Top Moments from Episode 5 of Spring Baking Championship

See highlights from the fifth episode, which challenged the bakers to make pies and create red, white and blue desserts for Memorial Day. Plus, find out which baker was sent 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

Nearly Lost in Translation

In the Pre Heat, the bakers must make "the perfect picnic dessert: a pie," explains Bobby, but Damiano misunderstands his drawl and has him spell it out. Once Damiano puts his ricotta pie in the oven, he finds himself with extra time and decides to make gelato. "I'm not sure the gelato would come to the picnic," Nancy points out.

There's No Excuse for Not Winning

"I'm definitely ready to reclaim my top spot," says Dwayne, who's made a rhubarb, strawberry and blueberry pie. "I'm taking a chance here," he says of the filling. "Back where I'm from, if you can't make a pie, they put you out of the South," he adds. Luckily, the judges find the flavor is "balanced perfectly."

In a Crusty Situation

"I teach a pies class," says Andy, sure that he's got this Pre Heat challenge in the bag. He presents the judges a banana cream pie in a pate sable crust. "You sure this is  sable?" Duff asks, finding the crust flaky, while sable should be sandy. "It's not a sable," Lorraine emphatically underlines.

It's All in the Eye of the Pie Holder

"It's strong, it's sturdy and it's rustic," says Simone of the crust she's made for her blackberry and blueberry pie. "I love it when a pie slice looks like this," says Duff. "It's a big mess of stuff." The judges appreciate the filling, but Nancy calls the crust "too heavy." Duff, however, sees the crust as a scoop for the filling.

Pride and Patriotism

"I told you I knew about pie," says Dwayne after Bobby announces he's won the advantage, earning himself a 10-minute head start in the Main Heat. He's making a cream cheese mousse on a sugar cookie with poached strawberries and blueberry coulis for his red, white and blue Memorial Day dessert.

Bowled Over with Compliments

"I pull the domes out and they are barely frozen," worries Andy. His white chocolate mousses haven't set completely for him to glaze them, but he pulls them out anyway as the final minutes count down. Luckily, the judges can't find anything wrong. Nancy calls the dessert "sophisticated," and Lorraine calls it "brave."

Down-to-the-Wire Decisions

"The dessert is too refined to just throw something on at the last moment," says Simone, who's missing a blue component after her blueberry gel turned "purple people eater purple." So she does the unthinkable, using blue candy melts to finish her plates. But it's her cake's texture that doesn't sit well with the judges.

Going All In American

"I went 100 percent American," claims Damiano, who presents a red velvet and blue genoise cake with a frosting of cream cheese and mascarpone — his Italian addition. Although the judges appreciate his story, they're not sold on his dessert: "It's just not as refined as I would expect from you," says Nancy.

Straight Through to the Finale

Bobby names Andy the winner of the Main Heat for a dessert that was "executed flawlessly," and Dwayne comes in a close second for his "perfectly balanced" dessert. Both will be going on to the finale. "Now I finally get my win, and I've got it when it matters the most," says Andy.

So Close, But Not Close Enough

In the bottom are Simone and Damiano, who has resolved himself to going home after hearing his decorating was considered "subpar." But Bobby announces Simone will be leaving. "I learned that it's OK to take really ridiculous risks," says Simone of her "adventure" on the show. Damiano moves on.

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