Duff Goldman to open Cakemix on Melrose
Duff’s Cakemix is about to open on Melrose Avenue this week, a decorate-your-own cake shop from celeb baker Duff Goldman. (Think Color Me Mine or Build-A-Bear, but with cakes.)
It's next door to Charm City Cakes West -- the L.A. outpost of the Baltimore bakery featured in the Food Network's reality-gateau show “Ace of Cakes” -- which isn't open to the public.
Cakemix, on the other hand, is for anyone off the street who wants to go crazy with a pastry bag of buttercream. The shop also will sell whole already-decorated cakes, cakes by the slice and coffee.
Would-be decorators get a baked cake with their choice of cake and frosting flavors. (It costs $36 for a 6-inch cake or $52 for a 9-incher; cupcakes are available, too.) Then have at it with buttercream, fondant, food coloring and sprinkles. Airbrush it in the "airbrush shower," even.
“It’s for people who’ve never decorated a cake before and want to get creative,” Goldman says.
Duff’s Cakemix, 8302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 650-5555.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Duff Goldman cuts fondant to decorate a cake. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times