Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes


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Duff Goldman from the Food Network's Ace of Cakes, a show that documents Duff's life as the chef and owner of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes, shows us his awesome side, dorky side and all out great side as one of the most kick-ass bakers the wedding cake industry has ever seen. —Cari Wolfert

On the show we mostly see cakes with very specific design ideas. How do you work with clients who come in and have no idea what they want for their wedding cake?

I usually try to narrow down their likes and dislikes. Ordering a cake is like buying a car—it can be overwhelming at first but you can really figure out what you like if you eliminate what you don't. Whittling down the basics usually allows me to get a feel for what the client is looking for. From there, I try to ask questions about the nature of their wedding and what the couple is like. This helps get a vision for what kind of cake they want...

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