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Duff Goldman Becomes Ace of Cakemix

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Duff Goldman

I guess he got sick of doing those complicated cakes by himself. Charm City Cakes’ Duff Goldman opened up a new type of shop, where, instead of paying upwards of $1,000 for a TV-worthy edible sculpture, customers pay up to $52 for an undecorated cake and have a go themselves with fondant and buttercream. (I hear if you slip them an extra hundred dollars they’ll aim a fake television camera at you while you do it.)

Your Pet Wants You to Buy These Things

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Now that your dog’s hogging the TV, watching commercials broadcasted in frequencies that you can’t even hear, how are you supposed to spend your spare time?

We humbly suggest a peek at the online “Shop-a-Paw-Looza” auction, a fundraiser for the Maryland SPCA. They’ve got everything from club-level Ravens tickets to custom Charm City Cakes confectioneries to wine tasting tours to spa gift certificates to dolphin breakfasts (that is, breakfast WITH, not OF, dolphins). If you really want to make your animals feel appreciated (or guilty), consider bidding on a pet photo shoot, or a “luxury getaway at the Perfect Pet Resort!”

And, of course, the best part is that the auction funds go to the homeless dogs and cats at the Maryland SPCA. Bidding opens today, October 4, at noon, and runs through October 25 at 9 PM… and there are special prizes for early bidders.

Take a Look at Charm City Cakes’ Harry Potter Confection

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Charm City Cakes was tapped to do the baking for Monday’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere in New York City — marking the third time the Baltimore-based bakery has been called on to create a Potter-themed cake (they also created cakes for the LA premiere of Order of the Phoenix and the New York premiere of Half-Blood Prince).  We chatted with CCC’s Mary Alice to get the inside scoop (er, slice?) on this epic piece of pastry.

The cake itself is more than three feet tall and three feet wide, and uses all those tricky fondant techniques (and perhaps a few spells?) to recreate a besieged Hogwarts in confectionery form.  But worry not:  the cake itself didn’t taste anything like burned wizard castle; it was actually a lemon poppyseed cake with Italian buttercream icing. Ron Weasley — okay, okay, Rupert Grint — did the cake-cutting honors at the premiere’s afterparty at the Museum of Natural History, and we bet he enjoyed every crumb.

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