Fans of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes are everywhere and many were in the recent cupcake decorating class at Duff Goldman’s Charm City Cakes. A mother and daughter from Montgomery County, a 9th grader with a passion for baking, a pair of Baltimore gals out for fun, a huge California fan who recently moved to the mid-Atlantic region and treated her visiting Michigan friend for her birthday and myself.
Teaching the class was Mary Smith, recognizable as one of the numerous talents on Ace of Cakes and a true artist. At each of our stations we found cupcakes, recessed spatula, X-Acto knife, paint brush, stippling tool, fondant cutters and a communal bowl of royal icing.
The cupcakes were far from perfect and Mary directed us to trim the cupcakes with a small peak in the center. The next direction was to top the cupcake with the royal icing which would act as a cement for the coming fondant topping. Mary told us, “Try not to get the icing over the edges of the cupcake, you don’t want to see it coming out from underneath the fondant.”
Check out the details on how you can win one of Charm City Cake's cake decorating classes, the complete story and the slideshow HERE.