He'll still be returning to Baltimore once a month, though. "We are going to keep our Baltimore spirit as a company and individuals." While several of Yeskey's coworkers— including art director Anna Ellison and cake decorator Katherine Hill—get settled in the City of Angels, her task is to keep the Baltimore home fires burning.
Yeskey knows the Baltimore bakery will be different without Goldman's regular presence. The place does have a different feel when he's not there," she says. "The trick is not to water down what we have," she says.
Maybe that cake was sitting in a freezer for a month, or worse, sitting in the fridge for a week." 7. Duff is a firm believer that intricate cakes also have to taste great, so his cakes come in 49 flavors, like peanut butter and jelly; bananas Foster; blueberry muffin; s'mores; and pumpkin chocolate chip. His crew shoots 120 hours of footage for each 22-minute episode.
"Do you really think Charm City Cakes would be in the bakery business for longer than a week if our cakes didn't actually taste good? The Ace of Cakes camera crew shoots at Charm City Cakes five or six days a week, nine months a year.
42-years old Duff Goldman is a pastry chef, entrepreneur, and television personality.
He is the administrative chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop.
In between he’s touring with his band to the National Buffalo Wing Festival, traveling to Le Mars, Iowa, to taste flavors for his namesake line of Blue Bunny Ice Cream and working on a giant cake in the shape of a sandwich for the opening of a Chick-fil-A.
Duff was born Jeffrey Adam Goldman — his older brother, Willie, is responsible for his nickname, Duffy.
The brothers are still super close: Willie, a Los Angeles television executive, co-produces Duff's show. "I think serendipity did the job in the end, but the beginning of my culinary career simply involved working my a-- off in a variety of jobs," he says. "I walked a fine line between the law and the needs of my creatively fertile mind," he says. He decorated his first cake on his living room coffee table.
Eventually, his mom enrolled him part-time at Corcoran College of Art Design in Washington, D. Duff opened his cake business in his Baltimore apartment after leaving a personal chef job.
Before settling on a more family-friendly title for TV, the show's producers considered the names Bake It to the Limit; Charm City; and Doughboy. "Think back to how many weddings you attended where the wedding cake was beautiful but tasted like crap," Duff says.
"There are a few reasons for this, but the main problem is that whoever made the cake didn't make flavor and freshness a priority.