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Romy Guiot's Spring Baking Championship Scandal, Explained
After the dramatic Season 8 finale of "Spring Baking Championship," one fan tweeted: "I guess you can serve undercooked cheesecake and win $25,000 [...] ROMY WAS ROBBED," It was a reference to the eventual show winner Jaleesa Mason who progressed to the competition’s next round, despite presenting an undercooked cheesecake, while consistent performer Romauld Guiot had to walk away before the final bake.
When Romy Guiot — a clear fan favorite all set to win the show — walked off the set, viewers were shocked. After the finale aired, the pastry chef posted a prompt on his Instagram story, in case his fans had questions, where a fan made more of a statement than a question, saying "Congrats on walking away, you're way above 'cookie salads' and 'sprinkles!"
During the season, the bakers were challenged to make Molly Yeh's signature "cookie salad," which is a Midwestern favorite composed of cookies, pudding, whipped cream, and mandarin oranges. Yeh is also a sprinkle fanatic, so when it was revealed that one of the final elimination challenges revolved around the colorful sugar bits, Romy Guiot put his foot down.
The pastry chef posted on his Instagram story that walking away was the "only step to preserve my integrity." He also added that he does not regret leaving the show and he hopes to work with Food Network in the future. Since many fans think he was robbed, they encouraged him to start a GoFundMe to benefit his vegan bakery.