Local pastry chef Jason Hisley has another accolade to add to his resume: winner of The Food Network’s March 14 episode of ‘Cake Wars.’ Hisley, owner and executive chef of La Cakerie in Towson, is no stranger to competition. Along with his recent Cake Wars appearance, he has competed on Cupcake Wars, Cutthroat Kitchens, and Sweet Genius. While he enjoys the challenge and competition of the cooking shows, his Alleghany Avenue bakery and lunch spot make him most proud.
Baltimore may be the town of Charm City Cakes, but there’s a new kid coming to town, to the Ivy Bookshop to be exact. Buddy Valastro, known worldwide as the Cake Boss, has a new book out, Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss, and he is coming to the Ivy on Sunday, December 2, for a book signing at 12 noon.
Who knew there was a “Summer Collection” for cakes? But when you’re Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes, the originator of the fashionable cake, you have to stay a step ahead of the competition. The collection, according to the bakery’s website, “was inspired by Carmen Miranda, Frida Kahlo, and many other images, textures, prints and fashions.” Gorgeous.