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ButternutSquish Fri 21-Oct-11 11:52:44

win at the Devon County Show had to be a fix??

Come on, anyone who does any sort of craft or who watches Kirstie on a regular basis on her crafty/homemade shows knows she's absolutely rubbish at the things she trys!

Ok, so she came 2nd with her choux buns (not sure how she managed to beat ladies who'd been competing for years, but hey ho, she did something different), but to WIN with an iced fruit cake and a burnt one at that!!

Actually, I quite like Kirstie because she makes me look good at craft! wink

aldiwhore Fri 21-Oct-11 11:54:25

Didn't watch the show, but the traffic management for the county show was awful so maybe all the decent entrants couldn't get there? smile

AFuckingKnackeredWoman Fri 21-Oct-11 11:54:48

The beetroot cake man was robbed, it looked alot nicer

KatieMortician Fri 21-Oct-11 11:55:36

She obviously froze the professional pastry chef's buns. That's exactly what I would do any way.

knittynoodle Fri 21-Oct-11 11:55:51

I have been thinking about this and although she's making the items, she's doing it at the same time as having a tutorial from a professional. I did wonder about the fairness of that...

ButternutSquish Fri 21-Oct-11 12:00:23

Agree Knittynoodle and yes, Beetroom was definately robbed although cutting into his cake and seeing it violently pink was a bit of a shock

BupcakesandHaunting Fri 21-Oct-11 12:01:06

Well, I'm sure we'd all do a lot better at baking if we had a skilled baker stood next to us telling us how to bloody well do it. Her win was a cheat, IMO.

And I do like her. Just thought that it was unfair.

knittynoodle Fri 21-Oct-11 12:03:34

I was just thinking that if I'd just lost to a woman who I knew for a fact had been talked through step by step how to do something I had spent years mastering on my own, I might be inclined to drop her cake over her head (ensuring to mash some of that holey marzipan into her mouth and eyes) grin

BupcakesandHaunting Fri 21-Oct-11 12:05:36

I was also a bit dubious about the re-done marzipan. She went to bed leaving it with gaping holes, then the next morning it's sat on her work surface done to perfection. hmm

emsyj Fri 21-Oct-11 12:05:55

The beetroot cake looked like meat with the pink middle and brown outer. <boak>

It probably was a fix. Is it true that she is Cath Kidston's cousin...?

ujjayi Fri 21-Oct-11 12:06:07

It was the way in which she turned to give a speech to the remaining entrants after collecting her prize which made me splutter! Everyone else had simply collected and walked off. Kirstie obviously decided this was her Oscar moment grin

headfairy Fri 21-Oct-11 12:06:08

I can't believe the poor woman who'd spent an entire year on a sugarcraft course and was a professional baker came fourth!! She was obviously robbed to make it look better on telly. I'd much rather see Kirstie slumped in a corner, utterly despondent and swigging the cooking sherry after she's lost.

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Fri 21-Oct-11 12:07:36

Her first batch of choux pastry was a disaster. Her second attempt was good enough to win 2nd place?! hmm

bigTillyMint Fri 21-Oct-11 12:09:42

It was so a fix. What did she think she was doing with the cling film on the marzipan?

knittynoodle Fri 21-Oct-11 12:10:01

'Its about taking part is what we tell our children'

Aren't her kids going to watch the show and see her clawing at that win by taking lessons in how to beat other people?

*I do really like her though. Her Christmas show was no1 catch up show for me through BFing.

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