Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman To be Special Guest for Museum Gala
Goldman to deliver custom made cake for Blue & Gray Gala
(Harrisburg, PA) – Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too…at least you can at The National Civil War Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Blue & Gray Gala. Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network show Ace of Cakes  is coming to Harrisburg on Friday evening, October 2, to celebrate The National Civil War Museum’s Blue & Gray Gala and he’s bringing a very special custom-made cake for guests to enjoy, James J. Nulton, Chair of Museum’s Blue & Gray Gala committee, said today.
Host of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman uses blowtorches and chain saws to create masterpieces, and staffs his bakery with fellow rock musicians. Goldman is not your typical baker, yet he is one of the most sought after cake makers in the country. If on nothing else, fans Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton agree that his wares take the cake. His bakery, Charm City Cakes based out of Baltimore, MD has been charged with crafting a special cake as dessert for the evening. Duff Goldman will be delivering the cake and remaining for the evening festivities and to mingle with attendees.
The Blue & Gray Gala will also feature keynote speaker Senator Jim Webb of Virginia.
As a combat Marine in Vietnam, an attorney, a senior defense department official, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a film-maker, and the author of nine books, Jim Webb has maintained a life-long commitment toward protecting America’s national security interests, promoting economic fairness and social justice here at home, and increasing the accountability of government. Jim Webb currently serves as the senior Senator from Virginia and is an advocate of battlefield preservation, sponsoring the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act of 2009 in an effort to protect Virginia’s historic battlefields.
"We’re gearing up now for the approaching national celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War," Board Chairman Bob DeSousa, General Counsel, R.E. Harper Associates stated.  "Therefore, we wanted to make this year’s Blue & Gray Gala particularly exciting.  The combination of a United States Senator who is a supporter of battlefield preservation and a master cake baker who is creating something particularly special for the Museum is perfect."
The Blue & Gray Gala is an annual fundraiser for The National Civil War Museum that historically takes place the first Friday in October each year.  A new element for this year’s Gala will be an online auction available to the public for bidding beginning on Monday, September 14  Included among the items up for bid are a 5 day and 4 night escape to Cancun, Mexico and a signed James Taylor guitar.  The auction, available at will end on Wednesday, September 30.  Items from the auction will continue on to the Gala. Proceeds from the black tie optional fundraiser benefit the Museum’s operations, educational programs and exhibits.  Limited tickets are on sale for $125 per person and can be reserved by calling 717.260.1861 x. 1108.