And onto the "Surprise, it’s Sylvia" scenario! When she was our guest judge in the bake sale episode, I think I told you how much fun we had talking for hours with her about her life, love, and advice for happy relationships. I remember thinking, “Wow, 61 years of marriage. That is a triumph.” She told me that throughout all 61 years, every evening, she fixes her husband (and herself) a drink, and they sit and talk about what happened that day. No matter what, they make a point of it.
For the chefs to be invited to bake an anniversary cake for her and Ben was a really big deal. This turned out to be a huge lesson in knowing your audience. A lot of people wanted to count Danielle out, but she was onto something when she said to Johnny as he made his rounds in the kitchen,“Sylvia likes simple things.” And she does. Doing something simple really, really well will almost always trump overcomplicating something, whether it’s a cake, a restaurant dish, or a dress. This is especially true when that something is a very intimate creation that’s supposed to celebrate two people’s six decades of love.
Zac knew he put too much of Zac in his “cake-wreck,” but also knew there was no going back once he realized his initial vision wasn’t going to work. While Danielle’s battleship gray wasn’t the most festive color choice, the judges, and Sylvia, made it clear her cake’s texture and flavors sailed past the others.
I still can’t believe that next week, we will decide who is Top Chef: Just Desserts. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win? See you on Wednesday!!
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I sure wish I had gotten and e-mail from Godiva advertising Danielle's chocolates this morning. I'd be there today buying a box! Morgan's chocolates don't appeal to me.
So glad Zack was ousted for his obvious cake-wreck! He knew his cake was a catastrophe but had to throw Morgan under the bus in a last-attempt effort to justify his short comings -- so glad one more of the "junior high" bunch is gone.
Morgan has consistently make great dessert -- the others are so jealous and should concentrate on their own cooking instead of obsessing over Morgan.
I am rooting for Danielle because, even though she has been at the bottom several times, she has always been true to herself in her desserts. In doing so maybe she has not pleased everyone, but she has dared remaining faithful to her own style, no matter what. And she may be the underdog at this show but, after all, the game is not over until it is over.
Zac is laughable, saying Danielle is not true to her style. That is what makes her truly remarkable. She is fearless, an adventurer. She has versatility. Has he not heard of that characteristic!?!?! Zac is mundane & messy. I was truly sorry for Sylvia to have to endure that insulting Kindergarten mess. Zac had to nerve to include in the Weinstock's memorable anniversary party. Zac should have been barred from entering the room with his garbage dump cake!