The broadcast of season 11 of best pastry chef is in progress on M6. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, many viewers settled in front of the 3rd episode that had as its theme Arabian Nights. But not everything went as they would have liked…
To begin with, the 13 candidates still in contention had to undergo the test proposed by Chef Cyril Lignac. They had two hours and not a second more to revisit this famous pastry oriental that needs no introduction: gazelle horn.
The Best Pastry Chef: the Mercotte test creates controversy
It is the test imposed by Mercotte that will finally arouse the anger of certain viewers. The latter consisted of making “a tower of Scheherazade’s palace”. In other words, an imposing cake on which a dome rises, for a total height of about thirty centimeters.
In addition to being extremely complex to make, this cake has been heavily criticized for its excessive proportions. In social networks, many scandalized Internet users did not hesitate to let their discontent explode.
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Onlookers outraged by waste: “ Like every year, I’m scared. »
On Twitter, one can read in particular: What a waste of this giant cake X the amount of candidates… » ; ” Another impossible cake for 50 people » ; “ As much as the other tests, I guess everyone eats it, but this Mercotte test is a waste “.
Still others have criticized Mercotte for not making the cakes it imposes on candidates: “ She finds the ideas, but we see that she is not the one who makes the cake. » ; “ The con is Mercotte…she doesn’t do the cakes! “, we can for example read.
This event is really far from unanimous! And this is not the first time viewers have complained about it: Every year, we say that the Mercotte test is a WASTE, but you don’t listen much, huh? » ; “ Like every year, I am dismayed by the astronomical amounts of food wasted for the Mercotte event… »
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Some Internet users even directly challenge the channel, inviting them to act: ” Suddenly M6, for the next edition: do we avoid throwing 20 kilos of food per Mercotte event? Continue ! We trust you, you can do it! “Subject to follow…