It's a testosterone-filled bakery as Tony Siragusa, Jason Cameron and the crew of DIY's MAN CAVES invades Charm City Cakes to outfit Duff with a new guy-themed basement. Duff, Elena and Geof road trip to the windy city to deliver a cake and wow the lovers of the independent music scene with some Baltimore rock.
Is the economic fate of the nation in the hands of a man who doesn't own a tie? It might be, when Duff is commissioned to do a cake modeled after the New York Stock Exchange AND the chef himself gets to ring the opening bell! Plus, Duff is honored to deliver a whisky celebration cake to the legendary James Beard House where he rubs elbows with the foodie elite and gets a peek at the world famous Beard kitchen.
Chef Duff helps a romantic firefighter find a very memorable way to propose. Then he lets Joe tag along for a taste of big city life as he prepares a dessert buffet for a high end New York PR firm celebrating Christmas in July. At the bakery, Duff and the CCC staff revision themselves as silent movie comedy stars!
Elena goes all out creating a cake of Han Solo frozen in carbonite while the entire bakery staff chips in to help mold a 70-plus pound chocolate likeness of the famous Civil War statue, Moment of Mercy. Duff checks out a new intern when musician Jewel stops by Charm City cakes and shows off her skills with fondant.
Charm City Cakes is bitten by the crossword bug as they concoct a living crossword wedding cake. Chef Duff and his decorators hob nob with celebrities as they participate in a star-studded USO gala ... and then deliver the cake to the everyday service men and women.
Charm City Cakes gets a visit (and performance) from the country rock trio The Avett Brothers, when they come to town on tour. Lauren pesters Geof to oversee her work on a crazy groom's cake, a band bus. And Duff gets an impossible deadline to make a cake to take to a TV set in Chicago ... and when Oprah calls, how can you refuse?
CCC gets its biggest cake challenge EVER when Duff and his bakery are commissioned to do a life-sized motorcycle groom's cake, complete with ignition! Plus, it's paired with a sky-high 10-tired photo cake for the same wedding. Will some motorcycle lessons help the bakery staff find their inner Ducatis?
Are you ready for some football? Duff and his bakery staff concoct an elaborate cake creation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Monday Night Football and Duff gets to deliver the cake to Redskin's field on game day. Then, it's a fight to the finish as Chef Duff enters the cooking ring, and goes head to head with Iron Chef Michael Symon for control of the kitchen.
Chef Duff trades shots with Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens. The defensive end drops by the bakery to fix up a pre-game cake for his teammates and deliver it to his buddies at football practice. Duff even gets to play armchair coach as the Ravens' playoffs berth hangs in the balance. And this week, the bakery staff muses about pets as the cakes go to the dogs ... dogs on airplanes, dogs in armchairs and fabulous Arnie, the growling Chihuahua.
Charm City Cakes practices its foreign language skills as the decorators take on two formidable historic figures ... a Terra Cotta warrior from China and a huge replica of Russia's St. Basil's Cathedral. The Cathedral delivery comes down to the wire and there seems to be a lot of smack talk about eye gouging going around.
Charm City Cakes gets in the holiday spirit by decking the halls, sipping the eggnog and hitting the golf course ... literally. The bakery staff chops a tree, decorates ornaments and sneaks around town playing Secret Santa. Plus Duff whips up a batch of his infamous eggnog. But evil Christmas elves cause some damage when Katherine's snowflake wedding cake takes a hit. Can some Duff fireworks at the Dizz bring back the holiday cheer?
The bakery is awash in plushy ducks when Duff is commissioned to do a cake for Aflac's Pediatric Cancer Center in Atlanta. Then Duff, Geof and Elena head out to NAMM where they check out the latest and greatest in the music world and create an upright, oversized guitar for the 20th anniversary of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Duff also gets a little birthday surprise from the folks at Good Housekeeping when he stops in for some cake and a magazine spread.
It's the season finale of Ace of Cakes and Chef Duff and his staff are invited to Lucas Films in California to create a galactic masterpiece for the wrap party of THE CLONE WARS. Duff is in his element as he battle the evils of cake and electronics, voices a "baker droid" for the animated series and gets a privileged behind-the scenes look at the making of these movie icons. Star Wars geeks unite!