? I mean if you win, you "get to" make like 1000 cupcakes. Why are they punishing the winners?!?! icon_wink.gif
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