Top Moments from Episode 3 of Spring Baking Championship

See highlights from the third episode, which challenged the bakers to create sweet and savory brunch dishes for Mother's Day. Plus, find out who went home.

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Silent But Deadly Competition

"My mother never let us drink coffee growing up," says Dwayne, who now has to bake with the flavor in the Pre Heat Mother's Day challenge. He decides to make grown-up muffins with bananas and coffee. "When you're quiet, I get super scared," Juliana tells a very focused Dwayne, a three-time challenge winner.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Andy, who hasn't yet won even once, interrupts Juliana and Dwayne's conversation to announce, "Those days are over. Time for a new king of the hill today." He promises to go all out this time with coffee pots de creme with hazelnut dacquoise that "look like a cup of coffee with some fresh steamed milk on top."

Cups Runneth Over with Critiques

Also inspired by a coffee cup, Simone decides to recreate cappuccinos out of cake and fondant, for "a cake pop-type thing," she explains. Duff points out her technical flaws, saying, "There's a lot of folds." Simone is up in arms: "Duff instantly finds the crack in my china." Lorraine wants more refinement from her.

Confidence Booster

"This is by far the best thing I've tasted all day," Duff says after tasting Juliana's ooey-gooey espresso brownie. "You can't make me cry," Juliana says through tears, touched by the judges' comments. "You should have more confidence in yourself," Lorraine advises her for the next time she bakes and presents.

Overpromising and Underperforming

"This could be ... one of your best tiramisus you ever tried in your life," Damiano says as he presents to the judges his chocolate cannoli filled with crumbled cake and tiramisu cream. However, their comments prove quite the opposite. Duff's cannoli didn't have any cake, and Lorraine wanted more coffee flavor.

When Winning Goes to the Head

"There's no way I can let my dessert lose out to a brownie," says Andy, who luckily doesn't have to know that feeling. His advantage in the Main Heat is a basket of ingredients that he alone can use in the Mother's Day challenge, to cook savory and sweet dishes. "I got this one in the bag," says Andy.

A Novice's Lucky Strike

"Never, ever, ever, ever in my life have I made brunch or brought my mom to brunch," says Damiano. But he decides to embrace the challenge, making an Italian custard tart and mini frittata-filled scones. "I'm taking a risk here," he says, worried about Lorraine's opinion, but luckily she's impressed.

Sweet Redemption and Unexpected Flattery

"I'd just like [to have] a big cup of it and just drink that," says Lorraine of Dwayne's bacon-butter sauce. "I'm kind of mad at it," says Duff after tasting his berry Pavlova, which Dwayne hoped would redeem him after last week's failed attempt. "This is better than any Pavlova I've ever baked myself," reveals Duff.

Awe-Inducing Dishes

Simone presents her savory eclairs and layered baked tropical yogurt to the judges, who are surprised by the yogurt's flavor. Duff notes, "It's a lot more complex than I thought it would be." And Lorraine praises Simone's entire plate, asking her to do more "baking from [her] heart and soul, not just from [her] head."

Tight Race to the Finish Line

"Today was all about Simone," says Duff. "For me it's all about Dwayne," Lorraine disagrees. "You have to give Andy credit," Nancy says, reminding the other judges of his upscale brunch dishes. In the end Bobby names Dwayne and Simone as this week's top two, but the single win goes to Simone.

Undeterred by the Outcome

"I have no idea where this leaves me," says Sandy, who got mixed reviews on her bread pudding. But Juliana's two breads, one of which was overbaked, end up sending her home. "I wanted to prove to myself that I could keep up with these other bakers," she says, "but I'm going to keep on baking."

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