Top Chef: Just Desserts

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Yigit Pura: Yemeği yemeden önce gözlerinle yemelisin. which means (in Turkish) you should wanna eat the food with your eyes before you eat it with your mouth.

  • Zac: Danielle reminds me of a cartoon character, and that's what her food looks like.

Notes (9)

  • The guest judge in this episode is master pastry chef Jacques Torres, known as Mr. Chocolate.

  • Sylvia Weinstock, creator of custom designed wedding cakes is the guest judge in this episode.

  • Executive pastry chef Sherry Yard, author of the books The Secret of Baking and Desserts by the Yard, is the guest judge in this episode.

  • The guest chef in this episode is Michael Laiskonis, the executive pastry chef of Le Bernardin.

  • Shinmin Li, wedding cake designer and owner of I Dream of Cake in San Fransisco was the guest judge in this episode.

  • Sylvia Weinstock, creator of custom designed wedding cakes is the guest judge in this episode.

  • Also on the judges table were tonight Lisa's business partner Nathalie Pouille-Zapata, Lisa's husband Ken Todd and Lisa's daughter Pandora Vanderpump-Todd.

  • Pastry Chef Jordan Kahn is the guest judge in the Quickfire Challenge.

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Trivia (41)

  • Elimination Challenge The pastry chefs have to create the most luxurious chocolate dessert imaginable for a group of fifty chocolate lovers including guest judge Jacques Torres. Winner: Heather Hurlbert Winning Dessert: Dark Chocolate Mousse Torte with Chocolate Grand Marnier Sauce Top Three: Heather H., Seth, Zac Bottom Three: Danielle, Morgan, Tania Eliminated: Tania

  • Quickfire Challenge First the pastry chefs are told to create their signature dessert in one and a half hour. After fifteen minutes into competition the judges tell, that they have to transform it into a cupcake.
    Winner:Seth Caro Winning Dessert: Steamed Malaysian Coconut Cake with Basil Buttercream & Candied Pine Nuts Prize: Immunity in the elimination challenge Top Three: Heather C., Tania, Seth Bottom Three: Malika, Tim, Zac

  • Elimination Challenge The pastry chefs are going to The Tar Pit, a high-end bar in Los Angeles, where they have to grab their ingredients from behind the bar, for a dessert dish inspired by a cocktail. Winner: Erika Davis Winning Dessert: Margarita Bombe with a Lime Cookie, Tequila Mousse & Grand Marnier Crème Brûulée Top Three: Erika, Eric, Yigit Bottom Three: Malika, Tim, Seth Eliminated: Tim

  • Quickfire Challenge In this challenge the pastry chefs have to create a dish, that celebrates penny candy using premanufactured candies. Winner:Danielle Keene Winning Dessert: "Worms in Dirt" - Chocolate Mousse with Lemon Gummies, Malt Balls Prize: Immunity in the elimination challenge Top Three: Heather H., Danielle, Zac Bottom Three: Heather C., Erik, Seth

  • Gail Simmons announced, that Top Chef producers will multiply the amount raised in the bake sale by ten for the school trips of both teams and will add another $5000 for the school itself.

  • Elimination Challenge The pastry chefs are divided into two teams and have to raise money in a school bake sale. The team, who raises more money wins the challenge. Winning Team: Pep Squad Winner: Eric Wolitzky Winning Dessert: Peanut Butter Krispy Bars Top Three: Erika, Eric, Malika Prize: $5.000 for the winning team Loosing Team: Glee Club, Danielle, Heather C., Yigit, Zac, Seth Eliminated: Heather C.

  • Quickfire Challenge In this challenge the pastry chefs have to create a beautiful and flavorful wedding cake in just 1 1/2 hours. Winner:Erika Davis Winning Wedding Cake: Mocha Explosion with Kahlua Buttercream Prize: Immunity in the elimination challenge Top Three: Heather H., Erika, Morgan Bottom Three: Seth, Eric, Malika

  • In/Out After Gail Simmons had announced the Quickfire Challenge Seth Caro had an anxiety attack and was eliminated due to health problems. Heather C., who was eliminated in episode three was brought back to the competition. Malika, who had an actually highly praised dessert in the elimination challenge, choose to withdraw from the competition, with the reason that she did not enjoy cooking in a competitive environment.

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Allusions (1)

  • Charlie andThe Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's book from British author Roald Dahl. It was filmed in 1971 and 2005.