About the piping challenge? Since it was a Margaret inspired cake, it was a Margaret inspired outcome--the two things she said were that Norm had movement
to the placement of all his sugar decoration.
That's what she teaches in her book.
To me that's what's so important in her book.
On the model cake--some of her stuff within the upper scallops on the top edge is all samey same same but all the scroll work
below that is random and rythmic--in the book she even says to count or sing to get your cadence and to me it's like breathing in time to the mental music or the voices in your head whichever is playing louder that day.
Beyond that--any of 'em could have won the overall--I totally winced when the chick said Rebeca''s was simple--ouch--I totally think she meant to her way of thinking it was overly classic 'cause like no way does the word simple exemplify anything on that cake. Beautiful stuff, Rebecca.
I love Norm's choc curls--I love the stand--I like sugar covered cake--it's beautiful. Sunsets are easy too in the sense of little personal effort involved to produce but...
I adored the sugar work on Mark's cake--if he had bridalified the horses and carousel he'd a won--pearl reins and gold saddles and some spun sugar whirling around--gem encrusted some of it--he had all the sugar right there. Brought in the idea of the groom riding in on the white horse type of theme-ish. Love is a circle, like the rings--blablabla
The other huge thing that if you have it recorded--you gotta help me out on--y'know during the opening pictures they show the top coupla tiers of one cake flying off and splatting tragically on the floor
--if you watch it in slo-mo it is really cool the way the splat splats out farther and farther--right by the ramp--
But anyhow--that stand looks like the one Mark used for his cake sans the carousel. I could be wrong but it seems like they just set that up for the camera.
I just re-checked--Because it is
his cake too--like he could really take it home or something~~
But I keep waiting for that episode to air where the poor unfortunate souls loose thier cake and it ain't gonna happen. How 'bout them apples? Tivolicious apples huh.
I mean really who's gonna ram their cake into the dumb ramp? You gotta go real real real slow with the average 5 foot cake. And the chef jackets are the wrong color for Mark's team but it really really looks like his stand--it is!! It's his cake sans the carousel--so that's just not really a team--it's part of the production crew making some drama~~
dusting off my Columbo coat, chewing on my slimey cigar