I didn't see another thread about episode 1, although there were one or two comments in the general TCJD thread. Just throwing this open for anyone who stayed up for it and persevered through the Drama! Oh the Drama!
Thought the twist on the QF was cool -- make your signature dessert...into a cupcake. Seriously, where have these people been that they weren't more prepared to make cupcakes? They're such a trendy thing now -- my local suburban pastry/sandwich shop has a zillion cupcake varieties, including s'mores, red velvet, and cookies 'n' cream.
And a wide-open chocolate decadence challenge, with entries all over the map. I'm in for the challenges, if I can handle the divas.