Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bragging rights

I have the coolest job at MPT—producer.

Some days, it’s a job like any other. But when I was recently asked to write a list of all the cool people I’ve met and the things I’ve seen, I was pretty impressed with myself. Working for five years on our local arts program, ArtWorks This Week, has created some exciting and thought-provoking moments.

One bragging right I like to hold around here is interviewing Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes and star of the Food Networks’ Ace of Cakes. We met in spring 2006 to do a story on a small, local bakery. In our round of phone calls to set up the interview, he mentioned another TV crew would soon be following him around for a reality TV show which would air that fall.

When we showed up with the camera and bright lights, he and the staff of CCC were a bit nervous because they hadn’t done a lot of TV and weren’t sure about our intrusion. The next year, billboards and ads were popping up all over Baltimore, and Ace of Cakes became one of the most-talked-about shows on the Food Network.

Charm City Cakes was already very popular when we met, but I like the idea that I found this gem and got to tell everyone before they were a household name.

Check out the ArtWorks This Week Charm City Cake segment below!

Katrina Threat
Producer, ArtWorks This Week


webhontr said...

You go girl!
Love to see your work ...and of course my fav show --
MPT's Artwork..this Week
the variety of art; artist and creative outlets for the beginning artist to the advanced - there is something for all of us!

Anonymous said...

Did Duff let you (or the film crew)taste any cake and if so was it good cake? Post more clips!

Katrina said...

When we arrived, you could smell the sugar hanging in the air outside the Bakery. My mouth was drooling the entire time. But can you believe it, I never got to taste any flavor of Charm City Cake. I did have a contact high afterwards. I do have a birthday coming up if anyone wants to chip in on a cake.