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Charm City Cakes is a cake design studio located in Baltimore, MD, serving the east coast and beyond. Headed by Chef Duff Goldman, the studio has a team of talented individuals with backgrounds in painting, sculpture, architecture, and more. This artistic staff can transform any vision that the couple may have for their cakes into awe-inspiring, delectable reality – as special and unique as them!

With Chef Duff’s jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring confections, Charm City Cakes attracted the Food Network, where the hit reality cake-decorating series “Ace of Cakes” started. Their creations have also brought them to different places and institutions, from the 2008 Inauguration of President Obama to Hollywood premieres to organizations like “Share Our Strength” which helps fight hunger worldwide.

Products Offered
Charm City Cakes artistically designs cakes with sound, smoke and motorized moving components. They also have a collection of pre-designed cakes available for weddings. The studio helps couples craft their cakes through consultations and private tastings. They can also accommodate dietary restrictions with gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options. Charm City Cakes takes care of delivery and set up for a stress-free experience on the big day.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


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Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Cake Toppers

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?


What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

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Reviews of Charm City Cakes

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Tikeetha T. Sent on 08/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Cake

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this vendor, one of the things I realized this time around is that a lot of cake bakers do not give actual cake for the tasting but rather cupcakes. Charm City did not do that. They provide cakes in little glass containers for you to taste their cakes. As someone who believes that cakes and cupcakes taste differently. It was such, an incredible way of doing that. Every cake that we tasted from the sample we wanted however, we ended up doing a smaller cake to pick a 4 dozen cupcakes because we loved all of the flavors. Our guests enjoyed the cake and cupcakes as well. There was nothing left, which is always a good sign.
Zachary M. Sent on 07/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Worth it!!

The pictures speak for itself. We are dessert people, and being Food Network fans, we knew when we got engaged that we had to treat ourselves to Charm City Cakes. We designed a cake that was traditional and elegant on one side, but showed our personalities on the other. A tribute to Lady Gaga, with a Bride and Groom in the audience of a concert, and a lyric from our First Dance song. The cake deliverers were in and out so efficiently, and were the most professional vendor of any that we booked. For the 3 tiers we chose: Tandy (largest layer, and crowd pleaser), Coffee (Bride's Choice), and Banana (Groom's choice), and each one was happily raved about among the target audience :) Highly recommend.
Megan Sent on 11/13/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Alice in Wonderland Cake & Cupcakes!

We knew exactly what we wanted for our Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. We wanted an 'unbirthday' sweetheart cake for our wedding party, and different flavored cupcakes for our guests with 'Eat Me', 'Try Me', and 'Take One'. Charm City Cakes did an absolutely amazing job! They were beautiful and exactly what we had pictured. We had a private tasting about a year out so we got to see their workshop and let me tell you, these bakers can do anything! I would highly recommend Charm City Cakes for your wedding, or any occasion!
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Chase Court Chase Court Mansion Weddings

We see a fair number of Charm City Cakes work at Chase Court, and we are delighted every time with the quality of their product (these cakes tastes GOOD!) and the quality of their service. You'll find their cake artists documented on our blog, making cakes "just so" for the client and their guests. Their pricing is remarkably reasonable, and being just a couple of miles away from here, delivery is easy. Worth getting, for the taste alone!

Elizabeth Bailey Weddings Elizabeth Bailey Weddings Wedding Planners

Charm City Cakes is on our vendor referral list for wedding cakes. They provide excellent (and fun) customer service and the cakes are simply delicious. They are able to create an original design or re-create a wedding cake from a photo. We love sending clients to them because the couples always have a wonderful experience.


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