Today’s cuppa: PG Tips tea

Now that the firehouse episode of “Ultimate Cake-Off” has aired — click here for my syndicated story —  I can now reveal some behind-the-scenes secrets.

(Click here to watch the episode online.)

I totally didn’t pick the winner of the cake-taste contest. The banana cake was not so banana to me, but I did love the apple-pie cake. However, I did pick the winning cake. Of the other two, I thought the one with the firefighter lounging next to a burning building did sorta look like a dead guy, and the helicopter atop the fire station cake looked to me either like a weird bug or a multicolored spermatozoa.

I attended the party at the firehouse, which included the irony of a smoking cake right in the middle of a fire station. Here are some pix …

Cutting the cake that everybody actually ate …

Ultimate_Cake_Off_Firehouse_Real_Cake.jpgPah-tay in the firehouse …

Ultimate_Cake_Off_Firehouse_Band.jpgSmoke in the firehouse…

Ultimate_Cake_Off_Firehouse_Smoke.jpgDetails of the winning cake…

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Host George Duran, firefighter Eric Carpenter (and his beautiful daughter)…

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Honored firefighters Dale Myers (left) and Steven Romero (right) …

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