Decorating With a Cake Master

There is absolutely no way that I would ever be mistaken for an expert cake decorator. Nor would I be considered a good baker, for that matter. There are certain things I do very well in the kitchen—I can boil water with the best of them. And I can pour a dang good bowl of cereal, too. But baking and cake decorating? Let’s just say I shy away from those tasks, and leave it at that.

And yet, at the press event last Thursday to introduce Duff Goldman’s (Mr. Ace of Cakes himself) new line of cake decorating products for Michaels, I felt like a pro. Armed with fondant (I used fondant!), fondant cutters and smoothers, fancy icing spatulas, cake tattoos and food color gels, I created what I consider to be a work of art. I mean, just look at it:

Now, I know it doesn’t look like much, but trust me, if you had seen past works, this is quite impressive. And, to top it all off, it tasted great. Fondant isn’t exactly known for its deliciousness, but the lemon version that I chose was surprisingly sweet, and lacked that cardboard texture that can sometimes come with fondant.

If you’re interested in creating your own masterpiece, Duff’s products are available now at Michaels, and range from $1,99 to $24.99

For more cake decorating inspiration, tune in to see Duff and his gang work magic every Tuesday at 10 PM/9C and Thursdays  at 10:30PM/9:30C on Food Network.

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