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April 24, 2012
"Ace of Cakes,"a Food Network favorite, followed Remington's Charm City Cakes through 10 seasons of stress and laughter. Owner Duff Goldman and his talented team introduced viewers to the fast-paced world of custom cake-making, creating edible masterpieces such as the Hogwarts castle for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and a replica of Radio City Music Hall for the Rockettes. Now, a year after the show's final season and currently busy with a new line of wedding cakes, executive chef Geof Manthorne, 37, reflects on life after the show, how the staff has changed and the future of Charm City Cakes.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Sam Schmidt, who is in town for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, didn't get to celebrate his 49th birthday on the race track. That didn't stop Baltimore's Charm City Cakes from wishing the owner of Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports a happy birthday. Two weeks after his actual birthday, Schmidt was presented Saturday afternoon with a race car cake. Members of Schmidt's team, including IndyCar drivers Simon Pagenaud and rookie Tristan Vautier, and onlookers sang “Happy Birthday” to Schmidt, a former driver who became a quadriplegic after a car he was driving at the Walt Disney World Speedway crashed into a wall on Jan. 6, 2000.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Sam Schmidt, who is in town for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, didn't get to celebrate his 49th birthday on the race track. That didn't stop Baltimore's Charm City Cakes from wishing the owner of Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports a happy birthday. Two weeks after his actual birthday, Schmidt was presented Saturday afternoon with a race car cake. Members of Schmidt's team, including IndyCar drivers Simon Pagenaud and rookie Tristan Vautier, and onlookers sang “Happy Birthday” to Schmidt, a former driver who became a quadriplegic after a car he was driving at the Walt Disney World Speedway crashed into a wall on Jan. 6, 2000.
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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 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 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 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 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 Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,Sun reporter | January 31, 2007
Baltimore cake maker and Food Network star Duff Goldman is heading to Miami to build his biggest cake ever: a 5-foot-tall, 300-pound football-field cake topped with benches, players, coaches, reporters and photographers, referees, helmets bearing team logos and a Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl cake will be served to some 4,000 guests at the National Football League's party in Miami the night before the big game. The making of the cake also will be fodder for the final, hour-long episode of the Food Network's hit show Ace of Cakes, which features the local chef and his team at his Remington bakery, Charm City Cakes.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | January 31, 2010
It probably won't surprise Duff Goldman's many fans that a power drill will make an appearance next weekend when the master cake baker takes on Michael Symon in "Iron Chef America." After all, blow torches, grinders and other tools that go vroom are routinely used in Goldman's shop, Charm City Cakes, to build the structures of elaborate pastries that have included an anatomically correct model of an ear and a smoking volcano. But, when the new episode of "Iron Chef" airs Saturday and Sunday, viewers will see Goldman use the drill in a manner that blazes a new path, even for him. And that's as specific as he's going to be for now. "Let's just say that it was a new technique that I'd never tried before, and that the drill did exactly what I wanted it to do," Goldman says over the phone from Chicago, where he's touring with his indie rock band, soihadto (so I had to)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2012
"Ace of Cakes,"a Food Network favorite, followed Remington's Charm City Cakes through 10 seasons of stress and laughter. Owner Duff Goldman and his talented team introduced viewers to the fast-paced world of custom cake-making, creating edible masterpieces such as the Hogwarts castle for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and a replica of Radio City Music Hall for the Rockettes. Now, a year after the show's final season and currently busy with a new line of wedding cakes, executive chef Geof Manthorne, 37, reflects on life after the show, how the staff has changed and the future of Charm City Cakes.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley | mary.mccauley@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 31, 2010
It probably won't surprise Duff Goldman's many fans that a power drill will make an appearance next weekend when the master cake baker takes on Michael Symon in "Iron Chef America." After all, blow torches, grinders and other tools that go vroom are routinely used in Goldman's shop, Charm City Cakes, to build the structures of elaborate pastries that have included an anatomically correct model of an ear and a smoking volcano. But, when the new episode of "Iron Chef" airs Saturday and Sunday, viewers will see Goldman use the drill in a manner that blazes a new path, even for him. And that's as specific as he's going to be for now. "Let's just say that it was a new technique that I'd never tried before, and that the drill did exactly what I wanted it to do," Goldman says over the phone from Chicago, where he's touring with his indie rock band, soihadto (so I had to)
NEWS
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2011
Duff Goldman has just baked a cake of Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. And it looks just like the city's most famous landmark — right up to the statue of the nation's first president that stands atop its tower and down to the fine black piping that mimics the wrought-iron fence at its base. Only with Goldman, it's never enough, is it? Just two hours before he's supposed to deliver the cake and emcee the annual holiday monument-lighting ceremony alongside Gov. Martin O'Malley, the rock 'n' roll chef decides that what the cake really needs are fireworks inside its tower — real fireworks that explode and keep on exploding out of the cake for several minutes.
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