Margaret commends everyone for working magic with lemons. She says that her least favorite desserts were Nelson's (unimpressed by the lemon/mango combo, not to mention his dessert not even being finished) and Orlando's (not a personal fan of lemon and chocolate together). Orlando interviews that she should leave her personal shit at the door. Taste is personal, guy. She also felt that the contrasts in Amanda's dessert were too great. Her favorites were Matthew's, Katzie's (she thought it was bold and funny) and Carlos's (loved those textures). They keep cutting to Matthew every time someone says something nice about Carlos. So, yeah, something's going to happen there. Matthew wins!
Gail presents the elimination challenge. Orlando, Carlos and Amanda have been randomly chosen to select the teams. Also, Matthew is a team leader because he won the Quickfire Challenge. Matthew chooses Chris because he's multi-faceted. Also, all the cute boys on one team is very dessert-adjacent in the human experience spectrum. Carlos chooses "Sassy Sally." Orlando goes with Nelson. Amanda chooses Katzie. Matthew gets Megan. Melissa is starting to look pissed that she's not getting chosen. Carlos gets Rebecca. Orlando chooses Craig and interviews that he's staying away from Melissa because, during the last challenge, she "drove the bus over one of her teammates." What? Did you just see that? What he did? It's like he took lemons and made a tired clichÃ© new again. Because, who cares about being thrown under a bus when there's some crazy asshole out there who will purposefully just drive the damn bus over your ass? Amanda chooses Vanarin. Melissa is last to be chosen, which means she's on Matthew's team.
Gail explains that, for the challenge, they will create a cake celebrating the Walt Disney Concert Hall's opening night for the LA Philharmonic. The cake should compare to the award-winning architecture of the hall. The event is the next night and will be served to 150 guests. Each team member will be responsible for one layer of the cake. Matthew says this is a ridiculously short amount of time for this sort of challenge. Margaret wants them to push the boundaries of cake-making. She wants to see new shapes.