Catch Ace of Cakes and the USO on Food Network this Thursday!

In the episode “A Four Letter Word for Pastry,” Duff and his intrepid team at Charm City Cakes travel down to DC for a patriotic pastry party – namely, the USO Gala.  As usual, the team works their magic on an amazing cake that dazzled celebrity attendees and kids at Fort Myer – the cake’s final destination – with equal aplomb.

We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to Duff and his team for their cake and for taking the time to meet so many military families who turned out for a slice.

See the USO cake make its journey from start to finish – a delicious finish at that! – on “Ace of Cakes,” airing at 10pm EST on the Food Network.  Please check local listings for the time in your area.  And check out our exclusive preview pics below!

Lined up for the cake

Troops and their families lined up for hours before the cake arrived at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall! (USO Photo by Em Hall)

Bringing the Cake in

Duff and his crew carefully walk the cake in...but what does it look like? Tune in to see... (USO Photo by Em Hall)

Crowd Shot

And the crowd goes wild! Excited kids - and parents - rush to see the amazing cake. (USO Photo by Em Hall)

Ace of Cakes crew and USO

Duff and his crew take a moment to post with staff and volunteers of USO of Metropolitan Washington. Great work everybody! (USO Photo by Em Hall)

Celtics Fans: Donate YOUR Tickets to the Troops!

Boston Celtics Fans Give Troops Slam Dunk Treatment in Third Annual Seats for Soldiers

The Boston Celtics will again treat troops and their families to a slam dunk event on Friday, March 12 against the Indiana Pacers as part of the third annual Seats for Soldiers program, presented by OmniPresence. Through Seats for Soldiers, Celtics fans donate their tickets to the game and allow members of the U.S. armed forces and their families to attend in their seat.

Last season, more than 500 tickets were donated to Seats for Soldiers and this year the program is expanding so fans anywhere can donate tickets for the U.S. armed forces. Fans interested in donating tickets can call 617-854-8013 or email seatsforsoldiers@celtics.com.  Additionally, Boston Celtics season ticket holders will be able to donate their tickets by logging onto their account at www.celtics.com. All donated tickets are given to the USO for distribution among the military branches.

“Seats for Soldiers has been a tremendously successful program in honoring the men and women of all our armed forces,” Boston Celtics Team President Rich Gotham said. “Our fans have shown amazing generosity the last few years in donating their tickets to these courageous individuals who defend our country. We look forward to working with our partner, OmniPresence, to provide the soldiers in attendance with a fun and special night.”

“The Seats for Soldiers program is an excellent opportunity for us to continue the USO tradition of providing first-class entertainment to our troops and their families,” said Jean Mallon, Executive Director, USO New England.  “The Boston Celtic fans are among the most patriotic, and I am proud of how they demonstrate their support for our troops.  Go Celtics!”

The Seats for Soldiers donations are product of a unique collaborative effort among the USO, Boston Celtics, Celtics season ticket holders and fans that purchased tickets for the March 12 home game. All of the seats donated were voluntarily contributed to allow members of the armed services and their families to attend the game in their place.  Thank you!