Katzie says that she felt her team was cohesive and had a solid theme, but they suffered from imperfections in their work. Van feels that he should have edited. He tells Johnny that the musical instruments were his idea. Gail says that there was sloppiness in all three layers and Van says that someone should've stepped up to edit. Gail gets seriously eye-laser-y hardcore and asks why Van didn't step up. He says he was concentrating on his own piece and the problems that he was having. Katzie says that she was happy with the flavor of her cake, but Johnny says that he thought the texture was weird. Hubert tells Amanda that hers was his favorite cake. Van admits that his cake was overbaked. Margaret thinks that Van needed to turn up the volume and Gail agrees.
Margaret thinks that Katzie's team, while cohesive, was a visual mess, while Orlando's team had no cohesion but some real interest in the design. Johnny remarks that Orlando's cake was the only one that broke. Margaret asks he would like a broken cake or a really ugly cake. Broken cake! Johnny thinks that Katzie's team was a failure, Craig's was substandard and Van's cake was boring. They've made a decision.
The losers return. Gail tells Van that he doesn't measure up. Johnny says that his flavors were blah and his design was amateurish. He's gotta pack his tools and go. He thanks them and says it was honor to be in their presence (too much?) and says that this isn't the last we've seen from him. Gail smiles and says that they look forward to it.
Van VO's that he's sad to be leaving. He regrets that wasn't able to show his full potential. He's self-taught and feels inspired, which is a newer feeling for him. We wish him luck!
Jeff Long is a writer/performer in Brooklyn. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter at @jblong.