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post #16 of 234
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Duff!!!!! Enjoying his show was what got me interested in cake decorating. I love to watch the staff work and Dyff laugh. I also love to watch the reactions of the customers when the cakes are delivered. There is always someone out there that is more talented, but IMO it was Duff's personality that caught someone attention. Luckily he has the talent to go along with the personality. BTW, my favorite person on the show is Geof. It cracks me up to see him, he's so dry, but I love it. Debbie's cakes are incredible!!! She is a true artist!!
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post #17 of 234
I think hes personality is awesome and his laugh is it really just makes me laugh... I love his show. I think his cakes could be better finished, but overall he does well. I do like him lots..He has fun with it and thats all that matters

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post #18 of 234
So its been a while since there was some DUff bashing here on CC......dont know why there is at all. HE is the one they picked for the show and HE is the one who is going on his what? 4th or 5th season????? Of course there are many great cake decorators out there but do they have the personality that he does???? He has kept viewers watching and keeps it going season after season. His cakes are amazing and his staff is great. They work together and make great cakes...its fun to watch and learn little things. I even watch all the repeats. Duff doesnt claim to be the best and so what if some of the stuff he makes is "technically" a cake. Im sure he makes what people order. If its meant for them just to look at and keep for a while then of course it cant be cake.
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post #19 of 234
cake tv!!! love that.
now that would be cool!
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post #20 of 234
I wouldn't "bash" Duff, but I think the point here is that he's not 'the best' cake decorator. With him it's a package. He has such a winning personality, a great laugh, an interesting career and he's so down to earth. I wouldn't want to ever see the show get pulled, but I would like to see additional shows dealing exclusively with cake decorating.
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post #21 of 234
I have to DVR his show and watch it the next morning. I love watching that his cakes are not perfect, but I'd still love to have one or to be able to meet him. But then I love most of the people on the Food Network.
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post #22 of 234
Totally agreeing that Duff certainly isn't the most outstanding or exceptional cake artist, but people get TV shows because they have a persona that's entertaining and keeps viewers' attention. And I REALLY agree that he's brought so much attention to the world of cake decorating, it's helped out everyone in the field. My sister watches the show regularly and she says his minimum order is $1,000.....I'll get there yet! icon_lol.gif hahaha
post #23 of 234
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Originally Posted by Cakenator

I would love for the Ace of Cakes to post on the TV show how much his cakes cost!

I'm so tired of customers wanting a 3-d cake with like freaking fireworks that shoot out of the top and will hop around and sing happy birthday AND help raise their children all for the low low price of $19.99!!

What is his minimum order these days? $500?

I wish people would understand!



I'm on the "fan" side. Duff has made it fun for all cake decorators. Plus his staff are talented and great to watch.

But, check out the Charm City web site. Under FAQ's, they start at $1000 now.
post #24 of 234
No Amen here. I personally love the show and Duff and the gang. I think with the amount of cakes they put out and the time they have, their cakes are amazing. Perfect, no way....but for what the show is, it's great. People refer to being like "Ace of Cakes" because the general public doesn't know who Sylvia Weinstock, Colette Peters and Nicholas Lodge are.....I know that a lot of his isn't cake,,,,but its the whole image. I would take it as a compliment if someone called my cake an "Ace of Cakes" type.

Did you see the Harry Potter cake?? AMAZING! The castle itself wasn't cake, but the grounds were - but then again, who could have made that castle in cake? I think he realistically does what's possible with cake and then makes up for the rest with creativity to get the whole idea of the cake across.
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post #25 of 234
think Sandford and Son -- junkyard
30 Rock -- TV
the Mary Tyler Moore Show - TV
General Hospital/ER/Gray's Anatomy, et. al - medicine.

deluding selves if thinking show is REALLY about the cakes.

it's entertainment that happens to use the setting of a bakery as its venue for telling the wild and crazy tales of Duff and Crew.
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post #26 of 234
I can finally add my "amen" - to Doug. icon_wink.gif

Love Duff, love love love Mary Alice, even though she didn't send me my stickers yet, and love the show and Ben, and Geof, and all the gang. I miss Sherry - that girl can sculpt the heck out of anything!
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post #27 of 234
now, now....lets all get along icon_smile.gif the only rise here should be the cake! - ha...get it??? cake on the rise,,,,, icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I crack myself up!

Now back on Duff....I think it's cool that he is truly friends with everyone there and they get along so great. Very creative people!
If it's such a piece of cake, how come it's not easy???
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post #28 of 234
I had a customer a few months back who ordered a cake for her daughters 2nd birthday. She told me the previous year, when she turned one, her mother in law bought her a cake "from that famous guy in Baltimore that is on TV" . I went like OMG, that is amazing!! She thought I was nuts! hahaha! I was so nervous when I made her cake...thinking she was going to compare it to Duff's cake. She told me she loved it more, because it was buttercream (they didnt care for the fondant) and was prettier. I couldn't help think also they probably didn't mind it cost a lot less too! hahaha!

Have you noticed how HUGE his staff has gotten? And whatever happened to that guy who was on the first couple of seasons (the bald guy) He was funny too! I can't image anyone leaving!
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post #29 of 234
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)?
post #30 of 234
How lucky are those interns too....that's really a great opportunity!

So, seriously, his minimum order is $1000. How can that really be?? What about a small cake that feeds 20 people?? That's a bit crazy...but I still love them!
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