Founded by Food Network star Duff Goldman
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!
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.
With streamlined operations, franchisees don’t need a background in design or baking to be a successful CakeMix franchise operator.
Duff’s CakeMix is a brand loved by top celebrities such as The Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Chrissy Teigen, Brittney Spears and many more.
Duff’s CakeMix is often featured in local and national press such as LA Times, PopSugar, Jimmy Kimmel, E! News, and many more.
There is no onsite baking at Duff’s CakeMix franchise locations. Therefore, equipment and maintenance costs are low. With streamlined inventory, overall overhead costs are also low.
The team assists franchisees from start to finish. The company is owned and operated by investors with over 125 years of experience. Training support is available pre and post-opening both on-site and online.
Minimum of 3 units (Full Franchise fee $45,000 for the first unit and $33,000 for additional units after)
1% of Gross Sale
337,800 to $711,900
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.
Operational experience in the restaurant business is a plus, but not required assuming a professional general manager will be part of your team. Prospective franchisees must meet the minimum requirements below to be consider for a Duff’s CakeMix franchise.
- $1MM net worth*
- $150K liquid capital available for investment*
- Ready to begin development within the next 9-12 months
- Ready to develop a minimum five unit territory in a major U.S. area
*Investment partners may contribute to this requirement
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.
- 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