Saturday, March 17, 2012

How many cake shows ARE there?

Thanks to Erasmo Cortez

Has anyone other than me noticed how many shows there are out there about cake? There are at least a baker’s dozen (see what I did there?). No really. Go look at your Direct tv guide and start counting them all. I think the original cake bakery that made it on TV was Charm City Cakes also known as Ace of Cakes. That show had it all. It had quirky characters like Chef Duff who always wore a hockey jersey no matter the weather. It had amazing looking cakes with such fine details and extras from lights on a police patrol car down to tiny buttonholes on the shirt of a modeling chocolate little kid. All of the cake shows that have come after Ace of Cakes have not quite lived up to Duff and his team for me. The cupcake store with the sisters is just kind of meh. Cupcake Wars is just plain awful and don’t get me started on the crew at Cake Boss, although, I can appreciate the story behind Carlos Bakery and all of its history. I think at least they have a little history and baking has been passed down from generation to generation in that family. Some of these other shows seem like they just woke up one day and decided to open a cupcake shop.

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