Ace of Cakes
Ace of Cakes was an American reality television show that aired on the Food Network. The show focused on the daily operations of Duff Goldman's custom cake shop, Charm City Cakes, in Baltimore, Maryland. Ace of Cakes highlights the frantic activity encompassing the production of a substantial number of custom edible art cakes in a short period of time; the staff consists of Duff Goldman's good friends who have varying personalities. They are shown working long hours to build and decorate the cakes, yet are always making jokes to offset the alleged stress of hitting each deadline. Staff members sometimes drive the cakes to their final destinations, which can require road trips of several hundred miles. Goldman has an informal approach to running Charm City Cakes, he is known for using non-traditional cooking utensils such as blowtorches, belt sanders, power saws, more to construct his designs. Some of the notable cakes created by Charm City Cakes include cakes for the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico in Maryland, Baltimore Zoo, the premiere of the 2007 film Hairspray, a replica of Radio City Music Hall for The Rockettes, a hatbox-shaped cake for an 80-year-old grandmother, the Hogwarts castle for the premiere of the fifth Harry Potter film in Los Angeles, an edible replica of Wrigley Field, a replica of the shark ray at the Newport Aquarium, a cake for the Paramount Pictures premiere of the DreamWorks Animation film Kung-Fu Panda, a replica of the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA.
For the season finale of Season 5, the bakery's staff traveled to Hawaii to create a cake for the 100th episode of Lost. Season one of Ace of Cakes consisted of six episodes airing in early fall 2006; the show proved to be one of the highest-rated prime time shows in Food Network's history, causing the network to order 15 episodes for season two including a 2-hour-long episode featuring the official NFL cake for Super Bowl XLI. A one-hour special featured the show's first international delivery in an episode aired in December 2010. Season 10, planned to be the program's last, had six episodes; the final episode featured a large-scale Delorean time machine cake created for Universal Studios' Back to the Future anniversary event in New York City. Seasons 1–5 have been released on DVD. Ace of Cakes was shot on location at the bakery in a converted church; the show has featured other locations where Duff and others travel to in delivery of cakes such as Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D. C. Miami, Boston and Hawaii, among others.
The show was edited in Los Angeles at the show's production company, Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol. During Season 8, Ace of Cakes launched a new promotion concept involving a deck of Las Vegas-style playing cards. Ace of Cakes has been a large success with fans and critics alike; the show has brought Food Network some of the highest ratings it has received for a prime-time program. Ace of Cakes is broadcast in the United Kingdom on food network, in México and Latin America on FOXlife, in New Zealand on the Food Channel, in Australia on LifeStyle Food, in Portugal on SIC Mulher. On November 19, 2010, Food Network announced. Season 10 began ending shortly thereafter in February. In 2019, Food Network announced that Goldman would appear in a new series known as Buddy vs. Duff, where he will compete against Buddy Valastro of the similar TLC series Cake Boss. Ace of Cakes on IMDb Ace of Cakes at TV.com Ace of Cakes' official website at Food Network Charm City Cakes' official website
Pueblo is a home rule municipality, the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, United States. The population was 106,595 in 2010 census, making it the 267th most populous city in the United States and the 9th largest in Colorado. Pueblo is the heart of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area, totaling over 160,000 people and an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor; as of 2014, Pueblo is the primary city of the Pueblo–Cañon City combined statistical area totaling 208,000 people, making it the 134th largest in the nation. Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, 112 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver; the area is considered semi-arid desert land, with 12 inches of precipitation annually. With its location in the "Banana Belt", Pueblo tends to get less snow than the other major cities in Colorado. Pueblo is one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States, for which reason Pueblo is referred to as the "Steel City".
The Historic Arkansas River Project is a river walk in the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District, shows the history of the devastating Pueblo Flood of 1921. Pueblo has the least expensive residential real estate of all major cities in Colorado; the median home price for homes on the market in Pueblo is $147,851 as of February 2013. It is the sixth most affordable place to live in America as measured by the 2014 Cost of Living Index. Costs of housing and services, transportation and health care are lower than the national average. Pueblo was listed by AARP in 2013 as one of the Best Places to Live in the USA. James Beckwourth, George Simpson, other trappers such as Mathew Kinkead, claimed to have helped construct the plaza that became known as El Pueblo around 1842. According to accounts of residents who traded at the plaza, the Fort Pueblo Massacre happened sometime between December 23 and December 25, 1854, by a war party of Utes and Jicarilla Apaches under the leadership of Tierra Blanca, a Ute chief.
They killed between fifteen and nineteen men, as well as captured two children and one woman. The trading post was abandoned after the raid, but it became important again between 1858 and 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859; the current city of Pueblo represents the consolidation of four towns: Pueblo, South Pueblo, Central Pueblo, Bessemer. Pueblo, South Pueblo, Central Pueblo consolidated as the City of Pueblo between March 9 and April 6, 1886. Bessemer joined Pueblo in 1894; the consolidated city became a major economic and social center of Colorado, was home to important early Colorado families such as the Thatchers, the Ormans, the Adams. By the early 1870s the city was being hailed as a beacon of development, with newspapers like the Chicago Tribune boasting of how the region's lawless reputation was giving way to orderly agriculture with triumphalist rhetoric. One author crowed of Pueblo that "the necessity exists no longer for Sharp's revolvers; these have been supplied by the plow and the mowing-machine."Pueblo's development stretched beyond agriculture.
Steel emerged as a key industry early, in 1909 the city was considered the only steel town west of the Mississippi River. Until a series of major floods culminated in the Great Flood of 1921, Pueblo was considered the'Saddle-Making capital of the World'. One-third of Pueblo's downtown businesses were lost in this flood, along with a substantial number of buildings. Pueblo has had a resurgence in growth. Pueblo's orphanages were an influential part of the city; the transformations that have occurred throughout the three orphanages in the town of Pueblo, Colorado are important aspects of the city's history. Many people were influenced by the Orphanages of Pueblo and the homes are now all historical sites; the transformations have occurred architecturally and economically within the people from to now. The three orphanages in Pueblo were known as Sacred Heart, McClelland. Lincoln was the first black orphanage in Colorado, one of only seven in the country. Sacred Heart was run by the Catholic Welfare Bureau, while McClelland was run by the Lutheran Church.
Several children from Cuba were placed at Sacred Heart as part of "Operation Pedro Pan". Though the Orphanages in Pueblo are no longer in service, the buildings still exist and have transformed with the times. According to the Rocky Mountain News, in 1988 the Sacred Heart Orphanage was bought by the Pueblo Housing Authority and turned into 40 small-family housing units; the main industry in Pueblo for most of its history was the Colorado Fuel and Iron Steel Mill on the south side of town. For nearly a century the CF&I was the largest employer in the state of Colorado; the steel-market crash of 1982 led to the decline of the company. After several bankruptcies, the company was acquired by Oregon Steel Mills and changed its name to Rocky Mountain Steel Mills; the company was plagued with labor problems due to accusations of unfair labor practices. This culminated with a major strike in 1997. In September 2004, both United Steelworkers locals 2102 and 3267 won the strike and the unfair labor practice charges.
All of the striking steel workers returned to their jobs, the company paid them the back pay owed for the seven years they were on strike. In 2007, shortly after Oregon Steel made amends with the union and its workers, Evraz Group, one of Russia's biggest steel producers, agreed to buy the company for $2.3 bil
Best Baker in America
Best Baker in America is an American cooking competition television series that airs on Food Network. The first season of the series premiered on September 27, 2017; the second season of the series premiered on May 7, 2018. The third season will premiere on May 13, 2019. Official website Best Baker in America on IMDb
Girl Meets Farm
Girl Meets Farm is an American cooking television series that airs on Food Network, is presented by cookbook author and chef Molly Yeh. The series features Yeh cooking Midwestern farm meals sometimes influenced by her Jewish and Chinese heritage at her farm on the Minnesota-North Dakota border. Girl Meets Farm premiered on June 24, 2018; the show was renewed for a third season on March 12, 2019 and will premiere on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Official website Girl Meets Farm on IMDb
Chopped Junior is an American reality-based cooking television game show series hosted by Ted Allen that pits four adolescent chefs against each other competing for a chance to win $10,000. Like its predecessor Chopped, four chefs compete, these contestants are between the ages of 9 and 15, their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish, judged on its creativity and taste. On each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between four ingredients, the dish each competitor prepares must use each ingredient in some way, although forgetting an ingredient isn't an automatic disqualification, the judges will take it into consideration; the ingredients are not prepared together. The competitors are given access to a pantry and refrigerator stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients. Unlike the adult version of Chopped, the younger competitors are given 30 minutes for the appetizer round, but the entrée and dessert rounds are both still 30 minutes; the dishes prepared by the competitors are critiqued by a panel of judges.
The dishes are scored based on presentation and creativity. The judges decide which chef is "chopped," and is eliminated from the competition; the winner receives $10,000 and a coveted Chopped Junior chef's coat
The Pioneer Woman (TV series)
The Pioneer Woman is a US cooking show that airs on Food Network. It is presented by Ree Drummond; the series features Drummond cooking for her family and friends at her ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The title of the series is taken from Drummond's blog of the same name. Official website