No sarcasm in the headline there, as I always want to watch another show about cake…but will the digestive traffic jam of competitive cooking shows based on carbs you’ll never get to eat (like Bryan’s chocolate ganache on last week’s Top Chef, pictured) ever end? Today Bravo announced a Top Chef spinoff to air sometime in 2010, Top Chef: Just Desserts. This follows last Thursday’s news of a second season of Top Chef Masters. It remains to be seen if Padma Lakshimi will host Just Desserts — my top choice at this point is Judge Reinhold, who can play off the “Just” part of the title because his name is Judge. No-sugar pre-season diet starts now, Judge!

Dessert challenges are often the ones that trip even the best Top Chef contestants up, but is there room for another dessert series amidst the fondant-lined wonderland of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, TLC’s Cake Boss and Ultimate Cake Off, and WeTV’s Amazing Wedding Cakes and Wedding Cake Wars, not to mention Top Chef Masters, The Next Food Network Star, The Next Iron Chef, Chopped, etc.? Has Top Chef and/or dessert reality series fatigue settled in for you yet, P-Dubs? Would anyone prefer commenter darclyte’s suggestion for a Top Chef: Mixology over Top Chef: Just Desserts?

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