I said nothing about the ingredients that go into baking a cake, cookies, biscuits, etc.
I said the judges ask for X number of bakes and if they don't serve X number of bakes, however they prepared them, they don't meet the challenge and its a disqualifying factor.
The quantity the judges are asking for is not subjective.
Twelve biscuits are twelve biscuits, be they are sweet or savory, etc.
Same for the added elements such as chocolate or sugar work.
If they miss that element, they didn't meet the challenge. How they create the sugar or chocolate work is subjective.