This was the day that was brought to us by Foodbuzz and Electrolux. Yeah, that really is Kelly Ripa and the Cake Boss! First of all, let me start by saying that Buddy Velastro and crew from “The Cake Boss” were the nicest people ever! The time they spent with each group teaching us techniques, sharing about their family bakery, and time commitment they put into this was unreal. I was completely enamored by Buddy and Frankie and quite honestly would have ditched the cake scene in favor of grabbing my hubby and taking part in a giant Italian dinner with the Cake Boss’s family. Pasta anyone? But, we were here for a cause!
As everyone knows, Kelly is the spokesperson for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. She is also the brand for Electrolux. Putting two and two together she was able to set up this amazing event to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. I didn’t realize how many people were effected by this cancer until meeting some of the wonderful bloggers that were also a part of this event. My wonderful teammates in the picture above are Jen from My Kitchen Addiction and Bridget from Bake at 350. Bridget lost her mother to ovarian cancer. She was 54 years old. The scariest part about this disease is that it’s difficult to detect and spreads quickly. To all the mothers, sisters, aunts, and wives that are effected, this is for you!
When we first got to the event they had all of the bloggers waiting in an area feeding us cupcakes and juice. So as bloggers do, we took pictures of each other.
As soon as they let us in, they directed us to this huge beautifully lit room where a photo shoot of Kelly and Buddy was being held. I had never seen so much chaos in my life. Wow!! The press was there so it literally looked like a mass of paparazi hovering over Kelly and Buddy!
And the giveaway!! Every time you vote, please come back and leave a comment. (If you voted yesterday or the day before, tell me that, too.) From all of your comments, one person will receive one dozen Spanish Polovorones made by me! 😀
Thank you to FoodBuzz and Electrolux for the amazing opportunity!
My participation with Kelly’s Cake Off for a Cause was sponsored by Electrolux and Foodbuzz who provided me with travel arrangements and accommodations to New York City to participate.