FAIRFAX DISTRICT (CBS) — Now you can make your cake and eat it, too.
Celebrity baker Duff Goldman, of Food Network’s hit series “Ace of Cakes,” is opening a new decorate-you-own cake shop on Melrose Avenue, next to his custom cake business Charm City Cakes West, according to the Los Angeles Times.READ MORE: SAG-AFTRA Calls On Golden Globes Group To Increase Diversity
Cakemix is scheduled to open its doors to the public by the end of the week. Like Build-A-Bear and Color Me Mine, it allows customers to directly customize their product — but, in this case, that includes frosting, sprinkles and getting to consume a cake.
This endeavor sets a much different tone than Charm City Cakes next door, where Goldman and his team create custom cakes largely for the entertainment industry in a space that’s closed to the public.
The Times said the process starts with the customer choosing a 6-inch ($36) or 9-inch ($52) round cake to decorate, picking from cake flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, marbled chocolate and vanilla, red velvet, carrot or the flavor of the week, and the filling flavor.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena Identified
Should the cake be covered in buttercream or fondant? The client decides.
A decorator then guides the cake enthusiast through the process of dressing up the cake.
The customer can spray paint the cake in a booth of floor-to-ceiling glass walls, sprinkle it to their heart’s content or apply fondant appliqués.MORE NEWS: Search Underway For 3 Suspects In Glendale Robbery
Duff’s Cakemix is set to open at 8302 Melrose Avenue, in Los Angeles, later this week.