Recently I stumbled upon Zumbo's Just Desserts on Netflix and absolutely mesmerized by the level amateurs can bake (which makes me what? An incompetent amateur?)
Pastry chef Adriano Zumbo is renowned for his magical creations which are not only absolutely tasty (I have heard), but look incredible. From floating hats to profiterole towers, there is something for any taste.
In this show, twelve contestants go into the ring and bake something according to a specific theme (like fairy tales or chocolate). Then, the two weakest participants have to go into the Zumbo Test in which they have to re-create one of Zumbo's insane creations. The one performing worse in this task is eliminated.
The contestants are insanely skilled! Even though they are all amateurs, they know their craft and I am sure could outdo one or the other chef in a competition; however, the jury in the show is improvable. Rachel Khoo, who was absolutely adorable in her own TV show, comes over as a mean and humourless bitch and the other "jury member" who is only there to count down the clock and look pretty is Gigi. She has the most annoying voice you have ever heard (and if this doesn't intrigue to watch the show, I don't know what will). Zumbo himself seems quite nice, but with a sadistic streak whenever revealing the dessert the two contestants have to bake.
Also, there are various catchphrases in the show which are repeated again and again, which makes it pretty repetitive. Rachel Khoo wishes every contestant that their "all their sweet dreams may come true", which, at first, seems really nice, but becomes a tad bitter and almost mocking towards the end.
However, if you are interested in amazing baking and weird creations, this is the show to watch and I can only highly recommend it, so let the binge-watching begin...
Oh and in case you are wondering...all of the above given pictures are really desserts and a hundred percent edible!
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