Duff is up to his eyeballs in cakes, as he and Geof build a replica of Wrigley field for a man's 80th birthday. Duff drives 11 hours to deliver the cake in person. Richard creates the ultimate groom's cake - a 10-point buck for an avid hunter. It's also a week of weddings - two of Mary Alice's friends are getting married and their cakes have to be extra special.
Duff is out of town for part of the week and all hell breaks loose for Mary Alice as she tries to answer crazy phone calls, crazier emails and even tries her hand at repairing a cake.
Two women are getting hitched and when it comes to their wedding cake, they’ve decided to mix traditional and non-traditional. One cake is a flowery, four-tier affair. The other is a Baltimore icon — a large rat perched upon a city manhole cover! Erica, one of Duff’s part-time decorators is getting hitched and she’s ordered an unusual wedding cake — a male and female owl perched on a branch. When one of the owls is in danger of collapsing, Richard performs emergency surgery with a wooden dowel and hammer. This bride and groom are from different cultures, and they want to celebrate that in their cakes — a giant Thai pagoda wedding cake for her and a cake replica of the Brooklyn Bridge for him. Geof must build another jeep for a groom’s cake.
Duff dons a kilt to deliver a cow cake to a Scottish wedding. He even enlists the aid of a bagpiper to get into the mood. There's also a Sweet Sixteen cake, a magnolia-themed cake that poses major problems for the Charm City staff, and last but not least, a nervous customer orders a cake with which he plans to propose to his girlfriend. The engagement ring is actually located on the cake.
Duff and the staff at Charm City Cakes have a big monkey to get off their backs — King Kong! Drew Kramer’s bar mitzvah is Saturday and his parents have ordered a $2000 King Kong cake. The "Overseas Houston," a giant tanker, is being christened in Chesterfield, Pa., on Saturday. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the shipping company has ordered a giant replica of the tanker made of cake. They also want a champagne bottle made out of a cookie to christen the cake ship. Once the cake is built, Geof must transport it two hours to Chesterfield. Will the "Overseas Houston" survive the potholes between Baltimore and Chesterfield? A couple is getting married and the groom-to-be is a DJ. His fiancé is surprising him with a cake that looks like his beloved Technics turntable.
The Howard County Fire & Rescue is hosting its annual flag football charity event, and this year they have a special participant. The FDNY is sending a team for the first time since 9/11 (they lost several men at the WTC). As a show of thanks and support, the Howard County Fire & Rescue has ordered a special cake for the event: a replica of a fire truck with a special 9/11 flag suspended from the back. The Baltimore Theater Group is asking Duff to create a replica of Cinderella's carriage. Rachel Stahm is getting married, but she wants to surprise her mother on her wedding day. Her mother is fanatic for all things Egyptian, so Rachel is presenting her with a birthday cake on the day of the wedding that will look like an Egyptian cat statue with hyroglyphics. An additional cake is a three-tier sushi cake.
Geof's architectural skills are put to the test with a groom's cake in the shape of the Innsbruk, Austria Olympic ski slope. In addition to a replica of the tower next to the slope, the cake will feature the bride and groom on skis going down the mountain. Another complicated structure for Charm City Cakes. This is a surprise cake for a husband who has just received his pilot's license. His wife has ordered a cake in the shape of a Cessna 172 airplane. Fluid Movement is putting on Glitterama, the annual winter community theater talent show fundraiser, and Duff is going to do his own version of the Dance of the Seven Veils, but there's a twist: he's doing it with cake! Mary Alice had to choreograph and teach Duff the dance, while Duff, Katherine and the interns all work together on the actual cake. Afterward Duff and Mary Alice talk about how far they've come: "You know how many cakes we had this time last year? Seven!"
Duff and Geof are making a cake in the shape of a pile of tennis balls for Martina Navratilova's 50th birthday. Geof is a huge tennis fan, so Duff is going to bring him to the event and they will both present her the cake after her match at the Mercantile Tennis Challenge. Duff has been asked to be emcee of Baltimore's annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony with the mayor. Geof and Duff will create a replica of Baltimore's Washington Monument for Duff to present at the event. The event is being televised live and in true Duff form, he will light fireworks to shoot out of the cake! Duff is making a cake for the 40th wedding anniversary of the parents of one of his college friends. He considers this couple his surrogate Jewish parents here in Baltimore. They are having a party and have invited Duff. It was Duff's idea to surprise them with a cake.
It's a busy week for Charm City Cakes. This week they're busting out 40 cakes (last year at this same time they only had seven on the books). Duff has been brought in by Starbucks to make a special holiday cake at Union Station in Washington, DC. After days of working around the clock, Duff and his team have created a train that looks like it's made of gingerbread. Duff delivers the train to scenic Union Station, where he adds the finishing touches before an audience of hundreds. It's a teenage girl's 16th birthday and her mom has ordered a goth cake, complete with skulls, spiders, etc., to celebrate. Mom is driving all the way from North Carolina to pick up the cake. Charm City has been invited to make three massive cakes for a guy's "Big Fat Greek Birthday." One of the cakes is an old theater with "It's a Wonderful Life" adorning the marquee; another cake is a girl sipping a soda at a soda fountain.
Becky Smith is graduating and shes ordered a cake from Charm City Cakes for her big party. Charm City is going to have to pull out all the stops to create this giant replica of the Taj Mahal for an Indian wedding at the Baltimore World Trade Center. Its Sid Mandells 90th birthday and his granddaughter has asked Duff to make the cake, a replica of a famous dish called the 4 x 4, which was served at her grandfathers deli, Sid Mandells.
Birthdays and doctors are the theme this week. The team has been enlisted by a radiology company to create a cake in the shape of a CT scanner, with a patient inside!
This week Charm City is making a cake in the shape of a Scrabble Board for the client s Moms birthday. Its another life like machine for Charm City Cakes. Duff and Geoff are also making a cake in the shape of a 3D slot machine for a 60th birthday party.
Duff is Miami-bound to make a cake for the NFL's Super Bowl party. Can he and his team pull off the largest cake Charm City has ever seen?