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What do they do with the cakes and such after the Food Network Challenges?

i feel: curious curious

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misoranomegami From: misoranomegami Date: July 26th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I hope so! I know even when they had the competition to make someone's wedding cake the winner was going to have to *remake* the whole cake (presumably identical) next week.
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sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: July 26th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)

A Willful Waste is a Woeful Want

I worry about stuff like that, too, what with the Apocalypse looming and all...
soteltie From: soteltie Date: July 26th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
As a soteltie-maker, I will divulge that large parts of my works are technically edible, but some parts don't taste all that great. I choose materials more for their structural properties, color, etc., but they aren't always meant to be eaten.

Gum paste isn't so good without flavoring, and I create some of those pieces very far in advance, so they are beyond stale. Sometimes I want a cake base to be on the stale side. Some parts get over-handled and fiddled with, or wired or held together with a hundred toothpicks or whatever I can stick it together with. I sometimes cheat and cover styrofoam or cardboard with icing or fondant...

For the TV contests, the artists may create special sections of them to be served to the audience and to the crews, but I would guess that some big parts of the contest cakes aren't edible and just get dumped.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: July 26th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah, the "cake decorating" one that I saw a while ago --- there was no actual cake involved. They were all styrofoam bases dressed up. It was all about looks and not about actual food.
5 trips or shoot the rapids