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Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman

Here's Duff with my cake. After I took this picture, he made me Do More to the cake. He *made* me. I tried the whole "less is more" approach, and he Looked at me. He is not the one with whom to try that approach. So I made green scrolls all around the top between the glitter and wee green dots on the sides. The man is a Task Master.

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.

Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman

How cute is this one? Funnest!

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.

Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman

This awesome cake got the full monty, including air brushing and shimmery stuff. Love it!

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.

Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman

So many different designs, all made with the same basic materials.

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.

Duff Goldman Decorating Stuff

Sorry there's no picture of the Cake Graffiti. I just remembered that I had it. 🙂

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!

Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman

PS None of the Mixed Attendees made cakes that exploded.






  1. says

    what you’ll be decorating with your new goodies?

    Oh Chef, I have been wanting to play with fondant and since my son’s birthday is coming up in the Spring, this would be a fantastic way of getting in some practice so I can make his 18th birthday cake all by myself! Thanks so much for the opportunity! *Ü*

  2. Kaleigh says

    I would use these goodies to make a fabulous cake for my best friend’s 25th birthday. We’re planning a surprise party and she loves anything with a homemade touch, and I know that this stuff would turn an average cake into something amazing!

  3. Gayle says

    Our daughters share a birthday…not twins….they were born on the same day two years apart. In addition to my talent of giving birth to all my children on the same day………LOL I would like to try my hand a cake decorating too. I’m good at cookies….so on to a bigger challenge.

  4. Anne Hernandez says

    I have a friend who got married in October, and I’m doing a fun baking day with her and her new step-son. This would be so amazingly fun and a great way for family (and friend) bonding. He already said he wants to make something he can share with his whole class. LOVE this kid!

  5. says

    My only Granddaughter’s birthdays coming up in January, so would love to play around with a cake for her or maybe some fun type of cupcake cake for her!! Then theres also a grandsons B-Day in Feb., 1 more in March, 3 B-days in June. and my list goes on and on so lots and lots of Decorating fun coming up for me and my crew!!

  6. Meredith Wilcox says

    My best friend is trying to start a cake decorating business out of her own house. She’s got the skills but not all the tools. I know that this would be the best Christmas present ever for her! And I might keep a bit for myself 😉 I make a lot of cupcakes for my classmates and neighbors. But I don’t have any kind of fancy tools. Yet.

  7. says

    I want to be a professional pastry chef and I am hoping to specialize in cake decor, therefor I am in dire need of the Duff Cake. I love your contest and thank you for the chance. Merry Christmas.

  8. Bev Babarovich says

    My granddaughter, Heather, and I would have a cake decorating weekend. She’s a talented cupcake artist so for her, decorating a cake with all of Duff’s fabulous goodies would be… wait for it… a piece of cake!

  9. omar alvarez says

    I would use the Duff stuff at my next D O competition ,in the dessert catagory ,oh! what a cake I could make …………………..

  10. says

    Our grandson’s 3rd birthday is next month and our daughter’s 5th birthday is in February. I can see that Duff goodies would make an awesome addition to a Toy Story cake and a LaLaLoopsy cake as well as maybe an awesome Easter cake for the family get together if there was leftover fondant and goodies after birthdays.

  11. Kelly Evans says

    I will be decorating a homemade cake for the volunteers that help run my Food Bank. They give of their time each month to help me feed my friends, neighbors and community and a cake with Thank You for all you do on the top with lots of fun decorations will make it even more beautiful and special.

  12. Rhonda Landuit says

    I would try and make a beautiful cake for the nurses and aides at the nursing home my husband was in before he past away.

  13. katie says

    I’d be decorating my own birthday cake, too! I’ve worked in butter cream but never with fondant so I’d love to try it! 🙂

  14. Jenny Hartin says

    I have someone that is very very good to Andrew that decorates cakes with fondant and I would give it to her – she loves to make cakes for her family.

  15. Jessica Shepherd says

    I would decorate a crazy, colorful, flower cake for my daughters 7th birthday. I’m almost 2 months late though, she had a cake but not one that was made by her Mommy as I was terribly busy with work commitments. 🙁

  16. Rose Magpie says

    I have two birthdays coming up this month ( not counting baby Jesus’!) so they will be put toward a train theme cake and whatever sort of cake almost teenagers are into!

  17. Pint Sized Baker says

    Hahaha! I had so much fun in that class with you! So thrilled to see my cake at the end 🙂 Thanks for making me smile tonight!

  18. Lynda says

    I’m just starting in the whole cake baking and decorating world that I can’t definitely tell you a specific cake I would use this on, but, oh my gosh, wouldn’t it be fun to work with this and see what I can come up with. 🙂 I like the pint sized baker on facebook (have learned a lot from her and have tried some of her great recipes!) and just wanted to let you know I discovered your page thru her. Thanks.

  19. Kelly Weaver says

    I would love to win some Duff Stuff! I have my flavors and baking techniques nailed down but the area I need to work on is my decorating skills. I have never worked with fondant out of sheer terror so winning this set would force me out of my comfort zone. I would be more than happy to post photos of my results.

  20. Brenda says

    I would love to win this great giveaway. I could use all of that to do cakes and cupcakes. I like to use fondant for the kids things that I make. Here is my e-mail address so you can send that message to me that I won. Thanks for offering this great giveaway to all of to try and win. beachgirl612000@yahoo.com. Thanks Brenda

  21. Anna says

    Those products sound amazing! I would love to have ny daughter help me make a very special cake for our family. We have had such a trying 2012 and it would be nice to celebrate a new beginning in 2013 with a delicious homemade cake, dresed up to the nines! Plus my 4 year old would have a blast drawing on a cake with markers and telling people she did it aid make her so proud.

  22. Becca H. says

    I’ve tried making my own fondant and I haven’t yet purchased packaged fondant to decorate with! Would love to try this for my husband’s birthday cake in February! Great giveaway!

  23. Imane Daher says

    I would like to make the wedding cake of my niece and make another cake for MS People to raise money for them…

  24. says

    I will throw a Pinterest party, invite lots of pin loving friends over…and try to recreate some of our favorite pintastic confections! Creating good times and memories…. How fun!

  25. says

    I would love, love to win this! I would make so many different things from cookies to cakes. I have been wanting to make so many recipes using all of these products. I can’t afford to purchase them right now my husband just got on disability from an injury and I’m staying at home to help him money is extremely tight. I would be in heaven if I won!

  26. hk mouse says

    This would be so handy to have because I’m starting to practice making my wedding cake for the spring. So. Much. Practicing!

  27. says

    Imi.terested in learning to decorTe cakes but id share with my 9 yr old son to do some cookies too. He has a form of autism but is so very artistic. He would do great Im sure… nice quality bonding time

  28. Trish Preedin says

    I belong to a Bonsai club in Placerville, CA and I provide the refreshments for the meetings. In August we have our annual summer potluck and in December we have our annual a winter potluck. I usually make a decorated cake. Last summer I did a Bonsai cake. Since I didn’t have any fondant, I had to use buttercream. It was 91degrees. Needless to say, it melted into a big messy puddle. This year, I would love to use fondant to make an awesome Bonsai cake. Winning this package would mean making the best cake ever. Thank you for sharing.

  29. says

    I love decorating cakes and pastries! I have been known to create a cake flavor/filling combo and decorate it just to keep practicing my techniques. Then I deliver it to a friend or co-worker as a surprise! I would love to try fondant, as it is so veratile! My husband comes home from a short military mini-deployment/trip in a few weeks (he will be gone for the holidays) and I would love to decorate a special cake with fondant USAF decorations just for him!

  30. Misty says

    I am disabled but I want to learn how to decorate cakes, and cupcakes like all the shows I watch. My oldest daughter is in the military and lives in another state and my youngest is pregnaunt and moving 1 1/2 away. She told me that I can make her baby shower cake for my first granfchild. This kit would help me out alot. I hope i win 🙂 but if I don’t congrads to whom ever does.

  31. RuthAnn says

    I have a three very close ladies who are more sisters than girlfriends. We support one another through illness’, loss of our other sister this year, share meals, pick up whenever the other cannot. Our respective husbands know they can also count on our ‘sisters’. All our birthday’s fall within months of one another (January to March). We have decided to have one party to celebrate life. Duff’s kit would be an awesome way to start the celebration. A day of baking and decorating, and making new memories together. Thank you Jenni for the chance of winning ‘Duff Stuff’!

  32. Micaela P. Torregrosa-Mahoney says

    If we win, the 8yo and I would use it to play around and indulge our creative/artistic sides. Decorate at least one cake and some cookies, mostly for the neighbors cos you know I like my cookies plain & simple, LOL. Really curious about the cake tattoos and graffiti stuff.

  33. heidi says

    for us, its allllll about playing with our food… we have a mobile baking service (play with your food party) where we go into people’s homes and bake with their kids. For sure, we’d get some great use out of this stuff. The sky’s the limit when you bake with kids 🙂

  34. Marie says

    I enjoy cake decorating and my last 3 wedding cakes have been with fondant. My granddauther, Johnna, has a birthday next month and I would love to have this stuff in time to do her cake.

  35. Karen says

    I have two boys, whose birthdays are both in January. I would most definitely LOVE to have a chance to make their cakes with these supplies! We are just moving to CT and with these supplies it will help me cut some costs out of the birthday parties. 🙂

  36. Theresa Utsey says

    I will be making and decorating 6″ inch cakes that I plan to give to family and friends on my list of people to bake for. Number one being my mom.

  37. Kristin says

    It would be something with princesses or butterflies or other girly fun with my 3 and 6 year olds. They love to decorate and my oldest is always volunteering me to bring cookies or cupcakes somewhere!

  38. Angelic Williams-Jackson says

    My husband and I looooooove to bake. He baked, hand decorated with a piping bag and sold a two-layer vanilla/almond cake with cream cheese frosting dyed lavender with white star tip flower borders two weeks ago to a coworker for her wedding night. We would use the Duff Stuff to fully launch our homemade baked goods business early next year!!!!!

  39. MissyMaudie says

    My Mom’s 80th birthday is in January – and while an exploding cake might be – uh – exciting – and hip-n-coolio decorated one would be even better. Joe is likely going away to school in mid-Jan – so there will NEED to be an awesome cake made for his see-ya-later party.


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