Robert Does Cake On Dinner Impossible

Decorating By Doug Updated 30 Jul 2009 , 9:17pm by jonahsmom

Doug Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:43am
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on Food Network -- right now!

4-tier w/ fondant.

pretty ---

but...

oops --

sweating in the heat

sagging

and he didn't put in the wooden "stilts" (dowels) for support.

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__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:55am
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OMG. No "stilts"?!??! That's because he consulted with Sandra Lee first! icon_biggrin.gif

Which reminds me. Bobby Flay and his show "Throwdown". Anyone notice when his show starts that the folder flips thru various challenges, and a wedding cake is one of them? Has he ever done a wedding cake throwdown? I'm dying to see it!

Deb_ Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:49pm
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I was watching this too. Did you see how much wine syrup he poured on those layers?

I'm not a fan of syrups anyway, how does that not make the cake wet? Especially the amount he used......I mean if people think "wet" cake is "moist" cake, they need to rethink that thought. icon_rolleyes.gif Just make moist cake!

He didn't fill the tiers either...I guess that was a time issue.

Did they not have refrigerators available to them? I missed the first part of the episode.

RachieRach Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:19pm
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Bobby Flay did do a wedding cake once. I'm pretty sure he didn't win but I think his cake tasted better (according to the judges). This was a couple of years ago. I didn't know the woman he competed against and I don't think I've seen her since but she does cakes in nyc. Her cakes were beautiful.

Doug Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:29pm
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I was watching this too. Did you see how much wine syrup he poured on those layers?

I'm not a fan of syrups anyway, how does that not make the cake wet? Especially the amount he used......I mean if people think "wet" cake is "moist" cake, they need to rethink that thought. icon_rolleyes.gif Just make moist cake!

He didn't fill the tiers either...I guess that was a time issue.

Did they not have refrigerators available to them? I missed the first part of the episode.




little detail I noticed ----

did you see how when the girl was presented and then did her dances that the cake had been removed from the display table?? I bet it was "melting" and they whisked it off to the refrigerators in the kitchen.

At the end it looked like is was bulging quite a bit.

At start of episode he flat out said he did bake -- and they gave him a recipe for their favorite cake -- in Spanish.

It was fun to watch him involve the younger sister in the making of it (I think she knew more than he did)

and it was great to hear him say I'm moving it and no one else would be touching it after all the work he put into it -- hmmm somebody else has new respect for the cake people!

Doug Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:32pm
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Originally Posted by RachieRach

Bobby Flay did do a wedding cake once. I'm pretty sure he didn't win but I think his cake tasted better (according to the judges). This was a couple of years ago. I didn't know the woman he competed against and I don't think I've seen her since but she does cakes in nyc. Her cakes were beautiful.




about this throwdown from Food Network:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/throwdown-with-bobby-flay/wedding-cake/index.html

as I recall, he lost - but did come away with new respect for what pastry artists do.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by Doug

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Originally Posted by RachieRach

Bobby Flay did do a wedding cake once. I'm pretty sure he didn't win but I think his cake tasted better (according to the judges). This was a couple of years ago. I didn't know the woman he competed against and I don't think I've seen her since but she does cakes in nyc. Her cakes were beautiful.



about this throwdown from Food Network:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/throwdown-with-bobby-flay/wedding-cake/index.html

as I recall, he lost - but did come away with new respect for what pastry artists do.




Oh thanks Doug!

Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:27pm
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I saw this same episode this past weekend...he was okay but definetly not a cake decorater...Did you know that Food Network fired him as he supposedly falsified his credentials.....saying all the places he worked as a chef etc..I read that somewhere.Too bad really....

mandymomof3 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:34pm
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Which one did they fire? Robert or Bobby?

Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:39pm
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They fired Robert Irvine....

Kimmers971 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:44pm
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They fired him then brought him back, he's doing the new Dinner Impossible episodes. Guess Michael Symon wasn't a good enough replacement?

Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:56pm
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Oh Really...I liked him better anyway!!

Doug Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 5:00pm
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Yep, he cleaned up his act and they brought him back.

he's so fun to watch get in a dither and then pull it all together

first page of his official blog, scroll down to first entry -
http://www.chefrobertirvineblog.com/index.php/2008/w28/

for even more -- the google results
http://www.google.com/search?q=robert+irvine+dinner+impossible&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USicon_surprised.giffficial&client=firefox-a

jonahsmom Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 9:17pm
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I was watching this in my hospital room last night and I was like HE DIDN'T USE ANY SUPPORT?! HE'S CRAZY!!!!

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