Top Moments from Episode 3 of All-Star Academy

Relive highlights from the episode, including one home cook's unfortunate twist of fate.
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Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Looking for the Easy Way Out

With an advantage from last week, Bobby chooses the team that his will compete against. Avoiding Alex and Michael, whom he sees as his biggest competition, Bobby picks Curtis. Between cooking desserts with tortilla chips or with beef jerky, he chooses the former, "because we have no idea what's with the beef jerky."

Too Quick to React

Despite liking Mimi's crumble idea and Sharon's tortilla-chip fruit tart, Curtis presses his button early because "everything that's going into the fridge and oven to set and bake needs to taste just right." Seeing Mimi struggle with making caramel, he says, "I'm a little concerned," regretting his hastiness.

Playing It Safe Doesn't Always Pay Off

"It made it taste like one of the most amazing biscuits I've ever had," says judge Elizabeth Falkner of Joseph's use of tortilla chips. Although she finds Angela's French toast "cloying," she praises its "crispiness." Despite the positives, she sends both members of Bobby's team to the elimination round.

With Just One Last Crazy Hope

"They don't make dessert like I [do]," says self-professed expert Vanessa, who's nervous about using the beef jerky in her crumble. Despite being the only member of Michael's team, she's in good spirits, singing to her dessert. "I never thought I'd meet someone more ADD than me," says Michael, overhearing her.

Calculating the Cost of Riskiness

"He makes me nervous," says Alex after August breaks a glass bowl. Despite their earlier disagreement, she's proud when he successfully makes ice cream with liquid nitrogen. "There we go, baby," August says. "Quit patting yourself on the back," shouts Michael. "You owe me $200 for a mixing bowl."

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An Unequal Outcome

"I'm not sure if I'm feeling the beef jerky," says Elizabeth of Sherri's crumble. However, she finds August's ice cream "unbelievable," giving it a perfect score. Unfortunately, Sherri's low score puts both of Alex's cooks in the elimination round. "My dessert was the one that brought it down," says Sherri in tears.

Fluctuating Tempers and Temperatures

"This day just went from bad to worse," says Sherri, finding out the teams must cook savory dishes with marshmallows. "I say we go for broke here," says Alex, recommending August work with liquid nitrogen again. For Sherri, Alex recommends roasting them campfire style. "It's do-or-die now," says August.

Bittersweet Tension

"For as good as he is with chipotles and tortillas, [Bobby]'s not so great with sweet," says Alex, after hearing that Angela is making marshmallow tzatziki. Joseph suffers a setback with his dish: "I can't serve glass-fried chicken," he says, finding a shard in his bowl. "I'm feeling the pressure too," says Bobby.

How Much Is Too Much?

"I want to just go down there and assemble the dish with August," says Alex, pressing the button with just five minutes left. "She's not tasting anything," August says, which worries him because last week the judge's biggest critique was his lack of seasoning. "Am I using too much marshmallow?" he asks himself.

A Topsy-Turvy Twist of Fate

Sherri's dish is named the most successful. "This is total redemption," says Sherri, who just a little earlier had the worst dish. "I thought that we were definitely the frontrunners," says Angela, astonished. Elizabeth names August's dish the least successful, saying, "You had the best dish and the worst dish today."

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