I’ve been invited to meet Buddy Valastro!

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!!

My version of Buddy's Red Velvet Cake

My version of Buddy’s Red Velvet Cake

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! Β 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!

Decorator Extraordinaire? Ummm .... No

Decorator Extraordinaire? Ummm …. No

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 πŸ™‚

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 FridayΒ at 9pmΒ 

Cake Boss is onΒ Fridays at 9pm from June

Next Great Baker is onΒ Fridays at 9pm from September



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65 thoughts on “I’ve been invited to meet Buddy Valastro!

  1. 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.
    Enjoy yourself.

    • 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

    • Thank you, I know it’s not exactly a recipe post but I had to share! I will definitely write all about it πŸ™‚ xx

  2. 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 πŸ˜‰

    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 πŸ˜‰ Hopefully it will go well, eek, exciting! xx

  3. 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

  4. You lucky lady! What an exciting opportunity. I am really looking forward to reading your post following the masterclass. x Mel #TastyTuesdays #MagicMoments

  5. 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

    • Thank you, I can’t believe it tbh! You are way too kind! I will definitely be blogging all about it! 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

  6. 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

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