On February 20th, Food Network cake fans will be bidding a fond farewell to “Ace of Cakes”. The 10-season-long running show that follows the adventures of a group of cake-makers, artists, and pastry chefs at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Maryland as they make customized, hand-sculpted, high-end designer cakes. The talented crew is lead by Duff Goldman, an alum of the Corcoran College of Art and Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, California.
Goldman has strong ties to the New England area, specifically, the town of Sandwich on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Growing up on Cape Cod, Goldman’s experiences working at a local pizza shop during his high school years proved to be formative for his future culinary occupation. In 1993, he graduated from Sandwich High School in Sandwich. Though he now calls Maryland home, Goldman has returned to the Bay State on occasion, often as the specially requested cake designer of some high-brow, local event.
The series finale will feature a number of exciting cake projects, including a cake for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and America’s favorite funny octogenarian, Betty White.
The Food Network and Goldman are reportedly currently in talks to develop other shows featuring the talented cake-maker.