History Series / CupCakeWars

1st Aug '16 12:09:06 PM LadyNorbert
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in hopes Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, one of the reasons Florians hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the reason Florian hates it even more obvious).

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in the hopes that Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, one of the reasons Florians Florian hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the reason Florian hates it even more obvious).



* DoesNotLikeSpam: Florian hates Red Velvet Cake for a number of reasons (HypeBacklash due to the explosive popularity, the fact most people put red food dye into it, the fact he just doesn't think its that good in general, etc.). As a result, quite a few bakers will make a red velvet cupcake just for the chance of getting a rare red velvet stamp of approval from Florian.

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Florian hates Red Velvet Cake red velvet cake for a number of reasons (HypeBacklash due to the explosive popularity, the fact most people put red food dye into it, the fact he just doesn't think its that good in general, etc.). As a result, quite a few bakers will make a red velvet cupcake just for the chance of getting a rare red velvet stamp of approval from Florian.



* FeminineWomenCanCook: Many female bakers arrive on set wearing tutu, flower decorations, frilly skirts, pink clothing, etc, in contrast with the male bakers and other low key contestants.

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* FeminineWomenCanCook: Many female bakers arrive on set wearing tutu, tutus, flower decorations, frilly skirts, pink clothing, etc, in contrast with the male bakers and other low key contestants.



** One assistant in the Poker episode warned the primary baker against making a Red Velvet cupcake because of this, but was ignored. Ironically, [[spoiler: they were sent home for every cupcake ''but'' the Red Velvet, which Florian and Candace sincerely enjoyed]].

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** One assistant in the Poker episode warned the primary baker against making a Red Velvet red velvet cupcake because of this, but was ignored. Ironically, [[spoiler: they were sent home for every cupcake ''but'' the Red Velvet, red velvet, which Florian and Candace sincerely enjoyed]].



** Just because there're 20 diferent ingredients for the taste challenge, it doesn't mean you have to use a lot of them. Candace and Florian critique mostly if the ingredients are distinguished in the mix without fighting each other, not how many are there.
* SpoilerOpening: Each opening includes a shot of the two finished setpieces, while avoiding the identities of who survived long enough to ''create'' said pieces.

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** Just because there're 20 diferent different ingredients for the taste challenge, it doesn't mean you have to use a lot of them. Candace and Florian critique mostly if the ingredients are distinguished in the mix without fighting each other, not how many are there.
* SpoilerOpening: Each opening includes a shot of the two finished setpieces, set pieces, while avoiding the identities of who survived long enough to ''create'' said pieces.



* SternTeacher: Both Candace and Florian can nitpick every single ammount of ingredient flavor of a cupcake.
* TooDumbToLive: In one episode, one of the contestants mentioned her specialty is using beer in cupcakes. Not cooking it to burn out the alcohol, but simply adding it and have the actual cupcake taste of beer. Despite the theme of the episode being baking cupcakes for the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, she insisted on doing a beer cupcake in the first round because it was her specialty. The judges were appalled that she'd think it was a good idea to serve a beer cupcake to little girls, and to the surprise of no one, she was the first contestant to be eliminated.

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* SternTeacher: Both Candace and Florian can nitpick every single ammount amount of ingredient flavor of a cupcake.
* TooDumbToLive: In one episode, one of the contestants mentioned her specialty is using beer in cupcakes. Not cooking it to burn out the alcohol, but simply adding it and have the actual cupcake taste of beer. Despite the theme of the episode being baking cupcakes for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, she insisted on doing a beer cupcake in the first round because it was her specialty. The judges were appalled that she'd think it was a good idea to serve a beer cupcake to little girls, and to the surprise of no one, she was the first contestant to be eliminated.



* UnderdogsNeverLose: Frequently {{Invoked}}; most of the contestants come from small or fledgling businesses, and often refer to themselves as the underdog. Thus, on any given episode you're likely to see three or ''all four'' competitors describing themselves as the underdog who's going to surprise everyone and win it all.
** Chefs with self-imposed limitations, such as keeping vegan or a gluten-free, tend to do well despite that being a big disadvantage.
** Though that was {{Subverted}} during [[spoiler: the first champions' showdown: one of the competitors, seeing she was up against Chloe, decided to do her own vegan cupcake... earning the only heavy criticism in that episode and becoming the first to go]].

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: Frequently {{Invoked}}; {{invoked}}; most of the contestants come from small or fledgling businesses, and often refer to themselves as the underdog. Thus, on any given episode you're likely to see three or ''all four'' competitors describing themselves as the underdog who's going to surprise everyone and win it all.
** Chefs with self-imposed limitations, such as keeping vegan or a gluten-free, tend to do well despite that being a big disadvantage.
** Though that was {{Subverted}} {{subverted}} during [[spoiler: the first champions' showdown: one of the competitors, seeing she was up against Chloe, decided to do her own vegan cupcake... earning the only heavy criticism in that episode and becoming the first to go]].



* YankTheDogsChain: One episode had the judges heavily praising all three of the contestants in the second round. When they came back after the deliberation, the host made several leading comments about how "they felt ''all'' of you deserved to go on to the final round..." -- giving them some time to react to the suggestion before adding "Unfortunately, they had to eliminate somebody". Made sense given they have only two master carpenters, but still, was the HopeSpot really necessary?

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* YankTheDogsChain: One episode had the judges heavily praising all three of the contestants in the second round. When they came back after the deliberation, the host made several leading comments about how "they felt ''all'' of you deserved to go on to the final round..." -- giving them some time to react to the suggestion before adding "Unfortunately, they had to eliminate somebody". Made sense given they have only two master carpenters, but still, was the HopeSpot really necessary?necessary?
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12th May '16 12:43:43 PM alexandrajade
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* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Despite it being no secret that round 2 is 50% taste, 50% decoration, sometimes contestants will say "We don't do decorations" and completely forego them. There have actually been instances that a contestant has punted on the decorations and ''still won the episode.'' Can you ''imagine'' how delicious those cupcakes must have been?
8th May '16 5:31:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Crossover}}: One episode had Duff Goldman as a guest judge, since the reward was celebrating the 100th episode of ''AceOfCakes''.

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* {{Crossover}}: One episode had Duff Goldman as a guest judge, since the reward was celebrating the 100th episode of ''AceOfCakes''.''Series/AceOfCakes''.
4th Dec '15 7:42:45 PM DarkMask
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in hopes Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, ones of the reasons Florians hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the reason Florian hates it even more obvious).

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in hopes Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, ones one of the reasons Florians hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the reason Florian hates it even more obvious).
4th Dec '15 7:42:16 PM DarkMask
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in hopes Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, ones of the reasons Florians hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the one reason Florian hates it even more obvious).

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in hopes Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, ones of the reasons Florians hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the one reason Florian hates it even more obvious).



* DoesNotLikeSpam: Florian hates Red Velvet Cake for a number of reasons (most commonly its due to HypeBacklash due to the explosive popularity of red velvet when Florian doesn't think its deserving of so much attention). As a result, quite a few bakers will make a red velvet cupcake just for the chance of getting a rare red velvet stamp of approval from Florian.

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Florian hates Red Velvet Cake for a number of reasons (most commonly its due to HypeBacklash (HypeBacklash due to the explosive popularity of popularity, the fact most people put red velvet when Florian food dye into it, the fact he just doesn't think its deserving of so much attention).that good in general, etc.). As a result, quite a few bakers will make a red velvet cupcake just for the chance of getting a rare red velvet stamp of approval from Florian.
4th Dec '15 7:40:40 PM DarkMask
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In one episode a challenger decided to make their "Blue Velvet" cupcakes (many bakers on the show make red velvet in hopes Florian will enjoy it, since he has said he hates most red velvet). However, ones of the reasons Florians hates red velvet is the food coloring used to make them red, with blue velvet just basically being a red velvet recipe with blue food dye in it (making the one reason Florian hates it even more obvious).
4th Dec '15 7:34:35 PM DarkMask
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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Florian hates Red Velvet Cake for a number of reasons. As a result, quite a few bakers will make a red velvet cupcake just for the chance of getting a rare red velvet stamp of approval from Florian.

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Florian hates Red Velvet Cake for a number of reasons.reasons (most commonly its due to HypeBacklash due to the explosive popularity of red velvet when Florian doesn't think its deserving of so much attention). As a result, quite a few bakers will make a red velvet cupcake just for the chance of getting a rare red velvet stamp of approval from Florian.
19th Nov '15 11:42:27 PM MegaJ
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** To be fair, the contestant was known to use beer in her cupcakes. This wasn't some surprise to the producers, the judges, or anyone. They brought her in knowing what ingredient she'd be using in her stuff. And then they placed her in that episode. Her inclusion in that theme was indeed a case of TooDumbToLive but it was more on the Producers, rather than on The contestant.
5th Nov '15 10:15:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Mostly from Justin.
7th Oct '15 9:04:15 AM Mochitachan
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* BaconAddiction: It can be found in challenges every once in a while. Subverted, since making a ''sweet cupcake'' using bacon as either garnish, frosting or as part of the cake is not as easy as it seems, as it can turn out greasy instead. Most of the bakers use it for savory cupcakes or with apple or maple syrup.


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* RealMenWearPink: Considering that most of the contestants are female, the few men in the competition tend to comment about the contrast between them. Particularly, ''Bruce's Bakery'' was a military-themed team. Another contestant mentioned the irony that he, a [[FaceOfAThug tattooed motorbike type of guy]], loves to make cute cupcakes.
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