Immediately, the pastrycheftestants set to planning. Chris thinks that it's a good idea for there to be two groups - a creative team responsible for design and planning and a production team responsible for cranking out desserts. While the chefs seem to fall in line with the idea at first, once Johnny comes in to tell them that this week is a double elimination, it's every man for himself.
The end result of their labors is quite wonderful. Bravo/Magical Elves produced a set reminiscent of the interior of the chocolate factory, which the pastrycheftestants filled with waterfalls, pumpkin patches, and edible flowers.
Joining Hubert Keller, Gail, and Johnny for tasting are the four former Wonka stars, a gaggle of children and their parents, and wedding cake guru, Ron Ben-Israel, who is also the guest judge for the episode.
Later, when everyone has come down from their sugar high, Gail calls out Craig, Sally, Katzie, Melissa, Carlos, Matthew, and Megan, who are the top and bottom for this contest. Matthew, Katzie, and Carlos really paid attention to creating special, magical, desserts. Katzie's "carrot patch" full of carrot cake was charming, as was her bee hive/honey dispenser, and good enough to get her the win.
Craig, Sally, Melissa, and Megan didn't fare as well. Both of Megan's desserts were failures and it looked like she would be going home until Carlos stepped in gallantly to say that she had been so busy helping everyone else. Melissa didn't have a savior for her hard green donuts, nor did Craig have any excuses for his flavorless pate a fruit gummy bears, and both were given the boot.
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