The American Baking Competition Wednesdays on CBS… This show premired last night… and I had no intentions of watching it… but nothing else was on. I gave it a shot… and it was inspiring! It made me want to bake! It also taught me that the WORST thing you can do to a pie is have a “soggy bottom”. I think a lot of my pies have had soggy bottoms… I didn’t know this was a key indicator of a good or bad pie!! So since this is a competition show, each week a contestant is eliminated… I HAVE to share my predictions based on the first episode…
#1 Carlo Fuda: first eliminated… and I called it. He did bad on all three challenges.
#2 Whitney Appleton Beery: Is that really her name?! I think she’ll be second to go. She’s just too young (21)! The others have years of experience… she’s a little bit too cocky for my liking too.
#3 Jeremy Cross: He was so not impressive the first episode and likey to be eliminated very soon… it would be predictable to say he’s 2nd to go but I’m going to say he’ll be 3rd.
#4 James Reddick: The heart throb of the group… you have to have a young handsome baker for the woman watching the show to drool over. I think this will only take him so far… and the other ladies will beat him with experience.
#5 Darlene Pawlukowsky: She seems like a middle of the pack kinda lady now… but I am sure she’ll shine in a later episode.
#6 Kolette Biddle: She’s cute!! But is she an emotional mess? We’ll see!!!
#7 Elaine Francisco: Ohh I want her to teach me to bake. Her peach cobbler was a mess though, to be fair she didn’t have enough time!! Her lattice was a mess too… but she redeemed herself!!
#8 Brian Emmett: I am pretty sure he’ll make it far in this competition but he won’t win… he seems a little too full of himself and not the kind of person they want winning.
#9 Effie D. Sahihi: She’s adorable! I loved her tarts!
#10 WINNER Francine Bryson: nothing she makes is low calorie… but I wanna eat ANYTHING this lady bakes. WOW! She’s super funny too! Totally a fan! She’ll be the winner!