Food, Wine, and Cakemix

August 2, 2013

in food events

The 3rd Annual LA Food and Wine Festival is coming up!!! I got a sneak peek with one of the celebs that will be there, Duff Goldman, at Cakemix


…been wanting to decorate here since the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck parked outside. It’s Color Me Mine meets bakery – I brought my secret weapon, Joy, who is exceedingly talented at every single thing she does – to help with the evening’s competition.


The contest theme was “California Cuisine.” We got some tips from The Ace of Cakes himself!!!


Also crafting at our table was Chef Eric Greenspan, whose short rib grilled cheeses are legendary.


I nibbled on one of those, plus all these jelly beans, while we worked…


…I remembered (from The Brown Derby at Disney World) that the Cobb Salad was invented in Los Angeles. We made one with eggs, avocado…


…cherry tomato, carrots…


…bacon and “blue” cheese.




Completely floored by all the other creations…








…then Duff came around to judge…


…and announced ours the winner!!!!!!!


I may look speechless, but in reality I screamed the entire time, like a crazy woman.


Really did NOT think we would win!


Joy and I split our baby in two…


…and I ate a slice with Abe at home.



Victory never tasted so sweet!

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1 allie@sweetpotatobites August 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

what a fun event! that definitely looks like something I would enjoy doing :)

and congrats on the win – your cake was so cute!

2 Tamara August 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

Oh wow, that is so cool!! Yours is awesome, I love all the little details. I’m not surprised you won. Congratulations, you two!

3 katecooks August 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

how fun! and the win is seriously “icing on the cake!” i’m glad you got to bring some home to eat too.

4 Eboni August 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Lynn, I bet if I listened super hard, I would’ve heard your scream all the way over here on the east coast! Congrats! This is so, so, so, so, so, so awesome!!!!!

5 Cindy August 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm


6 Ellen August 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Amazing, congratulations! That cake looks tasty, too. Cheers to you!

7 Sara August 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

You’re a natural!

8 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet August 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Joy did a lot of the actual work…but my mind and hands helped!

9 James August 2, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Was so fun having you both join us for the Los Angeles Food & Wine pre-party! Some seriously talented people in the crowd but the Cal Cobb was a great call and so very well done!! Can’t wait to have you join us Aug 22-25 for the Festival. So many great chefs, wine, and fun is in store. Congrats on your win!!!!

10 Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 4, 2013 at 4:12 am

This posts makes me SO happy! How awesome are you???!!!!

11 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet August 4, 2013 at 7:44 am

I thought of you being my proud mama the whole night after winning!

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