Friday, April 3, 2009
Last Cake Standing
"Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing," premieres this Sunday!
In this series, six pastry chefs are thrown into a brutal four-round cake competition, where they are faced with a number of arduous tasks and weekly eliminations. The lucky winner takes home the biggest prize in Challenge history, $50,000!
When I was first invited to compete in this challenge I was extremely honored because it was called an All-Star Challenge. So we began the process of preparing for not ONE challenge but FOUR all at once. Along with my assistants Lauren, Liz, and Candice, we began to create a game plan. We even hired a professional sculptor to help with the armature supports. The more I planned, the more I couldn't believe what I got myself into. We had to ship ALL of our cake, and ALL of our equipment for FOUR challenges....and I used to think competing in one challenge was stressful.
But I became alarmingly concerned when I found out the weekend before we left that the name had changed from the "all-star challenge" to a much more dramatic one: The Last Cake Standing.
Regardless, this is one show that will be sure to please and will certainly be entertaining...I'm not sure I can watch it but if you do let me know what happens!
You can catch me and Lauren (and a bunch of amazing cake designers) this Sunday, April 5th at 8pm ET/PT on the Food Network for the first of four episodes.
And if you happen to be walking or driving by Chelsea Market look up...that's my face on a Billboard!
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After I saw the first commercial air for the show, I had to go immediately check to see if you would be in it. So exciting! I can't wait to watch!
I just watched the show (here, in California). Yeah, Elisa! You go, awesome cake girl! Good luck next challenge.
I saw the show ! You looked great! Your dress cake was amazing.
They sure have changed the show a bit - more of a series like the reality shows - cool!
Keep up the good work - we're pulling for you !!!!
I watched the cake challenge last night and boy was it awesome! All of the cake decorators they have for this challenge are so amazing! I was very happy with who went home though because her cake did not really show her talent compared to the rest of yours! Your cake was so amazing...it looked more like a dress than cake! How you did it...i dont know but I love watching! As a hobby cake artist its so much fun for me to watch these! I hope you enjoyed your time and hopefully even won! Are they on every sunday night for the next four weeks?
Hi Elisa! I LOVED the first challenge and I can't wait to watch the next one :-) Your cake was AWESOME!
you are amazing! I love your cakes.
I loved your cake/dress. Just beautiful!
I did not think you fondant work looked "heavy" out of all the cakes yours was the one that could be mistaken to be not a cake but a dress! It was so realistic! I thought you should have one the first challenge, but I'm glad you are still the competition! I DVR the second show can't wait to see it tomorrow good luck!!!!
That cake was amazing! And it elegantly stated where you came from! WELL DONE!
I enjoyed your designs. I had never seen anyone attempt a free standing dress like you did. Talk about realism - excellent detail work.
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