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Food Network Challenge: Sesame Street Cakes

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by mbmfrog, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    It's the Food Network Cake challenge centered around Sesame Street 40th anniversary on tonight and I'm enjoying it very much. :insatiable:
  2. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Well-Known Member

    hmm, i'm not sure parente is the best sw representative to judge. she doesn't like the big bird cake guy creating his own muppet character...while i don't like the character too much, doesn't sesame street encourage creativity? the elmo design looks the most creative, with a tv parody theme & characters that look very muppety, so i bet it will win. although big bird looks the most realistic, which in regard to our recent conversation about how merchandise never captures big bird, for a guy to do it out of sugar is pretty impressive.
  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised the judges didn't notice Rizzo's little cameo on the Oscar cake! That was making me crazy! :grouchy::shifty:
  4. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Well-Known Member

    yay! i'm happy with the outcome. and it was cool that all the chefs seemed to love sesame street. but geez, what an awful program concept--all fake exaggerated drama and unconstructive criticisms, like most of the fn shows. but i thought all the cakes turned out pretty cute. though i don't know if i'd eat any of them--how come none of them are judged on taste? do they eat them after the show? i'll just imagine that they plan to share them with the studio audience, but while they're giving the check to the winner, somebody is in the back devouring all the dessert:insatiable:
  5. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I felt either the Elmo or Cookie Cake should have won, but the Big Bird cake looked almost too realistic as well.

    Still it was a fun show and I enjoyed it very much. :insatiable:
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I thought every cake was gorgeous in their own way. The Big Bird was spectacular! It almost seems like a waste to have to eat it!

    And I didn't notice until Bob said it, but Rizzo is on the Oscar cake!
  7. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I think the Big Bird cake missed the mark. The eye placement was really awful. Yes, he did amazing work on the body of the character, but the face was just off. Also, the scene itself was a little "meh". I happen to agree that using a non-show muppet jumping out of the cake was odd when you have hundreds of characters, and frankly Jellybean isn't the most creative muppet name. Also Prairie was nice, but the missing eye lash, to me, should have been more of a hit. Overall the cake he made just didn't look good enough to win, though it was impressive.

    As much as I'd hate to say it, I think the Elmo cake should have won. First of all, it had a really nice scene. Parody of popular shows has been part of sesame street since day one, and so have whatnots, or in this case Anything muppets. Also I think the Anything muppets looked fantastic, as if designed by Jim Henson himself. I think the coloring was perfect, the shape was spot on, and most important the eye placement was perfect on all the characters. Let's not forget the cake within a cake that 3 out of 4 contestants tried to do. The one on the Elmo cake was the best and could have won by itself. Combined with the fact the assistant was literally working with one hand behind her back I don't get why the Elmo cake didn't win.

    The Oscar cake was really poorly done and the guy doing it was way over confident. And really, how do you not try to include Slimey in that cake? It just seemed like the person doing it didn't really get Oscar at all. It was really a bland scene and the character work was pretty bad as well.

    The Cookie Monster cake, to me, should have been second place to Elmo. It was a good scene, iconic, and felt like something that would have happened on Sesame Street. The muppet food, again, is iconic.
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The problem I had was... If you're going to criticize the inclusion of a self-created character as losing points, then why do you praise and give points for the Muppet Parody Judges? Sorry, but that's what I kept railing against while watching the show. Rully glad I caught this, okay, was waiting for it to come on. This was great, I'm looking forward to everything SST 40th-ish this year.
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed all the cakes and loved everyone of them. And i thought to myself. Me, my sister, youngest necie and my brother-in-law watched too and really liked it.

    I thought it was still funny that the guy who did do his own character still won. So what's that all about too. To me that character looked almost like a cross between one of the Two Headed Monsters and that one pink little monster you would see back in the later days of Sesame Street. Like in the seasons 1 & 2.

    If i was a judge i wouldn't be able to choose the one who won. I would have to go with all of them. They all won to me. I hope i get to one day go on the set of Sesame Street. It's almost if you have to be some one special or on some TV show to do so.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah... And there's this part where the guy working on the Oscar cake says he sees the Big Bird cake, and he's not impressed by how quickly and neatly the sculpture's been made. Spoken like a true grouch.

    Long live Jellybean!
  11. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Well, to me, the judges were like any other anything muppets. Not new characters so much as generic anything muppets that have always been apart of sesame street. Jellybean was different, as was holding the iconic street sign. Also, the guy is a veteran of the challenges while the person that did the Elmo cake was only on challenge number 2.

    The guy who did Oscar was certainly a bit of a grouch and he made such a rookie mistake by not starting Oscar first. If he wasn't able to make all his cans and peeks and such but made a perfect Oscar he would have been fine, but he focused too much on all the side pieces. Also his fondant work was really bad as was some of his detail work. I just feel like he didn't have a huge grasp on the concept, and considering his age I can see why. Personally, I think it would have been cool if he went for a retro Oscar meets Modern Oscar approach. That would have been interesting, and would have been a good way to show the spanning of 40 years.
  12. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Whoops, been looking forward to watching it but never knew when it was on. Are there links to it?
  13. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Well-Known Member

    it says on the show's website that they'll air the episode again Aug 1 at 4 pm ET/PT and Aug 9 at 6 pm ET/PT
  14. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Well-Known Member

    i didn't mind jelly bean as much as the splashes around him--they looked more nickelodeon than sesame street. but that guy was the only one to put another muppet in there, and not one of the ones that super popular today, either. the problem with truly representing a show with an ensemble cast is that it would have been better if they put all the cakes together into one, but that would have been a bit over the top.

    so we've seen what cake decorators thought up, what would fans' designs look like if we all had mad cake sculpting skills?
  15. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see an Ace of Cakes version. They'd probably do a street scene. :D

    Thanks for the heads up, btw.
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes... If you go to the Food Network's website, you can navigate through the links for their TV listings to find out when it'll reair. I know fer surely this Saturday, anywhere from 2-5 PM. Hope this helps.
  17. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I rewatched it last night and saw Rizzo on the Oscar cake. Neat idea, but I bet they didn't mention it because of legal issues and I bet he was dinged for including a character from another license as well. It's too bad that licensing issues kept that piece from being shown off.
  18. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I noticed Rizzo on the Oscar cake too! I thought it was a neat little easter egg for those watching who are more than just Sesame Street fans!

    I thought the best looking cake was Elmo with Cookie Monster a close second. The Big Bird cake was off, but I can't really say how. And, lastly, I agree with the judges that Oscar wasn't big enough.

    (This is my own opinion please don't shout at me if you think differently)
  19. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I taped it last night. I thought the Elmo cake was the best one. I'm gonna have to watch this again to see Rizzo on the Oscar cake.
  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yep, Rizzo's on the Oscar cake. Nice little Easter egg.

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