The Carnival Pride operates cruises year-round from Baltimore, Md., also home to Goldmanâ€™s Charm City Cakes bakery, where Chef Duff and his eclectic staff of culinary experts, artists and architects use drills, saws and blowtorches as they bake, construct and frost the most elaborate and unconventional cake creations imaginable.
â€œFood Network is one of the most popular channels on television and is seen in over 90 million households each week,â€ said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Lines. â€œHaving Carnivalâ€™s Baltimore connection highlighted on such a widely watched national broadcast enables us to have our cake and eat it, too, as it were.â€
From the festive balloons flying off the top deck to the signal flags swaying in the wind, from the shipâ€™s giant funnel to the twisting waterslide, the latest creation by the Charm City Cakes team looks exactly like Carnival Pride in miniature. The cake measured about two feet long and featured Baltimoreâ€™s skyline in the background.
The 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride is Baltimoreâ€™s first year-round cruise ship, and offers seven-day cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. Carnival Pride offers a host of facilities and features, including 16 lounges and bars, three restaurants, four swimming pools and a 14,500-square-foot health and fitness center.