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Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker – Season 3, Episode 2

May 3, 2012

Holy Moly! The claws sure came out tonight! I can’t quite get my head around how mean and yet how confident Rose was on the show tonight. My blog is not quite the forum to repeat the things that were yelled from the couch at her… but Twitter and Facebook statuses seem to agree. And we have to accept that a shows producer can edit things together any way they want. I’m sure we haven’t got the full story.

Tonight’s ‘OUCH’ award definitely goes to Rose “Everyone loves a good stuff up, I think Hayley will do that well!” oh and then the laughing…

I’m sure everyone could hear their mothers in their ears “If you haven’t got anything nice to say…”

Ok, the cat fighting aside, I think Hayley did the right thing by totally owning that her decorating was a mare this time. I’m glad her cake stood up against scrutiny in the end.

The AMAZEBALLS award goes to Esme again, not because she won but for Deans comment ” almost as good as mine ” – woweee!

And the quote of the night from my couch award goes to this little gem – yelled out just after they described a cake as “Beautiful & Luscious” to which she-who-won’t-be-named yelled “JUST LIKE HIS EYES!”

There seems to be a lot of  “I could do better” going on out there in comment land and I have to keep myself from saying that exact thing. But I don’t because I can’t imagine being in the scenario they are! Hello national telly! pressure much? Let alone 2 hours, again with those bright lights and then no control over the theme. I honestly think that even if I pulled a theme out of a hat at home, and timed myself, I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off… Sounds like another blog post to me.

In my experience, baking with raw sugar is OK as long as you’ve got a wet enough recipe. There didn’t seem to be too much trouble using the  Chelsea Raw Sugar though – I was expecting a few more non-decorating related disasters.

From my Judgey McJudgePants position on my couch, I managed to get 7 of the ingredients – how did you do? Man, water seems so obvious but I don’t think anyone got it.

This episode might not of had the most impressive baking but it certainly was drama filled!

What did you think? How would have you handled getting laughed at?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    May 3, 2012 11:00 pm

    Yeah I wouldnt cope with being laughed at either, but I would have tried to do what Hayley did, she held it in well. I managed to get 6 ingredients, but I think I would have gotten more if i tasted and if they hadn’t cheated with self raising flour (seriously, I avoid the stuff since the raising agent is more likely to be less effective in it), and if I had tasted .

    I wrote milk instead of water… i just quickly scribbled down a bunch of ingredients that most cakes have in common! lol. but thats tricky cos you cant really taste water can you ?

    Good stuff, enjoyed reading this

    • May 7, 2012 11:28 am

      Hahaha fair call! Not a taste test if you can’t actually taste all the ingredients! I think I’ll be adding water to any taste test I ever take from now on. Of which I imagine will be about zero! ha ha ha…

  2. fattytofitness permalink
    May 3, 2012 11:22 pm

    I am SO glad Rose went home though, she was harsh. Yes, the pressure of being on tv would be massive, but the standard of season 2 was just so much higher! They honestly all look like beginner bakers HA!

    • May 7, 2012 11:29 am

      I think your right – there were some pretty stellar bakers last season for sure. But here’s hoping they evolve their skills over the next few weeks.

  3. May 7, 2012 5:09 pm

    Oh my I fell across your link when I ‘Liked’ your facebook page and remember skimming over Esme’s comments on the KC forum so I let my ‘mouse-clicking’ finger get the better of me and am TOTALLY glad I didn’t fight the urge…
    This is AMAZING and I’ve made sure to follow your blog as it is a great read.
    My hubby thinks I’m biased as I rate Esme highly because of the KC forum. I can’t help that I kinda know a celebrity lol.
    Was a bit disappointed with Dean’s comments about the carrot cake and thought the fact that he spat out Roses’ cake was a bit dramatic, but the producers do have ratings to think about…

    • May 18, 2012 10:20 am

      Why thank you, I’ve now taken time to visit your blog too and love it 🙂 and hurrah for having KC Forum-ers out there 🙂

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