Decorate Your Cake and Eat It Too

Cake Mix Out Front

This past Monday was a holiday, so I needed an activity that would appeal to a 5 and 10-year-old.

My niece Sophia had spent the previous night with us and was going to spend the following day so I needed something to keep both girls entertained.  Much to Caroline’s chagrin, she was not going to be playing my ” My Little Pony”  and “Squinkies” all day with Cousin Soph.

Candy Counter at Cake Mix

I decided to take the girls to Duff’s Cake Mix.

Duff”s Cake Mix is the brain child of Duff  Goldman, star of Food Network’s ” Ace of Cakes” and owner of Charm City Bakery.

 It was a blast and it was a hit not only with the girls but with me too.

Fondant Station

The place was super clean, the staff  VERY helpful and friendly.

Which is quite a feat when you have children jacked up on sugar running around.


There was great rock ‘n roll  music playing that actually made me want to dance instead of taking a Tylenol. More importantly for a bleary eyed Mom, a great cappuccino made with Intelligentsia Coffee.

Cake Mix Graffiti

So here’s the deal.

Pick a cake flavor and decide on a cake or cupcakes to decorate.


Then decide on butter cream or fondant to cover the cake and as well as the color for the outside of the cake.

Caroline & Icing

You get to pick two toppings, two bags of icing, and a fondant to decorate with.

There is a station  set up with brushes, molds, cutters, and all sorts of tools to create your cake masterpiece.

Decorating Tools

Cookie Cutter

You can get as much or little help as you want from the staff.

Duff himself was helping kids smooth out their butter cream, very cool!

Here are the finished products.

Sophia &CarolineCarrie's Cake

The best part?

Eating the cake.

 It was quite delicious!.