Celebrity cake maker Duff Goldman, who rose to fame with his show Ace of Cakes, is hoping to whisk you away with a new show premiering tonight at 9:30 p.m. called Duff Till Dawn, which the Food Network is billing as an "underground competition" pitting bakers against one another in a midnight battle. The show encourages smack talk and tension between the contestants, one of whom will be Denver's Avalon Yarnes, owner of Avalon Cakes, a primarily online bakery specializing in cake art for special occasions.
Cake artist and baker Yarnes has been working in bakeries since she was 15 and has won several awards for her creations, including grand prizes at Sweet Times in the Rockies and the Colorado Chocolate Festival.
She'll be teaming with frequent cake collaborator Kara Andretta in an episode set to air on Febraury 26 with the them "Outer Space Cakes," against Boston's Amanda and Tyler Oakleaf. Duff picks the winning creations along with a pair of guest judges; Yarnes's edible sculpture (which will apparently involve glowing aliens) will be under the scrutiny of Duff's fellow Charm City Cakes baker Elena Fox and film director Kevin Smith (who you may also know as Silent Bob).
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