Duff heads to the Great White North to get a taste for frontier living as he prepares a cake for Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood. At the bakery it's a spacey week with Jupiter and the Hubble, sci-fi ships and even pigs that fly! Plus, the CCC crew chips in for the Share Our Strength bake sale and cake auction. It's a week of dog sledding, snowboarding and polar bear swimming on Ace of Cakes. And what are the Jon & Kate sextuplets doing in the bakery??
Charm City Cakes concocts a gravity-defying pastry for Cirque du Soleil's big top troupe. Ben and Elena turn cake into animated Dummies and Duff does some culinary judging at the Eco-Ball.
Mary Alice gets her party on at a Parrothead Mardi Gras fundraiser while Katie logs hours decorating an intricate purse for a surprise birthday. Duff and Geof work on a Wizard of Oz hot air balloon and an equestrian cake. Plus, a cake to be delivered by private plane to a unknown customer.
This week's cakes feature a gondola in Venice and a pizza pie full of Italian monuments with a gangster theme. The bakery is overrun with the usual craziness of stormtroopers, dog walkers and cake orders. And Geof responds when the pasta machine that drives everyone crazy suddenly goes missing.
Elena tunes up her music skills by making a unique bass guitar for a client with a special story. Erica is overwhelmed with the challenges of doing a cake for the Mummers in Philadelphia and Duff, Geof and Mary head up to New York to celebrate the Yankees new stadium and meet some very big names in baseball.
Duff suits up to do battle as he and Ben whip up the craziest video game star ever... the Big Red Squig... and meet some uber gaming fans. Geof's Pinto cake starts leaking fluid on its delivery run and Katie has trouble seeing straight as she does a cake for a video tribute at the Contemporary Museum. Geof clues us into the traits that make us his crack cake delivery staff and spatulas go flying as Video Duff goes to war, onscreen, against his nemesis, the flesh-eating Squig.
This week Mary Alice is a nervous wreck trying to keep everything straight without spilling the beans - a bride and groom have BOTH ordered surprise cakes for each other on the day of their rehearsal dinner. Ben and Elena work on a huge Humpty Dumpty bridal shower cake and the bakery staff muses on the consequences of National Egg Day.
Big cakes and even bigger events are on order this week. Duff and his new buddy Brett make a cake for a Best Buddies International gala hosted by Superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Ben engineers an evil robot cake from the BBC TV series "Dr. Who" that spins, yells and destroys. The entire bakery staff gets to settle some workplace grievances at Splatter Hill paintball field. And Duff and Mary Alice make their long-awaited stage debut with the Annie National Tour.
Carnival Cruise Lines is coming to Baltimore and what better way to kick off the celebration than with a cake of the cruise ship Carnival Pride from Charm City Cakes! To Duff's surprise, Katie asks to take the lead on this massive project. But she's quickly overwhelmed by all the details on the Pride and falls behind schedule - can Duff and the decorators save her from going down with the ship?? And OMG! Lauren is making a cake inspired by the totally awesome 80's. Duff, Mary Alice and the decorators get radical remembering all the tubular 80's fashion. The beat is on as Duff and Geoff create another crazy cake... A giant marimba!
This week Erika is tasked with creating an extravagant, 5-cakes-in-1 anniversary cake for Philadelphia's famed Mummers Parade, only to have gravity rain on her parade as full-blown cake-meltdown strikes. Duff is asked to throw out the first pitch at an Orioles game but has to be taught how to throw a ball first. And in a bakery first, Charm City Cakes is challenged to a duel by one of their clients. Will Geof be able to defend the bakery's honor?
Katherine and Ben get their kicks on Route 66 as they concoct a period Airstream Diner. Lauren whips up a pacemaker cake for a cardiologist but gets too grossed out to do the research. And humidity wrecks havoc on CCC as their supersized bed cake goes into serious meltdown.
This week there are crazy physic happenings at the bakery when a medium comes to check out Charm City Cakes. Ben, Erica and Elena team up to battle the aliens for an "Independence Day" inspired wedding cake. The decorators deliver a holiday cake to their neighbors across the street at The Dizz... and Duff gets his hands on some fireworks, so stand back!
CCC hits the big apple for a special hour of witchcraft, cranberry bogs, fishing and cakes. Duff is once again invited to celebrate with the Hogwarts crowd as he makes a uniquely designed cake for the US premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Mary Alice is overwhelmed by tweens as she and Duff deliver a cake for the publication of the new Ghost Girl novel. Chef Duff and the gang go bogging with Ocean Spray in Rockefeller Center and some of the bakery staff gets to see what they can fish out.