Update: This Giveaway is Officially closed. Thanks!
So, when I went to Mixed a few weeks ago, Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes fame was there to lead us in workshops that I shall now call "Decorating with Abandon." I have to say that I have not always been on Team Duff. I once saw him make a cake for a birthday that exploded. Wow, that right there my friends is an example of Grammar Gone Wrong. The cake exploded. Not the birthday. Just so we're clear.
Anyway, it just seemed so disrespectful to the ingredients, you know? But, I guess some folks enjoy a good exploding cake.
And it turns out that he was rather delightful in person. I was in the first decorating session, so I think he was a bit crabby to begin with. And then he got better. He called us Freaky Blogger People. Which I quite appreciated. And then he told us that we were there to decorate cakes. Not to take pictures of decorating cakes. To which I silently said, "Amen." To our credit, folks didn't start taking pictures until about halfway through the session. Restraint.
And then he said what I've been saying for a long time. But people listen to him, because he's on television.
A Quasi-Quote from Duff:
It's not rocket science, people. We're just decorating cakes. Kids are *really* good at this, so just relax. Just look at your cake and see it finished. And then go for it. We have all this cool stuff, so just start ripping things open.
So, go Duff.
Anyway, we certainly did rip into stuff and got to play with everything from a keen airbrush system to fondant to crazy wires that stick out of cakes to glitter. And everyone's cake was unique. Which was awesome.
And we all left with a Ton of Duff Stuff. But I'm not huge into decorating with fondant, and I know that one of you guys will get more use out of it than me, so I'm giving it away!
The winner will receive:
- 6 small tubs of fondant in Bright and Awesome colors
- 1 pack of cake tattoos
- 1 pack of cake markers (for writing or drawing on white fondant or on royal icing)
- 4 packs of decorating frosting (no decorating tips, though, just to be clear)
- a can of Cake Graffiti, which is spray paint, but for cakes!
- Maybe another surprise or two
To enter, please leave a comment here telling me what you'll be decorating with your new goodies. Make sure that there is a valid email associated with your name, because this will be the only way I have of contacting you if you win.
Since the fondant and icing are so heavy, I must limit this giveaway to folks in the Continental US only. Otherwise, the shipping will be A Bit Much.
This giveaway will run now through Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 5pm. I'll send out a Congratulatory Email shortly thereafter, so if you really want to win, please keep an eye on your email. Since it is a holiday week and there will be people traveling, you'll have 72 hours to respond or I'll choose another winner. It'll make me sad, but I'll do it.
Good luck, friends!
PS None of the Mixed Attendees made cakes that exploded.