the cookies crumbled... and so did Whitney's shot at
being named America's best amateur baker. Meanwhle,
Elaine's flavor combinations won her Star Baker. Will
she continue it when we start throwing cakes around?
In Week 2, you will make a
one-layer cake in 90 minutes. Piece of cake, right? Not in this wind.
Cinnamon Chocolate Cake
Elaine: Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Coconut. She really loves
coconut, this one. She also really loves trying to outdo Paul's mom.
Francine: Carolina Cherry Soda Pop Cake. It's a cola that's only
available in the Carolinas. Three guesses as to what it is. It's
Kolette: Oatmeal Spice Cake with Cinnamon
Brian: Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake
Darlene: Banana Pineapple & Pecan Tiki-Time Cake
James: Grandma Nannie's Coffee Cake
Effie: Orange Cardamom Pistachio Cake
Overmixing a cake batter
will get you a dense crumb with no air pockets.
Elaine's cake is a little
short, but the flavor is lovely. Kolette's topping needed to be
caramelized and diery. Brian decides to top his cake with edible flowers
and fresh flowers that he just picked... that aren't so edible. Big
mistake. You don't know what's going into those things. The cake itself
also needed a lot more chocolate. Darlene's cake is perfect. James is
overbaked. Effie's got a lovely flavor profile. Jeremy's cake... is
warm. A sign of time management issues. Francine's cake... too sweet.
Needed less Cheerwine.
TECHNICAL BAKE: Chiffon Cake
with Tequila Orange Glaze
You will be given the same
ingredients, but very limited amount of information as to how to combine
them. They will judge based on the finished product only.
Today's technical bake is
Marcela's chiffon cake with tequila orange glaze. The texture should be
nice and springy. The color should be even, and the icing should stay
and not absorb into the cake. Oil keeps the batter moist, while the dry
ingredients need to be mixed and the egg whites need to be whisked into
stiff peaks. They don't have to grease or butter their pans, but they do
need to let the cake do all the work.
And Francine's got a lot of
smoke. No fire, though. That's good news.
Now for the glaze. With real
tequila. It should be heated long enough to burn off some of the
alcohol. It should not be applied until the cake is completely cooled.
You have two hours 15 to figure
From worst to best...
SHOW STOPPER: A Surprise-Inside
You have to bake a cake
that, when sliced open, reveals a surprise inside. You have five hours
to put them together.
In trouble this week...
Kolette, Effie, and Jeremy.
James: Underground Surprise
Effie: I Love You to the Moon and Back Cake
Jeremy: Single-Layer Cherpumple Cake with a cherry pie inside
Francine: Floating Hearts Cake
Kolette: Check, Check, Check It Out Cake
Darlene: Give a Dog a Bone Cake
Elaine: Chocolate and Vanilla Valentine's Cake
Brian: All-American Hamburger Surprise Cake
You will not know how your
cake turned out until you cut it open.
Sometimes you have to risk
big to win big. Someone's going to have their cake and eat it too. Who's
the Star Baker in our surprise cake? Kolette made a big comeback in the
Show Stopper. Elaine continued to produce, while Francine has been hot
on her tail all day. Jeremy is in trouble for raw sponge.
Ultimately, no one has been
consistent all the way through. But this week's Star Baker is... two
weeks running, ELAINE!
But on the flipside, the
baker that will leave us this week.... is JEREMY, for raw sponge.
Next week, we go into Paul
Hollywood's world. Who's going to make bread, and who's going to fall
buttered side down?
To see this episode, as well as recipes from the dishes served on this
episode, go to www.cbs.com/bake.