Advance Press Info/Duff Interview Bookings: On-Site Show Press Contact: Gartner Specialty Products

Advance Press Info/Duff Interview Bookings:
Beth Pursley
Cell: 952-221-4717
[email protected]
Online Press Room:
On-Site Show Press Contact:
Jan Dornseif
Cell: 612-619-3966
[email protected]
Gartner Specialty Products
Show Booth Space #3085
“Ace of Cakes” Star Duff Goldman to Unveil Tie-Dye Cake and Other
Groovy Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios Products at 2013
International Home + Housewares Show
Bad Boy of Baking to Get Artistic with Live Demos and Fan Autographs
STILLWATER, MN, (February 20, 2013) - - An explosion of colors and flavors will
rock the cake world at the Gartner Specialty Products booth (#3085) during the
2013 International Home + Housewares Show, March 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick
Place, as renowned celebrity chef and food personality Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes,
Sugar High), unveils his new Tie-Dye Cake Mix, and other wild products from the
Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios line of bakeware and cake decorating products.
On Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, Duff will be getting his groove on at
the Gartner Studios booth (#3085), teaching fans how to decorate a cake made
with his new psychedelic Tie-Dye Cake Mix, his new “Peace and Love” royal icing set,
and frosting and piping techniques to create a funky edible masterpiece. He will also
add a bit of “flower-power” with layered Gumpaste Flowers, and get in touch with
his street artist roots to add a blast of edible color using the Duff Goldman by Gartner
Studios Airbrush Machine, and Cake Graffiti.
Duff will rock the show’s Gourmet Kitchen Theatre on Sunday, March 3 from 3:003:30 pm, as he demonstrates how easy it is to use his new Tie-Dye cake mix,
frostings and crazy products from his line to create a finished design so “far-out” it
will blow show-goers minds! After the demonstration, Duff’s books will be available
for purchase and Duff will sign autographs from adoring fans.
Limited, pre-booked media interviews with the celebrity bad-boy-of-baking are also
available at the Gartner Studios booth on: Saturday, March 2, from 3:00-5:00 pm;
on Sunday, March 3, from 10:00am-12:00 noon; and on Monday, March 4 from
8:00-10:00 am, by contacting Beth Pursley prior to the show at 952-221-4717 or
[email protected]
Designed to let everyday bakers “unleash their inner artist” and easily create
masterpiece cakes of their own at home, the product line was co-designed by Duff to
create a trend-forward, high-quality collection of products never before available
outside of professional bakeries. The line’s bakeware is commercial grade, offering
consumers the closest thing to professional baking products available at mass
Since launching in 2010, the Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios product line has been
placed in major retailers nationwide, including Michaels stores, and select Super
Target, Hy-Vee, H.E.B., Safeway, Wegmans, Giant Eagle, Harmons, Central Market, and
LeGourmet Chef stores. In addition, the cake mixes, frostings and cake filling are now
available at 1,900 Walmart grocery locations, and later in the year an additional
assortment of products will be available in 2,400 Walmart celebrations sections.
Products are also available through KeHE Distributors, and at
New items debuting at the show include:
 Tie-Dye Cake Mix - joining the line’s other Premium Cake Mixes including:
Zebra (dark and light stripes); Confetti; Red Velvet; Chocolate, Yellow, White
 Zingy Raspberry Cake and Cupcake Filling
 Ready to Serve Frostings - in chocolate, fudge, cream cheese and white
 Gumpaste Cake Decorations – Five new designs: Rose; Lilly; Star; Candy;
Happy Birthday
 Cake Tattoos - Two new designs (Tie-Dye and Princess) adding to the line’s
other edible, patterned wraps and toppers
 Royal Icing – New “Peace & Love” design joins the line’s other colorful solid
sugar designs
 Yellow Airbrush Color – perfect for mixing a variety of custom colors
 Mini 7” Rolling Pin – great for the small details
 Tropical Sanding Sugars – Mango, Pineapple and Strawberry
 1-pound Colored Fondant – Black, Red, Pink
 Colorful Candles – 3 new designs
Designed to make creative expression easy and fun, the line’s items are affordably
priced from $2.49 to $129.99. Select products include:
 Airbrush Machine – create professional results with lightweight, portable air
compressor with adjustable air pressure, airbrush, hose, and AC power adapter
 Professional-Grade Anodized Aluminum Bakeware -Available in 6”
Round, 8” Round, and 9” Round Pans.
 Nonstick Bakeware - Available in Standard 9”x13,” and 12 cup Cupcake
Pan, with silicon grips for easier handling
Cake Stand - Dual-purpose, Stainless steel with swivel base. Use while
decorating and also to present your finished masterpieces!
15-Piece Professional-Style Decorating Kit – Decorate cakes like a pro
with stainless steel decorator tips, couplers and bags.
Icing Spatulas - In two sizes to create a smooth, even surface.
Fondant Cutters – Cut shapes from fondant icing for ultimate Duff-style
decorating. Range in size and shape from hearts and flowers to geometrics.
Fondant Smoother – Creates a super-smooth fondant cake with perfectly
finished edges.
Fondant Rollers – In two sizes for rolling large amounts of fondant, or
smaller detailed fondant pieces.
Essential Tool Kit – The tools you need to detail, sculpt, model, shape and
smooth gum paste and fondant in one kit
Stencils – Add instant design to cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and lattes with
several stencil patterns. Perfect for use with Duff’s Cake Graffiti
Cake Graffiti – Colorful, edible spray paint only from Duff
Candy Writers – Decorate with vibrant color that dries solid.
Texture Tiles – Press into fondant for instant textured design
Cake and cupcake Wires and charms - For serious dessert bling
Cupcake Liners and Picks - Nest and top your cupcakes in style
Premium Cake Mixes - Available in boutique specialty size or 18 ounce
Grocery Size
Buttercream Fondant – Flavorful, in 11 vibrant colors
Ready to Serve Frosting Tubs – Available in 1 lb. tubs, in chocolate, fudge,
cream cheese and white
Icing Tubs - Available in 3.5 lb. tubs in white buttercream or chocolate
Flavorings - Available in raspberry, almond, and vanilla
Icing Pouches - Squeezable pouches in 5 vibrant colors
Flavored Sprinkles - In fun shapes and innovative flavors like cookies &
Color and Shimmer Gels – Ready to use for finishing touches
Edible Cake Glitter – Makes desserts sparkle with bright and neutral colors
Sprinkle Sets – Perfect way to add glitz and glam to cakes, cupcakes and
cookies – Gold Collection, Black and White Collection, and upcoming White
Collection at Walmart (June, 2013)
For more product information or to place an order, email
[email protected], or call 1-888-522-9722.
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About Duff Goldman: A graduate of the University of Maryland and the CIA in Napa Valley, CA, Duff
worked at several acclaimed culinary destinations before opening his famous Charm City Cakes in
2002. The bakery became a household name on Food Network’s hit shows, Ace of Cakes, and Sugar
High, and his creations have appeared on shows including The Talk, The Chew, The View, Good
Morning America, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Iron Chef America, Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and Best
Thing I Ever Ate. In 2010, he paired up with the creative team at Gartner Studios in Stillwater,
Minnesota to design and launch Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios, his signature line of bakeware and
cake decorating products. Duff’s horizons continued to expand as he opened Charm City Cakes West
in Los Angeles, and Duff’s Cakemix, a do-it-yourself cake decorating shop. Duff was also named
Culinary Ambassador by the White House in 2012, and asked by the Presidential Inauguration
Committee to create a cake for President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball. And in July, 2013, Duff
will executive produce and star in the new series Duff’s Food World on HUNGRY, a new food-centric
YouTube™ channel.
About Gartner Specialty Products: Gartner Specialty Products is a division of Gartner Studios.
Established in 1997 and headquartered in Stillwater, Minnesota, Gartner Studios, Inc. is a leader in
creating do-it-yourself products to celebrate special occasions, offering more than 7,000 products
through major retailers and specialty stores in North America. Best know for its expansive line of
customizable party goods and stationery products, the company designs, manufactures and
distributes celebration assortments that inspire customers to connect with loved ones – from
wedding invitations, to party favors to cake decorating supplies for every occasion. The company’s
creative team also paired with celebrity bad-boy-of-baking and star of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes,
Duff Goldman, to design and launch the Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios line of bakeware and cake
decorating products. Gartner Studios, Inc. divisions include: Gartner Greetings, MARA-MI, and
Russell+Hazel. Premier brand licenses include BRIDES and Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios. For
more information about the company and its products visit: