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Decorating Cakes With Duff From ‘Ace Of Cakes’ – I’m Not So Talented

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(does the shirt look familiar? LOL)

As I was riding into last night’s event with Chef Duff from ‘Ace of Cakes’, I kept imagining all these beautiful creations I would be whipping out. Oh the talent I saw!! Yeah – not so much.

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The cake started out like this.

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And ended up like this!! No, I’m just kidding. That was a sample cake they had on hand. Brace yourself… the next image is my actual cake.

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….sigh. Well, I tried and truth be told Duff’s new cake decorating line is really cool. I just needed more time to play around and think about what it is I was actually trying to do.

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So, let’s talk about what Duff is selling right now – all of which is VERY VERY COOL.

  • Cake tattoos, graffiti, gels, texture tiles and wire
  • Cake pans, icing, spatulas and mixes
  • Fondant, fondant cutters and smoothers
  • Decorating tips, sprinkles and pouches

So cool! Everything is available online and at Michael’s. My favorite were the cake tattoos. They are the easiest way to add a little funk to your cake without a lot of effort. You just wet them and press onto your creation.

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I was joined by several of my blogging buddies and we got busy getting crafty. Have you ever used fondant before? It’s really not that bad. You microwave it for 10 seconds at a time and just roll it out smooth. Duff’s version really tastes good too. Apparently, typical fondant isn’t so good.

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(Mommas Gone City, Mom in the City, New York Chica)

LOL! This picture has a funny back story to it. After I took my picture with him, I asked if he made a funny face and Duff said no. So I said that wasn’t good enough and I needed more from him. I grabbed my friends and we all followed suit. πŸ™‚

Click on the continue reading linkΒ  below for a TON of pictures – including some of my family enjoying the treat.

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(I recently stopped taking those daily migraine pills and I started to not feel right in the cab ride home. So after I inhaled dinner, I jumped into the bed and got on a call with my GG partner Audrey to catch up. I relaxed for a bit and the kids joined me.)

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Vera
Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

10 Comments

  1. Your cake still looks delicious. Can I have a piece? πŸ™‚
    Adorable pictures of you and your son!
    Sounds like a fun afternoon.

  2. The cake was actually SO GOOOOOOODDDD. His batter mix is the best I’ve ever had. NO JOKE. I had the yellow one, but he also sells chocolate and white. YUM!

  3. SO. SO. JEALOUS. Dream come true. What a great night. I think your cake looks gorgeous.

    I have seen the new line in my Michaels store. I’m itching to give it a whirl.

  4. Vera, you look adorable, I love the outfit you wore!
    The cake looks great too πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome! Baking and cake decorating are huge passions of mine! Can’t wait to check out his line at Michael’s!

  6. I tried out the products recently- and they where Great!! The fondant was very good- much better tasting than some of the types I have used in the past. I have used cake tattoo’s before but, they have been hard to come by. Usually you can only order them online or at a cake supply specialty store….talk about an easy way to dress up a cake & running to the local store makes like so easy.

  7. Looking good Vera! I like your new UO tank! I’ve seen the other cake show, but I haven’t seen this one. Those cakes are ahhh-mazing πŸ™‚

  8. Love Love Love Ace of Cakes. I saw they were finally launching the product line and I’m so glad to hear it’s good stuff! πŸ™‚

    I’m so glad you share these photos and experiences with us. πŸ™‚

  9. WHAT IS A GOOD WAY TO REMOVE THE TATTOO FROM THE SHEET WITHOUT IT RIPING UP AND HOW DO I GET MY CAKE IN THE PERFECT CYLINDER SHAPE

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