On more than one occasion I have admitted my obsession with baking shows. The intensity of each challenge couples with the creative juices of each baker to leave me in the frame of mind to rise to any occasion. Also, I’m sure I could have done the pizza themed cupcake better than that guy… Anyway, I sit back and enjoy the chaos of baking and cooking shows as often as I can get away with it.
Throughout whichever show I may be enthralled with is this little nagging at the back of my mind; a little voice trying desperately to bring forward a concern. Poor little guy seems destined to being drowned out by the bigger voice saying “Did you see what he did? Of course I did but I don't believe it!”
It was not until I watched the recent season of Great American Baker that the tiny voice got to shine through: “Recipes! These guys are using recipes!” Holy sh..! That’s right: I have never seen a recipe used in any other baking show. Great American Baker shows the bakers using their own recipes as well as being given a mystery recipe from the judges. Where are the recipes in Cupcake Wars or Sweet Genius? Are these scenes lying in shreds on the editing room floor? Or do these people actually remember and/or create recipes on the fly?...
All [creativity] is not lost...
Corissa has been an artist her entire life and attended the Art Institute for design after completing a Bachelor’s in Accounting from National American University. She validates the contradicting combination with “I love my art but I don’t have to starve for it.”
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