(Closed) Cake Boss

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I don’t have that experience, but HOW COOL!!! 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m not as lucky… but I love Cake Boss! It smokes Ace of Cakes. Almost every part of a cake made at Carlo’s Bakery is edible, where as Charm City cakes are like 10% edible, 90% styrofoam. lol

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I wasn’t big on the idea of having a fancy cake at our wedding (the food alone is fancy enough!) but we started watching Cake Boss and my Fiance is OBSESSED with Buddy.  In regular conversation, without warning, he will throw out the phrase “chocolate fond-aunt” or “I’m the boss.”

*sigh*

It’s completely endearing and now Fiance wants a big, fancy cake.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t have any celeb vendors.

We live in Baltimore and people asked if we were going to use Charm City Cakes.  I checked out the website and their cakes start at 1-2K, um, NO!  Also, my friend went to a wedding with one of their cakes and she said that it looked awesome but didn’t taste very good.  I’m not a fan of fondant and I know that what they use on most of the really cool cakes.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have had cake from Carlo’s twice now. Last year at my friend’s wedding and then last week at a baby shower. She said that she actually only met with him once during the process of designing the cake. I will admit the piece I had last week was red velvet- delicious! (it was with cream cheese frosting, which I am not a huge fan of but the other girls at my table were ready for seconds!)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That’s too cool!  Fiance surprised me and took me there on my birthday about a month ago.  They had amazing cakes in their refrigerator – an AWESOME baby shower cake.  I’ve always wondered how good their cakes actually taste.  I can tell you their cannolis are DEL-ISH!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’ve actually got to “claims to fame” for my wedding.  The woman who is custom making the hat boxes I wanted also makes them for Oprah & Michelle Obama.  Then the feather comb for my hair is being custom made by the people who do all the headpieces for gossip girl πŸ™‚  Needless to say I’m pretty psyched! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

For the record (and from a cake decorator), both Charm City Cakes and Carlo’s Bakery use the same kind of fondant and on nearly every cake (it’s called Satin Ice and is decorator preferred in the industry).  Buddy is by far a culinary genius–it runs through his literal veins, but Duff has a fabulous staff.

If you don’t like fondant, peel it off!  There’s always a fabulous layer of some sort of sugary fantasticness underneath (most times buttercream).  Most bakeries don’t have the time like I do to make their own fondant.  I make mine out of marshmallows, so it tastes pretty much just like a marshmallow.

So, there’s a little cake info for you πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@pieceacake: I agree that MMF tastes better, but it’s too much work to do on a commercial scale!! πŸ™‚ Also MMF doesn’t have the same consistency & the few times I’ve tried it I noticed it tears a lot easier when covering large pieces. Do you put gum paste powder in your MMF at all?  I tried it once at home & it gave it a better consistency, more like a traditional fondant…

A lot of people don’t like to pay the extra $1-$5 for a fondant creation only to have to peel it off! Bring back buttercream πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve never tried gumpaste powder!  I might have to look into that…

My 5-tier wedding cake was 100% marshmallow fondant and the crowd RAVED!  Most of them didn’t know that I hand kneeded that stuff for days.  And you’re very right, MMF is definitely hard to handle on a grand scale.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

no but thats awesome I love watching cake boss and ace of cakes!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

How exciting!

The wedding cake is going to be my favorite part.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

LOL-the two things I did want were sleeves on my dress and buttercream…and I’m having both. πŸ˜‰

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