If you are wondering “Who is Buddy Valastro?” He is an oh so cool New Jersey Baker who is the star of a very popular show, “Cake Boss” on TLC. He is famous for making some seriously incredible cakes. Cakes that are the size of cars. Cakes that are so intricate and detailed that they look like works of art. He is basically incredible, and very funny. He also has two other shows – “Next Great Baker” a competition show to find the next great baker,which is a lot of fun, and “Bakery Boss” which I have to admit I haven’t seen yet but looks to be a little like Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares…. but in Bakeries, which sounds like it would be very good fun!
And I have been invited to meet him! Moi? Little old me? I have blogged about his amazing Red Velvet Cake recipe before (which is incredible) and somehow, that blog post has led to an invite to a press event! Me and approx. 14 journalists are attending an exclusive cake decorating Masterclass in London. I can’t believe my luck! My initial response to the invite was a LOT of nervous giggling and it took me a few hours to get my head around it! Heck I’m not sure I do have my head around it! But I am definitely excited!!
Hubby was very excited for me and is happy to look after Monkey while I trot off to London for the evening where I will be attending L’atelier des Chefs for said Masterclass and ‘chat’ with Buddy Valastro! They are even going to pay for my train ticket to London! I’m dead excited (have I mentioned that?) but also really nervous! I love baking and I love his cakes, but he and his staff are INCREDIBLE and create some serious masterpieces. Have a look here for some of their recent cakes.
After a bit of trial and error I have managed to succeed in baking his Red Velvet Cake but this is a cake decorating masterclass, and, well, look at Monkey’s 1st Birthday Cake! Decorator Extraodinaire I most certainly am not! So the masterclass will be great and hopefully I will pick up some tips, but I also hope I don’t completely embarrass myself either!
Not to mention the fact that the other attendees are journalists, I am just a mummy blogger who likes baking, I have a feeling I will feel ever so slightly like a fish out of water! I will have to put a lot of effort into faking some confidence I think! I just can’t believe that I have been picked to attend a press event with a celebrity. Little old blogging me! Crazy, but awesome 🙂
I am hopefully going to get a chance to chat with Buddy (eek!) so I need to come up with some questions for him. Are any of you fans of Buddy or Cake Boss? Any burning questions you’d love to ask him? I can’t promise I’ll be able to get answers to any of them but I will give it a good try!
To see Buddy for yourself you catch him on TLC as follows
The current series of Bakery Boss is on every Friday at 9pm
Cake Boss is on Fridays at 9pm from June
Next Great Baker is on Fridays at 9pm from September
Eeeeh how exciting for you! I love him, I always say I would love to visit new jersey just to go to his bakery x
Thanks, I know, I’ve thought about going there too, but I get to meet him over here!! yay! 🙂 xx
Wow!!! This is so exciting! So pleased for you & look forward to hearing all about it 🙂
Thank you, I still can’t quite believe it is happening and I will definitely be blogging about it! xx
Oh my! I’m so jealous!! Have the best time, can’t wait to hear all about it :). E x
Thank you, I can’t believe it to be honest, I will definitely be describing it in detail! xx
Wow congratulations do we get to try some more of your baking?
thanks haha not sure, maybe 😉 xx
How exciting hon bet you can’t wait! What a fab opportunity xx #MagicMoments
Thank you, I can’t quite believe it tbh! xx
Oh how very exciting for you- big congratulations. You should speak to Mammasaurus about all the confidence thing as she went to an event with some very important foodie people and am sure she felt the same too.
Thank you, ooh really, will drop her a line, thanks! xx
How fantastic, I hope you really enjoy it x
Thank you, I hope so too! xx
Wow what a fab opportunity!
Thank you, i can’t believe it! xx
YAY wel done you!! i dont know where to start with cakes! lol
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
Thank you, I am not exactly an amazing baker either so I hope I don’t embarrass myself! xx
Great cake and what an opportunity. I hope its a brilliant day for you!!
Thank you, it all feels very surreal at the moment but I am looking forward to it! xx
That sounds exciting. I hope you enjoyed it. Love the velvet cake. 🙂
Thank you, I am really excited! His Red velvet cake recipe is AMAZING! xx
Wow, how exciting for you. Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Your birthday cake is very impressive! x
Thanks, who knows after this class his 2nd birthday cake will be stupendous! hehe 🙂 xx
Congratulations Caroline – I hope you have a fabulous time.
Thank you! xx
Wow how exciting! I’ve not heard of him myself but I can feel your excitement in your post! I hope you have a fab time! Amazing. Well done! #MagicMoments
Thank you, I am dead excited, I think he’s bigger in the US than he is here! I can’t believe I got invited though, feels a bit bonkers! xx
Oh wow, how amazing, can’t wait to read about it and wow, these cakes are incredible. Thanks for linking up to #Tastytuesdays
Thank you, I know it’s not exactly a recipe post but I had to share! I will definitely write all about it 🙂 xx
That’s incredible!! I don’t know who he is or his have watched Cake Boss, but I have heard of it. But who cares, he’s your idol! Good for you. I hear that all journalists wear fedoras with a little card sticking out the top saying “press”, just do that and you’ll fit right in 😉
Seriously though, you’ve nothing to worry about – by the sounds of it you’ll know more than the journos there. They’ll be asking YOU questions. Plus, if it is that intimate, I think you’l feel relaxed pretty quickly and the questions will just come! Look forward to hearing more!
Thank you, ha ha awesome thanks for the tip, I will dust off the fedora 😉 Hopefully it will go well, eek, exciting! xx
OMG WOW!!! Have a great time! I will look forward to reading about it! #tastytuesdays
Thank you, I can’t quite believe it! I will definitely be writing ALL about it! xx
WOWWWW! How totally exciting for you, well done! Don’t feel out of your depth, you’ll be brilliant. I teach people cake decorating for a day job and enthusiasm counts for more than anything! Enjoy every moment xx
Thank you, and that is good to know! I am sure I will have enthusiasm in spades to hide my nervousness!! xx
Oh my gosh!! That is AWESOME. Red Velvet cake is one of my favourites too 🙂 Have a great time. #AllAboutYou x
Thank you! I am so excited, I am sure I will do 🙂 xx
I haven’t heard of him, but sounds a fab opportunity #TastyTuesdays
Yeah he’s not that huge over here yet but he is big in the US so I am very excited!
You lucky lady! What an exciting opportunity. I am really looking forward to reading your post following the masterclass. x Mel #TastyTuesdays #MagicMoments
Thank you, I know, I can’t believe I’ve been invited! I will definitely be blogging about it! xx
Congratulations, that sounds amazing. I’m sure you’ll be just great. Your cake is fantastic too. Enjoy your day. x
Thank you, I hope I get some top tips in time for Monkey’s 2nd Birthday cake! xx
That is so exciting! Surprisingly I’ve not come across Buddy before, but I do watch all the baking and cake shows on The Food Network – I’m a massive Duff (Ace of Cakes) fan.
I guess my first question for guys like that is: how important is the taste and texture of the CAKE as opposed to the actual icing and decoration? It’s a common complaint in the novelty/bespoke cake biz that the former can lose out to the latter…
Ooh interesting! See your question is already way better than any I had come up with! Thank you! You should check him out on TLC, he is seriously talented! I’ve not seen Ace of Cakes either, there are so many channels these days it’s easy to miss great programmes! xx
wow that’s amazing. I love the birthday cake too. Seems you have raw talent there. I can’t wait to read all about the event xx
Thank you, I can’t believe it tbh! You are way too kind! I will definitely be blogging all about it! xx
Congratulations! What a fantastic opportunity! Try and quieten that inner critic and know that you’ve been selected because you’re fabulous – enjoy! #AllAboutYou
Thank you! Aww you are too kind, not sure my inner critic is so easily silenced but thank you! xx
I agree with Katy – don’t listen to that little voice of self-doubt inside – you’ve been invited because THEY want you to be there, you will be totally fabulous and they will ALL want to be mummy bloggers who bake! Have a fantastic time, can’t wait to read all about it! #AllAboutYou
Aww thanks Zaz! I will try to be more self-confident about it. I will definitely be sharing all about it! xx
BRILLIANT – well done you 🙂
Thank you! I am so excited!! xx
Wow, how exciting well done. And your cakes look sooo yummy. I’ve just finished dinner and the pictures are making me want dessert! Off to find something sweet! #magicmoments
haha thank you, hope you ate something yummy! xx
Wow, what an exciting opportunity! I have not got round to watching Cake Boss as I am a loyal Ace of Cakes girl, lol. But I am sure the cakes he puts together would blow your mind. Good luck for the press event and I cannot wait to hear all about it!
Thanks so much for linking up to #madmidweekbloghop
haha it’s funny I guess I’m loyal to cake boss and haven’t watched ace of cakes for that reason! Thank you, I will be sure to share! xx
Wow, exciting times!!! 🙂 great cake btw #tastytuesdays
thank you! xx
Gorgeous post, seriously great cake too, thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays
thank you xx
Yum, anyone who can make a good red velvet cake is a goodun in my book. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou
Thank you 🙂 xx
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