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My night with the Cake Boss

Saturday, November 20, 2010

(A special thank you to the security guard at the Wells Fargo Center who took this picture with his Smart Phone -- doofus here left her camera in the glove box!)

I've been a fan of Buddy Valastro since Cake Boss premiered. I always found him to be engaging and funny. I know some people think they edit the show to make him look good. I can tell you after tonight, he doesn't need any help. He radiates energy, joy, warmth and -- love. I'm sorry if that sounds hokey, but it's the absolute truth.

The show was a lot of fun. He talked, took questions (while decorating an absolutely gorgeous wedding cake, practically without looking). He had people up on the stage for competitions to see who could frost a cupcake or make a frosting flower like he could (uh...nobody). He made a stunning frosting rosebud BLINDFOLDED. And he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Two extra-nice touches -- a sign-language interpreter for the hearing-impaired in the audience, and a staffer standing by the autograph line to photograph people with Buddy with their cameras. A lot of thought and care for the audience went into this show and made it even more special.

He stayed after the show to sign autographs. I'm told the line went all the way around the perimeter of the building, and it's not a small building. I can't stand for that length of time, so I sat in one of the folding chairs out in the lobby and waited two hours for my turn to get my copy of his book signed. It was worth every minute of it. When it was my turn he held out his arms and said, "Hello, sweetheart" and gave me an amazing hug. (I get one hug a week. I'll be living off of this one for a long time.) He signed my book and chatted with me for a moment. This was nearly midnight after what had to be an exhausting time for him (he's been on tour for the last several weeks).

I've loved the man on TV ever since the show premiered. It fills my heart to know the real man is even sweeter, warmer and more wonderful.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ADVENTURE_4HIRE 10/1/2011 4:54PM

    Oh, Irish, you REALLY opened my eyes to this wonderful person!! I have never got into the shows with cooks, chefs & bakers (mainly cuz' of my eating disorder) but... WOW!! What a new perspective!! Thanks for sharing, old friend!!

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CARLI_MAE 12/19/2010 2:15AM

    I've gotta watch that show ... he looks hot! LOL ... and it's so nice to finally know what YOU look like! I've been picturing you all this time as either a blonde or a red-head! emoticon

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SUNSHINE084 12/1/2010 5:49PM

    wow, what a great experience. I wonder what the wedding Cake looked like? How did you get tickets? well thanks for sharing your story. Great picture of you and him! emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 12/1/2010 8:40AM

    Whoo Hoo for you! Always a thrill to meet a celebrity and have a pic!

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145HEALTHY 11/30/2010 12:51PM

    What a wonderful and exciting treat for you! You had your cake without the calories.

Comment edited on: 11/30/2010 12:53:56 PM

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KAYGEEBEE12 11/26/2010 7:30PM

    You met the Cake Boss? I am so jealous.... emoticon

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CHINAGAL 11/24/2010 11:55AM

    Wonderful! What a great memory!

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TRACYZABELLE 11/24/2010 12:43AM

    how exciting for you

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LOPEYP 11/22/2010 8:44PM

    Wow! That sounds like fun. He seems like a genuine guy who loves people and his community. His cakes are great too!

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BARBARASDIET 11/22/2010 3:05PM

    How fun! I've watched some of the shows and he always comes off as a nice guy!

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CAROLJEAN64 11/22/2010 11:57AM

    Lady I, I love the picture. I can see the joy in your eyes. What a great evening for you and it is always so nice to know that people are as nice or nicer in person that they appear when editors are in charge. I like Cake Boss too, but now I am going to watch it more because I know someone who was hugged by the Cake Boss.

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MPARKER67 11/22/2010 9:49AM

    What a wonderful experience. Love the picture.

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LJCANNON 11/22/2010 7:28AM

    I recently discovered the Cake Boss Show and am in awe of his talent. I was the MOST impressed by his reaction when one of his delivery Drivers was involved in a major wreck while delivering a cake. Buddy went to the scene immediately and his concern was for the Drivers of BOTH cars. His concern about his car (which was pretty much totaled) and for the Cake (which was safe) took a definite back seat to his concern for the PEOPLE involved. I had wondered if that was edited to make him look better, but after hearing your experience with him, I don't believe that it was.
emoticon Thank you for sharing this.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 11/21/2010 7:45PM

  What a neat experience! And I love the picture. Yay!!!

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MONETRUBY 11/21/2010 4:13PM

    What a great experience! I love hearing that the well-known are kind, thoughtful people, not the egomaniacs we often see in the press. He sounds very down-to-earth and real.

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TWEETYKC00 11/21/2010 10:14AM

    what a great experience for you!

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SOFEDUPP 11/20/2010 11:24PM

    I think that is so cool!!! You are so very lucky to have met him!!

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CARTOONB 11/20/2010 10:54PM

    That is so cool!!! I'm so happy you were able to meet the Cake Boss! What a wonderful thing to have happened to you!

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WALKAWAY 11/20/2010 10:22PM

    That's just to cool. I've watch the show several times and am always in awe of the cakes.

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OLDERDANDRT 11/20/2010 8:16PM

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VEGASLADY24 11/20/2010 6:06PM

    emoticon Lucky You!! I'm so glad you got a chance to meet Buddy. Enjoy that HUG!! I watch Cake Boss all the time and he is amazing!! I just love the picture!! I'm going to go and have a WW Chocolate Cake bite now emoticon but I'll be dreaming I'm having a piece of Buddy's cakes!! emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 11/20/2010 5:01PM

    I read this on your other blog earlier today, I think it's awesome! He truly does sound like a very nice and caring man. I'm glad you got to meet him.

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CARRAND 11/20/2010 4:48PM

    Wow, what a great experience! I'm so glad you shared it with us. I don't watch his show routinely, but I may have to tune in now that you've told us what a nice guy he is.

I met the guy who used to do "Designing for the Sexes" on HGTV one time at a home and garden show. I, too, was impressed by what a nice gentleman he seemed to be in person, just like on his show. (If I was a little younger I might even remember his name.)

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KELRAJ 11/20/2010 3:28PM

    What an awesome experience!! I just recently got hooked on watching his show. Just love it! Thank you for sharing emoticon emoticon

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SROUS1340 11/20/2010 2:59PM

    What a fun experience for you!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/20/2010 2:32PM

    I am jealous of you. What a great day you had. Live off that hug for more than a week!

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ESBELL 11/20/2010 2:13PM

    What a wonderful way to spend your evening Mary. I'm glad you got out to see him.

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VXWALL1942 11/20/2010 1:57PM

    How wonderfully delightful that your dreams were realized! Knowing he is truly the kind of man we see is good for the soul. I can imagine your joy at the hug. Great pic! Thanks to the Security Guard for being there. You were so due for an amazing experience. Glad it was everything you wanted it to be.


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THINRONNA 11/20/2010 1:53PM

    What an adorable picture of the two of you! Lucky!!!! I am so glad you had a good time and got to meet Buddy himself. It is nice that he left such a good impression on you.

The show sounded wonderful. How cool to e able to see him decorate a cake in person and nuts that he can make a frosting rose blindfolded! Wow!

Thanks for blogging about your time there...I would have LOVED to be there!

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NIMAWEYGH 11/20/2010 1:08PM

    Oh Irish I also love Cake Boss and we do not miss it. He always seems so warm and wonderful on his show so it is great to know he is that way for real.

What a delightful time you must have had. I wish I lived where you dis so I could have gone with ya.

SO glad you had such a wonderful time.

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WINFIELD28 11/20/2010 12:04PM

    What a wonderful evening you had!
So worth the 2 hour wait to get to visit with Buddy in person!
Thanks for sharing your once in a life time experience with all of us, too!
I am always happy to hear that a celebrity is as nice in person as they appear on camera.
Very fun & nice blog post!

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GAYLEP67 11/20/2010 11:48AM

    I am thrilled that you were able to have this experience! I can only imagine how excited you must have been because I know how much you love Buddy Valastro and his show. The picture is AWESOME and you look beautiful - your smile is absolutely radiant.

Know that your SparkFriends are hugging you everyday (even if they're only virtual hugs)!



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BCGIRL74 11/20/2010 11:03AM

    I'm so jealous!! I love watching Cake Boss. The chocolate ganache that they use makes me drool. I'm going to have to add Buddy's book to my Christmas wishlist! emoticon

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CKSONGBIRD 11/20/2010 10:59AM

    Congrats on meeting him. Glad to know that you enjoyed yourself

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KATRENIAH 11/20/2010 10:39AM

    I love hearing stories about famous people being as personable and warm as they portray themselves on camera. I am so happy you had a lovely day and a wonderful experience!

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LORETTA24 11/20/2010 8:52AM

    emoticon Oh, WOW! I am so "happy" and "thrilled" for you! It sounds like the blessings are most certainly coming your way. Keep smiling sunshine. I am going to keep praying for you that you continue recieving the desires of your heart and goodness in your life. Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon You are special in my world. emoticon emoticon

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ZURDTA- 11/20/2010 8:51AM

    I am so glad you had a lovely time - and to see you smiling!

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RANNA57 11/20/2010 8:14AM

    I am so jealous, what a treasure to keep, the pic is awesome. I love the Cake Boss and just finished reading his book. I would love to try his Italian buttercream frosting recipe from the book, but it's not on my SP plan. LOL, lucky gir! Thanks for sharing!

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CAROLEHZ 11/20/2010 8:09AM

    Woo Hoo! I'm so happy for you. I know that you have mentioned how much you love his show. It sounds like you had a great time too!

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REMIAM 11/20/2010 8:07AM

  You have such a delightful way with words! Thank you for sharing your experience. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/20/2010 7:59AM

    How wonderful for you! I love the picture!!!! You can cherish it forever! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 11/20/2010 7:26AM

    I'm so thrilled for you, I love his show, watch it all the time, he certainly does have a wonderful, out-going personality!
He is with out a doubt the "cake Boss"!

Hugs Elaine emoticon

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MDTWEETY 11/20/2010 7:22AM

    That is so cool!!

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FABRICGIRL1 11/20/2010 6:56AM

  Fabulous night for you. Good to hear he was so wonderful to see.

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SLIMTHICK2 11/20/2010 6:43AM

    That's wonderful. emoticon

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RD03875 11/20/2010 6:14AM

    How neat!

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/20/2010 5:38AM

    WHAT A THRILL - You look glowing, and he looks dishy too! I can see why you are besotted with him APART from his personality :-)

Kris xx

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