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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN FOOD EDITOR | March 23, 2005
Planning a spring celebration with friends and family? Let them eat cake. Pie has its place, and so do ice cream, mousse, puddings and cobblers. But for versatility and appeal, nothing beats a cake. And with the abundance of decorating classes, books and gadgets, it isn't hard to make one that will impress your guests. One step toward making spectacular cakes is to learn the art of working with rolled fondant. If you recall your experiences with Play-Doh, you can decorate with the stiff icing that's frequently found these days on wedding and novelty cakes.
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By Karen Nitkin
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 19, 2013
Standing before the students who had assembled at his bakery to learn a bit of his craft, Duff Goldman issued a warning about cake decorating. "It's a very difficult art," he said. "It's very tough. A lot of people cry. Most of you will not succeed. " Then he laughed. "The thing to remember is: It's a cake," he said. "Don't get too freaked out. " But those words had faded more than two hours later as my hand, holding an X-Acto knife, trembled. Goldman, the owner of Charm City Cakes and star of television's "Ace of Cakes," was telling me to cut two circles out of fondant, which would become eyes for the sugary crab that would sit atop my masterpiece.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2010
Having trouble getting your cakes to look like a box of Crayolas, hamburger or race car? Duff Goldman, the extreme cake maker who's put visions of confectionery glory into many a home baker's head, has a fondant for that. In nine colors. He also has fondant cutters. Texture tiles. "Cake graffiti" color spray. Cake "tattoos." Cake pans. Cake mixes, spatulas and other tools. The Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" star and owner of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes has a new line of baking products.
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By Sloane Brown, Special to the Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
Wedding Day: June 16, 2012 Her story: Katie Cooney, 32, grew up in Ellicott City. Her father, Robert Cooney, is a retired banking executive who now works in ticket and fan services at Oriole Park at Camden Yards . Her mother, Constance Cooney, is a retired corporate controller. Katie is a contracting officer at the Social Security Administration. His story: Joel Southworth, 32, grew up in Ellicott City. His mother, Jaci Goldhammer, is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker residential brokerage.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2010
Having trouble getting your cakes to look like a box of Crayolas, hamburger or race car? Duff Goldman, the extreme cake maker who has put visions of confectionery glory into many a home baker's head, has a fondant for that. In nine colors. He also has fondant cutters. Texture tiles. "Cake graffiti" color spray. Cake "tattoos." Cake pans. Cake mixes, spatulas and other tools. The Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" star and owner of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes has a new line of baking products.
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By Lynn Williams | June 16, 1991
From your white wicker chair on a balcony of Mohonk Mountain House, a sprawling Gothic fairy tale of a place in upstate New York, you can nibble griddle cakes, gaze at a stupefyingly sapphire lake, and learn to love mornings again.Frost with chocolate buttercream. Glaze with Sacher glaze.Chocolate buttercreamMakes 3 pounds.1 pound, 4 ounces (2 1/2 cups) unsalted butter4 cups confectioners' sugar1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening1 cup cream fondant (see note)1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted2 to 3 ounces warm waterIn a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar well.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karen Nitkin
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 19, 2013
Standing before the students who had assembled at his bakery to learn a bit of his craft, Duff Goldman issued a warning about cake decorating. "It's a very difficult art," he said. "It's very tough. A lot of people cry. Most of you will not succeed. " Then he laughed. "The thing to remember is: It's a cake," he said. "Don't get too freaked out. " But those words had faded more than two hours later as my hand, holding an X-Acto knife, trembled. Goldman, the owner of Charm City Cakes and star of television's "Ace of Cakes," was telling me to cut two circles out of fondant, which would become eyes for the sugary crab that would sit atop my masterpiece.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | October 19, 2007
The wacky bakers at Charm City Cakes recently whipped up a big confection made to look like a bright yellow newspaper box. It was for a party celebrating City Paper's Best of Baltimore issue, which, as it turned out, bestowed one of its Best Of awards on the bakery. But the honor felt more like a pie in the face. The bakery, featured on The Food Network's Ace of Cakes, took the paper's "Best Cakes" category in 2003. This year, it won "Best Form Over Function." "There's no denying that the carefully sculpted confections of Charm City Cakes are beautiful," the paper wrote.
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By LIA GORMSEN and LIA GORMSEN,SUN REPORTER | July 26, 2006
Mom's macaroons, Aunt Fern's fondant - we all have that cherished recipe our friends request at birthday and graduation parties. No matter how obscure you may think your family favorite, next month's 125th annual Maryland State Fair probably has a contest to fit your recipe, with categories for everything from gingersnaps and spritz to peanut brittle and cherry pie. The opportunities for cooks are extensive, with more than 100 "baked goods and candy" classifications,...
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | September 17, 2008
Fans of Geof Manthorne - you lovelorn legions who thrill at the sight of the slim, slightly bedraggled hipster/cake decorator who's risen to unlikely cable fame on Ace of Cakes - you swooning masses must know something crucial. You swooning masses include the woman who jumped on Manthorne outside the Baltimore bakery where the show is set, snuggling up to him cougarishly for a photo. Also the three middle-aged women spotted giggling outside the bakery, bumping into each other as they tried to peek inside the mail slot.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2010
Having trouble getting your cakes to look like a box of Crayolas, hamburger or race car? Duff Goldman, the extreme cake maker who has put visions of confectionery glory into many a home baker's head, has a fondant for that. In nine colors. He also has fondant cutters. Texture tiles. "Cake graffiti" color spray. Cake "tattoos." Cake pans. Cake mixes, spatulas and other tools. The Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" star and owner of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes has a new line of baking products.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2010
Having trouble getting your cakes to look like a box of Crayolas, hamburger or race car? Duff Goldman, the extreme cake maker who's put visions of confectionery glory into many a home baker's head, has a fondant for that. In nine colors. He also has fondant cutters. Texture tiles. "Cake graffiti" color spray. Cake "tattoos." Cake pans. Cake mixes, spatulas and other tools. The Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" star and owner of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes has a new line of baking products.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | September 17, 2008
Fans of Geof Manthorne - you lovelorn legions who thrill at the sight of the slim, slightly bedraggled hipster/cake decorator who's risen to unlikely cable fame on Ace of Cakes - you swooning masses must know something crucial. You swooning masses include the woman who jumped on Manthorne outside the Baltimore bakery where the show is set, snuggling up to him cougarishly for a photo. Also the three middle-aged women spotted giggling outside the bakery, bumping into each other as they tried to peek inside the mail slot.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | October 19, 2007
The wacky bakers at Charm City Cakes recently whipped up a big confection made to look like a bright yellow newspaper box. It was for a party celebrating City Paper's Best of Baltimore issue, which, as it turned out, bestowed one of its Best Of awards on the bakery. But the honor felt more like a pie in the face. The bakery, featured on The Food Network's Ace of Cakes, took the paper's "Best Cakes" category in 2003. This year, it won "Best Form Over Function." "There's no denying that the carefully sculpted confections of Charm City Cakes are beautiful," the paper wrote.
NEWS
By LIA GORMSEN and LIA GORMSEN,SUN REPORTER | July 26, 2006
Mom's macaroons, Aunt Fern's fondant - we all have that cherished recipe our friends request at birthday and graduation parties. No matter how obscure you may think your family favorite, next month's 125th annual Maryland State Fair probably has a contest to fit your recipe, with categories for everything from gingersnaps and spritz to peanut brittle and cherry pie. The opportunities for cooks are extensive, with more than 100 "baked goods and candy" classifications,...
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN FOOD EDITOR | March 23, 2005
Planning a spring celebration with friends and family? Let them eat cake. Pie has its place, and so do ice cream, mousse, puddings and cobblers. But for versatility and appeal, nothing beats a cake. And with the abundance of decorating classes, books and gadgets, it isn't hard to make one that will impress your guests. One step toward making spectacular cakes is to learn the art of working with rolled fondant. If you recall your experiences with Play-Doh, you can decorate with the stiff icing that's frequently found these days on wedding and novelty cakes.
FEATURES
By Sloane Brown, Special to the Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
Wedding Day: June 16, 2012 Her story: Katie Cooney, 32, grew up in Ellicott City. Her father, Robert Cooney, is a retired banking executive who now works in ticket and fan services at Oriole Park at Camden Yards . Her mother, Constance Cooney, is a retired corporate controller. Katie is a contracting officer at the Social Security Administration. His story: Joel Southworth, 32, grew up in Ellicott City. His mother, Jaci Goldhammer, is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker residential brokerage.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2012
Now you can bake like Duff Goldman and the gang at Charm City Cakes. A new line of cake decorating products has just been released by Gartner Studios, a Minneapolis-based stationery company. Duff Essentials include cake mixes, decorating kits, pans and tools. Decorate With Duff includes sprinkles, decorating tools and cake "tattoos" and "graffiti. " And Duff Fondant includes everything you need to make your own extravaganzas. You can see the new Duff products here and here on the Charm City Cakes website.
FEATURES
By Lynn Williams | June 16, 1991
From your white wicker chair on a balcony of Mohonk Mountain House, a sprawling Gothic fairy tale of a place in upstate New York, you can nibble griddle cakes, gaze at a stupefyingly sapphire lake, and learn to love mornings again.Frost with chocolate buttercream. Glaze with Sacher glaze.Chocolate buttercreamMakes 3 pounds.1 pound, 4 ounces (2 1/2 cups) unsalted butter4 cups confectioners' sugar1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening1 cup cream fondant (see note)1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted2 to 3 ounces warm waterIn a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar well.
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