Our Story

Duff’s CakeMix was founded by world-renowned cake master, Duff Goldman, star of  top baking shows such as Ace of Cakes, Spring Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Holiday Baking Champion, Sugar High, Duff Till Dawn, Buddy vs Duff, Cake Master and More.

Just a few years out of culinary school, Duff quit his day job and launched a custom cake business out of his one bedroom apartment in Baltimore, Maryland. Duff and his team at Charm City Cakes pushed the limits of cake decorating, sculpting a dazzling array of awe-inspiring works from life-sized elephants to race car replicas. The wild creations and off-beat company culture soon became the subject of the hit food network show, Ace of cakes, inspiring an entire generation to roll up their sleeves and start cake decorating.

Pursuing his passion for inspiring creativity in others, Duff founded the first ever do-it-yourself cake and cupcake decorating studio in Los Angeles. At Duff’s CakeMix, we believe there are artists in all of us, and that cake decorating is an act of love, especially when done with friends.

The world wants to create, the world needs to create, and more than anything, the world needs cakes. Duff’s CakeMix solves those issues.

Duff’s CakeMix creates an experience that brings the community together around every Duff’s CakeMix location. Our brand counts celebrities like The Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Chrissy Teigen, Brittney Spears and many more as die-hard fans.

We are looking for passionate individuals who recognize the importance of community and want to bring the love of cake making to their neighborhood as a franchisee of Duff’s CakeMix.


Target Franchisee

The ideal franchisee is an individual who recognizes the importance of community and is ready to build a team that  wants to roll up their sleeves and really get connected to their community while driving a high level of engagement with employees and guests. Duff’s CakeMix is a people business first and foremost.


Franchise Support

Duff’s CakeMix is committed to ensuring impeccable operations at every location. We provide our franchise partners with the all the resources and support necessary to continually succeed and grow.

Support provided to franchisee includes:

  • Real estate / site selection
  • Store build-out, construction
  • Training systems
  • Operational support
  • Recipe & menu development
  • Marketing & brand building
  • Vendor & equipment selection
  • Point of Sale system
  • Pre-opening, grand opening support

Industry: Food and Related Products

Startup Cost: $45,000

Total Investment: 337,800 to $711,900

Financing Available: No

SBA Eligible: No

Veteran Opportunity: Yes

Home-Based Business: No

Discounts or Incentives: No



CAKEMIX - This award winning franchise offers you an opportunity to bring the fun of caking making to communities and neighborhoods nationwide. The Do-It-Yourself cake decorating studio offers a low investment opportunity with a big opportunity of success. Let’s talk franchising!