| 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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
Maybe a swirl of organza or an overlay of Alencon lace would look best; possibly a bit of crystal beading. Style considerations for the bridal salon, right? Yes, and now the cake shop, too.
With wedding cake design increasingly taking its cue from the...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling?? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste???
When it’s likely to take center stage at your reception and...
| May 13, 2011
| 9:53 AM
If you love food and Chicago (not necessarily in that order) then tune in to TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes” at 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, on the Discovery Channel to watch a trio of this town’s cake artists—Alliance Bakery’s...
| May 9, 2011
| 10:57 AM
1st) Take the Cake
Take the Cake would prefer that you not order your wedding cake over the phone. Once you come into the shop to experience their hands-on approach, you’ll understand why. “We want them to taste things, to be able to feel...
| Jan 19, 2011
Cupcakes are whimsical, easy to serve and may be more cost-effective than the traditional multitiered wedding cake. They can also reflect the bridal couple's personalities and tastes — which is why they're so popular.
"Each tier (of a cupcake...
| Jul 17, 2010
Just before Thanksgiving, Anna Lilly sat in a social worker's office asking for food stamps. Fighting back tears, the Newport News mom and wife recited her account balance — $2.18. And, as she told the social worker, nothing was coming in.
| Jun 30, 2010
| 4:22 AM
I have a story in today's Taste section about something I blogged about a while ago: Duff Goldman has a line of cake-baking supplies.The lead-in to the story will look very familiar to anyone who read the original blog post.......
| Jun 18, 2010
| 4:34 PM
In celebration of the opening weekend for Toy Story 3, I'm sharing a recipe for some cute alien cupcakes from Disneyfamily.com. Ingredients Cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe White frosting, store-bought or from your favorite recipe Neon green food...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Michaels has introduced Ace of Cakes Chef Duff's new line of cake baking and decorating accessories in all stores. The Duff Goldman Collection by Gartner Studios features more than 70 products, including fun decorating supplies like premium flavored...
| May 29, 2010
| 4:22 PM
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......