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post #31 of 234
Duff is not the only one out there who can do cakes. But so what if he is the one who Food Network picked to have a cake show of his own !! Is that too bad ? Duff is a Pastry Chef. It just happens that he can afford to pay people to work for him. I think this complain is so pointless and lame. You are bashing him just because others like him are not on TV ? Is that his fault ? What are you gonna do about ? If you do not like Ace, then don't watch !! icon_razz.gif But I'm sure he doesn't care, he doesn't know you anyway. icon_razz.gif
post #32 of 234
I personally enjoy Duff and his staff. If it weren't for the show, alot of us wouldn't want to "up our game" Some of us (especially me) were happy just doing the regular stuff and needed the challenge. Of course he is not the only one out there, but he is one that was willing to let everyone in on their secrets.
I think that it has also helped people to see how hard we work. It takes time to come up with these creations. Lastly, it has helped to back up why we charge what we do for the cakes. Planning, baking, decorating, etc. all time, and time is money. icon_biggrin.gif
post #33 of 234
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Actually no. He may not be the most talented decorator in all the world, but he's never claimed to be. I agree, there are some people that I would say are more talented, but I certainly wouldn't want to see them on TV. I tried watching that one called Sugar-something (Sugar Rush, maybe?) on Food Network and couldn't stand the guy. Duff is a super-cool guy, can pull off a show and he is good at what he does. Why shouldn't he have a show? Who knows if Debbiedoescakes is a snore (although her cakes are fabulous)?



Yes, it was Sugar Rush and now he has a new from scratch cake cookbook called "Cake Love" after his shop. I know what you mean though about his personality which was just ho-hum. However, I did see him in person and he was fantastic and just had a lot of personality too. He just couldn't transfer it to tv.
Duff has a great personality and is funny as heck. His staff makes the show though. Geoff is funny as heck and he's really talented.
post #34 of 234
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Duff is not the only one out there who can do cakes. But so what if he is the one who Food Network picked to have a cake show of his own !! Is that too bad ? Duff is a Pastry Chef. It just happens that he can afford to pay people to work for him. I think this complain is so pointless and lame. You are bashing him just because others like him are not on TV ? Is that his fault ? What are you gonna do about ? If you do not like Ace, then don't watch !! icon_razz.gif But I'm sure he doesn't care, he doesn't know you anyway. icon_razz.gif



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post #35 of 234
I Love Duff and watch his show all the time but I always wonder if hair gets in his cake everybody that works on his cakes have a lot of hair hanging over their shoulders except Duff and the other night he was decorating a cake($1000 min I'm sure) and he accidentally got icing on his hands while decorating he wiped his hands on his pants and kept decorating icon_confused.gif I wear a hair net and glovers and I have to give my cakes away because its against the law in my state to sell my little cakes. I try so hard to be clean I also bleach down my kitchen every time I make my cakes. My min charge Free icon_cry.gif Then I spend extra on boxes and plastic wrap to transport them. GO FIGURE icon_confused.gif

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post #36 of 234
I just made this Red Sox themed groom's cake for my cousin's wedding in Annapolis, MD. Everyone really loved it and were convinced it was a Charm City Cakes cake (I can understand that, everyone knows who they are and they're right up the highway in Baltimore)! My cousin made sure to clarify that I made it and I got an amazing amount of kudos from the guests. I have to say, it was the highest form of praise to be compared to their cakes!

I think the show is really entertaining and boy if I could have that much fun at a job, I'd be psyched!
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post #37 of 234
All I have to say is WOWWWWWWW! And I am not talking about the Duff Comments.

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post #38 of 234
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Originally Posted by fondantgrl

Duff is not the only one out there who can do cakes. But so what if he is the one who Food Network picked to have a cake show of his own !! Is that too bad ? Duff is a Pastry Chef. It just happens that he can afford to pay people to work for him. I think this complain is so pointless and lame. You are bashing him just because others like him are not on TV ? Is that his fault ? What are you gonna do about ? If you do not like Ace, then don't watch !! icon_razz.gif But I'm sure he doesn't care, he doesn't know you anyway. icon_razz.gif



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Heâs great. No he isnât the ONLY cake decorator out there but he does have his own show so why should I hate?

I love him and his show. Why does anyone get to come on here and bash him? I think it's jealousy. All it is.
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post #39 of 234
I love watching the construction - Last night at 11pm they made some amazing cakes!

I watch it because I love their sense of humor, their camaraderie, and my husband loves to watch it with me because of all that.

Duff doesn't have a huge ego, he and his staff make you feel as if you could invite them to a BBQ and have an amazing time!

Other's may add more detail, but have boring personalities and huge ego's (I've heard some name-calling referring to Colette).

Mainly, I'm glad he's televised bacause it makes it much easier to explain the kind of cakes I make: "Have you seen Ace of Cake's?"
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post #40 of 234
I have to agree with PinkZiab and the others who have said that it is about screen presence AND cake making. Let's face it. It is a fun show and they are a silly bunch of people. If someone pointed a camera at me while I made a cake, the audience would quickly get bored.

Everyone's talents lie in different areas. While Duff and his crew don't always go the traditional everything-is-edible route, his cake architecture is HIS style and his on screen antics keep us tuning in. Besides, they have made some really fabulous cakes.

I like the fun they have brought to cake decorating and am thrilled with the fact that more people realize that a cake doesn't have to be a sheet cake with some roses stuck on it.
post #41 of 234
I love the show, its that he's different than the regular cake decorater, he adds a new dimension, plus makes beautiful cakes. They never really show the pretty cakes, its always the different, cakes they show. I do have a problem with some o the aspects of the show, the people they model out of fondant looks so basic, and they all look the same, you would think by now they could improve on them. I have seen people on cc that have way outdone what they do. I just think they are taking the easy way out, not putting enough time in them. If I got paid that kind of money, I sure would.
post #42 of 234
Thanks to Duff, I heard about Satin Ice fondant. What a lifesaver it has been. Also learned how to use Rice Krispies to mold shapes (thanks to the person who posed the 3-D Elmo on this website last year. It was a huge hit for my best friend's 2 year old granddaughter who loves "Melmo".)

I think we all learn from watching others, mistakes and all. I can hardly wait for each week's show to see something new.
post #43 of 234
Well, I love cake. And I love carving it up. And I love Duff. but I think I love Geoff more. If I could leave my DH (and NOT Darling today!) I would go and marry either one of them. Flip a coin!

there is a reason that his cakes START at $1,000 and I'm selling mine for $3.00 a serving.

And as soon as any of you nay-sayers get your own show, I'll watch you too, but until then, it is WAY easier to sit in your arm-chair and call the plays than it is to be the quarter-back.
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post #44 of 234
I really enjoy watching the show. I don't think I'll ever get into making sculpted, fondant-covered masterpieces, but I do love watching them do it! They are all just so... personable. icon_smile.gif
post #45 of 234
WOW-it's been a LONG time since this thread was last posted. icon_wink.gif

I agree that I have seen better artistry (even here), but I have not seen a group of people that I never want to miss since Friends. I love the staff. From Mary Alice and her goofy sarcastic wit to Geoff's dry humor to Duff's infectious laugh. They are all just FUN. I would forget everything I'm trying to learn to be an intern at CCC for a month...even just to wash the pans.

I am glad that Duff has brought some amazing artistry into light and taught me a thing or two about construction. I do agree with a previous poster that wished he would mention how much a cake cost every once in awhile...just to keep the general audience informed.

I'm with Doug-it's about the fun relationships and entertainment that just happen to be in a cake studio. thumbs_up.gif
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