Paul got his start as an apprentice to Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes and star of the hit Food Network Show Ace of Cakes. It all started when Paul saw Duff on a Food Network Challenge and was intrigued by someone who uses powertools to make cake. Paul contacted Duff and they hit it off so Paul started driving to Baltimore from D.C. to help out. It was soon after that Duff got his show. These events are probably not related. Duff gave Paul the nickname of “Ninja*” due to his ninja-like decorating skills and martial arts experience.
After working with the crew of Charm City Cakes he found that building wild cakes combined many of his passions; food, building stuff, explosives etc. and when the time was right he decided to return to Seattle and open his own shop.
The name “Jet City Cakes” was an easy choice paying homage to the city of Seattle and to the bakery where he got his start. Now he is creating wild cakes for weird times and anyone else who wants something fantastic and tasty.
*For the record, he is not an actual Ninja. For one thing, he appears regularly on national TV on the hit show Ace of Cakes and, as we all know, actual Ninjas can only be seen on the internet. Paul trains in Filipino Martial Arts under the Hufana Traditional Arnis International system with Punong Guron Myrlino Hufana. For more information check out www.arnisador.com and www.worldfma.com