Duff’s Cake Mix

Who doesn’t love cake? I LOVE cake. COULD eat it everyday. Sadly I’m  not one of those people who are blessed with a faboosh metabolism. Shaking my fist. So everyday turns into once in a while. I can bake a pretty tasty cake but the decorating part I leave to the experts. Like one of my bff’s Susan. She can decorate a cake on her head blindfolded and it would look spectacular. Or maybe you’ve heard of this guy named Duff. He’s pretty good at it too.

A few weeks ago while Sus and I were in Sunny California we popped over to Duff’s Cake Mix. Think Build a Bear but for Cakes. If you’re ever in the area it’s a fun time. You can bring wine too. Or so I heard. I had a great time watching Susan decorate “our” cake. Okay okay I did help some. I rolled the fondant and used the pizza cutter thing to cut it into strips. Yeah I’m talented like that. We picked red velvet with cream cheese frosting and I think it turned out beautifully. We took our cake back to the Beverly Wilshire along with the leftover pizza we had when we popped into a pizzeria on the way back. Yep that’s how we roll. I think we were the only two girls eating in Beverly Hills but that’s another story for another day.

The cake. Delicious. If we hadn’t of just consumed a pizza bigger than the both of us we would have probably eaten every single bite but we couldn’t.  Anyhoo if you can’t make it to Duff’s Cake Mix in person maybe you can come to MIXED. You know the food conference I’m co-hosting with Sus later this month in Virginia. Duff will be there. In person. You can meet him and decorate with him.

Now of course there is MORE going on at MIXED. We have amazingly talented SPEAKERS, faboosh SPONSORS, parties, food, and oh yeah it’s at the resort where they filmed Dirty Dancing. Every single one of those is worth the price of admission on their own!

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you for your entries. Contest is closed. Winner is: Katie The Hill Country Cook and has been notified via email! Congratulations see you there!

Guess what? Susan and I have each saved (wait for it)  ONE GOLDEN TICKET to GIVEAWAY to one of our readers! That’s a value of $329! Want to come? Of course you do!

Here are the details:
Conference is November 30-December 2 in VA.
The golden ticket includes: conference sessions, parties, all meals/snacks and a SWAG BAG!
Not included (I wish I was Oprah but I’m not sniff sniff)
You will be responsible for our your travel to/from the conference.
You will be responsible for your accommodations (we can help you find a room mate if needed)

TO ENTER: (please check your calendars to see if you’ll be able to come before entering should you win)

  • Leave me a comment that you’re available to attend and would love to come. That’s it.

Legal Schmegal: Contest is open to all of those over the age of 18. Contest is open through November 10th at 12 midnight EST. One random winner will be chosen and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to confirm prize or an alternate winner will be drawn. Winner is responsible for their own travel/accommodations to/from conference. This contest is sponsored by ME.




  1. 1

    Oh my goodness! Yes and Yes!

  2. 2

    I’m available and would LOVE to go, oh my gosh!!

  3. 3

    I would be so thrilled to go!!!!!

  4. 4

    The concept of ‘build a bear for cakes’ is just plain crazy and totally awesome. Anyway… yes and yes. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  5. 5

    This looks like so much fun!

  6. 6

    How fun! I would love to attend!

  7. 7

    I wish we had a “Build a Bear but for Cakes” here! I am so going to be there for Mixedcon! So excited.

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    Kel /

    Sounds great! Fun!

  9. 9
    Cynthia Rathunde /

    I am free and would love to attend!

  10. 10

    would love to attend!

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    Anne Stark /

    I want to come! I have a friend who is already going so I have a roommate and travel companion if I am selected 🙂

  12. 12

    I’d love to attend! I’ll share on my site about the giveaway.

  13. 13
    Colleen Stockman /

    Please enter me! Thanks!

  14. 14

    I would love to attend and am free that weekend! Sounds like so much fun!

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  16. 16

    I am available and would LOVE to be able to attend Mixed!!

  17. 17

    I would really love to attend! It looks like so much fun!

  18. 18

    What an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone…especially me…who happens to turn 40 the day before the conference!!!! xo

  19. 19

    I’M STILL THINKING POSITIVE! Something will work out! *First conference ever!!*

  20. 20

    I’m self-taught, and would love to join this conference, but would need help to get there…but given the chance I would so be there. 🙂

  21. 21

    So many bloggers i “know” are going, so I’d love to meet them!

  22. 22

    That would be such a fun RoadTrip from Nebraska! I’d LOVE to attend 🙂

  23. 23
    Chastity Brown /

    I’m available to attend and would love to come! 🙂

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    Pheniece /

    I am available, I live in VA, and I lurve cake! Clearly it’s meant to be!

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    PATTY /

    My daughter is traveling to the conerence from MD. How cool would it be if I drove in from PA and we traveled to VA together!

  26. 26

    I am obsessed with desserts! Definitely your cake will be yummy! I look forward to trying this. Thx for sharing recipe, i definitely add it to my cookbook!

  27. 27

    This Duff’s cake just looks SO incredibly delicious and I am so craving a slice right now! Thanks for sharing Paula!


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