s0e2: Working With Friends
Duff shares his thoughts about working with friends.
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
s1e1: Triple Crown Cake
21 cakes in a week? Sounds like a lot, but for Duff Goldman and his crew, it's just a normal week at Charm City Cakes. With cakes shaped like Jeeps, game consoles, fish and a special cake for the Preakness Horse Race; this is no easy task - can Duff and his crew pull it off in time?
Saturday, August 19th, 2006
s1e2: Wedding Cakes & Headaches
This week's projects range from large to small, including 300 individual cookie towers; then there are the plans for Duff's Dad's birthday.
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
s1e3: Hell Week
Duff and his team cope with Summer's most crammed week, bringing not only multiple weddings, but graduation festivities that total 27 cakes this week.
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
s1e4: Life's a Zoo
A benefit for the local zoo takes up time for research and problem-solving, while other staff prepare an unusual groom cake, and Duff reconnects with an old friend.
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
s1e5: Duff Goes Hollywood
Creating a cake for Jay Leno is the focus of this episode, and the kitchen location is pretty unbelievable. Duff also helps a restaurant celebrate a birthday, tutors some Brownies, and indulges himself while in Los Angeles.
Thursday, September 21st, 2006
s1e6: Cake Walk
An amusement park wedding, a museum birthday and a gallery opening all require Duff's services, and the cakes are as unusual as the settings. These cakes are for kids and kids at heart.
Thursday, January 18th, 2007
s2e1: Chi-Town and Wedding Gowns
Weddings and a birthday populate the second season premiere, as a delivery requires Duff's personal services, and the standard-bearer for groom cakes is created.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
s2e2: The Boss is Gone
Chaos ensues while Duff is gone, since there are 39 cakes to prepare this week, and Mary Alice must deal not only with her regular duties, but dip her finger into repairs when a broken cake comes back in. Meanwhile, Duff is having a grand old time on his version of a road trip which includes using the van as his stove.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
s2e3: Great Scot
Duff employs some unusual methods to get inspiration for a Scottish wedding cake, a cake is ordered with an addition, and the team is challenged with a flower-themed cake.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
s2e4: Four Weddings and a Rat
Duff and his team are faced with two weddings that each want two cakes, one for the groom and one each for three brides. All of these cakes are technically challenging, but none quite as much as the wedding cake for one of the assistant decorators ? emergency surgery is required. Elsewhere, Geof gets to do a repeat of a popular groom's cake.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
s2e5: Monkey Business
Replicas make up this week's work. First the team must create a ship, then a famous gorilla, and last is a DJ's groom's cake. Everything still must be transferred, of course, and potholes may ruin a christening.
Thursday, March 1st, 2007
s2e6: Tributes and Tribulations
Duff has a special cake to make for a charity flag football event held by the Baltimore Fire Department, a theater group wants a fairy godfather, and Duff helps his father celebrate a milestone.
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
s2e7: Flying High
It's a week of complicated and artistic cakes that put Geof and Duff to the test with a cake interpretation of the Dance of the Veils, a renowned ski slope and a plane.
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
s2e8: Milestones and Monuments
A cake for a tree lighting ceremony presided over by Duff guarantees fireworks; Geof gets to create a cake for one of his idols, a tennis star; and Duff creates a surprise for a party given by dear friends.
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Duff and crew are experiencing their busiest week to date, with 40 cakes in the offing. A birthday party requires three cakes, Starbucks asks for a holiday-themed one, and just for a change they get to create a goth one as well.
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
s2e10: Shell Shocked
A slow week with only seven cakes turns out to be more difficult than expected when the bakery seems to be cursed. Cakes include a difficult turtle, a hamburger and the Taj Mahal.
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
s2e11: Playing Games
Lettered tiles and a cake of squares add up to a famous game replica for a mom.
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
s2e12: The Super Cake
Duff and his staff head for Miami to create the bakery's largest cake ever for the Super Bowl.
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
s2e13: Dr. Duff
The bakery focuses on birthdays and doctors. A radiology company asks the team to create a CT scanner, complete with patient inside. It's also a time for reflection at Charm City Cakes as the staff reflects on moments from the past with a series of flashbacks and outtakes.
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
s3e1: Wedding Bells and Shotgun Shells
The Charm City Bakery staff takes a trip to a shooting range and celebrates Sherri's wedding.
Thursday, July 26th, 2007
s3e2: Tattoos and Traditions
The staff creates a variety of nature inspired cakes, including a duck hunt and an armadillo dressed as an EMT. Geof must play EMT, himself, when one of this week's cakes has problems after delivery. Also, Charm City visits a tattoo museum.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
s3e3: Mary (Alice) Go Round
Charm City Cakes tackles a carousel cake and a hospital-themed cake.
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
s3e4: Challenge Road Trip
Duff, Geof and Mary Alice are tapped to serve as judges for a Food Network Challenge episode, "Extreme Cakes." They leave Anna in charge to complete the week's cakes.
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
s3e5: Rock & Roll
The Armed Forces Foundation Gala requests a special cake from the Charm City Bakery. The bakery also has an order for a pirate ship and a thank you gift for a very special band.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
s3e6: Wishes Granted
The bakery makes some children's dreams come true, including a wedding couple whose children design their cake and a special young guest from the Make A Wish Foundation.
Thursday, August 30th, 2007
s3e7: Stadium Games and Eating Brains
First, the staff has to make zombies. Then, the bakery has two separate orders for stadiums?Camden Yards and Raven's Stadium. Can the staff finish these complicated structures on time and deliver them to their respective owners?
Thursday, September 6th, 2007
s3e8: Battleships and Birthdays
Author Tom Clancy wants a Charm City cake, so the bakery scrambles to make him the Tower of London. Also, Duff's college roommate is getting married. So, this cake is special. To complicate matters even more, the bakery has a cake bound for Philadelphia when Helena requests King Tut's sarcophagus.
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
s3e9: Charm and Charities
This week features three cakes that will get lots of publicity. First, it's the bakery's second Zoomerang cake. Next, HBO's The Wire gets a special cake for a party. And, a Lighthouse cake for a very special Baltimore school.
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
s3e10: Uncle Sam Wants Duff
A special Army birthday cake brings out some special guests. Other cakes include wine and humidors.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
s3e11: Coach Duff
NBA superstar and Baltimore native, Carmelo Anthony, asks Duff to participate in his charity organization. Duff agrees and brings cake Carmelo helped decorate. Other cakes include a musician's cake and a replica of the USS Carney.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
s3e12: Hairspray Premiere
The bakery is consumed with the Baltimore premiere of of Hairspray. They also recreate the tea party from Alice in Wonderland. And, Jeopardy calls on Duff to be a category.
Thursday, December 13th, 2007
s3e13: Charm City Christmas
Duff and company are put in a holiday mood after meeting with Radio City Music Hall about the cake for the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular that is also the 75th anniversary for the show. They also create a cake for a children's charity.
Thursday, January 24th, 2008
s4e1: The Harry Potter Cake
When the bakery is asked to create a cake for the LA premiere of Harry Potter, Duff and the gang go all out to create a complete Hogwarts.
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
s4e2: Volcano Cakes and Mix Tapes
The bakery is extremely busy this week with a celebrity softball game, a moonbounce cake and a volcano cake.
Thursday, February 7th, 2008
s4e3: Airplanes and Arks
Three transportation cakes take center stage this week?Noah's Ark with a unicorn, a Delta jet, and a subway car.
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
s4e4: Mascots and Mice
The bakery makes the wedding cake for a couple who used a Charm City cake to get engaged in Season 2. Also, they have to make French toast with a French mouse.
Thursday, February 21st, 2008
s4e5: The Spy Who Caked Me
This week has a wide range of cakes. The gang has to make a birthday cake for Sir Roger Moore's 80th birthday, recreate a scene from The Exorcist, and make a girl scout cookie cake.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
s4e6: Skaters and Speedsters
Four cakes dominate Charm City this week: a pro-skater's cake, a massive wedding cake, an over the top baby shower cake, and a replica of a Porsche.
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
s4e7: Celebration Week
The gang has to make a lot of cakes for various celebrations. Cakes this week include: a fork cake, a 21st birthday cake wit hthe theme of cocktails and coffee, and a Bicentennial Clock for St. Mary's University.
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
s4e8: Police Cars and Wine Bars
Charm city has a host of complicated cakes this week. First, a replica police cruiser with working lights proves difficult. But, they also have to create a magnum of wine, a basket of yarn, and a Harley Davidson.
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
s4e9: Avenue Q Cake
The bakery gets a backstage tour when the Broadway play Avenue Q comes to Baltimore.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
s4e10: Duff's Birthday
This is a week filled with some serious birthdays, including an autograph book, a fishing boat that brings back bad memories, and Duff's birthday celebration. A scrapple battle features prominently.
Thursday, April 24th, 2008
s4e11: Skate, Rattle and Roll
This week, the cakes include a roller derby celebration cake, a corvette, and a manatee's whole family.
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
s4e12: Wedding Week
Charm City Cakes focuses on weddings with cakes that celebrate hockey, the Baltimore skyline, and a traditional four-tiered flower cake.
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
s5e1: Food Network Friends
The Broadway premiere of Crybaby demands a huge cake. Geof has to create a giant skyscraper for Philadelphia. And, Duff is extremely busy when he's asked to appear on several other Food Network shows (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Paula's Party).
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
s5e2: World's Largest Cupcake
Charity takes center stage with two cakes destined for charity events?a giant cupcake and a roulette wheel. Also, Charm City designs a cake that replicates the bakery.
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
s5e3: Elephant Delivery Service
A book cart, a novel on the Federalist Papers and a toy tower are a few of the cakes the gang makes this week. The toy tower is extra special because Duff dresses as an elephant to deliver it.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
This week's premiere cake features giant replicas of the cast and two smoke machines. A special appearance by Jack Black at the Kung Fu Panda premiere makes Duff's day.
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
s5e5: Swimming with the Sharks
Duff takes a cake to an aquarium where he gets up close and personal with some sharks. The bakery crew creates a dog show cake and a rubber ducky for an anniversary.
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
s5e6: Pinball Wizard
While Duff skates for charity, the staff creates some detailed cakes--a Fenway replica, a pinball machine, and a light up Goddess.
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
s5e7: Lord Stanley
Charm City gets a visit from the NHL's actual Stanley Cup as a model for a wedding cake. The gang also creates a dirt bike cake and an island-themed wedding cake.
Thursday, September 11th, 2008
s5e8: Gone to the Dogs
When Charm City is asked to make a cake for Milkbone, Geof's dog is used as the model. the gang also makes a Star Trek inspired cake and Dachshund in a bun.
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
s5e9: Frogs to Turkey and Everything In Between
Charm City creates a frog cake for the zoo. They also design a replica of the Lincoln memorial and turducken made of cake.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
s5e10: Get Cake
The movie Get Smart premieres in Boston, and Geof, Mary Alice and Duff get to attend. When the three return, the bakery is making a crazy funeral cake.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
s5e11: Tanks, Trucks and Vikings
A veteran wants an Army tank. The bakery staff also makes a replica of a Mack truck. And, a couple of Renaissance Fair participants are getting married and want a Viking ship as their cake.
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
s5e12: The Big Cakeowski
Charm City goes to the movies with cakes dedicated to The Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski and Star Wars' Millennium Falcon.
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
s5e13: New Frontiers
This week's cakes (a giant moon, a peanut butter cup and a sandcastle) take a backseat as Duff and Mary Alice explore LA and consider opening a Charm City in the West.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
s6e1: Fire Fighters and Fire Breathers
The bakery is all fired up when they make a special cake for a firefighting contest and a giant fire breathing dragon.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
s6e2: Snow Boards and Cupcakes
The bakery has never had good luck with cupcakes and this week is no different. Meanwhile, Duff tries his hand at a snowboarding cake.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
s6e3: Tiki Time
The crew has a variety of cakes this week: a tiki wedding cake, a couch potato and a horse cake with a pattern.
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
s6e4: Food, Fashion and Galactic Bounty Hunters
Duff builds a whisk and shoes for charities. Plus, a Star Wars cake is a lot of fun.
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
s6e5: Macy's and the Big Apple
It's all about New York as Charm City helps Macy's celebrate. Also, a petting zoo needs a cowboy cake.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
s6e6: King of Charm City
The TV show, King of the Hill orders a barbecue grill. The team makes a school locker for a teen. And, Du Pont Circle from D.C. is recreated in cake.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
s6e7: Ghoul's, Ghosts and Chocolate
This week's cakes include a giant chocolate bar, a haunted chapel complete with zombies, and a Great Pumpkin cake.
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
s6e8: What's Up Cookie?
Girl scouts, office chairs and plantation houses feature prominently in this week's cakes.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
s6e9: I Do!
There's a wide range events tonight, as Duff and his crew build an anesthesia machine out of cake, channel Edgar Allen Poe, and help a client who chooses Charm City and a fortune cookie cake to propose ? a first for the building.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
s6e10: The Eagle Has Landed
Charm City Cakes' latest assignment includes the Philadelphia Eagles' mascot who may or may not be an asset. Elsewhere, a Nikon camera cake is perfected, and everyone attends a benefit for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
s6e11: Demolition Cakes
There are bridal cakes galore and a Christmas stocking cake tonight, but the biggest challenge is a cake made to look like a house mid-destruction.
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
s6e12: Bobble Head Bakery
Duff's team goes international with a cake based on a beloved French children's book, a birthday cake inspired by Antartica, and a tricky one that recreates a bobble head pitcher from American baseball.
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
s6e13: LOST in Hawaii
Duff and the Charm City Cakes team head to Hawaii when one of the actors from ABC's Lost orders an unusual cake to commemorate the show's 100th episode.
Sunday, July 19th, 2009
s7e1: Baked Alaska
It's an astronomy-themed week as the team creates a planet and a famous telescope, and then get in touch with their charitable side. Meanwhile, Duff is on a road trip to Alaska where he will help celebrate the state's 50th anniversary.
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
s7e2: Three Ringed Bakery
Cirque du Soleil demands a high flying cake. The bakery designs a cake for dummies, and Duff serves as a judge at a culinary competition.
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
s7e3: Cakes Take Flight
Mary Alice parties. Katie makes an intricate surprise birthday cake. Geof and Duff spend time on the hot air balloon from the Wizard of Oz. And, the gang makes a cake for an anonymous customer.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
s7e4: Pasta, Pizza and Pastry
This week is crazy at Charmed City Cakes. The week takes on an Italian theme with a Venitian gondola, gangsters, pizza and a missing pasta machine.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
s7e5: Yankee Stadium
Elena creates a bass guitar for a special client. Erica feels a lot of pressure while creating her cake. And, Duff, Geof and Mary Alice travel to New York for the opening of the New Yankee Stadium.
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
s7e6: Big Red Squig
The Charm City gang creates a video tribute at the Contemporary; Duff and Ben come up with the craziest video game star ever
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
s7e7: Double Secret Cake Surprise
This week Mary Alice is a nervous wreck trying to keep everything straight without spilling the beans - a bride and groom have BOTH ordered surprise cakes for each other on the day of their rehearsal dinner. Ben and Elena work on a huge Humpty Dumpty bridal shower cake and the bakery staff muses on the consequences of National Egg Day.
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
s7e8: It's a Hard Knock Cake for Duff
Big cakes and even bigger events are on order this week. Duff and his new buddy Brett make a cake for a Best Buddies International gala hosted by Superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Ben engineers an evil robot cake from the BBC TV series "Dr. Who" that spins, yells and destroys. The entire bakery staff gets to settle some workplace grievances at Splatter Hill paintball field. And Duff and Mary Alice make their long-awaited stage debut with the Annie National Tour.
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
s7e9: Charm City Carnival
Carnival Cruise Lines is coming to Baltimore and what better way to kick off the celebration than with a cake of the cruise ship Carnival Pride from Charm City Cakes! To Duff's surprise, Katie asks to take the lead on this massive project. But she's quickly overwhelmed by all the details on the Pride and falls behind schedule - can Duff and the decorators save her from going down with the ship?? And OMG! Lauren is making a cake inspired by the totally awesome 80's. Duff, Mary Alice and the decorators get radical remembering all the tubular 80's fashion. The beat is on as Duff and Geoff create another crazy cake... A giant marimba!
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
s7e10: En Garde!
This week Erika is tasked with creating an extravagant, 5-cakes-in-1 anniversary cake for Philadelphia's famed Mummers Parade, only to have gravity rain on her parade as full-blown cake-meltdown strikes. Duff is asked to throw out the first pitch at an Orioles game but has to be taught how to throw a ball first. And in a bakery first, Charm City Cakes is challenged to a duel by one of their clients. Will Geof be able to defend the bakery's honor?
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
s7e11: Get Your Kicks on Cake
Katherine and Ben make a diner cake as they celebrate Route 66. A pacemaker cake grosses out Lauren. And, Charmed City has to deal with horrific humidity.
Thursday, October 8th, 2009
s7e12: Dizzy Doings
A psychic causes havoc in Charm City Cakes. An alien wedding cake commands attention. And, Duff plays with fireworks.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
s7e13: Book of Cakes
This episode finds the CCC team hard at work creating cakes that will be photographed for an upcoming book about the bakery. Hilarity ensues as the decorators are given free REIN to make the cakes of their dreams!
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
s7e14: Harry Potter and the Big Apple
Duff is invited to design a cake for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Later on, Mary Alice and Duff deliver a cake for the publication of the "Ghost Girl" novel.
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
s8e1: Man Caves
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
s8e2: Fondant and Finances
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
s8e3: Christmas in July
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
s8e4: Copper, Carbonite and Jewels
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
s8e5: A Four Letter Word For Pastry
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
s8e7: Charm City Throwdown
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
s8e8: A Cake to Take the Cake
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
s8e9: Dog Day Afternoon
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
s8e10: The Revenge of Ivan the Terrible
Saturday, November 27th, 2010
s8e11: Holiday on Icing
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
s8e12: Bake, Rattle and Roll
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
s9e1: 100 Episodes Of Cake
Duff and the rest are challenged with creating a roller coaster cake; the bakery staff looks back on past episodes.
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
s9e2: Miami Meltdown
An Egyptian pharaoh cake proves to be difficult when they forget one important ingredient and try to move it to its destination.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
s9e3: 30 Rock (And Roll)
Duff and his staff are invited by Tina Fey to make a cake to star in 30 Rock for their season finale.
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
s9e4: Indy, Ice and Improv
Tommy envisions how to make a KITT car; Duff and Geof get a last minute birthday cake order.
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
s9e5: Duff Goes to Bat
One of the biggest architectural challenges to date; Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
s9e6: Boston and the Pops
Duff delivers a cake to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a tuxedo; runs into a Boston legend and throws out the first pitch in one of the Red Sox' season openers.
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
s9e7: Happy Birthday Jimmy John's
Chef Duff and the decorators hit the high seas to create a sailing cake.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
s9e8: Full Throttle Bakery
The first ever rocket cake by Chef Duff; rocket lessons from the Blue Angels.
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
s9e9: Music and Mayhem
Mary Alice gets a tour of Geof's hometown when they deliver a cake for "Relay for Life"'; Duff takes a Grammy inspired cake to New York's famous singing public school.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
s9e10: Grand Ole Opry
85th anniversary cake for the Grand Ole Opry with a real mic inside; the cake is a problem after it begins sagging and the mic stops working.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
s9e11: Charm City... Off the Grid
Chef Duff heads to Franklin Grove, IL to make a 175th year anniversary cake; difficulties arise when the bakery is the size of a large closest.
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
s9e12: Slow Mules and Fast Cars
Duff makes a Nascar cake for one of the country's hottest racing teams at the Charlotte Speedway.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
s9e13: UK Invasion
A cake for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London by Charm City Cakes.
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
s10e1: US Open
Chef Duff presents a cake at the US Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament in Flushing Meadows; cake for 30th Anniversary of Motorweek.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
s10e2: Betty White Takes the Cake
A cake balancing contest; Betty White receives a cake for her favorite animal charity.
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
s10e3: A Millionaire Moment
Two enormous cakes due at the same time; 1500th anniversary of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' cake'; cake for the indie band "Pavement".
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
s10e4: Come On Down!
Duff is a surprise guest on "The Price is Right", creating three huge cakes for the show.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
s10e5: A Cake in Shining Armor
Chef Duff makes 85 cupcakes for the 85th anniversary of the New York Rangers'; a knight cake to Medieval Times.
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
s10e6: Charm City Cakes Goes Back to the Future
"Back to the Future" celebrates its 25th anniversary starring Michael J. Fox, Leah Thompson and Christopher Lloyd; DeLorean time machine cake.
Duff tours his bakery.
s0e3: Live Where You Work
Duff and company talk about working in Baltimore.
s0e4: Chefography Special
Before Ace of Cakes became an overnight sensation on the Food Network, the patriarch Duff Goldman, and his eccentric supporting staff, embarked on a unique journey to the spotlight. Chef Duff's background is a story of childhood rebellion, art, music and culinary adventures ? including a raucous stint at Burger King, a wild ride at a prestigious pastry school, and a job at one of the best restaurants in the world. His diverse experiences and determination led Duff to hire his friends and open one of the most creative, successful and entertaining bakeries in the nation: Charm City Cakes.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
s8e13: Clone Wars