This morning, my sister, mom and I drove downtown for one reason, and one reason only: cake.
Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s ‘Cake Boss’ and head baker at Carlo’s Bakery in New Jersey, was in town promoting his fairly new line of cakes, sold at Kroger.
When we got to Monument Circle, where the display was set up, the line looked reasonable…until we kept walking, and walking, and walking, and eventually ended up walking in a circle, to the other side of the parking garage where we originally started walking. People were literally wrapped around the city, hoping for a chance to try one of Buddy’s cakes.
The line moved surprisingly fast, and within 20 minutes, we each had a cake in hand. Yes, a full 8-inch cake. Talk about a generous marketing strategy.
Buddy was there for a meet and greet, but the line to meet him was already blocked off by the time that we arrived. It didn’t really matter, though, because we were able to get a great view of him, without having to wait for hours!
He seemed like a really nice guy, hugging and talking to every person he met. He even came out into the crowd at one point, but it was as we were walking away.
Apparently we went at just the right time, because when I got home at noon, I read that the 10,000 cakes they were giving out were already gone, and Buddy and his team had packed up and left.
The verdict on the cake? The cake itself is good, but I’m not a fan of the frosting. I have a feeling Jordan will have no problem making a bigger dent in the cake, though, and we will probably freeze the rest.
Whether I love the cake or not doesn’t matter, though — we were really there for the experience. It was a great morning spent with Molly and my mom!
Do celebrities ever do events in your city? Last year, I met Bethenny Frankel!
Which celebrity would you love to meet? I’d love to meet Ree Drummond…or Oprah (a girl can dream).