Buddy Vs. Duff: Team Duff

Get to now the group of talented sculptors and cake artists helping Duff take on Buddy in season 2.

Photo By: Christopher Krusberg

Photo By: Christopher Krusberg

Photo By: Christopher Krusberg

Photo By: Christopher Krusberg

Photo By: Christopher Krusberg

Meet the Artists: Team Duff

This season the cakes are bigger, better and more over-the-top! Get to know the team helping Duff Goldman bring his imagination to reality.

Geof Manthorne

Geof needs no introduction. He's been Duff’s right-hand man for years and helped him win season 1 of Buddy Vs. Duff. By day, he is the Executive Chef at Duff’s bakery Charm City Cakes and by night he is an accomplished singer/songwriter.

Sonny Robinson

Sonny found his love for the kitchen at the age of 12, baking and cooking for his sister’s work meetings at the family restaurant and bar. As he grew older, Sonny developed his natural skills as an artist, teaching himself how to paint and sculpt in his free time. In 2005 he found a creative outlet combining his love of food and art at Freed’s Bakery, a world-renowned cake shop that’s been voted "Best of Las Vegas" for over 35 years.

Sonny was also featured on Vegas Cakes, showcasing the phenomenal edible creations he and his team produced at Freed’s Bakery. Sonny is known as a cake decorating prodigy, producing flawless creations at unrivaled speeds

Natalie Sideserf

Natalie is an award-winning cake sculptor and educator best known for her jaw-dropping realistic human bust, pop culture, and still life cakes.

After graduating from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Natalie switched from sculpting with traditional art media to cake and chocolate. She first found world-wide acclaim in 2012 when she made a bust cake in the likeness of country music legend Willie Nelson that went viral. Soon after, along with her husband Dave, Natalie started Sideserf Cake Studio based in Austin, Texas where she provides both traditional and sculpted cakes, with a focus on creative and delicious flavors.

Natalie was featured on Texas Cake House which highlighted the process of making her innovative and realistic cakes. She also made guest judge appearances on Bakers Vs Fakers and Chopped Sweets.

Katherine St. Paul Hill

Katherine has been with Duff since the early days of Charm City Cakes. She is one of Duff’s most trusted cake artists.