Talk Bubble Tea Party

Talk Bubble Tea Party

‘Just Desserts’ fans talk fresh fruit, Leno, and sweet, delicious bacon.

Wednesday night’s Quickfire Challenge seemed to be here and gone as quickly as a double-deep-fried Twinkie at an Arkansas pig pageant. As the cheftestants scrambled to tailor their treats, Talk Bubbler @BeautyBlitz said, “Sometimes my morning routine resembles a Quick-Fire Challenge.” That may be so, Beauty, but when was the last time you made an edible bouquet with your morning coffee? Nevertheless, Just Desserts Judge @Johnny_Iuzzini was just “Happy to see some fresh fruit in the mix.”

“Thanks, @Johnny_Iuzzini,” said cheftestant and Talk Bubble Bravolebrity @zacayoung. “Oh, you mean real fresh fruit!”

When Morgan came up with the idea for chocolate flowers, Talk Bubble host @Bravotv held off on his next handful just long enough to ask, “Aren't all flowers edible?!” Huge shout out to Cheftestant Danielle (a.k.a @bittersweet3) who said, “No silly, some are poisonous” just in time to save @BravoTV from a lethal dose of dandelions!

Next up was the Tea Party Elimination Challenge. No, not that Tea Party.

When the cheftestants were asked to chose two celebrities and whip up a perfectly-paired dessert, Bubbler @sjcaustenite said, “I think my celebrity duo would be Mel Gibson and a bottle of Jack Daniels. What, too soon?” Too soon for Jack Daniels? Never, @sjcaustenite!

Funny girl @Spankyluvsit had another idea for a celebrity pair. “Can I just say if I were on tonight’s Top Chef Just Desserts, I'd make ‘Brangel-ato’!” Yeah, you can say that, @Spankyluvsit, just not around Jennifer Aniston.

For her celebrity pair, cheftestant @bittersweet3 chose noted ginger comedian Conan O’Brien and his mostly silent sidekick Andy Richter, to which @bravotv remarked, “Anyone else think @bittersweet3 will replace her Conan dish at the last minute with something shaped like Jay Leno?” Good idea @bravotv, it would probably get better ratings!

As the chefs presented their desserts, it was obvious that fan fave Yigit was in trouble. @LMoore0831 offered this advice: “Yigit needs to breathe. He looks like he is going to cry.” @doitforvangogh didn’t take @LMoore0831’s advice though, as between sobs, he wheezed “I was just crying for my TV boyfriend Yigit right then.”

Cheer up @doitforvangogh, your TV boyfriend wouldn’t be going home. That dubious honor fell to our favorite Zen baker Eric.

@Johnny_Iuzzini quickly weighed in, “Eric, Chef - You are an inspiration to us all. I admire how you handle yourself. We can all learn something from you.” The chef himself @ericwolitzky remembered the good times, philosophically beaming, “I am so proud of my journey.” We are too, though his sentence would be a whole lot more awesome if after journey he had said “CD collection.” Don’t stop believin’, Eric!

Of course, the night wouldn’t have been complete without a reference to a greased meat by @bravotv, who, right on cue, delivered, “Are we the only ones disappointed that bacon doesn't figure in to any of these recipes?!” Perhaps identifying with @bravotv’s anguish, @CEStephens said simply “Bacon ... not just for dessert anymore.”

Be wise in your travels, Talk Bubblers. And be sure to pop in next week for TCJD Final Four!

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