Baltimore's Ace of Cakes unveils confection for Boston Pops' 125th anniversary
Duff Goldman, the Baltimore pastry king known as the Ace of Cakes, created a little something for the 125th anniversary of the Boston Pops.
The cake, unveiled Tuesday night onstage at Symphony Hall for the opening of the Pops season, featured Boston iconography -- mascots of the Red Sox (Wally the Green Monster) and Celtics (Lucky the Leprechaun), and the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, where the Pops plays its Fourth of July concerts. (Photo courtesy of Boston Symphony.)
Here's a video of the occasion (courtesy of boston.com). After a thankfully brief snippet of Doc Severinsen playing the big tune from Beethoven's Ninth, you'll see the Food Network star wheel out the cake. Then, Pops conductor Keith Lockhart turns the podium over to Goldman, who can be seen moving his arms up and down a lot, even occasionally aligned with the beat, as the orchestra plays "Stars and Stripes Forever":