Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Minnesota Fringe Festival 2020: "Cooking Heather's All-Out Nonsense Baking Time!"

Location: Digital Hub Live (now available to stream anytime)

Length: 50 minutes

Title: Cooking Heather's All-Out Nonsense Baking Time!

By: Heather Meyer

Summary: A live comedy/improv/baking show.

Highlights: If you're not familiar with Cooking Heather, let this be your introduction. You know that Food Network show Worst Cooks in America? It's a little like that. Not to say that Heather Meyer is a bad cook, but the things she puts together are as horrifying as they are possibly delicious. As one of the commenters on the live show said, it's like everything you dreamed of eating when you were 10 years old, all mushed together. In this episode, she creates a three-layer "cake," with the ingredients chosen from the "Wheel of Treats" (things like cookies, popcorn, candy, goldfish), all glued together with cookie dough and melted gummy worms. In real time we watch her mix, bake, microwave, melt, freeze, and assemble these ingredients into a beautiful and terrible pile of sugar. And then she eats it and tells us what it's like! Such fun.

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