Charm City Cakes

Charm City Cakes

If you can imagine it, we can create it.

Baltimore, MD 21211 | map
Desserts: Groom's Cake
Additional services: Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pick...
Dietary options: Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
Health license: Yes
About Us

Cake Is the Physical Manifestation of Joy

If you can imagine it, we can create it.  Since opening shop in 2001, Chef Duff Goldman has gained an international reputation for jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring confections.  From the exquisitely elegant to the wildly punk rock, Duff and his team of cake artists can take your cake dream and transform it in to a gorgeous - and delicious - reality. 


Completely Custom Cakes

We do not have a book of standard cake designs.  You are not standard, so why should your cake be? We are not a cake factory, we are a design studio.  Every cake we create is custom made from start to finish.  From the moment you first meet with one of our designers to sketch out your ideas, to the moment you cut into your one-of-a-kind and mouth-watering confection, your cake is all about YOU. 


Artists, Not Decorators

The staff of Charm City Cakes is made up of fourteen talented individuals who have artistic experience in many disciplines.  Chef Duff has trained each of them how to apply those disciplines, be it painting, sculpture, architectural modeling, graphic design, or drawing - towards the creation of cakes. 


Chef Duff believes that allowing his staff to flourish as designers and artists is what enables Charm City Cakes to flourish as a business.  No challenge is too daunting and no idea too far-fetched for our team.  The entire staff of Charm City Cakes is dedicated to making every cake - be it a 5th birthday cake for 20 or a 20th anniversary cake for five hundred - as unique and special as the clients that order them. 


Yes, Of Course They Are Delicious

While he may be best known for turning heads with his cake designs, Chef Duff's cakes are as exciting to taste as they are to see.  Duff's training at the Culinary Institute of America and professional experience at world-renowned kitchens such as the French Laundry shine through in his recipes.  With flavors such as dulce de leche, cardamom pistachio, and green tea ginger, his imagination as a pastry chef is every bit as vivid as his cake designs.  


Locally Focused

Charm City Cakes proudly uses locally-sourced and organic dairy products in all our cakes. We convert all of our biodegradable food waste into rich soil through a local composting service.  We are a local company and are focused on serving our local community.  Chef Duff is also committed to making Baltimore a better place to live and work by supporting many local and national charities, from the Maryland SPCA to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 


We truly look forward to working with you, because we love what we do!  To schedule a design consultation please call the bakery at 410.235.9229 or visit  


  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

IT'S TRUE! IT'S TRUE! "IF YOU CAN THINK IT...THEY CAN MAKE IT!" Charm City Cakes truly have a creative gift! My wedding theme was travel & vintage romance. Graham was excited to hear about my unique wedding cake vision...VINTAGE LUGGAGE PIECES! It took him a matter of maybe 15 minutes to draw a blueprint...I was AMAZED! He got it perfect on the first try. My cake left my guests in awe and talking for months after! They offer an infinite amount of flavors for every palette. The professionalism is impeccable. They DO WHAT THEY SAY!!! I undoubtedly will use them again and highly recommend them.

  • Wedding: 05/20/2012
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Fantastic, unique cakes designed to create a piece of the wedding guests will still be talking about months later. Love Charm City!
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