Last night's back-to-back episodes of SugarStars were definitely the most glamorous of the season thus far! In the first episode, called The Garden Shop, the team worked on two very different assignments. First, they designed an interactive Sweet Court that was displayed in the middle of one of Toronto's most popular malls, the Eaton's Centre, to celebrate the shopping centre's 35th anniversary. Next, Yolanda, Elle, Caspar and Antonella created a gorgeous edible contemporary garden for a historic castle. What made it more nerve-racking was that the sweet table was to be presented to a group of event planners who were sure to be super attentive to every little detail, meaning everything had to be perfect.
The shopping-inspired sweet table featured a yellow carpet framed by four podiums, each topped with a different cake (everything from hatboxes to shopping bags) and surrounded with fresh fruit, cupcakes, candy and a multi-coloured chocolate fountain (which, by the way, was gorgeous and jaw-dropping, don't you think?). For their contemporary garden sweet table, the team was instructed to use some sort of flower ingredient in every single dessert. From edible flowers to rose water, the gang got the job done, even if they did encounter some trouble with the flower extract in Yolanda's petit fours.
Last night's second episode was called Beauty Boudoir and both sweet tables featured in the episode were beauty-themed. The first was for a product launch for a facial cream at a high-end department store, which inspired Yolanda to create a giant cake replica of the makeup product itself. The purple-themed table was a hit! Makeup and cakes; what could be more chic? The SugarStars' second assignment was to turn their entire shop into an edible makeup boutique for the launch of a new cosmetics company. From edible lip gloss and brownie compacts to makeup brush-shaped desserts, don't you think this sweet table might have been the team's best work yet?)
Finally, in the show's most heartwarming moment, when Elle finds out that Antonella is working on the day of her 9th wedding anniversary, she (along with Yolanda and Caspar) plan a surprise day at the spa, complete with a full makeover, for Antonella. (I won't lie; I teared up a bit while watching that part).
What did you think of this week's episode of SugarStars? What was your favourite creation?
by Souzan Michael