Yes, Ace of Cakes superstar Duff Goldman could, in reality, devour his outrageous wedding ceremony cake. The pastry chef and television persona, 44, defended the underwater-themed dessert he and his wife Johnna Colbry had at their January wedding ceremony — sharing a video of the two chowing down on it throughout their reception at the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles.
Goldman had fanatics coming after him on Sunday after creating the out-of-this-global concoction on Sunday’s episode of Buddy vs. Duff, his Food Network baking conflict show with Cake Boss superstar Buddy Valastro.
In the episode, Goldman and Valastro have been challenged with developing the closing wedding ceremony cake for separate fictional brides. Wanting to stand out, Goldman made a deconstructed wedding cake that hung its more than one tier from the ceiling along with sugar medallions and bubble gum sugar balls melted around the fishing wire in a cell-like design — all designed to seem like it turned into beneath the sea.
His thought becomes Colbry (Goldman’s then-fiancée), who he said reminded him of the sensitive, flowing, leafy sea dragons that decorated the cake.
“I need to design a cake for Johnna and me because we’re approximate to get married,” Goldman said inside the episode. “I’m going to make a marriage cake that I don’t assume anyone has attempted to make … that is about as nonconventional as a wedding cake gets.” Every part of the cake turned edible, secure for the recent glue gun used to preserve the medallions in location.
As crazy as it changed into, Goldman’s imaginative and prescient paid off with the judges. Not handiest did Goldman win the venture, but the judges praised his out-of-the-field wondering.
“This is like no wedding cake I’ve ever visible,” said Sherry Yard. “Being up near is one aspect. The further away [you go] from the cake, it disappears. You feel such as you’re underneath the sea. It is genius, a piece of artwork, and I am blown away.”
“People don’t do wedding cakes like this. They don’t even attempt,” added Keegan Gerhard. “I suppose a whole lot of cakes are lovely; however, I warfare with whether all desserts are art. This is each. There is so much artistry here.” Meanwhile, his pastry team also put together a traditional white wedding ceremony cake for Colbry and a “meat cake” for Goldman at Goldman’s actual wedding ceremony.
“The backside tier is meatballs, the second tier is meatloaf, 0.33 tier is lamb shawarma, the top tier is scrapple,” he advised PEOPLE on time while sharing the first take a look at his wedding with our sister ebook Martha Stewart Weddings. “Then it’s iced in mashed potatoes, with bacon roses, after which we have a chocolate fountain that we positioned gravy in.”
As for the main courses throughout the couple’s huge nighttime, guests — such as fellow Food Network celebrity Alex Guarnaschelli — munched on Los Angeles road tacos, a baked potato bar, fish fry, and pizza. They additionally installation a pretzel bar in which guests should “tie the knot” themselves.
“We desired laugh meals that humans really want to eat,” said Goldman. “No airline chicken breast and roasted sweet potatoes.” Goldman, who owns Charm City Cakes, first popped the question in April 2018 on a whim after having a gut feeling about Colbry, 25.
“It changed into certainly bizarre. I was in the bath, I become shaving my head, and it felt like a punch to my coronary heart. It changed into much like, ‘Boom! You’re surprisingly in love with this female; you need to marry her,’ ” he said of the moment he knew. Because it changed into this sort of spontaneous engagement, Goldman didn’t risk buying a hoop and alternatively used a bit of butcher’s twine as a placeholder. But it wasn’t long before he changed the string with the real issue.
“I told her she might want to select out any form of ring she wanted,” he said, “and she or he went with a thin, elementary, beautiful band.”