Holiday Baking Championship season 10 was back with episode 4, and it was all about holiday winter desserts and whimsical imaginative cake! But while the desserts were fun, this episode was not without its problems.
For the Preheat Challenge, the bakers had to make whimsical Mont Blancs. A Mont Blanc is pretty much a tart shell with a chestnut puree piped out like vermicelli and topped with whipped cream. But the bakers made their Mont Blancs with much more than just chestnut. There was pomegranate, cherries, white chocolate, raspberry, and a bunch of other interesting flavors.
Josh was the one who really had a difficult time during this challenge. His meringue didn’t dry out in time, and Duff said it looked like “unicorn poop.” Yikes! It was Thoa who won the challenge and received the advantage!
On to the Elimination Challenge! For this challenge, the bakers had to make a one-layer festive cake. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, there was more to it. They also had to flip their cake over onto a glass round that would be suspended in the air. That meant whatever design was on the top would have to look good even when it was smooshed. To say this wasn’t easy would be a vast understatement.
Holiday Baking Championship sends another baker home this week
The twist this week was that the bakers needed to add marshmallow to their cake, and Thoa got to use premade marshmallow instead of making her own.
There were a few problems in this challenge. Some bakers had issues with their buttercream splitting, while others had to really rush with their decorations. And don’t even get me started about when they had to flip over their cakes. The judges were not impressed with Javier, Greg, and Bert’s designs once they were smooshed.
That said, the flavors weren’t bad this time around, and some people who haven’t done as well in the past did really well in this challenge.
So who won? That was Greg! He really redeemed himself from the first challenge.
And who went home? That was Bert. After his design was pretty much ruined when he flipped over his cake, it was clear that he was going home.
Next week, the remaining bakers will have to make mini tart mosaics and festive double-barrel wrapping paper cakes.
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