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All good things...

Hey Kids!

It's true: All good things must come to an end. Ace of Cakes' 10th season, set to air in January, will be our last.

About three weeks ago, we completed filming and wished a tearful goodbye to our beloved crew from Authentic Entertainment (and threw a rager of a wrap party).

There are, of course, lots of mixed feelings about this news: we love our crew, we love being a part of a funny, genuine show that highlights our fair city and the work of a bunch of goofball friends. But Ace of Cakes has been in production for nearly five years - it's like having a film crew document all four years of high school and then some. Though it's incredibly bittersweet, after over 110 episodes, it's time to catch our breath and explore some exciting new opportunities.

From the beginning, the producers promised us our show would be different, that it would be about creativity, friendship, and working together without falling into the trappings of other reality shows - and while we don't know if we always succeeded, hopefully you enjoyed the ride. As one of the longest running reality shows in history to feature the same cast, we couldn't be prouder of the platform we've had to shine a spotlight on the world of cake decorating, our wonderful clients, families, friends, the city we love, and to share it with all of you. NONE of our success would have been possible without our fans, and from the bottom of all our hearts, we want to say thank you. More than anything, it's the fans of the show who have been true blue and amazingly supportive over the last 4 1/2 years. We are so lucky to have such incredibly sweet, diverse, dedicated, and thoughtful people - all over the world - who have enjoyed watching our wackadoo day-to-day life.

We would like to take this moment to thank everyone who made our little wacky cake show possible: our production team at Authentic Entertainment, the good people at Food Network who took a chance on a show unlike anything they'd ever done before, all of the clients who agreed to be filmed at some pretty momentous occasions, and everyone who ever assisted or worked with us.

For the immediate future, we hope you'll tune into our one-hour holiday special this Saturday, November 27th, which the current issue of Entertainment Weekly has just featured on their "What to Watch" list. On Monday December 6th, be sure and check local CBS listings and "Come on down!" to The Price is Right for an incredibly fun Charm City Cakes surprise.

Season 10 begins this January. In addition to a look behind-the-scenes at the above mentioned Price is Right episode, tune in so you do not miss out on a young, local Baltimore girl named Tashira who is just about the cutest dancer any of us has ever seen. Our final episode will air this spring and take us all the way Back... to the Future that is, and you'll finally be able to see the large-scale DeLorean time machine we created for Michael J. Fox and the cast and crew of Back to the Future at their 25th Anniversary event in New York City.

MOST IMPORTANTLY! We want to make sure that everyone knows that although Ace of Cakes has wrapped, not much is changing here at Charm City Cakes. We are still working away, making (what we hope are) amazing cakes for brides, bar mitzvahs, birthdays and beyond. We will still keep you up to date on what's going on with us via our website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages. And, although we can't reveal too much yet, there are definitely plans afoot for some big things for us in the future. Some of those plans involve TV cameras, some don't. But believe you me, we aint going anywhere.

For us, it continues to be "all about the cakes".

Thank you again to everyone who ever wrote us, emailed us, called us, or held up signs outside the bakery declaring their appreciation and support. We love you!

High fives and happy holidays,

Duff Goldman
and the Staff of Charm City Cakes

PS: Yes, we do to actually wash our hands.
PPS: No, they're not all mostly styrofoam.
[Any use of non-edible materials is always so that we don't make too much cake just for the sake of it, wasting food. We aren't into wasting food.]
PPPS: And yes, they do taste great.
PPPPS: Go Ravens.

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