The Beautiful Project Duff Goldman Finally Finished For His Daughter

You might only need to see the cake that Duff Goldman is most proud of, an intricate replica of R2-D2, to recognize his incredible and undeniable creativity when it comes to baking and decorating cakes. He has certainly been wildly successful in his career, both at his bake shops in Baltimore and Los Angeles, Charm City Cakes and Charm City Cakes West, respectively, and on various TV shows including "Ace of Cakes," "Cake Masters," and "Duff: Ace of Taste."

But even with his talent, achievements, and masterful cakes, Goldman's biggest accomplishment has been his family, which includes his wife Johnna and daughter Josephine Frances. The Goldmans married in January 2019 (via People) and welcomed Josephine two years later in January 2021 (via Instagram). Goldman shared photos of his new daughter after her birth on Instagram, captioning the pics "I have no words to describe this blessing. @johnnapgoldman and I made a baby! Her name is Josephine and she is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in the whole world."

It's perhaps his love for Josephine that inspired one of Goldman's latest creative endeavors: a special gift we could imagine his daughter treasuring for many years to come.

'A' is for 'absolutely adorable' and 'Z' is for 'zippy zeal'

Duff Goldman has been working on handmade and hand-painted alphabet blocks for daughter Josephine for months and just announced on Instagram yesterday that he has finished the project. He shared pics of each of the six sides of the blocks and plans to build a velvet-lined wooden box to store them in. "Each block is cut from a single piece of poplar, sanded, primed, spray painted, and hand painted," Goldman explained in the post's caption.

Two of the block's sides feature letters A-Z – one side in uppercase and the other in cursive – outlined in bright colors and the other four have paintings of animals, foods, and objects that start with their respective letters. Some of our favorites include "C" for carrot, chicken, cow, and cat; "O" for ostrich, octopus, orange, and owl; and "P" standing for panda, pickle, pretzel, and pizza.

Instagrammers chimed in to share their praise for the blocks, including "Extreme Cake Makers'" Molly Robbins (@mollymakescakes) who wrote "So much love gone into these. Beautiful." User @keeperoftheleftovers shared "A generational toy!!! So many children are going to play with this!!! #priceless" while @vivianberk applauded Goldman's dad skills, writing "You did a fantastic job. All the other dads are thinking they need to step up their game."