Initially, his cake sales began as he worked out of his house in Charles Village in Baltimore, Maryland with the help of two assistants he employed.As the requests for his unusual cakes increased, he hired more employees – many of whom did not have any culinary experience as pastry chefs, but were instead experienced painters, architects, and sculptors.
Maybe that cake was sitting in a freezer for a month, or worse, sitting in the fridge for a week." 7. Duff is a firm believer that intricate cakes also have to taste great, so his cakes come in 49 flavors, like peanut butter and jelly; bananas Foster; blueberry muffin; s'mores; and pumpkin chocolate chip. His crew shoots 120 hours of footage for each 22-minute episode.The head chef, Cindy Wolf, looked at his résumé and noted that it consisted of irrelevant experience.However, Cindy did offer him a job to make cornbread and biscuits only, and this is what Goldman cites as the turning point in his career.Eventually, his mom enrolled him part-time at Corcoran College of Art Design in Washington, D. Duff opened his cake business in his Baltimore apartment after leaving a personal chef job."I called my dad, business guru extraordinaire, and asked, 'Hey, Dad, how do I start a cake business? Some states and cities are commonly associated with recipes (Maryland crab cakes, Boston baked beans, Philly cheese steak, New York style pizza) others are moore challenging to connect with a particular dish.