I watch this show and am amazed at what they create. I do wonder, though, if a judge doesn't like an ingredient how do they judge a pastry?
For example, I hate coconut. Hate. HATE. Nothing I ever taste with coconut in is ever going to be good to me. Won't matter how moist or pretty it is.
I also don't like banana-flavored stuff. Or nuts other than peanuts in my sweets. Or mango, apricot, guava -- none of that. Yuck.
So, I can't believe all the judges have liked all the ingredients in these various cakes and desserts.
How do they fairly and accurately judge? Any chefs out there?