| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's a sweltering 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop, a crisp, white apron over his bro tank and a camera crew over...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has added Charm City Cakes to its dining lineup.
The $442 million gaming complex announced that the Remington-based bakery, made famous on the cable TV show "Ace of Cakes," will "provide a wide array of baked goods,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
"Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman whipped up an array of rainbow-colored cakes for Katy Perry's new "Birthday" video.
The founder of Charm City Cakes made confections shaped as a cat, a suit (a "birthday suit"), a Rubik's cube, a hamburger and a gift,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:46 AM
When Carole J. Carroll tries to describe the enduring, worldwide fame of a rock 'n' roll legend who died more than 35 years ago, she points to the wilds of South America.
"I was watching a television program where these people traveled up the Amazon,"...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles.
Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:36 AM
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."...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:20 AM
Duff Goldman's empire of sweets continues to grow.
The Baltimore native, who has already opened both a branch of his bakery and a cake-decorating shop in Los Angeles, says he plans to next open a pastry shop.
He hinted about the plans several months ago...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:24 PM
It turns out Mary Alice Yeskey of Charm City Cakes is a big "musical theater nerd."
The "Ace of Cakes" star had stars in her eyes on Thursday when she presented the company of "Wicked" with an "Ozmopolitan" cake before Thursday night's performance at the...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 11:11 AM
To put it simply: Who doesn't have a serious case of cake love?
One other reason to bake a cake? "Decorate with your kids at home," said Buddy Valastro, an award-winning cake designer and father of three. "Hey listen, if it comes out lousy, you can still...
| May 10, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Selling racegoers on the Preakness Stakes has been a tricky balancing act in the past few years.
The Maryland Jockey Club struck out in 2009 when it ended the bring-your-own-beer policy in the infield, driving away thousands of young people. It won...
| Sep 29, 2011
Duff Goldman is sitting in a corner of the semi-secret Melrose Avenue location of his Charm City Cakes West bakery, checking the calendar on his iPhone. On the September schedule are meetings with his agent, magazine publisher Condé Nast and craft store...