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post #31 of 54
I really can't say much more than what everyone else has said. I agree completely that they did not do those cakes!!! Fondant is way to hard for a bunch of kids to say ok, lets throw it on. I think that the pink cake would have been better if they would have centered it and had a flowing bow, not a "hat" bow. Oval could be pretty but not when it looks like is is going to fall over.

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If only they had known about THIS website. There cakes would have been fabulous!!!!!!



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post #33 of 54
I don't know what type of person Martha's looking for to hire, but I don't think she's got much to really pick from on either team....
I would have loved to be a candidate, but it looks like there's an age limit......Am I wrong?
The right person got fired....She just thought she was all it from the get go...She's a Martha wannabe...lol...anyways...I love these type shows...Both cakes were nice, but the oval cake just didn't have the right sales person behind it to sell it...
Hey, I was in sales...and if I can sell a hairbrush to a bald man....what does that tell you about how they pushed their product!!!
Oh well, enough said..
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post #34 of 54
I loved watching this episode. I agree that the right person got let go. She was to cocky. As far as them doing the cakes themselves, they had professional help. I don't know who was helping the pink bow team (there was a guy in the kitchen that said whatever you want I'll do and he wasn't from the team) but the other team got help from an awesome cake decorator from New York, Elisa Strauss from Confetti Cakes. They never mentioned her or even really showed her at all but I get her newsletter from her website and it mentioned she would be on the show. They did show her once when Martha's daughter came in to check on them. If anyone has seen the Food Network Birthday Cake Challenge, Elisa did the sock monkey cake. Very talented! So the winning team definitely had help, just like last weeks challenge.
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post #35 of 54
Yup they did get help. . . I saw Elise in one of the back round shots and she didn't look too happy with them. After all they started an all out war in the kitchen. . . Major shouting match!

Any way, yes thr 2 teams got help. . . but the matchstick team has 2 chefs on their team. . . I would think they would at least know a little of what they were doing. . .lol, maybe I'm being too nice in giving them the benifit of the doubt! icon_biggrin.gif
post #36 of 54
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Ok I have never used the quote before so if this doesn't make sense then I did do it right. My thought Alengirl was this: I have a friend who is incredible in the kitchen but not with cakes. What we do as cake decorators, while it includes baking is really an art and not just cooking a cake. Those two chefs may have never attempted a cake in their lives.
post #37 of 54
Turn on Martha's daytime show she is also talking about cakes.
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post #38 of 54
I'm pretty sure the "chef" on the losing team said she cooked Mexican Cuisine and didn't even have a cake at her own wedding....nuff said! lol
post #39 of 54
Hi guys! Please don't be mad at me but I am going to play devil's advocate and say that I didn't agree with Martha firing Shawn. While I did think Shawn did a poor job, she is not one of the three that got called back to the boardroom which is the rule. In my opinion the team leader should have been let go because Martha tried to "hint" to him to pick Shawn to come back to the boardroom but he picked the two that didn't have anything to do with the sales. He didn't read Martha very well and to make it in corporate, you have to be able to "read" people. That is only my opinion. I enjoyed reading everybody else's.

Anyway, I think too they had bakers from the Culinary Institute assigned to them to help build the cakes. That's what my understanding was.

I personally would have discouraged my team from putting any color on a cake that could not be changed to suit the bride's needs. All white was the way to go. Again, just my opinion.
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post #40 of 54
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Hi guys! Please don't be mad at me but I am going to play devil's advocate and say that I didn't agree with Martha firing Shawn. While I did think Shawn did a poor job, she is not one of the three that got called back to the boardroom which is the rule. In my opinion the team leader should have been let go because Martha tried to "hint" to him to pick Shawn to come back to the boardroom but he picked the two that didn't have anything to do with the sales. He didn't read Martha very well and to make it in corporate, you have to be able to "read" people. That is only my opinion. I enjoyed reading everybody else's.

Anyway, I think too they had bakers from the Culinary Institute assigned to them to help build the cakes. That's what my understanding was.

I personally would have discouraged my team from putting any color on a cake that could not be changed to suit the bride's needs. All white was the way to go. Again, just my opinion.



I was thinking the exact same thinkI am glad that girl is gone, but the pm should have been fired for making a bad decision. That was my first thought we Martha was calling the others back in. I think Trump has done that beforefired the pm for not bring the right people back into the boardroom. I did love the showthe cakes were beautiful!

I did have one question maybe someone could answerwhen they say they sold the cake, what does that meanis the cake decorator who helped the teams going to make the cake for them? Its not like selling flowers where the customers just take them home and the team is done, the wedding cakes still have to be made to their weddings. I was so confused about that.
post #41 of 54
This is a little off the subject but I saw someone mentioned that Martha did a better job at wedding cakes then Sylvia Weinstock. I pretty sure Martha does not make the cakes in her Wedding magazines. She has people that do that for her. She may come up with the idea but I don't think she makes the cakes. I found a website of a lady that works (or worked) for her and has made a lot of the cakes that are shown in the magazine. Just wanted to put that out there.
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post #42 of 54
Okay, the girl that was "fired" is on Martha right now. She is so annoying!
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post #43 of 54
seems to me if you want to sell a product, you want to make it appeal to as many customers as possible. The one team (with the pink cake--can't remember the team name) could have sold tons if they had just said something to the effect of "colors to match your wedding."

And I agree, the right candidate got fired. She had too much attitude for me!
post #44 of 54
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I went to bed before the show ended...

What did she say exactly about Sylvia... Maybe because Sylvia is a strong person and can speak her mind and mabye Martha and Sylvia have had their exchange of words.... ???? Maybe??? Anyone knows???

Well, I think Syliva can do a LOT better job on cakes than Martha!!!![/quote]


It wasn't so much of what she said but how she said it. But it was something along the lines of ---- I have sold more cakes than Sylvia, why didn't you look at my magazines?---- I am sure Martha's cakes have been copied more than Sylvia's, but is Martha really coming up with all the designs?? I think she just puts her name on things to sell them. Come on, you can't tell me she designs cakes, sheets, bedding, curtains, furniture.....
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post #45 of 54
I don't think Martha was attacking Sylvia. There was a little derisive laugh and I thought she was going to be insulting, but I think she was laughing more at Shawna for tapping into the wrong market. I looked at her website, and Sylvia has some AMAZING cakes. I just wish I could see more of them. However, as you may be able to tell by her opinion of wedding cupcakes, she may be a little out of touch with mainstream America.

Martha doesn't even sell cakes, so why would she need to attack Sylvia? Martha has a multi-million dollar MEDIA corporation. Whether or not she designs the cakes in her magazines is irrelevant. She hires designers that work in the style she has made so successful, she does all the marketing, and she sells TONS of magazines. That's what Martha does and what she's trying to get her teams to do.

I partially agree with Ginger. The PM is pretty lousy as a PM, but Shawna brought firing on herself. She led the team in a direction and didn't stand by that direction. Maybe somebody else should be the PM, or maybe he'll go next. I suppose any team will fail in the absence of good leadership.

They specifically said at the beginning of the assignment that each team would get a baker/decorator, but yes - the staging of the decorating was pretty misleading.

Anyway, I'm not a fan of reality TV, but I may have to tune in next week just to see what happens.
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