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“A huge thank-you to you Greg Gartner and the Gartner Studios team for making the inaugural Legacy Ball for the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday and the Minneapolis Hope Lodge’s 5th year so extra special. The gorgeous and delicious cupcakes and fabulous candy table scapes were highlights of the evening. We thank you for all the effort and support that went into creating this meaningful addition to the event. It helped raise over $260,000 dollars for cancer research, prevention and treatment. Most sincere thanks from the entire committee. You are the best!”

- Sue Zelickson

2013 “Spirit of Hope” Recipient
James Beard Award-Winning Food Journalist
Charlie Awards Founder



”No words to describe… This cream cheese frosting was awesome. It makes cake more delicious and yummy. I really loved my cake. I showed it to my friends and they were amazed and really liked it. It was not only good in appearance but also tasted yummy. In a nutshell, I am satisfied with the quality of supplies. I would recommend their products to all who love baking cakes at home.”


Freebies in Mail Box




“If there is such a thing as a design wonderland, the Mara Mi flagship store, studio and cafe in Stillwater, Minnesota fits the bill. Cakes get frosted downstairs while the locals read the paper amongst beautiful cards, candies and table wares. Upstairs, the design team works on new products, which can be tested by the public in their flexible workspace.”

-Elizabeth Giorgi

Apartment Therapy




“Duff has a wide variety of great tools to make your baking experience the best possible. We baked the Zebra Cake in his 9-inch round pan (which didn’t stick at all!!) And then decked our baked cake out with some Cake Tattoo‘s and Edible Glitter. The cake came out so delicious (seriously – the flavor of this “box cake” was amazing!) And it really did look like a ZEBRA!”

-Jaclyn Douma

Sugar Loco




“I loved how pearl-esque the gumballs were! I think these would make amazing baby shower party favors! They are bursting with flavor as well. The chocolate balls covered in lavender foil would make awesome wedding favors, in my opinion. Gartner even has some craft ideas using these sweet confections!”

-Christine Tolhurst

Saved by Grace Blog




“AAAAAaah, the icing…  If you like cream cheese, you will be addicted to this icing!  It’s one of those icings that you want to lick the inside of the icing canister…  You can’t help but love it!”

-Kaycee Mason

My Crafty Zoo




“Overall, I was very impressed with these products from Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios. I would definitely recommend these products to others, especially those who want quality cupcakes in a short amount of time.”

-Shane Russell

Shane’s Killer Cupcakes




“Thanks Mara Mi for the fun afternoon!! Thanks Rachel for the beautiful table! Thank you to the fabulous baker who makes the delicious homemade, cupcakes! Mara Mi is a café with delicious treats. It is also a store with all sorts of beautiful paper products, baking tools, gifts, books, cards, and all sorts of other pretty things! Best of all, Mara Mi is a studio where designers create the beautiful products in the store, online, and at places like Target and T.J. Maxx. It’s the most brilliant place…ever!”

-Janel Hutton and 15 year old daughter Katie

Nellie Bellie




“Camouflage Cake – Love this one! The kiddos and I whipped up a batch the other night and I was so happy with the results. Not only is this great for the “hunter” but I think it would be a really fun cake if you were hosting a themed party that was G.I. Joe or even a homecoming party for someone in the military. Always there to offer us products that are a little edgy, Duff Goldman is lining the shelves of local stores with his crazy, fun and delicious products! We love you Duff!”

-Jaclyn Douma

Sugar Loco




“Thank you cards seem to be one of those items you can never have enough of. Three of my favorite thank-you’s are designed by Mari-Mi and Gartner Studios and are available for purchase at Target. I love the variety of designs and styles they offer at a very reasonable price. Many of these thank you’s come in variety packs so you get several patterns to choose from. One of my favorite things about Gartner Studios is that the envelopes are just as cute as the cards. A little extra envelope detailing always goes a long way!”

-Kelly Brown

Simply Kelly B Blog




“Gartner has an awesome assortment of favor kits and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review their Tin Favor Kit. They have a nice assortment of decorative templates that would work very well for a wedding, shower, or fancy party. I really liked this kit and I am already looking at more favors on their site since my daughter’s birthday is in 2 months!”

-Jamie Zewe

Cake Mom