5 tiers, fondant, gum-paste flowers sounds like an elegant and traditional cake perfect for any wedding, except yours. One of the most sought-after custom cake shops in the country, Charm City Cakes located in Baltimore, Maryland is the home to Duff Goldman and his team of eclectic cake artists. Sure, they make beautiful and traditional wedding cakes, but they also make some of the most amazing geek and gamer inspired cakes like their lifesize Star Wars R2D2.
“We have fun with every cake we make, but we always have a LOT of fun when we get to work with video game and online gaming companies. They are staffed by folks who are just as slightly off kilter and imaginative as we are, and so the projects we put together for video game launches and events always tend to be MEGA. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite collaborations with the gaming world!”
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning boggart cake
Duff is the executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop, featured for 10 seasons on Food Network’s Ace of Cakes. The show highlighted the frantic production of a substantial number of custom cakes in a short period of time. Known for using non-traditional cooking utensils such as blow torches, belt sanders and power saws to construct his cake creations, Ace of Cakes catapulted Duff to chef-lebrity status.
“Here at Charm City Cakes, we are motivated by constantly trying to outdo ourselves by making cakes that are beautiful, challenging, and as out-of-the-ordinary as possible! Our inspiration comes from everywhere: art, fabric, furniture, architecture, landscapes, science, music, anything! Most of all, our inspiration comes from you! Each cake is individually designed to match you, your personality, and the theme of the occasion you are celebrating.”
This Ghostbusters themed wedding cake is replica of the final scene of the movie, when the guys are battling the Stay Puff Marshmallow man from atop an NYC skyscraper (with the bride and groom doing the proton pack zapping).
Their cakes are completely custom made, and priced individually by the complexity of their design. Tiered cakes start at $7 a serving. There is a 50 serving minimum on wedding and tiered cakes. 3D, sculptural cakes start at $1000. Contact them for a design and tasting appointment to discuss your cake order by sending an email to email@example.com containing all the following information:
- the date of your event
- the occasion/nature of your event (wedding, bat mitzvah, etc)
- the event location, delivery address, and delivery time
- how many people you will need to serve
- your daytime phone number
- your email address
- six flavors from our flavor list you would like to sample
- an idea of what kind of cake design you are looking for
Don’t live on the East Coast, no problem. Charm City Cakes West located in Los Angeles, CA has you covered. If you are interested in placing an order for your event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional inquiries contact Charm City Cakes West at (323) 642-7234
ThinkGeek 5 tiered cake of delicious geek.
Harry Potter Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry cake "Bring me that horizon..." replica of The Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean Warhammer squig cake