Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ace of Cakes

How many people watch "Ace of Cakes" from the Food Network? Well I do, and its one of my favorite shows since I love cakes and cupcakes and Duff Goldman, THE Ace of Cakes, is from Baltimore. His bakery is called "Charm City Cakes" and some of the most eclectic characters work for him. Today, at USC there's a cake decorating contest going on and Duff is the head judge. Well, I MET HIM!!!
(And I was wearing my FAVORITE Lilly sweater as an added benefit! I'm thinking its now good luck!)

He was checking out the cakes that the students were making. Some students were amateurs while some were seniors in the culinary school. One team was even a freshman and her sophomore RM!
Here he's checking out the design plans for this team's cake. Their cake was 4 tiers of BRIGHT colors that they were beginning to apply fondant designs to.

This group's cake was Chesapeake Bay themed, playing to a definite MD favorite. Right after I took this photo, they began painting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Tonight is the final judging that Duff is doing and it starts at 8, but I have a floor meeting with our residence life coordinator. I think I may have to miss it, but thanks to some tactful stalking...I'd say Mission Accomplished.

xxKatie

11 comments:

Jules said...

That is very cool that you met Duff from Ace of Cakes. I catch the show from time to time and it amazes me the creations that they come up with.

I am in love with that Lilly sweater. Pink and argyle perfection!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So fun!! I love Ace of Cakes- Duff and Geoff are my favs.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I love Ace of Cakes! So exciting to meet him! I love the pictures!

Gracie Beth said...

That is too cool!

Preppy 101 said...

How fun!! I love that show! His employees are all so interesting!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love Duff & crew. And the sweater is fabulous!

short southern momma said...

That is the coolest! I love that show! = )

Classy in Philadelphia said...

JEALOUS!

ah, he is so short though! weird.

Blackeyed_Susan said...

You look absolutely adorable! How fun!

Justin said...

I don't know anything about baking but I'll tell you, that is the most adorable argyle sweater I've ever seen in my life!

Miss Janice said...

You look so cute and I love the sweater!