Tired Of The Same Faces On Fn Challenge?

Lounge By Somethin-Sweet Updated 10 Oct 2011 , 2:49am by JGMB

Somethin-Sweet Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:23pm
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I dont know about anyone else, but I am so tired of seeing the same faces on Challenge. Dont get me wrong, they are very talented.....but it seems like it would be more interesting if FN used different contestants on every episode. I love seeing the new faces so much more! Just my thought for the day..... icon_biggrin.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 4:09pm
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I'd like the challenges more if they were less about the 'extreme elements' and structures with rkt/fondant/modeling chocolate on them and more about actual cake again.

Somethin-Sweet Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 4:12pm
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Yes, that too! Im not crazy about the little roadblock things they did on a few of the episodes either..... I mean they are there to make a cake for goodness sake!

TexasSugar Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 7:41pm
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Yep. I got the drama think, but I never rush out to see challenges any more. I dvr them, then when I have nothing else to watch I'll finally watch it.

Somethin-Sweet Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 7:47pm
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Me too! And I hate it because that used to me my favorite show! Hopefully if enough people complain or ratings drop, they will change....

TexasSugar Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 8:18pm
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I doubt it will change. It just seems like it gets more out there every time.

I really don't care for many of the cake related shows, but there seems to be a market for them.

I am enjoying Top Chef Just Desserts though.

QTCakes1 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 11:55pm
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OMG! Heck yeah! Can't stand the "extreme" element or the roadblocks they throw up either. I just want to see a well decorated cake. I don't even watch them anymore. If I catch it and there is nothing else I want to watch, I'll watch it, or actually watch while still looking for something else to watch.

Elcee Posted 28 Sep 2011 , 1:34am
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I'm tired of the same faces, too. I think after a certain number of appearances, there should be a forced "retirement" from Challenge. It starts to feel like some people are winning just because of who they are.

I have to say, though, my heart just ached for Michelle Garcia the other day. I remember being that exhausted and emotional after my daughter was born, and I just had 1 not 3! And I have a new great big crush on Vinnie for how he took care of her, even if flinging the cake to the floor was a tad ( icon_wink.gif sarcasm there) dramatic.

Somethin-Sweet Posted 28 Sep 2011 , 1:58am
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Yes I agree with both of y'all on everything said! I think everyone should bombard FN with our opinions!

kakeladi Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 5:09pm
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.......my heart just ached for Michelle Garcia the other day. I remember being that exhausted and emotional after my daughter was born......

As much as Michelle's tatoos etc bug me I could not help be feel sorry for her. She definately was suffering from post pardom(sp?) depression/stress!

vtcake Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 5:32pm
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I agree...too many of the same folks over and over.

cakesbycathy Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 6:05pm
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I find them hard to watch now because of the just ridiculous things they throw in there.
Example: the Star Wars cake challenge. Decorate R2D2 blindfolded while someone tells you how to do it. Really?!? Give me a break.

And frankly I can't stand the host (Claire?).

Karen421 Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 1:17am
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Edna's episode will be coming up, this coming week I think. I hope they don't do dumb things with her! icon_smile.gif

dchockeyguy Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 10:24pm
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Well, from everything I heard at All Things Baking, you won't have to worry anymore. The show has not been renewed.

Elcee Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

Well, from everything I heard at All Things Baking, you won't have to worry anymore. The show has not been renewed.

Really? I guess it's not surprising. It's been on for several years now and the ratings must be down or they wouldn't keep making the challenges more and more difficult. I will admit to being a bit disappointed, though, even with it's drawbacks it's always been my favorite cake show. I was watching it before I even thought of cake decorating myself.

kakeladi Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 2:24pm
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I hope Edna comes on to let us know when her episode is to be shown.

knlcox Posted 9 Oct 2011 , 1:15pm
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Her show airs tonight, Oct 9, 8pm Eastern time!!! I can't wait to see what she does!

Somethin-Sweet Posted 9 Oct 2011 , 1:25pm
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Me either! I know she is going to be fabulous! I hate to see Challenge go- I just wish they would take it back to what it was originally- and level the playing field with all newbies! Maybe I will send this thread to the producers- Hehehe! I mean look how excited we all are to see Edna!

Karen421 Posted 9 Oct 2011 , 6:47pm
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I would love to see it go back to the way it was! AND have newbies with newbies and veterans with veterans. Or maybe even a veteran with a newbie?

JGMB Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:49am
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Edna did us here at CC proud!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif She and the man whose name escapes me at the moment made one terrific alien!

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