HUDSON COUNTY -- AOL subscribers woke up this morning to read a featured AOL television story comparing two cake bakers on reality TV: Hoboken's Buddy Valastro of "Cake Boss" and Baltimore's Duff Goldman of "Ace of Cakes."
Perhaps there just wasn't enough Jon Gosselin drama to go around today. (It's been spread pretty thin.)
AOL has this to say: "In this corner: Champ Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network's custom cake show 'Ace of Cakes.' Every week at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Md., Duff and his team of hipster bakers build confections that defy both imagination and gravity for events such as weddings, movie premieres and the Super Bowl.
"And in this corner: Contender Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's 'Cake Boss' Each week at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ, Buddy and his crew (most of whom are family members) create equally elaborate cakes for customers ranging from Sweet Sixteens to the American Museum of Natural History."
Buddy himself has taken swipes at Goldman, pointing out in an article we wrote earlier this year (which has gotten 1,871 page views!! that he (Buddy) would never use Styrofoam to bolster his cakes. He also has noted truthfully that average customers can come into his shop and meet him. Goldman's bakery does not sell baked goods within the shop and does not allow tourists, according to his website.
It's a silly battle, but that's what makes reality TV fun, we guess. Some of us do like both shows, though.
The real question is this: Which city is better - Hoboken or Bore-ti-more? We'd have to say, no contest. Hoboken is by far the best.
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