August 14, 2009

Cake ‘Ace’ hand-delivers to Chicago

The star of the Food Network's Ace of Cakes drove overnight to Chicago's O'Hare Airport to deliver a birthday dessert to American Airlines' Admirals Club.

Celebrity chef Duff Goldman drove all night from Baltimore and arrived Thursday at O'Hare International to hand-deliver the 70-pound cake to mark the 70th anniversary of American Airlines' members-only lounge, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

The edible centerpiece of the cake depicted a Texan napping in a chocolate chair with his laptop, cell phone and Admirals Club membership card nearby while a plane flies by outside of a window. Goldman said he spent nearly 60 hours creating the cake.

He's chillin', Goldman said of the Texan character atop the cake. I wanted to show the Admirals Club as an oasis amid the chaos of an airport.