Thursday, August 8, 2013

Decorating Cakes with Duff Goldman for LA Food & Wine

The LA Food and Wine Festival brings back a series of food events over four days on August 22-25, from Italian festival with Giada De Laurentiis, Asian Night Market with Iron Chef Morimoto, lunches at restaurants around town, to the Lexus Grand Tasting on the last day.


Duff Goldman
The last event of the series is a cooking demo with Duff Goldman. As a preview for the festival, I got to go to Duff's Cake Mix on Melrose to decorate a cake. Duff Goldman was also in attendance. Before getting down to decorating we mingled with some wine and Chef Eric Greenspan's grilled cheese sandwiches. Untitled
We started with a white cake, just like a white canvas for painting.

The theme was California cuisine so we decided to make a "kale salad" and started rolling out the green fondant. I used a leaf mold to make the "kale", made red fondant balls for cherry tomatoes. We made sliced carrots and avocadoes, copying LA OC Foodie and Shop Eat Sleep's cake of avocado, sushi, and taco.
Voila! Our kale salad cake!
The other attendees' cakes were pretty impressive.
Dig Lounge made this burger and fries cake
The owner of Star King BQ made a Korean BBQ cake, of course
The Dodger Dog cake!
Much better than my cakes, but I had fun decorating a cake for the first time :)

Tickets to LA Food and Wine can be purchased on their website now, and the prices vary by event (the Duff Goldman cooking demo is $50).



Oh, what a fun event.. I'd probably create something related to strawberries =)

But nice touch with the kale salad ;)

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