Season 1, Episode 3
“It’s Going to the Dogs”
Vinny makes a wedding cake with some kick while a hot air balloon cake has trouble getting off the ground. Later he struggles convince Kristin to let him bring her dog Frankie to a cake consultation at a jewelry store in Manhattan.
When Vinny is tasked with baking for a wedding, he thinks it will be easy as pie. Unfortunately, for this couple, a “piece of cake” pastry is hardly what they are looking for. The quirky duo came to the Cake Artist, so what they want is a piece, or pieces, of art. Evan Parness proposed to his fiancé Cherish Rapp during a game of kickball but also have a stylistic vision for their wedding. So they put the ball in Vinny’s court to make two cakes that’ll really score big: a wedding cake to reflect their “Tim Burton-esque” wedding invitation aesthetic and a groom’s cake that reflects their love for the sport.
Meanwhile, two year old Maximillian Piazza wants a hot air balloon cake and his mother Susan has come to Vinny to get it off the ground. Unfortunately for Vinny, a slight mistake in the cake making process leaves him feeling a little bit deflated. So, rather than flying off the handles, he tries to deal with the problem as best he can. He knows his promise to make a truly winning cake is anything but hot air so it’s all hands on deck to fix his mistake.
Finally, Vinny gets a call from a client who wants a cake that makes Vinny put his money where his mouth is. Jeri Cohen, owner of a jewelry store on Park Avenue and extreme dog lover, wants Vinny to make cakes for her dogs’ joint birthday party. When Vinny runs his mouth about his love for dogs, Jeri insists he bring his dog Frankie in for a consult. Unfortunately, Frankie is Kristin’s and she won’t give Vinny the pooch without a fight. With the promise of some treats, Vinny agrees to bring Kristin into the consultation. It is a jewelry shop after-all! With Cousin Joe and Cammy’s help, Vinny gets to work on the cake along with a series of meat cupcakes for the dog. While the event may lead to a series of high end clients, the smell of the meat is gag worthy. He needs to stomach the odor and work hard to make sure these and the other cakes turn out as best they can.