“Who says you can’t turn 60 and eat your cake too?” was the wording on the invitation. Well, certainly not ME — and now I totally stand by that. And this birthday celebration was indeed all about the cake (and cupcakes, too, for that matter).
Way back in the spring of last year, I was visiting a favorite client and got the idea that this ingenious venue was not just for the kiddies. I have had the pleasure of doing business with Duff’s Cakemix since it opened in 2012.
|That is a Duff’s cake for Hofstra U —
daughter Hannah’s alma mater.
You might know the name Duff Goldman — as in the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes. Well, not only is there now a Charm City Cakes West in addition to the original Baltimore location, but there is the most wonderful design studio right next store, at the corner of Melrose and “Sweet”zer in West Hollywood. The only way to explain it is to call it “Color Me Mine” for cake decorating. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then I’ll explain that people go in and select from different sizes of cakes or a set of cupcakes (already baked), pick their flavor (including gluten free and kosher on request), frosting or fondant, and selections from the goodie bar. How impossibly fun is that? As a side note, Duff’s found my company through a Google search (can you say “Search Engine Optimization”?) and it has been a great relationship ever since. I was already a huge Ace of Cakes fan, so I knew this company would be so much fun to work with — and it has indeed been amazing to watch them grow!
|Sister #1 Margie rocked it!!|
|Sister #2 Janie going for the Patriots’ theme lower right!|
|Friend of almost 3 decades Julie Shuer|