Week Six: The "Next Great Baker" Power Rankings
Carlo's Bakery and Buddy Valastro are steeped in Italian culture and tradition, so you just knew that there'd be a Next Great Baker challenge involving Italian food, right? The contestants were treated to an Italian fine dining experience at Carraba's restaurant, and met with Carraba's owner Damian Mendola to receive their latest challenge.
The contestants were split into two teams and were instructed to make a three-foot tall cake incorporating/replicating classic Italian dishes. In addition to making it through to the next round, the winner recieved a trip for two to Italy. Not to shabby, eh? The runners up were treated to a year's worth of food from Carraba's.
Team Chad, Ashley, Paul and Letty make a great cake, but it unfortunately falls just short of the required three foot height requirement. There's discord on the team over Letty's contributions. But over at team Chris, Jen and Gretel-Ann, Gretel-Ann is not amused by Jen's workmanship. Even so, their team pulls out the win -- basically on a technicality. And Jen is awarded the trip to Italy, which we can imagine totally burned Gretel-Ann.
When it came time to decide who went into the box truck, the losing team voted Letty off the Next Great Baker island. She didn't exactly help, when she admitted that she could have done more.
So let's go to the Power Rankings!
And then there were six! Do you agree with Buddy's decision to send Letty home? Tell us in the comments!