Blue Bunny Ice Cream has partnered with television personality, celebrity cake baker and owner of Charm City Cakes Chef Duff Goldman, in the creation of four new ice cream flavors. Inspired by Duff's exceptional cake baking skills, the four Blue Bunny Chef Duff Goldman ice cream creations blend rich, creamy ice cream with actual pieces of cake.
"For me cake and ice cream belong together like mashed potatoes and gravy," said Duff. "We came up with these creations because they combine the best of both worlds and we are really excited to see the reaction of folks when they discover them in their freezer aisle."
Duff worked directly with Blue Bunny's ice cream flavor experts in the development of the new line – making trips to the Ice Cream Capital of the World, Le Mars, Iowa, where Blue Bunny is based, to help create the perfect flavor combinations.
"The Blue Bunny Chef Duff Goldman flavors bring a certain dramatic experience to ice cream that is so exciting," said Curtis Hansen, marketing manager for Blue Bunny packaged ice cream. "The synergy of Duff's innovative ideas and our expertise in high quality ice cream have blended nicely to bring these decadent flavors to life."
The pairing of ice cream and cake inspired four Blue Bunny Chef Duff Goldman flavors:
Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake flavored ice cream swirled with cream cheese frosting flavored ice cream and red velvet cake pieces.
Chocolate Lovers Triple Chocolate Cake
Decadent chocolate ice cream served with fudgy chocolate cake pieces and dressed in ribbons of thick, chocolate frosting.
I Do! I Do! Wedding Cake
Celebrate the marriage of sweet buttercream frosting ice cream and white cake pieces wrapped in delicate ribbons of raspberry sauce.
Strawberries are Forever Shortcake
The sweet taste of strawberry ice cream and real strawberries mixed with pound cake pieces and swirls of whipped cream frosting.
These flavors are available at grocery retailers nationwide. Each has a suggested retail price of $4.99.
Blue Bunny, founded in 1913, is a brand of Wells Enterprises, Inc.—the largest family-owned and managed ice cream manufacturer in the United States. Today, more than 500 Blue Bunny-branded products, including ice cream and frozen novelties, can be found across the US. Always committed to quality, Blue Bunny products are made with only real ice cream. Wells Enterprises, Inc. is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World.
Duff Goldman has been cooking since the age of four, when his Mom caught him in the kitchen swinging around a meat cleaver while watching Julia Child on TV. After studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California, Duff worked at several acclaimed culinary destinations, including the French Laundry, the Vail Cascade Hotel, and Todd English's Olives. In 2002 he returned to his beloved Baltimore to open Charm City Cakes. There, Duff was able to show off his creativity, which comes from a long line of artistic genes. The bakery became a household name via a hit show on the Food Network, "The Ace of Cakes." Duff also dabbled in graffiti, which may explain a thing or two about the vibrant and occasionally irreverent cake designs. When he's not cakin' and bakin', Duff plays bass in his band, "Sand Ox" and cruises around town in his classic muscle cars and motorcycles.