Before you know it the judges are in the showroom ogling Erika's wares. Erika has a whole back story for her dress, including a day job in an office, a vision board with a Viking range on it, and playful pumps that work with the chocolate feathers and gold leaf (which accents her eyes). The dress is a solid effort and the petit four purse looks far tastier than you would expect a petit four purse to look. The judges like her use of cocoa-dusted popcorn to add texture to the dress, but Erika's petit fours are two micrometers to large and she will have to be beheaded. Or something like that. Zac is next. I'm not sure what I was expecting from big talker Zac, but I guarantee I was not imagining an extra's costume from Xena Warrior Princess. Yet, that is what he has created. In chocolate. He describes it as a burlesque warrior and swears he could have Gail in that outfit in 10 minutes. He goes to unzip her, but she stops him. Zac has made petits fours in the shape of pasties and a make up kit. This is all too much for Johnny Iuzzini who apparently is easily embarrassed. Someone should tell his hair that.
Next up is Eric who puts on a good, optimistic show despite being dead on the inside. The judges notice that the dress is tragic, but they do enjoy his cheesecake "pendant". HBH's dress is cute although it used no pastry techniques whatsoever and instead looks like someone got drunk and rolled around in a salad bar. But in a good way. The judges aren't thrilled with the sassy salad look, but do like her chocolate caramel petit four. Yigit is going for the sentimental and sympathetic vote as he declares that his dress is an homage to Alexander McQueen. He also claims it is reminiscent of Bjork, which it is being white and twisty. I kind of wish he would have added a swan's head for realism though. The judges are suitably impressed with the fashion but find the flavors in the petit fours flat. Morgan is next and he starts making his sexy face and sort of lisping as he explains to the judges about his super sexy pumps and his hot little dress and the matching clutch he made. As much as Morgan is riding my last nerve like it's a bronco at the Texas State Fair, I want his petit fours. He made a red hot macaron and a bonbon in the shape of a ring pop. They are awesome.