CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | January 29, 2007

Ace of Cakes, the edgy side of cake decorating

A new show on Food TV Canada that started earlier this month is the American series Ace of cakes. By shaping cakes with drill saws and blow torches and staffing his bakery with fellow rock musicians, Duff Goldman is not your typical baker is an excerpt from show synopsis. You know first hand that this shows is different. No recipes here. You will not learn things to do at home. What the show is all about is pure fun and originality.

I like to see what crazy ideas people come up with for their cake. With the price of the smallest, basic cake starting at 200 dollars (now 500 dollars, see my update message), you can only imagine the price of the cakes featured on the show. To give you an idea, it takes the team from 10 to 200 hours to make a cake.

April 8, 2007 update – Price of a cake

Lots of you are interested by how much cost a cake from Charm City Cakes, the Ace of Cakes’ working party. I did some digging. Cakes start at 500 dollars. I was under the impressions that a cake from Charm City Cakes starts at 200 dollars from reading a previous interview with Duff Goldman. I suspect that Charm City Cakes stops making simpler cakes due to their popularity.

Tiered cakes start at $8 a serving, and go up from there. Design, complexity and size determine the price of each cake. To sum up, a custom design four-tier wedding cake costs about 1500 dollars, plus delivery.

If you want to order a special cake from the Ace of Cakes band, know that their intricate design cake often requires on site assembly.  Anything higher than a four-tier cake needs to be assembled on site for sure. Finally, delivery is tricky. A cake endures itsy bitsy tiny damages. The good news is that the cake maker who delivered your masterpiece cake will be able to fix on site.  Delivery is charged by the distance traveled and it comes to roughly $125 an hour. For that price, you will get a one of kind cake from the Ace of Charms cake decorating stars. Definitely a wow factor in your party!

+ show schedule on
+ A blog entry on Ace of Cake on blog
+ Charm City Cakes – the bakery of baker Duff Goldman – if you are interested to order a cake

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20 Responses to “Ace of Cakes, the edgy side of cake decorating”

  1. Exclusively on Tuesday, Feb 20 from 3:30 – 4:00pm ET an interactive chat with Duff Goldman.

    Jeffrey Adam “Duff” Goldman, star of the popular Food Network reality series, Ace Of Cakes and owner of Charm City Cakes is famous for creating extreme, intricately designed cakes for weddings, graduations, birthdays and special events.

    Contact Moddy Blaze should you have any questions.

  2. 2 roberta maher said:

    thanks for a great tv show. watch it all the time

  3. 3 Bryanna said:

    How much is a cake?

  4. 4 annette said:

    y are the man,love the your cakes

  5. i love ur cakes they are asome lol kk

  6. 6 melissa said:

    Dear Ace
    I love you show. I am 18 and would like to be a chef like you.
    love melissa

  7. 7 JEANNE HODGE said:


  8. Hi i’m the age of 10 almost 11 i want to know how to contact you guys becouse i want you to make my birthday cake!!!!!

  9. 9 At Home with Kim Vallee said:

    For inquiry on booking and how to buy a cake from the Ace of Cakes guy, visit Charm City Cakes at

  10. 10 Camille Mcclinton said:

    Hi my 21st birthday is oct 12 im having a huge party and want a martni glass shaped cake with dimonds and i want it big i want it standing and no one in st.louis can do it i watch you show and i know it would be easy for you please write me back as soon as posible

  11. 11 KØRINA said:

    Hi! i LOVE watching the show Ace of cakes!
    you guys make them look soo real. and really BEAUTIFUL.
    i would like for you guys to make my 15 party cake!

  12. 12 katherine said:

    Hi, I live in NY, I wanted to know if I was able to order one of your cakes..and if so do you have a website showing your different types of cakes.

  13. 13 Helen said:

    Duff I just wanted to tell you I tape your show your show twice a night. You inspire me to try new things. I am a mickey mouse cake decorater at home and I just wanted to know I love your show and keep up the good work. (If you ever need a intern I’m there) LOL…:)

  14. 14 Rachael said:

    Hi, I’d like to know if it would be anyway possible to order a cake and uh get it to Louisiana. I know it’s probably impossible, but I love watching your show, and the cakes look better than any I’ve ever seen.

    So is it possible????

  15. 15 Brandon Staley said:

    Me and my fiance are getting married on september 14th of this year. We watch your show all the time and really like your cakes this is a pretty big event and we want it to be perfect, and we would like to know how to get a cake all the way to Farmington NM. What would something like that cost? Write back stay cool look forward to hearing back from you.

  16. 16 Paul Rogelj said:

    Love this show wish it was on everyday!!!

  17. Weird. You people think that this is the web site for Ace of Cakes, and that Duff actually reads is, and that he’ll actually answer you?

    C’mon people… Get a life!

  18. 18 eric said:

    yeah. . . . uhm im pretty sure charm city cakes is not in anyway associated with this web page, but you know keep requesting those orders! Im sure they’ll come in somehow.

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