Party City Announces Partnership With Charm City Cakes Founder, Duff Goldman

Nov 22, 2010, 11:41 ET from Party City

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A creative, beautiful cake is the heart of any celebration, and America's largest party specialty retailer, Party City, makes cake baking delightful and easy through a new partnership with Charm City Cakes founder and star of Food Network's Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman. Select Party City stores throughout the country will now carry the Duff Goldman Collection of cake baking and decorating products. The Duff Goldman line includes professional-grade tools and decorating supplies, such as nonstick bakeware, fondant cutter sets, premium cake mixes, and edible cake graffiti.

"Duff Goldman is one of the most sought-after decorative cake makers, and his extraordinary approach to baking is an inspiration to countless bakers," says Lisa Laube, president of Party City.  "By introducing his new line of professional baking products, Party City intends to make Duff's innovative style and original technique accessible to everyone."

Whether it's a delicious chocolate cake for a special birthday party, a batch of cookies frosted in the home team's colors for the next tailgate, or a set of mini-cakes to celebrate National Dessert Month, the Duff Goldman collection at Party City has everything people need celebrate the everyday moments in life.

To further celebrate this new partnership, on November 28 Party City will launch "Show Us Your Duff," a Facebook contest that invites people to submit photos of their best cake designs for a chance to win one of ten $100 Party City gift cards. From the finalists group, Duff Goldman will personally select the grand-prize winner, who will win $1000, autographed memorabilia and the Duff Goldman baking set on December 27.

To learn more about the Duff Goldman collection, visit To participate in the "Show Us Your Duff" Facebook contest, visit

About Party City

Party City Corporation is America's largest specialty party goods chain and the country's premier Halloween specialty retailer. Party City operates more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Party City is a division of Amscan Holdings, Inc. (AHI) and has its headquarters in Rockaway, New Jersey. Amscan designs, manufactures and distributes party goods through its vertically aligned retailers as well as other retailers worldwide. Amscan's worldwide locations include their corporate headquarters in Elmsford, NY as well as locations throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia. Amscan operates seven state of the art distribution centers throughout the world and six manufacturing facilities domestically. Product is manufactured both in the United States and overseas.

About Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes

Duff Goldman founded Charm City Cakes in March of 2000.  The bakery is headquartered in a 6,000 square foot cake compound in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore.  Charm City Cakes has grown to a staff of eleven friends who make cakes, listen to music, and eat a lot of sushi.  For more information, visit  

About Gartner Studios

Gartner Studios, Inc., headquartered in Stillwater, Minn., is a leader in the stationery, party goods and greeting card industry, offering thousands of products through major retailers and specialty stores in North America. Best known for its expansive line of printable and customizable stationery products, the company designs, manufactures and distributes stationery and celebration assortments that inspire consumers to celebrate and connect with loved ones – from wedding invitations to party favors to cake decorating supplies for every occasion. Gartner Studios, Inc. divisions include Gartner Greetings, Mara-Mi and Russell+ Hazel. Premier brand licenses include BRIDES and the new Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios.  For more information about the company and its products visit

SOURCE Party City