We may finally be coming into the 21st century. I live in the country and up until now haven't been able to get cable and hubby didn't see the need for a dish. He is almost convinced now so I would like to know what channels etc. to subscribe to beside getting the food network station and what shows there are to watch for cake decorating.
I only watch Ace Of Cakes as far as cake decorating shows go.. It's the BEST!! and it comes on the food network channel
on the pbs stations there "Bake Decorate, and Celebrate" which is a show by Wilton......it's ok, but most of their stuff is pretty sloppy....but they do have really cute ideas sometimes.
There is also a show called "Amazing wedding cakes" I believe on the We network....I don't get it, though I would love to..so I can't say whether it's good or not!
WEtv has been showing the Amazing Wedding Cakes shows. The show chronicles three different cake shops and highlights a cake that each shop does each week so you get to see three different cakes being made each week. The bakeries are Cake Girls from Chicago, the Cake Atelier from New York (now out of business) and the Cake Divas from Los Angeles.
The show just ran it's season finale but WEtv reruns their shows A LOT. They also have one called Wedding Cake Central - Cake Masters (or something like that) that highlights cakes made by Margaret Braun, Bronwen Weber, Mike McCary and Charmaine Jones. They run this show a lot as well since the WE network is geared towards women and they have several wedding/bridal related shows.
Plus the Food Network Challenges when they have cake contests!
I don't know about other DVRs, but I have DirecTV with a TiVo DVR, which lets me create Wishlists by keyword. I have wishlists for CAKE, COOKIE, BAKE, & SUGAR. About once I week I pull up all upcoming wishlist programs. I see a list of all programs that have the keyword in the title or description and I record the ones I am interested in. Some of the series that come to mind are Amazing Wedding Cakes (WE), Food Network Challenge, Sugar Rush, and Ace of Cakes. There are also other series that feature my interestes every once in a while like Recipe for Success, Everyday Baking with Martha Stewart, and other series that don't focus on baking , but often feature it. Sometimes Ellen and other talk shows feature pastry chefs.
If you have a DVR with this feature, I highly recommend it.