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 FoodTV.ca 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!