Top Chef: Just Desserts

Sweet Symphony

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 8/31/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The pastry chefs have to create a cake for the Walt Disney Concert Hall's Opening Night. Who has the creativity, skill and the drive to win Top Chef Just Desserts?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Cutforth

  • Jane Lipsitz

  • Casey Kriley

  • Gaylen Gawlowski

  • Cynthia Childs

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (2)

    • Elimination Challenge
      Divided into four teams the pastry chefs have to create a cake celebrating the Walt Disney Concert Hall's Opening Night. Each chef will be responsible for one tier of their teams' cake.
      Winning Team: Red Team - Matthew, Chris, Megan, Melissa
      Winning Cake:
      Matthew - Lemon Pound Cake, Almond Dacquoise, Créme Fraiche Mousse & Strawberry Jam
      Megan - Yellow Butter Cake with Honey Caramel Cream, Red Fruit Preserves & Mocha Praline Feuilletine
      Chris - Chocolate Sponge Cake with Praline Jam & Vanilla Crémeux
      Melissa - Cardamom Sponge Cake with Ginger Cream & Strawberry Jam
      Top Two Teams: Red Team, Green Team with Carlos, Sally, Rebecca
      Bottom Two Teams: Black Team with Orlando, Nelson, Craig and Blue Team with Amanda, Katzie, Vanarin
      Eliminated: Vanarin Kuch from Blue Team

    • Quickfire Challenge
      In 45 minutes the pastry chefs will have to create an original lemon dessert.
      Winner: Matthew
      Winning Dessert: Lemon Vanilla Creme with Mint Purée & Hazelnut Sable
      Prize: The winner will receive immunity in the elimination challenge.
      Top Three : Matthew, Katzie, Carlos
      Bottom Three: Nelson, Orlando, Amanda

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