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Ace of Cakes vs. Cake Boss: Baltimore's Duff Goldman to face off with Buddy Valastro in new Food Network show

Ace of Cakes vs. Cake Boss: Baltimore's Duff Goldman to face off with Buddy Valastro in new Food Network show
Duff Goldman, founder of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes, will face off against "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro in a new Food Network show, "Buddy vs. Duff." (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore pastry chef Duff Goldman, who rose to fame with his cake decorating show “Ace of Cakes,” is partaking in a baking battle against “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro on the Food Network in March.

The challenge will air on the Food Network series “Buddy vs. Duff,” a six-week reality baking competition scheduled to premiere March 10 at 9 p.m., according to a network news release.

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Each episode will feature Goldman and Valastro comparing skills in two rounds — a “Bake-Off” to test technical precision and a “Cake-Off” to show decorating expertise, the release states.

The first episode will feature the two pastry chefs making their favorite family recipes during the “Bake-Off”, followed by a car-inspired cake challenge during the “Cake-Off.”

Other episodes are said to feature carnival treats, Bollywood-inspired cakes and illusion cakes for a special show at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, according to the release.

In the finale, scheduled to air April 14 at 9 p.m., Goldman will return to Charm City Cakes and Valastro will return to his Carlo’s Bake Shop to construct their final space-themed cakes, the release states. Charm City Cakes, which Goldman started in 2002, has locations in Baltimore and Los Angeles.

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