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Food, Wine, and Cakemix

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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

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…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.

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

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

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

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

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…cherry tomato, carrots…

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…bacon and “blue” cheese.

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Completely floored by all the other creations…

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…then Duff came around to judge…

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…and announced ours the winner!!!!!!!

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

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Really did NOT think we would win!

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Joy and I split our baby in two…

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…and I ate a slice with Abe at home.

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Victory never tasted so sweet!

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  • http://www.sweetpotatobites.com allie@sweetpotatobites

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

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

  • http://wildbluewonder.wordpress.com Tamara

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

  • http://seventyfivedegrees.wordpress.com katecooks

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

  • http://lifeisawagon.wordpress.com Eboni

    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!!!!!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Epic.

  • http://scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com Ellen

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

  • http://Matchboxkitchen.com/blog Sara

    You’re a natural!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

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

  • http://www.lafw.com James

    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!!!!

  • http://keepitsweetdesserts.com/ Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

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