Charm City Cakes

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  • 2936 Remington Ave open by appointment only

    Baltimore, MD 21211

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  • 410-235-9229

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for all of you people that think CCC isnt clean you only see half of what they do in the bakery OK so dont go around judging them when you only see the cake parts!!!!! and mary alice hardly ever talks about "boozing"it up!!! she has a kid now anyway so get off her back about it!!!!!
P.S. i think mary alice and Duff should have dated!!!!

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for all of you people that think CCC isnt clean you only see half of what they do in the bakery OK so dont go around judging them when you only see the cake parts!!!!! and mary alice hardly ever talks about "boozing"it up!!! she has a kid now anyway so get off her back about it!!!!!
P.S. i think mary alice and Duff should have dated!!!!

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This is sick. I would never eat their cakes. They overweight Jewish man...That Goldman dude. He was eating a Popsicle near the cake. They don't even wear f*cking gloves. Sick. How would i know if they rubbed their sweaty balls and then covered my cake in their sweaty ball juice. Truly reason i really liked them is because that hot guy, Geoff. The only people i see going in there is untalented Hipsters, Just like them.

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This is sick. I would never eat their cakes. They overweight Jewish man...That Goldman dude. He was eating a Popsicle near the cake. They don't even wear f*cking gloves. Sick. How would i know if they rubbed their sweaty balls and then covered my cake in their sweaty ball juice. Truly reason i really liked them is because that hot guy, Geoff. The only people i see going in there is untalented Hipsters, Just like them.

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hey everyone at charm city,
you guys are the best and i want you to know when i grow up i wanna be just like u lot. so friendly and all but it looks so much fun makeing cakes umm. i watch you on ace of cakes its so fun somday i wish you could make me a birthday cake and bring it to me but i live in loughton london so u wont be able to anyway your the best and mary i think your really pretty and talented that goes to everyone
love tia you the best cake dudes

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hey everyone at charm city,
you guys are the best and i want you to know when i grow up i wanna be just like u lot. so friendly and all but it looks so much fun makeing cakes umm. i watch you on ace of cakes its so fun somday i wish you could make me a birthday cake and bring it to me but i live in loughton london so u wont be able to anyway your the best and mary i think your really pretty and talented that goes to everyone
love tia you the best cake dudes

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Ha I did a search in google and before I could type cake this bakery came up. What a shame. How horrible for people to be so rude to that woman complaining about her cake. And to the woman who told her to bake it better herself then she could complain- shame. I worked for years in a very similar cake shop and every friday we came in laughing about the horrible cakes they made on the show. Never in a bakery, as others have said, do you just have a rack of cake sitting on a shelf for days while you work on it. You can see how horribly dry the cakes are the few times they cut it and, as other said again, cakes are for eating. They put barely enough buttercream so the sheets and sheets of Satin Ice fondant (which is cheap and tastes disgusting, by the way) will stick. But oh, they have Duff brand fondant now at Michaels so I guess they use that junk now!) They focus too much on if it looks cool than taste, cake amount, etc. They popularized "celeb cake chefs" and using rice krispie treats in cake. No thank you! They are a joke among bakeries around the country. To people not involved in this field though its just glitz pretty cakes and they just have to have one for their wedding or party! They single handedly screwed the cake industry then have the gaul to be cocky about it. Now you have every cake decorator I've ever met with people waltzing into cake shops demanding "What they did on Ace of Cakes" but for Walmart prices. Gorgeous cakes are works of art and are expensive but this is not the end all be all of cake shops by a LONG shot. All ya'll see is "oh, pretty piping work" and wow they airbrushed sparkles on the cake! A good cake that does not make. If they were making and selling sculptures maybe but its food! Its meant to be eaten! And as others mentioned about sanitation- yea, they're just gross. No, we never wore gloves or hairnets where I was (nor do you have to in a restaurant kitchen) thats a bit much, but I did have hair tied back and clean hands. I've seen quite the opposite here but granted, thats on the show. And cakes are always transported by flat trunk of a car. Would you prefer a refrigerated truck? lol. For normal bakeries, thats a few minute trip to drop off. FOr them though, half the time they're going hours away and that warm trunk cake must taste fantastic. Same with when they ship them out. Still, youd think the choice chunks that make it to air wouldn't show off people wiping their nose and throwing things at each other then back to rolling fondant!

Fact is, if you want to feel like you got a chunk of the show, pony up to the bar and hand them over your thousands. Or go pretty much anywhere else and pay half the price for the same thing but safe to eat, not stale and tasty. You'd be surprised how many nice shops are in many towns throughout the country. People are quick to judge becuase "they look so nice on tv" Its tv, people. Its a show. If you want a show, go here. If you want quality, well...

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Ha I did a search in google and before I could type cake this bakery came up. What a shame. How horrible for people to be so rude to that woman complaining about her cake. And to the woman who told her to bake it better herself then she could complain- shame. I worked for years in a very similar cake shop and every friday we came in laughing about the horrible cakes they made on the show. Never in a bakery, as others have said, do you just have a rack of cake sitting on a shelf for days while you work on it. You can see how horribly dry the cakes are the few times they cut it and, as other said again, cakes are for eating. They put barely enough buttercream so the sheets and sheets of Satin Ice fondant (which is cheap and tastes disgusting, by the way) will stick. But oh, they have Duff brand fondant now at Michaels so I guess they use that junk now!) They focus too much on if it looks cool than taste, cake amount, etc. They popularized "celeb cake chefs" and using rice krispie treats in cake. No thank you! They are a joke among bakeries around the country. To people not involved in this field though its just glitz pretty cakes and they just have to have one for their wedding or party! They single handedly screwed the cake industry then have the gaul to be cocky about it. Now you have every cake decorator I've ever met with people waltzing into cake shops demanding "What they did on Ace of Cakes" but for Walmart prices. Gorgeous cakes are works of art and are expensive but this is not the end all be all of cake shops by a LONG shot. All ya'll see is "oh, pretty piping work" and wow they airbrushed sparkles on the cake! A good cake that does not make. If they were making and selling sculptures maybe but its food! Its meant to be eaten! And as others mentioned about sanitation- yea, they're just gross. No, we never wore gloves or hairnets where I was (nor do you have to in a restaurant kitchen) thats a bit much, but I did have hair tied back and clean hands. I've seen quite the opposite here but granted, thats on the show. And cakes are always transported by flat trunk of a car. Would you prefer a refrigerated truck? lol. For normal bakeries, thats a few minute trip to drop off. FOr them though, half the time they're going hours away and that warm trunk cake must taste fantastic. Same with when they ship them out. Still, youd think the choice chunks that make it to air wouldn't show off people wiping their nose and throwing things at each other then back to rolling fondant!

Fact is, if you want to feel like you got a chunk of the show, pony up to the bar and hand them over your thousands. Or go pretty much anywhere else and pay half the price for the same thing but safe to eat, not stale and tasty. You'd be surprised how many nice shops are in many towns throughout the country. People are quick to judge becuase "they look so nice on tv" Its tv, people. Its a show. If you want a show, go here. If you want quality, well...

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How does the food network advertise a company who has employees doing cake without all the basic food protection: glove, hair net, clean uniform and deliver cake on the back seat of a car without temperature control, hello the board of health of Baltimore, is somebody there and for a thousand dollar minimum, disgusting

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How does the food network advertise a company who has employees doing cake without all the basic food protection: glove, hair net, clean uniform and deliver cake on the back seat of a car without temperature control, hello the board of health of Baltimore, is somebody there and for a thousand dollar minimum, disgusting

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hi. charm city cakes i watch your shows and when i can't i record it on dvr. i love your shows they are absolutly wonderful to watch .i have written you befor and said how the storm trooper cake is mine and my husbands favorite and how i saw duff goldman play baker ben the muffin man on imagination movers a disney show that my 2yr old twin daughters like to watch i will send you a pic of duff goldman on that show i didn't believe it at first either.your fan robin anderson

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hi. charm city cakes i watch your shows and when i can't i record it on dvr. i love your shows they are absolutly wonderful to watch .i have written you befor and said how the storm trooper cake is mine and my husbands favorite and how i saw duff goldman play baker ben the muffin man on imagination movers a disney show that my 2yr old twin daughters like to watch i will send you a pic of duff goldman on that show i didn't believe it at first either.your fan robin anderson

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hi guys of cc i love your show your cake are AMAZING i wach your show everytime i can i alllways wanted a cake from yall but i live in louisiana. if i did get a cake im sure it would be allsome

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hi guys of cc i love your show your cake are AMAZING i wach your show everytime i can i alllways wanted a cake from yall but i live in louisiana. if i did get a cake im sure it would be allsome

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I have never gotten a cake form CCC and Im 14 and I'm like the biggest duff fan EVER and I wanted to know how much it would be to get a cake of Duff's head ! It might sound werid but I would really like to have one for my 15th birthday thank you :-))))

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I have never gotten a cake form CCC and Im 14 and I'm like the biggest duff fan EVER and I wanted to know how much it would be to get a cake of Duff's head ! It might sound werid but I would really like to have one for my 15th birthday thank you :-))))

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I don't know who is giving these guys such high reviews, obviously they haven't tasted the cakes, they just watch the show. I can tell you, the cakes are awful. They use too much fondant and not enough "cake" and isn't that what you are paying thousands of dollars for? They straight up SUCK. I would NEVER use them again. I bought a cake for my son's first birthday and it was such a dissapointment. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

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I don't know who is giving these guys such high reviews, obviously they haven't tasted the cakes, they just watch the show. I can tell you, the cakes are awful. They use too much fondant and not enough "cake" and isn't that what you are paying thousands of dollars for? They straight up SUCK. I would NEVER use them again. I bought a cake for my son's first birthday and it was such a dissapointment. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

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HI, you guys ROCK !!! My family enjoys the show so much. My Kiddos don't watch many things with me any more but ACE OF CAKES is the one show we share thanks for a hour of great TV on Tue.&Thur. nights. Keep up the Great work.
I can tell y'all love your jobs & when you love your job LIFE IS GOOD. WE LOVE CHARM CITY CAKES!!!!!!!

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HI, you guys ROCK !!! My family enjoys the show so much. My Kiddos don't watch many things with me any more but ACE OF CAKES is the one show we share thanks for a hour of great TV on Tue.&Thur. nights. Keep up the Great work.
I can tell y'all love your jobs & when you love your job LIFE IS GOOD. WE LOVE CHARM CITY CAKES!!!!!!!

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Hi Charm City, I've seen your show many times and thought your cakes were amazing then I realized most of your cakes are made of fondant, wood, and anythings else you really don't or can't eat. You should learn from Cake Boss they have amazing cakes too but at least you can eat there's. I read the review by Terri and she's right if you're going to spend the money you should get what you want and your comments in return NOT PROFESSIONAL I would have fired you by now. I would never consider using you guys even if I had a few thousand to WASTE.

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Hi Charm City, I've seen your show many times and thought your cakes were amazing then I realized most of your cakes are made of fondant, wood, and anythings else you really don't or can't eat. You should learn from Cake Boss they have amazing cakes too but at least you can eat there's. I read the review by Terri and she's right if you're going to spend the money you should get what you want and your comments in return NOT PROFESSIONAL I would have fired you by now. I would never consider using you guys even if I had a few thousand to WASTE.

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I am hooked on the food network, I watch charm city cakes all the time also cake and chocolate compititions. I do not believe that duff would ever put out a dry or taste less cake. My son and his wife got me your book for Christmas.
Keep up the good work.

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I am hooked on the food network, I watch charm city cakes all the time also cake and chocolate compititions. I do not believe that duff would ever put out a dry or taste less cake. My son and his wife got me your book for Christmas.
Keep up the good work.

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Hello to all the staff at Charm City Cakes
I have been watching you guys for a while now and
haven't been disappointed yet.
You are amazing and it looks as if you can do it
if they bring it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello to all the staff at Charm City Cakes
I have been watching you guys for a while now and
haven't been disappointed yet.
You are amazing and it looks as if you can do it
if they bring it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I love watching your show and the comratery between the co-workers. I am acturally going to take a cake decorating class. I have made a few cakes in my day butterfly the barbie cake can't have a girl in the family without making a barbie cake. I would love to come see you and your staff i wish i could study under you I just love the cakes you do
Keep it up staff your all wonderful

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I love watching your show and the comratery between the co-workers. I am acturally going to take a cake decorating class. I have made a few cakes in my day butterfly the barbie cake can't have a girl in the family without making a barbie cake. I would love to come see you and your staff i wish i could study under you I just love the cakes you do
Keep it up staff your all wonderful

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I love Charm City cakes and their show Ace of Cakes. They cakes are sooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing. i want one and i want to work there. I love duff and mary alice and just everybody. they all have a really good senses of humor. its just hilarious.

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I love Charm City cakes and their show Ace of Cakes. They cakes are sooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing. i want one and i want to work there. I love duff and mary alice and just everybody. they all have a really good senses of humor. its just hilarious.

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Charm city crew, you are all absoloutly fabulous! I have read so many reviews and I personally can not understand the negative ones. I myself am a cake proffesional. You have good cake days, you have bad cake days! But seriously every creation I have seen both on the show and in publication have been practically perfect... I think you ROCK! "Keep on cakeing". sincerelly, Cake Lady(VM)Lou,Ky.

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Charm city crew, you are all absoloutly fabulous! I have read so many reviews and I personally can not understand the negative ones. I myself am a cake proffesional. You have good cake days, you have bad cake days! But seriously every creation I have seen both on the show and in publication have been practically perfect... I think you ROCK! "Keep on cakeing". sincerelly, Cake Lady(VM)Lou,Ky.

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I love these guys!! Their cakes bar none, are works of art and you can tell that they care about the customers and make all their wishes come true!! There are too many cakes to mention, but the globe cake they made for the public works dept was awesome!!!! The whole crew I would want to be good friends with as you can tell they enjoy what they do for a living and so many people work in jobs they hate and they hate their co-workers too and these guys compliment each other!!! I am a big fan of Food Network and my favorite chefs are Duff, Guy and Ina Garten and Gina and Pat Neely and I never miss their shows and what would be a big rush if I got to meet all of them and Duff makes me a cake!! I wish good things for Charm City, they will be in business for many years to come!!!

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I love these guys!! Their cakes bar none, are works of art and you can tell that they care about the customers and make all their wishes come true!! There are too many cakes to mention, but the globe cake they made for the public works dept was awesome!!!! The whole crew I would want to be good friends with as you can tell they enjoy what they do for a living and so many people work in jobs they hate and they hate their co-workers too and these guys compliment each other!!! I am a big fan of Food Network and my favorite chefs are Duff, Guy and Ina Garten and Gina and Pat Neely and I never miss their shows and what would be a big rush if I got to meet all of them and Duff makes me a cake!! I wish good things for Charm City, they will be in business for many years to come!!!

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i love your shows. i never got a cake before but i love watching you guys make the cakes. i am 11 years old and I'm from New Jersey. i would recommend

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i love your shows. i never got a cake before but i love watching you guys make the cakes. i am 11 years old and I'm from New Jersey. i would recommend

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Hi I am 10 years old and I love your show .You did a great job with the lost cake . I am a huger fan than Cara and Mady Gosslin . I love you all .You have such a talent

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Hi I am 10 years old and I love your show .You did a great job with the lost cake . I am a huger fan than Cara and Mady Gosslin . I love you all .You have such a talent

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Hi, I'm a big fan of ace of cakes. my name is Emily. And when i grow up i want to be just like duff and everyone. your cakes are amazing. my favorite was the one you had to take your disco ball down. if you want to write me back my yahoo user name is redlion101196@yahoo.com

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Hi, I'm a big fan of ace of cakes. my name is Emily. And when i grow up i want to be just like duff and everyone. your cakes are amazing. my favorite was the one you had to take your disco ball down. if you want to write me back my yahoo user name is redlion101196@yahoo.com

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Another comment...
As I was reading my review below I felt badly because it sounds so nasty and I didn't mean it to be at all. I think they were filming the day we were there and I do realize they are a working business. It was fun to get my kids' pictures in front of the building.I didn't expect to have an audience with anyone and it WAS exciting to sit across the street and watch the place. Just be sure to get good directions and plan to eat while you're there. You might get lucky and see one of the stars of CCC.

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Another comment...
As I was reading my review below I felt badly because it sounds so nasty and I didn't mean it to be at all. I think they were filming the day we were there and I do realize they are a working business. It was fun to get my kids' pictures in front of the building.I didn't expect to have an audience with anyone and it WAS exciting to sit across the street and watch the place. Just be sure to get good directions and plan to eat while you're there. You might get lucky and see one of the stars of CCC.

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Our family just returned from Baltimore and had lunch at The Diz, a fantastic bar/restaurant across from CCC where you can watch all the action, if there is any. We were lucky enough to catch Mary coming out and get a photo with her before she rushed back inside. The doors are locked except for appointments so don't expect much -- and the building is NOT easy to find. The staff at the restaurant, though, could not have been nicer to us and really seem to enjoy the attention that CCC brings. The food was excellent, too. I found it funny that the restaurant offers a wide assortment of cakes for dessert but they don't come from across the street! I'd have paid a lot of money to eat a CCC reject!!

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Our family just returned from Baltimore and had lunch at The Diz, a fantastic bar/restaurant across from CCC where you can watch all the action, if there is any. We were lucky enough to catch Mary coming out and get a photo with her before she rushed back inside. The doors are locked except for appointments so don't expect much -- and the building is NOT easy to find. The staff at the restaurant, though, could not have been nicer to us and really seem to enjoy the attention that CCC brings. The food was excellent, too. I found it funny that the restaurant offers a wide assortment of cakes for dessert but they don't come from across the street! I'd have paid a lot of money to eat a CCC reject!!

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I love ace of cakes!!! I remember when they did the second girl scouts and Duff said "My name is Duff not Ace.That cracked me up.ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ." It was super funny.I love u guys wish u guys could come to Hawaii.

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I love ace of cakes!!! I remember when they did the second girl scouts and Duff said "My name is Duff not Ace.That cracked me up.ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ." It was super funny.I love u guys wish u guys could come to Hawaii.

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We're BIG FANS! My husband and I are taking a good 'ol American Road trip this summer from Iowa to the east coast. C (cubed) is one of our photo opp. spots - Iowa loves the Charm City Crew!

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We're BIG FANS! My husband and I are taking a good 'ol American Road trip this summer from Iowa to the east coast. C (cubed) is one of our photo opp. spots - Iowa loves the Charm City Crew!

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ha this is funny reading! i love that mary alice talks about boozing it up! makes me want to buy her a cocktail!

viva le' charm city! you guys ROCK!!

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ha this is funny reading! i love that mary alice talks about boozing it up! makes me want to buy her a cocktail!

viva le' charm city! you guys ROCK!!

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WE love your show and all the cakes...we are coming on thirteenth of this month...June for my birthday to see if we can see you Duff and all the crew..it's my birthday present from my husband....Joan arena

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WE love your show and all the cakes...we are coming on thirteenth of this month...June for my birthday to see if we can see you Duff and all the crew..it's my birthday present from my husband....Joan arena

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As far as I can tell, the cake looks as close to the movie as you can get without hiring the original artists! Lady, whoever you are, you're a nut! Do you really realize that they are making this out of CAKE? Jack looks amazing and the hill in the graveyard is great! You were disappointed with the modeling chocolate and fondant, but what do you think enables them to create these masterpieces? Are you for real?! Really! Get over yourself and your totally trashed birthday! You are just dragging them through the mud so you can try to get something for free! I work in the customer service industry and there are more and more folks like you. Tell someone how deplorable their work is just to get something for free! People like you disgust me! Also, you were the one that was late. Do you expect them to drop their other customers, that were ON TIME, just to cater to you?! You are out of your mind! Go back in line and wait your turn! Keep up the GREAT work gang! Can't wait until your next episode! By the way, I LOVE the Bulldog cake in your interview segments! I have an English Bulldog and one day hope to get her one of those for her birthday! (She loves white cake!) Duff and Geof, you are awesome! Mary Alice, sorry you have to put up with all of the senseless mindless drivel from someone who evidently will never be happy with whatever you hand them!

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As far as I can tell, the cake looks as close to the movie as you can get without hiring the original artists! Lady, whoever you are, you're a nut! Do you really realize that they are making this out of CAKE? Jack looks amazing and the hill in the graveyard is great! You were disappointed with the modeling chocolate and fondant, but what do you think enables them to create these masterpieces? Are you for real?! Really! Get over yourself and your totally trashed birthday! You are just dragging them through the mud so you can try to get something for free! I work in the customer service industry and there are more and more folks like you. Tell someone how deplorable their work is just to get something for free! People like you disgust me! Also, you were the one that was late. Do you expect them to drop their other customers, that were ON TIME, just to cater to you?! You are out of your mind! Go back in line and wait your turn! Keep up the GREAT work gang! Can't wait until your next episode! By the way, I LOVE the Bulldog cake in your interview segments! I have an English Bulldog and one day hope to get her one of those for her birthday! (She loves white cake!) Duff and Geof, you are awesome! Mary Alice, sorry you have to put up with all of the senseless mindless drivel from someone who evidently will never be happy with whatever you hand them!

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I would like to thank you for your program. It is so nice to watch a show that is fun, not hurried, and delightful. Thursday nights I know I get to watch a very talented group of artist create beautiful, interesting cake that go beyond imagination. I have taught over 200 people beginning cake decorating, and I know the most important thing you can to is to take a PICTURE of your creation, because in 30 seconds or less, it will be gone. When my ladies left class, they went home with a cake that looked like a basket of flowers. They learned to bake a cake, hide the secret errors, do borders, make roses, small flowers, do a basket weave, and not lick the tube while you are working!!! Thank the staff for their part, and please continue the light hearted way you create the show. Duff...please keep laughing....oh how we need that is these days.
God bless,
Gaye Fudge (no kidding)

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I would like to thank you for your program. It is so nice to watch a show that is fun, not hurried, and delightful. Thursday nights I know I get to watch a very talented group of artist create beautiful, interesting cake that go beyond imagination. I have taught over 200 people beginning cake decorating, and I know the most important thing you can to is to take a PICTURE of your creation, because in 30 seconds or less, it will be gone. When my ladies left class, they went home with a cake that looked like a basket of flowers. They learned to bake a cake, hide the secret errors, do borders, make roses, small flowers, do a basket weave, and not lick the tube while you are working!!! Thank the staff for their part, and please continue the light hearted way you create the show. Duff...please keep laughing....oh how we need that is these days.
God bless,
Gaye Fudge (no kidding)

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I watch the show when I can catch it and am always impressed. My question, I noticed Duff's last name, so when he was eating ribs in Kansas City, was he eating pork or maybe beef?

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I watch the show when I can catch it and am always impressed. My question, I noticed Duff's last name, so when he was eating ribs in Kansas City, was he eating pork or maybe beef?

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You all act like you think that your opinion matters. They make thousands of dollars doing what they do. Do you not think that since they have more than one season of the show that the people ordering the cakes have maybe seen it. Also you are just pretty much calling anyone that orders cakes from there stupid, with the cleanliness comment and what not. Seriously get a life watch the show don't watch the show, but in the end they will be making their money because they are good at what they do. And talk about Mary Alice and "boozing it up" gosh I hope that you don't let your children watch television at all....there is not a single show on television these days that is not inappropriate in some way or another. If you are not a good enough parent to teach your child right from wrong then I guess you would need a television show to blame when your child gets into trouble. Face it...it is your inadequacy as a parent.

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You all act like you think that your opinion matters. They make thousands of dollars doing what they do. Do you not think that since they have more than one season of the show that the people ordering the cakes have maybe seen it. Also you are just pretty much calling anyone that orders cakes from there stupid, with the cleanliness comment and what not. Seriously get a life watch the show don't watch the show, but in the end they will be making their money because they are good at what they do. And talk about Mary Alice and "boozing it up" gosh I hope that you don't let your children watch television at all....there is not a single show on television these days that is not inappropriate in some way or another. If you are not a good enough parent to teach your child right from wrong then I guess you would need a television show to blame when your child gets into trouble. Face it...it is your inadequacy as a parent.

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from 1 # to another editing has nothing to do with these girls wearing their hair back off their shoulders i mean for god sakes DUFF is a chef he knows better you go in a resturant and the cooks will have their head covered most of the time but they deffently will have their out of their faces these girls run their hands through their hair just gross they should know better just common sense you say the the health department cheks on them that 1 puzzles me except maybe the girls arent in when they come to inspect think they only come once or twice a month who knows money talks i just know the whole thng makes me sick and i could care less what you or any 1 else thinks cause i have a right to the way i feel about the show just as every 1 else and as far as MARY ALICE she talks about her boozeing it up alot and theirs alot of young children that watch the show and look up to them which i find sad something i really want my kids to look up to and really can these people bake a real cake without the playdough

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from 1 # to another editing has nothing to do with these girls wearing their hair back off their shoulders i mean for god sakes DUFF is a chef he knows better you go in a resturant and the cooks will have their head covered most of the time but they deffently will have their out of their faces these girls run their hands through their hair just gross they should know better just common sense you say the the health department cheks on them that 1 puzzles me except maybe the girls arent in when they come to inspect think they only come once or twice a month who knows money talks i just know the whole thng makes me sick and i could care less what you or any 1 else thinks cause i have a right to the way i feel about the show just as every 1 else and as far as MARY ALICE she talks about her boozeing it up alot and theirs alot of young children that watch the show and look up to them which i find sad something i really want my kids to look up to and really can these people bake a real cake without the playdough

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This is for Ashley G.

They charge you a minimum of $1,000. Half is due as a non-refundable deposit. The second half is due 2 weeks prior to your event.

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This is for Ashley G.

They charge you a minimum of $1,000. Half is due as a non-refundable deposit. The second half is due 2 weeks prior to your event.

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First of all, I think Teri is being over-critical. I think that cake looks great! You're not going to have a perfect imitation of Jack when you're using fondant, seriously! I agree with the bakers who have posted, try it for yourself! If they had somewhere to be, being less than punctual can be harmful to their business. As a future bride, I know that I wouldn't want my wedding cake to arrive late, and you may have put them in jeopardy of doing such - think of it that way.Now that I've voiced my opinion (sorry, I don't like over-harsh people), I was hoping someone could provide some input as to how much their wedding cakes cost. I'm not getting married for 2 1/2 years, but I'd really love to get a cake from Charm City - they're so awesome at what they do! But I'll be fresh out of law school and so I have a limited budget, as well. Has anyone gone to Duff and the crew for their wedding cake? Not to prod, but what kind of a price am I looking at? Thanks!

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First of all, I think Teri is being over-critical. I think that cake looks great! You're not going to have a perfect imitation of Jack when you're using fondant, seriously! I agree with the bakers who have posted, try it for yourself! If they had somewhere to be, being less than punctual can be harmful to their business. As a future bride, I know that I wouldn't want my wedding cake to arrive late, and you may have put them in jeopardy of doing such - think of it that way.Now that I've voiced my opinion (sorry, I don't like over-harsh people), I was hoping someone could provide some input as to how much their wedding cakes cost. I'm not getting married for 2 1/2 years, but I'd really love to get a cake from Charm City - they're so awesome at what they do! But I'll be fresh out of law school and so I have a limited budget, as well. Has anyone gone to Duff and the crew for their wedding cake? Not to prod, but what kind of a price am I looking at? Thanks!

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My mom and i love to watch the show. I'm seriously thinking about taking her to that area for her birthday next year and going to the chocolate factory. It would just be her and i so we wouldn't need a big cake. But i would be paying for it all myself and i know it would mean a lot to her. I really hope i can do it. =]

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My mom and i love to watch the show. I'm seriously thinking about taking her to that area for her birthday next year and going to the chocolate factory. It would just be her and i so we wouldn't need a big cake. But i would be paying for it all myself and i know it would mean a lot to her. I really hope i can do it. =]

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While I have never tasted a charm city cake, watching the show has made me a little leery of ordering one.

The cake artists don't wear hair nets or hats, and I've seen hands with chipped nail polish working with the ingredients. It's just a little gross to see one of the artists while talking on the show, scratch their heads/run their hands through their hair, and then go back to rolling fondant with those same hands.

Am I the only one who is unnerved by this or is a little dandruff, skin or hair that special ingredient that makes the cakes taste so good?

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While I have never tasted a charm city cake, watching the show has made me a little leery of ordering one.

The cake artists don't wear hair nets or hats, and I've seen hands with chipped nail polish working with the ingredients. It's just a little gross to see one of the artists while talking on the show, scratch their heads/run their hands through their hair, and then go back to rolling fondant with those same hands.

Am I the only one who is unnerved by this or is a little dandruff, skin or hair that special ingredient that makes the cakes taste so good?

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Dear Teri S.,
Being a cake baker myself - just for a hobby - I'd like to ask you to make this cake yourself. Then you can talk. Period. You seem to be the type that is dissatisfied with everything. I'm sorry to be blunt but until you realize what long hard hours go into making a cake - you have no right to lash out at these fine people.

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Dear Teri S.,
Being a cake baker myself - just for a hobby - I'd like to ask you to make this cake yourself. Then you can talk. Period. You seem to be the type that is dissatisfied with everything. I'm sorry to be blunt but until you realize what long hard hours go into making a cake - you have no right to lash out at these fine people.

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As someone who does what Charm City does, you have no idea how much time and love is put into each piece. If you didn't want an expensive cake that you had to drive for and if you've made better cake then perhaps you should have just had a simple homemade cake? Maybe you set yourself up for disappointment? Punctuality is a virtue. They had other appointments on a Saturday at noon. That's their rush hour. Take it as a life lesson and move on.

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As someone who does what Charm City does, you have no idea how much time and love is put into each piece. If you didn't want an expensive cake that you had to drive for and if you've made better cake then perhaps you should have just had a simple homemade cake? Maybe you set yourself up for disappointment? Punctuality is a virtue. They had other appointments on a Saturday at noon. That's their rush hour. Take it as a life lesson and move on.

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I am a fan of the show i love how they do their cakes they always turn out so great. I have never had one of their cakes because i live in the Houston area. I would love to have one some day.

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I am a fan of the show i love how they do their cakes they always turn out so great. I have never had one of their cakes because i live in the Houston area. I would love to have one some day.

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This was before the TV show hit, in their old location, but Charm City and everyone there from Mary Alice to Duff were fun, funny and downright refreshing to deal with when we had them make our wedding cake in Oct of 05.

The flavors were amazing, the design inspiration from Duff was a great addition to the ideas we had and little did we know that our wedding cake was being made by the future stars of Ace of Cakes. We DID know that they were off the wall, wacky and our kind of creative fun people.

I only wish Duff had stuck around for the party after the delivery. He would definitely have had a great time! We would even have had a mask for him.

It's obvious from the show that they've only improved since we dealt with them - they've added more talent, more experience and even more good humor. I wouldn't hesitate at all to call on Charm City again and in fact I plan to. Expect a call! :)

- Circles

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This was before the TV show hit, in their old location, but Charm City and everyone there from Mary Alice to Duff were fun, funny and downright refreshing to deal with when we had them make our wedding cake in Oct of 05.

The flavors were amazing, the design inspiration from Duff was a great addition to the ideas we had and little did we know that our wedding cake was being made by the future stars of Ace of Cakes. We DID know that they were off the wall, wacky and our kind of creative fun people.

I only wish Duff had stuck around for the party after the delivery. He would definitely have had a great time! We would even have had a mask for him.

It's obvious from the show that they've only improved since we dealt with them - they've added more talent, more experience and even more good humor. I wouldn't hesitate at all to call on Charm City again and in fact I plan to. Expect a call! :)

- Circles

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That cake is BADASS, much like all the other cakes that charm city cakes creates. I am from vegas, only have seen the show, never had their cake, but I have a strong feeling that those who are disappointed with their cake and their whole *experience* haven't spent the time to appreciate what this business does and is about. THIS IS ART, it's not manufacturing perfection, but it's DARN close. Appreciate the TLC that goes into each of their creations and cheer up. After all, it's Cake. How bad can it really be?

Keep creating beautiful cakes and making loads of incredible memories for all these deserving people!

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That cake is BADASS, much like all the other cakes that charm city cakes creates. I am from vegas, only have seen the show, never had their cake, but I have a strong feeling that those who are disappointed with their cake and their whole *experience* haven't spent the time to appreciate what this business does and is about. THIS IS ART, it's not manufacturing perfection, but it's DARN close. Appreciate the TLC that goes into each of their creations and cheer up. After all, it's Cake. How bad can it really be?

Keep creating beautiful cakes and making loads of incredible memories for all these deserving people!

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To the lady who is disappointed about her cake....I am sorry you had such a bad experience....but I am sure when You watch the show on Television not all the pieces or made out of cake they use everything to portray what the customer wants even if it means using rice crispies....I love the t.v show and will someday like to be as good as them to do my first major cake

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To the lady who is disappointed about her cake....I am sorry you had such a bad experience....but I am sure when You watch the show on Television not all the pieces or made out of cake they use everything to portray what the customer wants even if it means using rice crispies....I love the t.v show and will someday like to be as good as them to do my first major cake

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Correction on the review below - no customers should be made to feel rude in ANY instance (5 - 10 min late??? Pa-leeese no need to be rude!!! Afterall they are a paying customer....and you do want returning customers right?
Anyways, I did receive a cake from charm city about 7 months ago for a friends birthday - it did come out absolutely awesome! Was even better then I imagined!! Based on the beautifulness of the cake and the kindness of the staff I will be going back.

Also Duff is georgeous - anytime ur around the Rhode Island area let me know!

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Correction on the review below - no customers should be made to feel rude in ANY instance (5 - 10 min late??? Pa-leeese no need to be rude!!! Afterall they are a paying customer....and you do want returning customers right?
Anyways, I did receive a cake from charm city about 7 months ago for a friends birthday - it did come out absolutely awesome! Was even better then I imagined!! Based on the beautifulness of the cake and the kindness of the staff I will be going back.

Also Duff is georgeous - anytime ur around the Rhode Island area let me know!

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Dear Teri,I am so sorry that you were disappointed by your idea of what your cake should've been. That being said, I hope I can help you with your next birthday cake. If you have an idea of the "perfect cake" please make a picture and be sure it completely encompasses everything you want. Be in constant touch with the baker with whom you are dealing and make sure, that if you have any questions or concerns, that they are taken care of before you make plans to pick up your prized cake. A lot of the "disappointment" you felt, I am quite positive, came from your side for lack of communication. Also, regarding the "rudeness" you allegedly encountered when you arrived to pick up your cake, please BE ON TIME! This is a business and as such, they must also deal with more than one customer. There was someone else who was awaiting the arrival of their cake and why should that person have to wait on YOU?My sister-in-law, a graphic designer, makes the most amazing cakes and it is an incredible endeavor. The designs, the ideas, the work is an all encompassing project each and every time she gets an order. Please, Teri, understand that each cake, each piece is a work of imagination and creativity and if you are not of a mood in which you will leave the intrepretation of your cake to the baker, then completely and with pictures, communication and participation, be a part of the process. With this cake in this instance, I don't believe you were in any mood to like anything about this cake. I thought it looked pretty darned good.Take care, darling' and good luck!LaurieLaurie

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Dear Teri,I am so sorry that you were disappointed by your idea of what your cake should've been. That being said, I hope I can help you with your next birthday cake. If you have an idea of the "perfect cake" please make a picture and be sure it completely encompasses everything you want. Be in constant touch with the baker with whom you are dealing and make sure, that if you have any questions or concerns, that they are taken care of before you make plans to pick up your prized cake. A lot of the "disappointment" you felt, I am quite positive, came from your side for lack of communication. Also, regarding the "rudeness" you allegedly encountered when you arrived to pick up your cake, please BE ON TIME! This is a business and as such, they must also deal with more than one customer. There was someone else who was awaiting the arrival of their cake and why should that person have to wait on YOU?My sister-in-law, a graphic designer, makes the most amazing cakes and it is an incredible endeavor. The designs, the ideas, the work is an all encompassing project each and every time she gets an order. Please, Teri, understand that each cake, each piece is a work of imagination and creativity and if you are not of a mood in which you will leave the intrepretation of your cake to the baker, then completely and with pictures, communication and participation, be a part of the process. With this cake in this instance, I don't believe you were in any mood to like anything about this cake. I thought it looked pretty darned good.Take care, darling' and good luck!LaurieLaurie

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Teri - About 3 weeks ago, after reading your review, I called you and left a voicemail so we could discuss your dissatisfaction with your order. I haven't heard from you. If you're reading this - please call!

Mary Alice Yeskey
Manager | Charm City Cakes

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Teri - About 3 weeks ago, after reading your review, I called you and left a voicemail so we could discuss your dissatisfaction with your order. I haven't heard from you. If you're reading this - please call!

Mary Alice Yeskey
Manager | Charm City Cakes

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Yes, the cakes you see on tv and the website are amazing, but for whatever reason, mine wasn't. I paid $700 for a small birthday cake, asked for a fairly simple design, waited months then drove 4 hours on my birthday to pick it up.. We were treated somewhat rudely when we arrived, because we were all of five minutes late and they were in a hurry to make a delivery..there was only one person there, on a Saturday at noon.
The cake was nothing like I'd imagined, seeing the show, and all the detail they put into everything that's on tv..I expected a masterpiece, like the ones on tv are. I asked for the scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Jack on the rolled up hill, and Sally and Zero on the bottom in the graveyard with the grave markers and jack o'lanterns..I got a flat square for the graveyard, with what was clearly simple lines made with a fork.. A mound in the middle that resembled a witches hat more than the hill.. and a yellow lollypop looking thing behind it, meant to represent the moon..The pumpkins were cute and the characters were close, but not accurate to the originals..
I was very disappointed with what I saw immediately, and upon further inspection there were cracks and bumps and a small dent that they hadn't bothered fixing before I arrived. After the obvious disappointment my friends assured me at least it would taste amazing..it had to for that money..
When I was talked into actually taking a bite..I took a pumpkin first, and I got confused, I was told everything was edible but I was practically gagging immediately, it tasted like play dough.. The entire graveyard and pumpkins and characters were made of the same thing, and it was awful.
We peeled away the fondant to get to the actual piece of cake that was only in the biggest part of the hill..and it was just simple cake.. I chose the white chocolate raspberry, and it wasn't bad.. But it wasn't anything special either.. I've made better myself.
Altogether, it was a horrible experience. I got ripped off completely, wasted 9 hours of my birthday in the car.. And my birthday was practically ruined because I had had my hopes up so high about the cake and wasted most of the day getting it.
Don't be fooled by the show. Don't buy from them. It isn't worth the money just because they can mold something out of clay.

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Yes, the cakes you see on tv and the website are amazing, but for whatever reason, mine wasn't. I paid $700 for a small birthday cake, asked for a fairly simple design, waited months then drove 4 hours on my birthday to pick it up.. We were treated somewhat rudely when we arrived, because we were all of five minutes late and they were in a hurry to make a delivery..there was only one person there, on a Saturday at noon.
The cake was nothing like I'd imagined, seeing the show, and all the detail they put into everything that's on tv..I expected a masterpiece, like the ones on tv are. I asked for the scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Jack on the rolled up hill, and Sally and Zero on the bottom in the graveyard with the grave markers and jack o'lanterns..I got a flat square for the graveyard, with what was clearly simple lines made with a fork.. A mound in the middle that resembled a witches hat more than the hill.. and a yellow lollypop looking thing behind it, meant to represent the moon..The pumpkins were cute and the characters were close, but not accurate to the originals..
I was very disappointed with what I saw immediately, and upon further inspection there were cracks and bumps and a small dent that they hadn't bothered fixing before I arrived. After the obvious disappointment my friends assured me at least it would taste amazing..it had to for that money..
When I was talked into actually taking a bite..I took a pumpkin first, and I got confused, I was told everything was edible but I was practically gagging immediately, it tasted like play dough.. The entire graveyard and pumpkins and characters were made of the same thing, and it was awful.
We peeled away the fondant to get to the actual piece of cake that was only in the biggest part of the hill..and it was just simple cake.. I chose the white chocolate raspberry, and it wasn't bad.. But it wasn't anything special either.. I've made better myself.
Altogether, it was a horrible experience. I got ripped off completely, wasted 9 hours of my birthday in the car.. And my birthday was practically ruined because I had had my hopes up so high about the cake and wasted most of the day getting it.
Don't be fooled by the show. Don't buy from them. It isn't worth the money just because they can mold something out of clay.

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The folks at Charm City Cakes, quite simply, make the most fantastical, original and whimsical cakes you'll find in this city - and many others. I've had the pleasure of dining on quite a few Charm City cakes. The cakes by no means taste bad, but they are comparable to many other cakes you can find throughout the city. I've tried the chocolate raspberry, the lemon pound cake, and the red velvet cake, and were very, very good. But what sets these cakes apart from others is not their taste, but rather the incredible designs that the bakers are able to pull off. Most any shape or size cake you want, they can create. Of course, such fine artistry does come with a fine price, and cakes start at $175.

PROS: Original, beautiful cakes, tailored to your needs!
CONS: Pricey!

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The folks at Charm City Cakes, quite simply, make the most fantastical, original and whimsical cakes you'll find in this city - and many others. I've had the pleasure of dining on quite a few Charm City cakes. The cakes by no means taste bad, but they are comparable to many other cakes you can find throughout the city. I've tried the chocolate raspberry, the lemon pound cake, and the red velvet cake, and were very, very good. But what sets these cakes apart from others is not their taste, but rather the incredible designs that the bakers are able to pull off. Most any shape or size cake you want, they can create. Of course, such fine artistry does come with a fine price, and cakes start at $175.

PROS: Original, beautiful cakes, tailored to your needs!
CONS: Pricey!

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Duff Goldman at Charm City Cakes does amazing work. We just went to a friend's wedding recently and just had to find out who made the cake. It was as beautiful as it was delicious. Duff takes his time while designing a unique cake for each couple. He can match the bride's gown and color scheme perfectly. I was surprised how good it tasted too. Definitely on my short list for my wedding cakes.

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Duff Goldman at Charm City Cakes does amazing work. We just went to a friend's wedding recently and just had to find out who made the cake. It was as beautiful as it was delicious. Duff takes his time while designing a unique cake for each couple. He can match the bride's gown and color scheme perfectly. I was surprised how good it tasted too. Definitely on my short list for my wedding cakes.

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