Philadelphia bakers go Hollywood
Two Chestnut Hill bakeries recently wrapped up filming "Fabulous Cakes," a TLC show featuring the country's top bakeries. The bakers and cake designers at Bredenbeck's Bakery and Night Kitchen Bakery, located just blocks apart on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, will take viewers on the journey of cake design concepts to show-stopping final products. The show is slated to air on Monday, July 26 at 10 p.m. EST.
Cakes featured on the show will include Bredenbeck's Bakery's intricate Tattoo Art and Bowling Ball cakes, created by sugar artist Diana Anello for customers’ celebrations. Viewers will also watch the creation of Night Kitchen's five-tiered Earth Day cake inspired by Mother Nature. The cake was created by Pastry Chef Jennifer Low for Philly's Sustainable Business Network's SustainaBall.
"We're the queens of confections!" laughs Bredenbeck's owner Karen Boyd Rohde, of herself and Amy Beth Edelman, Night Kitchen's chef/owner. "In what often seems like a male-dominated industry, we are thrilled that our show will feature two successful female baker/owners, who also just happen to be neighbors."
And what about that neighborly competition? Situated just a quarter mile away from one another, you would think that two bakeries who compete for business on the same street may not be so friendly.
"We're in good company," says Edelman. "Yes, our customers are from the same neighborhood. But if you're good at what you do, people will love your products. There's always room for talent."