Athena arrives, and they also want really simple cupcakes: chocolate and vanilla. They had split up into teams: Four went to decorate the cake, and four are baking: Annie, Khloe, T-Boz and Natalie. The chef thinks it's "definitely possible" that they can make 1,000 cupcakes, which is their goal. They start cooking, after the chef tells them how important accuracy in their measurements is. Khloe says it was insane to bake 400 cupcakes in a batch, and that there's no reason anyone should ever do that. [Aside from, you know, people with jobs that somehow involve baking. Does she know that she's competing for a job? Does she know what a job is? - Z]
Brande, Joan, Melissa and Claudia find the truck they're supposed to decorate. They take photos and measurements, and then ask the guy with the truck a lot of questions. Joan wants the truck to have bubbles coming out of it, and for them all to have cute little matching aprons. She says that, as project manager, she believes in overkill. And I think that carries over to when she is not project manager.
Brian and Jesse go see a graphic designer to talk about decorating the truck. Jesse thinks they can go super-slick with this, but he actually thinks cheesy is the way to go. He wants to put people in order of importance, and that Dennis Rodman's the biggest name. He says his design will look like "Celebrity Cupcake Star Galactica." [I would totally watch that show. - Z] Brian just sits there and watches. He tells us his role in the designing was to do whatever Jesse needed him to do, and that that will keep him out of harm's way, because there won't be a target on him.
The women are with a graphic designer, who has a big pink cupcake on his screen. Joan asks him if he's Jewish, and when he says he's not, she tells him she'll have to explain to him, then, that "Jews like a lot of crap," so to please make it very tacky with big letters and stars all over the place. Melissa wants the price not to be listed, and that it should just say that all proceeds go to charity. Brande interviews that Joan's doing a good job as PM, but that it sort of seems like Melissa is PM, because she's calling the shots and Joan's letting her. Which means, Brande, that Joan's not doing a good job as PM. Lots of shots of Melissa telling the graphic designer what to do as Brande and Claudia look pretty and roll their eyes.