Ace of Cakes

Season 1 Episode 5

Duff Goes Hollywood

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 14, 2006 on Food Network
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Episode Summary

Duff Goes Hollywood
Creating a cake for Jay Leno is the focus of this episode, and the kitchen location is pretty unbelievable. Duff also helps a restaurant celebrate a birthday, tutors some Brownies, and indulges himself while in Los Angeles.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • This Week's Cakes:
        > Leno Engine Cake (The Tonight Show) – Wooden base and PVC pipe to house fireworks, fondant/gum paste/frosting details
        > 50th Anniversary Cake (Phillips Seafood Restaurant) – newsprint base, Rice Krispies treats formed into corn cobs with fondant covering, gum paste crabs and mallets
        > Crocker Family Cake (Habitat for Humanity) – 3 tiers, simply decorated with frosting

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Geof: What are we gonna do with all that cake?
        Duff: We need a cake box – a cake suppository. (Geof laughs) Or, a cake depository. Sorry. (they both giggle)

      • Duff: I don't cut cake. I don't bake cookies; I don't cut cake. (pause) So far, you've seen me do both.

      • Duff: You can't let the cake tell you what's going on. You gotta hump, smash it down. (presses on center of cake) You gotta do that sometimes. You know, if it's not level, make it level. This isn't the shape that we want, we're going to make it the shape that we want. (picks up knife) You can't let the cake push you around.

      • Duff: (unpacking in L.A.) So, I didn't really need this big whisk, but I figured like, like maybe like, when I went out on stage, I'd like come out with it. (giggles)
        Geof: (makes face) Yeah… I dunno.
        Duff: Eh? Sorta? (shrugs and tosses the whisk away)

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Duff: You have to think on your feet. I mean being a pastry chef, you really got to be like MacGyver. You gotta come up with stuff sometimes.

        MacGyver was a television show that ran from 1985-1992. The main character was known for taking ordinary objects and turning them into complicated solutions for problems.