• Kelly’s Cake Off for a Cause

    February 10, 2010

    How gorgeous is this cake?!? I helped make it! :mrgreen: Sabrina, Joseline, and I teamed up to create this beauty.

    All of the cakes created at the Cake Off can be viewed online at Kelly Confidential and you can vote for your favorite. Please vote for our cake!!! ;-)

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    Isn’t it pretty!? :mrgreen:


    Yesterday was the most amazing day! I participated in Kelly Ripa’s Cake Off for a Cause to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. It was one of the coolest events that I have ever attended.


    Buddy Valastro of “The Cake Boss” attended the event, too! He was incredibly nice and down-to-earth. He chatted with our team for quite a while.

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    During the event, the 15 bloggers were split into five teams of three. Each team was assigned a themed cake to recreate. We were “Team Mod Squad.”


    We had a blast decorating our cake and playing with the fondant! It was sort of like Play Doh. :-D

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    Please vote for our Mod Squad cake!!! Voting will continue until the end of February and you can vote once EVERY day. (If you get a “database error” when you try the website, just refresh the page. It should work!)

    For every vote cast, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. You can also enter to win a new Induction Range from Electrolux by sending a “virtual cake” to a friend. For every “virtual cake” sent, Electrolux will donate another $1.

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    Buddy and his crew gave us lots of tips and tricks to help us create our cake masterpiece.



    And, we got to taste one of Buddy’s cakes right from his shop, Carlo’s Bakery, in Hoboken. It was the most decadent piece of cake– soft and moist with frosting to die for! I almost ate the entire thing– and it was a BIG piece!


    Buddy signed my apron! So cool! :mrgreen:


    Yesterday’s Cake Off event is one that I will never forget. Thank you, Electrolux and Foodbuzz!


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    { 97 comments… read them below or add one }

    Ashley @ Good Taste. Healthy Me February 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    What a great day! Your cake looks gorgeous!


    Lori February 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Love your cake! It is so bright and fun! I voted for it and will continue to every day. If you remember can post a link as a reminder to us to vote daily?


    Katie February 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    How fun! I absolutely adore your cake. I voted today and I’ll continue to do so. It’s so nice that the money is going to a great cause.

    Buddy is going to be making an appearance near me in a month or so. I’m thinking of taking my friend’s daughter who is obsessed with Cake Boss. Glad to know he’s cool.


    Tasha February 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    That’s a beautiful cake! It looks like you’re having a food blast at that event. I hope the impending snow doesn’t put a hurt on anything.


    Katie G February 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I work for Discovery/TLC and we got a chance to try one of Buddy’s cupcakes one day and they are DELICIOUS!!! Looks like you had so much fun, and your cake looks great!


    Karla February 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Your cake is amazing!! Even better that it’s for a great cause!


    Jenny February 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Wow y’all’s cake is awesome!! I love the colors :)


    diana(mymarblerye) February 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Even while baking you look so pretty!! JEALOUSS I love watching Cake boss!!


    Junie B February 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! purple is my favorite anything!!!!!!


    Christy February 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Wow, what pretty cakes! And that’s so neat that you got to meet the man from Cake Boss!


    Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    That cake looks gorgeous! And the piece you got do eat looks absolutely delicious. :-) What a great event, and a great way to raise money for a cause.



    Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Your cake is soooo gorgeous girl!!! And the cake you got to eat… oh wow. I’d KILL for that!


    Light Delight with TouTou February 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    what a beautiful cake!


    sassy molassy February 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Awesome photos, Tina. Thanks for sharing them with us. I looove the cake boss. His show is awesome.


    Katharine February 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    So cool! And what a gorgeous cake! Going to vote right now. :)


    Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    what an awesome looking cake!! and opportunity! :)


    Jessica Lee February 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    good job guys! hope you win.


    Nicole (dishin') February 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I’ll go vote :)


    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) February 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    the pictures are fantastic!


    Rebecca Platt February 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Way cool!


    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss February 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    How fun. I’d love to meet Buddy — that’s show is great. And your cake is gorgeous. Time to go vote!


    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    such a fun event, and that cake looks incredible!!


    Hannah February 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Off to vote for yours now – it’s justso happy looking! You can’t not smile when you look at it :) Well done!


    ellen eats beets February 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Your cake is great!!


    Nicole, RD February 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Awesome cake! I voted!


    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Your cake looks fun! I also looks like you had a blast!


    Heather @ (The Single Dish) February 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Love your cake, such a pretty purple! I live in Hoboken and have been going to Buddy’s bakery- Carlo’s Bakery for years! Buddy is a hit all around town! I will go vote for you right now.


    Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! February 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    What a BEAUTIFUL cake!

    Looks so good inside & out……I love “Cake Boss” and actually used to drive by his bakery all time back in early 2000 before I knew of him………wish I would of went inside back then. =O


    Jenn (www.j3nn.net) February 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I love The Cake Boss! They remind me of my family. :) Your cake is gorgeous, LOVE it!
    Looks like a great time, for a great cause. Good luck!!!



    Kelly February 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    That’s a totally AWESOME cake- you guys are impressive!


    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I’m glad you got to keep the cute [signed!] apron. Were you able to meet Kelly Ripa herself?

    - Hillary [don't miss my giveaway!]


    Cole February 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    That cake looks delicious. What an awesome fundraising idea!


    Johanna B February 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I voted. Hope your group wins. Great cake – I love the colors. BTW I grew up in the psychedelic 60′s.


    BroccoliHut February 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Super cute cake! Love the bright colors.
    I am way jealous that you got Buddy to sign your apron:)


    Becca February 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I love the colors on that cake! Great job!


    Candice February 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Wow! Your cake looks awesome. What an amazing experience…I’m so jealous! :) Sounds like a VERY fun NY trip!


    Jenny February 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Ive been dying to go to Carlo’s bakery for a while so I have to admit I am so jealous that you 1. Got to try the cake and 2. got to meet him! What a great trip to the city :)


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) February 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    gorgeous cake, tina! i voted.


    Amanda February 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    You did such a fantastic job on your cake! What an opportunity, I can’t say I’m not envious! Hope you learned some things about decorating!


    Jenna February 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Your cake looks great!!


    Jeff @ POM February 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    WOW, Incredible job. How fun!


    Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Awww!! Jealous, jealous, jealous!!! ;) I took a cake decorating class a few years ago and have been baking since I was old enough to use the oven. What an opportunity, Tina! Congratulations on the whole trip… meeting Kelly, being in the audience, decorating the cake, meeting buddy, TASTING his cake (*dreams*) and everything else. Wow, wow, wow….


    Myra February 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I saw you on Pop Eaters with Kelly. It was only for a moment or two: http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/AOL Entertainment/popeaters-chat-with-kelly-ripa/65936266001


    Baking is my Zen February 17, 2010 at 5:18 am

    A great time and a great cause! I’ve voted!


    Baking is my Zen February 17, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I’ve voted!


    Lindsay September 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Tina- I am almost positive your cake was just on Rachel Ray with the Cake Boss. He was giving a tip of how to use fondant and said to use cookie cutters. The cake looked JUST like the one your team created..


    Jackie September 18, 2010 at 11:42 am



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