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Cross Stitching, American History, and Elvis (what?)

Happy Holidays, Kiddies! We are knee-deep in a festive frenzy here at Charm City Cakes. Tree selection, hay riding, carol singing, donning now our gay apparel, and the like.We hope all your holidays are extra joyous and fantastic this year.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due!
Last night was a repeat of last year's holiday Ace of Cakes episode, which featured Mary Smith's painstaking and amazing replica of a Christmas stocking that our client's wife had cross stitched. This afternoon, I got an incredibly sweet email from the two women who actually designed the pattern of the cross stitch, letting me know how thrilled they were to see their design on TV. We didn't know that the actual pattern had been designed by someone else, as we were only given photos of the finished project that Anita had created. Well, far be it from us to not give credit where credit is due.

This amazing cake was made by Mary Smith. But the amazing design for the cross stitch pattern was made by the talented ladies of Shephard's Bush. You can see their other adorable patterns by checking out their website.

This Saturday : Duff in DC

Duff will be appearing this Saturday, December 5th at the National Museum of American History. This fantastic museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, is one of my most favorite places in all of DC. Duff will be signing copies of our book in the first floor shop from 1-3pm.  While you're there, get a chocolate malted from the ice cream parlor, because they are the best in the world. For serious.

Hunka Hunka Burning....Cake?
After the book signing, Duff will be zipping back to Baltimore to perform at the Night of 100 Elvises. This legendary event, now in its 16th year, is a two-day Elvis extravaganza of music, booze, and food. Duff has joined forces with Rodney from Dangerously Delicious Pies to form the band DANGER ACE, the world's first Elvis cover band featuring two bad ass pastry chefs (I think). I'm not sure what time they are going on, but the doors open at 6pm and you'll want to get there plenty early. Also, I happened to spy Adam baking up some Peanut Butter and Banana cakes this morning. And that's all I am allowed to say about that. Get your tickets here.

That's it from here...keep warm, my little birds!

xoxo,

Mary Alice

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