Did you watch the show? Did you enjoy it?
I will have a full post up this weekend with all the juicy details and all the photos, but I want to address 2 things on last night's show that were misleading.
First let me address this comment to my blog:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Watch Teambito On Ultimate Cake Off Monday!":
What a filthy mouth for such a family show. I will never watch when you are on this show again. Not just mild words but ones my kids could tell what you said even though they bleeped you out. went back and counted what was shown 49 bleeps must be some kind of record for family tv.
Knowing your name would be easier to address you, but since you chose not to stand behind your words, I will post my reply here:
The bleeping on the show was way overdone for what was reality. ( And I highly doubt 49)
1) I did say "shit" once which need to be bleeped.
2) When the fondant was tearing I said "It is tearing like a son of a ----" and I did NOT finish the sentence. I said nothing else despite how they made it look. They added a bleep there for drama.
3) When the pole would not go into the hole, I was very frustrated yes, and saying "friggit!", not the other F word. IF you look at my lips you can see what I was saying. Again they added long bleeps for drama.
4) There were also bleeps added when my face was off screen and I was not even saying anything.
They apparently decided, that since I was feisty, showing a lot of emotion, and using "pseudo-cuss words" a few times, that they would go crazy with the editing and bleeping and make me look much worse than I really was.
During the skills test. I had not piped BC roses in about 20 years and I said so many times on camera. I also said that I knew mine were crappy, Pat's were perfect, and she had it in the bag. What I actually said during my interview was "I felt confident that Pat won the skills test because BC roses are not my strength." And they clearly edited my words to say: "I felt confident because BC roses are my strength".
Folks, this is a semi scripted TV show, not a true cake competition. They make it look the way they want it to look. They took many shot of words and facial expressions for all 3 of us and inserted them out of context, to tell the story they wanted to tell.
That is TV. We signed a huge contracting waiving our rights to complain, and giving them freedom to edit us anyway that they wanted.
I am no angel, I do cuss at times, but I have more sense than to let it rip on national TV in prime time. I was using my arsenal of safe "ugly words". Nothing other than the one "shit" did I say that really needed to be bleeped, but they saw the opportunity to create high drama, and did it at my expense.
Believe me if you wish; do not believe if you do not wish.
But I felt the need to clarify, and reiterate that things are almost always not as they seem on TV. Take it all with a grain of salt.
There, I have it off my chest, now back to the fun of caking!
I will put a full post up this weekend full of good stuff after I get my wedding order out the door.
Love you all,