Upcoming Cake Classes at Charm City Cakes West!

Upcoming Cake Classes at Charm City Cakes West!


LA 7/12/14 Quilted Monogram Cake Class

Join decorator Rachel as she walks you through the steps of creating this adorable quilted cake. Students will each receive a 6″ iced cake and learn to decorate their own monogrammed quilted bow cake. Saturday, July 12th at 11:00 AM. $150 per participant. Ages 14 and up.


LA 7/26/14 Shabby-Chic Cupcake Class

Join decorator Rachel as she walks you through the steps of creating 6 shabby chic cupcakes. Students learn piping, icing, and fondant techniques and take home their own cupcakes. Saturday, July 26th at 11:00 AM. $100 per participant. Ages 14 and up.


LA 8/9/14 Tree Trunk Initials Cake

Join decorator Rachel as she walks you through the steps of creating this sweet tree trunk carving cake with custom etched message. Students will each receive a 6″ iced cake and learn to decorate their own tree trunk cake. Saturday, August 9th at 1:00 PM. $150 per participant. Ages 14 and up.


LA 8/23/14 Say It With An Emoji Cake Class

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and our overuse of emojis definitely proves it. So let’s embrace our new language with this hip cake class taught by CCCW decorator Rachel. You can choose from 5 different emojis to recreate in edible form. Saturday, August 23rd at 11AM. $100 per participant. Ages 14 and up.






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Icing and Sugar Flower Workshop

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Wedding Bells for Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici

Did you catch the epic live wedding of The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici on ABC last night? If you did, you may have caught a glimpse of the 5 tier wedding cake complete with bride & groom sugar sculpted topper and the adorable groom’s cake we created in the likeness of the couple’s favorite 4-legged friends.

We are so glad to have been a part of such a wonderful celebration. You can check out more here and here.



Be sure to follow us on twitter and instagram for more pics!



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Our first cake decorating class of 2014 was a big hit! Everyone rocked their ruffled designs.


We’ll be keeping you updated on upcoming classes through this Blog, our Instagram: @charmcitycakewest and on Twitter: @CharmCityCakesW

If you would like to sign up for our email notification list please email beverly@charmcitycakeswest.com




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Valentine’s Cake Decorating Class



Love is in the air here at Charm City Cakes West! Please join us for our first class of 2014! We are kicking off our upcoming season of cake decorating classes with this fun Valentine’s themed design. You will receive an iced and fondant covered 6″ cake, and will learn the technique of ruffling fondant ribbons to create an ombre color gradient design.


Class will be help Wednesday, January 22, 2014  at 7:00 PM

$150 $90 per participant. Ages 14 and up.


Space is limited! Call or email to reserve your slot.

323-642-7234   |   beverly@charmcitycakeswest.com

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CCCW is now Kosher Certified!

Hi Everyone,


Just a quick announcement that our cakes and other baked goods are now certified Kosher!


See more at: BizBash for our official announcement and certification info.

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Limited Edition Holiday Cakes

Sweet Holly


Elegant Wreath


Modern Lemon


Penguin Love


Gingerbread Fun


A Little Gift


Rockin' Rudolph



6″ ( serves 8 ) – $65

9″ ( serves 25 ) – $100

Email beverly@charmcitycakeswest.com to place your order


Choose from the following flavors:

Beurre Noisette

Dulce de Leche

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip

Peanut Butter Cup

Red Velvet


White Chocolate Raspberry



Chocolate Espresso


Lemon Poppy

Cardamom and Pistachio

*2 day lead time for all orders. Last order date is 12/18







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Geek Out!

Duff is featured in the newest issue of Geek magazine Volume 2 Issue No. 4 in which Duff discusses food innovation, collaboration, and a peek at his recent project–part cake and part 3D printed sugar sculpture from The Sugar Lab


image via GeekExchange.com

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Halloween Cake Class!

Saturday, October 26th from 12-3pm!


Executive Chef Anna Ellison, from television’s ACE of CAKES, will be teaching a three hour HALLOWEEN themed class! Class will learn techniques such as carving and icing a cake, decorating with fondant, airbrushing, and sculpting with fondant. Students will leave the class with a fully decorated cake that consists of a stacked 9″ tier with a carved 7″ tier on top. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.Please email Anna@charmcitycakes.com for questions
10/26/13 12pm-3pm
Space is limited! sign up today!
If you cannot make this class, but would like to be notified of future classes, please send us your email to Info@charmcitycakeswest.com to be on our class sign up list.



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Duff’s Zombie Cupcake Attack

Coming soon from our friends at Moonshark Mobile, our fearless leader’s own mobile video game: Duff’s Zombie Cupcake Attack!

The Braiser has more here, and click here for a direct link to the trailer to catch Duff at his best zombie cupcake slaying action!



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Steve Harvey Show

Tune in today for the “how to make a barbie cake” on the Steve Harvey Show with Duff Goldman. Also get the chance to win Duff Cake Mix & Apron by clicking THIS LINK

Bon Appétit!


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Attempt to Break the World’s largest Cheesecake Record

Duff Goldman is attemping to break the worlds largest cheesecake record and unveiling his masterpiece at the Cream Cheese Festival around 12:15 PM. By teaming with Phillidelphia cream cheese In efforts to build awareness and support for No Kid Hungry. Donations for the program will be collected at the festival while the cheesecake is being served, and members of the Share Our Strength team will be on hand to provide information about how people can host their own bake sales to benefit No Kid Hungry. Check out this article for a complete description of the event Annual Cream Cheese Festival

Love and Light!


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Duff on The Talk

Duff stopped by CBS’ The Talk this Wednesday to share some of his favorite tailgating recipes with Julie, Sharon Aisha, Sherly, and Sara!  Click here to check out the video at CBS.com!

The Watertown Daily News has a preview of this weekend’s big Cream Cheese Event including an attempt to break the world’s largest cheesecake record.  The effort is to help raises awareness for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.  Click here to check out the article, here for more info on Duff’s involvement, and here for full details on the festival itself!

Back here on the West Coast, Duff and Charm City Cakes West created a special birthday cake for Giada DeLaurentis!

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What we’ve been up to!

Duff Goldman and his team were pretty busy this past month. Check out what we’ve been up to by clicking the links below!!

Food And Wine

Pop Sugar (how to make banana foster the right way!)

Tomatomania at Loteria Grill (Los Angeles)

Cake Decorating with Rachelle Lefevre!


Bon Appetit!





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Weekend news briefs

A quick note from Duff:

“I’m excited to be teaming up with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese to attempt to make the World’s Largest Cheesecake at the Lowville Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville, NY on September 21.  We’re building this cheesecake to raise awareness for No Kid Hungry®, a national fundraising initiative that connects kids in need with food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.”

More information on the festival can found here!

For those of you here in SoCal, on October 20th Duff will be participating in Los Angeles magazine’s 8th Annual Food Event at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu.

The Food Event 2013 is Los Angeles magazine’s eighth annual culinary extravaganza. The day features great chefs, culinary experts, sommeliers, plus unlimited food, wine, and spirits—all in one place, for one price. Watch celebrity chefs in the demonstration kitchen and epicurean experts participate in panels in the Conversation Lounge. Restaurants are hand selected by our James Beard award-winning dine editor. The incredible rural setting, Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, home to Semler and Saddlerock wines, sets this culinary event above others. The ranch boasts acres and acres of natural beauty, vineyards, rolling hills, animals like llamas and zebras, and space to spread out and relax for a true escape from the city, but with just a short drive. So come dressed casual — comfortable shoes are a must — and please leave the pets and kids at home. Unfortunately for the little ones, the event is 21+ only. Be sure to purchase tickets early this year. The event is becoming very popular and will sell out! Hope to see you there!

Click here for tickets and more information!

Both Duff and Charm City Cakes West hosted a team from Convo Relay as that shot a new commercial that features voice relay services for the hearing impaired.  Click below to check out the spot!


Convo Relay

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K-EARTH End of Summer with Duff

To celebrate the official end of summer, Duff co-hosted the Morning Show on K-EARTH 101 FM with Gary Bryan and Lisa Stanley on August 30th.


Photo by Britt Bickel/K-EARTH 101

Click here for additional images and a clip from the show!

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RUFFLES! Cake class with Anna September 21


Executive Chef Anna Ellison, from television’s Ace of Cakes and Food Network Cake Challenge, will be teaching a cake class on ombre Ruffles! Hosted inside the Charm City Cakes West studio, participants will learn decoration fundamentals such as dyeing ombre gumpaste, rolling it out, cutting it out, ruffling it and applying it to the cake. Leave the class with your own decorated 6″ ruffle cake to take home and eat! Class is perfect for all levels of cake decorating experience.

Saturday September 21 11AM-1Pm  $175 per participant. Ages 14 and up.

Space is limited! Call or email to reserve your slot.

(323) 642-7234 | anna@charmcitycakes.com

8302A Melrose Avenue   West Hollywood, CA   90069

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A big thanks to La Loteria for hooking us up with a Yummy lunch yesterday. It was also one of our long time employees- Katherine’s last day. We’re all gonna miss you! Here are a few pictures from our fun day.

Love and Light xo



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News briefs!

In a recent interview with hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun, Duff reveals all things LA including his favorite spots for the best food trucks (just outside the E! building on Wilshire), sandwiches, ice cream, and one sushi joint out in Northridge that has to be experienced to be believed!  Click here for more!

Yumsugar recently caught up with Duff and several chefs on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, and has this exclusive video of Duff’s cake decorating tips!

Under the Dome actress Rachel Lefevre recently stopped by Duff’s Cakemix to talk her roles in the Twilight series, CBS’ smash summer hit Under the Dome, and of course, cake decorating.

Click here to check out the complete interview over at Buzzfeed!  More on Under the Dome can be found at CBS here!

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Cake Class with ACE of CAKES Anna Ellison

LAST CHANCE! Sign up by TOMORROW to enroll in Wednesday’s Romantic Lace Cake Class! Email Anna@charmcitycakes.com or call us at (323) 642-7234

Can’t make it this time around? Send us your email to info@charmcitycakeswest to hear the latest updates on classes coming up

Happy Monday!

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Weekend Link Roundup

For those of you in the Florida area this November, our fearless leader will be hosting the Nocturnal Cravings event at the Enjoy Arts & Tastes in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Click here for more information!

As many of you know, we’re huge Star Wars fans around here, so of course we got a huge kick out of this Star Wars wedding photo.  Not that we don’t love our superheroes too, so of course this Batgirl and Nightwing wedding caught our eye, as did this Batman wedding ring!

Speaking of weddings, Houzz has a fun roundup of ideas on how to keep the celebration going inside the home long after the ceremony is done.

This Gnome-themed birthday party caught our eye as well.

And finally, our Sharknado cake finally found its home in the hands of the film’s director, Anthony C. Ferrante!


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Sharknado Cake!!!

So I’m sure most everyone by now has heard the buzz going around about the SyFy original Sharknado movie – a movie about, yes that’s right, a tornado made of sharks. Well naturally Duff and the team here at CCCW just had to make a cake as tribute!

As you can see, we definitely had some fun with it!

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Cake Class with Anna

Learn how to decorate a one tier lace cake with Executive Chef Anna Ellison.  Hosted inside the Charm City Cakes West studio, participants will learn decoration fundamentals such as fondant preparation, piping bag making , and crafting of edible roses. Leave with one of your very own 9” fully-decorated, C.C.C.W.  lace cakes!!

Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM.  $175 per participant. Ages 14 and up.

Space is limited! Call or email to reserve your slot.

(323) 642-7234 | anna@charmcitycakes.com

8302A Melrose Avenue   West Hollywood, CA   90069

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100 Layer Cake

Recently we collaborated with a great group of people on a ‘modern Americana’ wedding inspiration shoot. Zoom Theory Photography did a fantastic job capturing the vision of this shoot, featured on the 100 Layer Cake blog.

The photoshoot was set on the beautiful Deer Creek Ranch in Malibu, which made for some amazing scenic shots! Feast your eyes on the result below and view the full spread at the original post HERE. That bouquet is gorgeous!

Hey, I recognize that cake!

With love ∞

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Pop Culture Palooza

We have made quite a few pop culture reference cakes here at Charm City and like any sci-fi movie or cult film nerd I had some fun going through photos of cakes we’ve done in the past. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites here with you all!

Can you guess which movie each cake comes from?

With love ∞

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