The second episode of KBC starts with the top 11 young bakers walking on the set to see a giant volcano and learning they have the make a volcano cake. They have two hours to use two Bundt cakes and create a literally smoking cake.
Cole is because he has made a lot of volcano cakes before. Today he is making a Chocolate Cinnamon Strawberry Cake which he says should taste just like a chocolate covered strawberry. Aiden asks him what he is doing and is wowed by the addition of pop rocks. 🙂
Jason is making a Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Aiden thinks his ganache looks good. 🙂
Justice says volcanoes have to do with geology and weather, and he’s into both of those things. He is making a Raspberry Sour Cream Bundt Cake with raspberry frosting because he is into raspberry flavor. Aidan checks in with Justice because he says it helps to know what he is up against. 🙂
Keili has never made a volcano cake before but she has walked over volcanoes so she still feels really confident. She is making a Lemon Chocolate Cake. She covers her mixer with a towel to keep the ingredients in and to hide it from Aidan. 🙂
Maya says she is a little weirded out by the giant volcano, it’s bigger than her. She tells Aiden she is making Vanilla Sour Cream Bundt Cake and she plans to build on the decorations. “Aaahhh,” says Aidan. 🙂
When Aidan thinks of volcanoes he says he thinks of lava erupting and tropical places so he is making a Passionfruit Volcano cake with Banana Buttercream.
Kaniyah is making her volcano cake with her favorite, strawberries. She is using macerated strawberries in the batter to make a Strawberry Chocolate Cake. Her Dad always loves this cake.
Dylin has never made a volcano cake before, but he has made a volcano for science class. He hopes this helps. He is making Vanilla flavored cake.
Reese says he is up to challenge of sculpting the volcano cake because he has helped his mother in her bakery. Sometimes her sculpting is so good people think she is selling purses, not cakes.
Charlotte is making a Ginger Chocolate Cake. She is adding Greek yogurt to add extra moisture and tang.
And finally Audra. She is making a Raspberry Puree and Sour Cream Bundt Cake but she is moving slowly. Cole’s cakes are out the oven already. Aidan tells Audra she had better get her cakes in soon so they will cook in time. 🙂
Then the Judges say the kids have to make at least four edible boulders along with their volcano cakes. Audra is now in double trouble with time.
Reese is using rice crispy cereal treats to mold his boulders. This is a professional move he probably learned from his mom. Dylin steals the idea and makes his boulders this way too, but nearly as big. Justice is making his out of his left over cake wrapped in fondant. They look just like hunks of volcanic ash. Similarly, Jason wraps melted chocolate in black fondant. Charlotte is doing boulders 2 ways. First, is just a ball of white and black fondant mixed together. Second, is a melted chocolates in a mold. Keili also mixes fondant for gray color and adds chocolate chips for texture. Kaniyah is dipping a huge chunk of fondant in chocolate crumbs. Cole is using pecans to make truffles. Very edible. Aidan and Audra are both using cream filled cookies to make boulders. And Maya is using coconut flakes and extra buttercream shaped into balls.
Back to the cakes.
Jason’s are raw and falling apart, back in the oven! Charlotte takes her cake out too early and is forced to mold the crumbled pieces into a volcano shape. Aidan makes isomalt fire. He says, “Isomalt is a special kind of sugar that when you melt it down it does not turn brown and it can stand against humidity. It is so cool!” Maya uses flowers to make her cake the prettiest in the room.
Time is up.
Audra’s cake looks very messy and is a little under baked in some parts and over baked in other parts. And her cookie crumb boulders needed to be baked.
Justice’s cake tastes very good but it is a little dry. Duff loves the boulders and the tropical theme.
Charlotte’s cake is too short and very under baked! 90% raw! The chocolate taste is good but the ginger flavor is not strong enough.
Maya’s cake is covered in happy pink lava. The judges say the vanilla tastes good but it is a little overcooked. And the boulders coconut filling would have been better toasted.
Dylin’s volcano and boulders look great but the cake is way under baked and the icing is way too wet and the cereal treats needed more marshmallow and butter.
Keili’s cake is a hot messy volcano. Duff doesn’t like the chocolate and lemon flavor combination, but Valerie likes it. The cake is nice and crispy on the edges, but overall it is too dry. The frosting is good, but the all fondant boulders are not something Valerie wants to eat.
Reese’s cake looks good, but the boulders are so big they make the volcano look too small. And the boulders are very hard. He forgot to add butter to the rice crispy treats. The cake tastes great, but still a little dry.
Cole’s cake looks and tastes amazing and the boulders are great. Cake is moist and the truffles are delicious.
Kaniyah’s cake is dramatic and tastes very good and all the flavors go well together. The boulders look good, but the judges don’t want to eat the solid fondant.
Aidan’s cake looks amazing and it is very moist. Everything on the cake is awesome and the flavors really go together. The boulders are the best and go well with the cake.
And Jason’s cake is too small and has too much chocolate. The boulders are too hard and also too chocolatey. Valerie says her palette needs a break from the chocolate flavors.
Cole, Aidan and Kaniyah had the top 3 volcano cakes. The best cake was made by Aidan!
Keili, Maya, Justice, Audra and Reese are safe.
That leaves Charlotte, Dylin and Jason. The one going home is … Charlotte. 😦
Charlotte gets a big hug from Valerie and hugs from all the other young bakers before she says goodbye. 🙂