Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ace of Cakes, Live!

2008 Celebrity Food Show / OC Culinary Event
Hilton Anaheim Hotel, CA
August 15-17, 2008

Picture from the poster



Duff, Mary Allice & Geof

Geof & Duff

We went for the 2.30pm show hoping to see them up close and personal. Unfortunately we were not the only ones. It was more like a Q&A session while Duff and Geof decorate a cake which by the end of the 1 hour session, was not finished. The ballroom where they held the event was rather small and the only thing separating the stage and the vendors are the blue curtain. So you can only imagine how it was when you are trying to listen to them between the music and the noise coming from the other side of the curtain.

It is a little bit disappointing that we did not even get to take pictures with them. The closest that I could get was maybe 30feet away from the stage but obviously it was not close enough as you can see from the pictures that I took. Not to mention that it was somehow pretty dark. I asked a girl beside me who was also sitting on the floor trying to take some pictures and hers were dark too. Oh well!

A few facts about them that I found out from the Q&A session:

1. The pricing of the cake starts from $1000.

2. Duff's mom lives in Long Beach.

3. They only make a maximum of 15 cakes a month and they wont budge once they have reached their quota. They have even rejected an order from Kevin Bacon! Imagine that.

4. They are fully booked until December 2008.


Maya said...

I love those guys!!! I heard that a wedding cake starts around $5000.00.

Rebecca Ilham said...

Kak Farina,

I'm green with envy!! Gosh, I love Charm City Cakes and the show so much!

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, I like Ace of Cake on Food Network. Just love their funky design on all their cakes. Wish I can be there to watch them in person :(

Yatie_T said...

no close up pictures? What a bummer..... I saw once on their show that Duff has to hide under the table after the signing session because people just keeps coming non stop. Poor guy!

Sri said...

I love them. Dang... $1000 for a cake. WOW!!! But these guys are talented though... Wish I was living in Baltimore...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Maya, arent they just fun to watch? whtever the cost is, i sure cant afford it. lol.

Becky, jgn marah. hehhe. but i stil wish tht i could get nearer.

Gert, i think theyr gonna be in NY either sept or oct.

Yatie, yup. him and geof have so many fans.

Sri, mahal kan? even marry alice commented abt ppl paying 1k for a bday cake. but they cant lower the price since most of them are artist.

K and S said...

I love their show, I always watch it when I'm in Hawaii.

Salt N Turmeric said...

k & s, they are fun to watch arent they?