Top Chef Just Desserts Episode 3 Recap: Taste the Resentment
In this week's Quickfire Challenge, there's a wedding display in the kitchen along with wedding cake royalty Sylvia Weinstock (sporting the best specs in the free world) and Gail Simmons, who tells the chefs they have 90 minutes to make a wedding cake with pre-baked white cakes provided. (Hiya, Gail! You're so pretty. I bet everyone wants to marry you! I registered us at Macy's -- hope you don't mind!) Everyone freaks out and man-baby Seth decides he's not going to do the challenge because he's never made a wedding cake before. Instead, he's going to make his version of an engagement cake which is, like Seth, a tiny, pathetic shell filled with confusion and baby food.
That's when the tears start to fall -- again. Spoiler alerts ahead, y'all!
|Best. Specs. Ever.|
Erica's chocolate mousse and Kahlua buttercream cake wins, which gives her immunity, back-to-back wins, and makes her a force to be reckoned with. Yay, Erica!
The Elimination Challenge starts with visits from the pep squad and glee club from a local high school (populars vs. nerds -- go nerds!) The chefs are divided up into two teams -- Pep and Glee -- with each team having to create items for a bake sale to raise enough money so that the hopes and dreams of their assigned young-persons group will not break into a million sad pieces. No pressure, guys.
The Pep team: Morgan, Erika, Heather H., Malika, and Eric.
The Glee team: Zac, Danielle, Heather C., Yigit, and man-baby Seth.
On Team Glee, Heather C. wants to make Whoopie Pies. No one wants her to make Whoopie Pies. Why can't she make Whoopie Pies? She wants to make Whoopie Pies. Whoopie Pies, Whoopie Pies, Whoopie Pies. Seriously, it's endless. As a so-there, she decides to make the most boring peanut butter cookie ever which is sadly the only real bake sale item compared to Zac's strawberry shortcake, Yigit's pudding, and Man-Baby Seth's financiers -- an item most kids can't say let alone identify.
|Anyone for some bake sale pudding, strawberry shortcake, or financiers?|
The next day at the school bake sale, man-baby Seth makes the most intelligent statement he's made in three episodes: That he should not be around children. An even more intelligent statement would have been he should not be around human beings, animals, or anything with a soul he could suck the life out of. The judges make their rounds with Team Pep (real bake sale items) edging out Team Glee (financiers) by $10. Before one hope on the school Glee Club is dashed, Gail announces, in age-of-entitlement style, that everyone wins, adding an extra zero to both teams' bake sale totals plus donating $5K to the school. Yay, everybody!
|Taste the resentment!|
|What's she hiding under that hair?|
Next week: Man-baby Seth gets worse (really!) and a special appearance by an ambulance!