This challenge really made me think -- creating showpieces, or other challenges and shows where pastry chefs create things that look like other things, as Johnny points out in his blog, sometimes require special ingredients like gum paste, etc. are edible, but do they taste good? The key to this challenge was to truly make a deliciously flavorful dessert -- something the judges wold never have guessed they'd be eating by just looking at the their dish, and i have to say, all the chefs did an impressing job.
And then there were three. Until next wee'ks season finale, have a nosh!