The Disney Show Duff Goldman Says Inspired The Idea For Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time

Duff Goldman is a master baker who's known for creating the most incredible cakes. According to Spoon University, Goldman pursued a degree at the Culinary Institute of America when he realized how passionate he was about food. It didn't take him too long before he was a professional chef and a familiar face on television, starring in "Ace of Cakes," which followed the day-to-day of his Charm City Cakes shop in Baltimore. Since then, Goldman has shared his talents on shows like "Duff till Dawn," "Cakemasters," "Spring Baking Championship," and "Holiday Baking Championship."

He has even spoken about what appeals to him about television the most. He told Spoon University, "Being able to bring something fun, creative, and positive to television where most of it's negative and destructive. TV has a lot of bad stuff ... It's nice to give people the option to watch something happier, like watching people make cakes." With that outlook in mind, Goldman is back on the small screen with a show called "Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time." Per the Food Network, it's a show for the entire family that explores "the science behind cooking and baking." Best of all: Goldman teamed up with the Jim Henson Company to bring a cast of fun, colorful puppets to the mix.

Goldman was inspired by a pop cultural phenomenon

Where did Duff Goldman get the inspired idea to make a show about baking that featured a sous chef robot and a musical grocer? Goldman revealed on Twitter that Disney's "The Imagination Movers" helped spark the idea. He tweeted, "A billion years ago the @iMovers were gracious enough to have me on their show. I think the seeds of #DuffsHappyFunBakeTime were planted back then. Cool guys, fun puppets, great music, and of course ... wobble goggles!"

The Imagination Movers are a Louisiana-based band focused on creating eclectic, fun music for children. The band spawned into its own Disney Channel TV series in 2008. According to the Imagination Movers, the band members were motivated to create music exclusively for kids, an idea that took off. Goldman was a huge fan himself. He recalled his memories with them fondly in March last year in a Facebook post: "I worked with the Imagination Movers a LONG time ago and they're still to this day some of my favorite people I've ever had the privilege of working with. Those boys taught me A LOT." And yes, Goldman is quite excited about his new show. In an exclusive interview with Mashed, the baker said that "Duff's Happy Bun Bake Time" is basically made up of a "dream fantasy kitchen" that features several intriguing characters, such as a dragon in the oven "who bakes everything in his mouth." Another example? The mixer is a robot elephant called Dizzy. What fun!