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Friday
Feb122010

Cake for a Cause: A Sweet Event with CakeSpy, Electrolux, Kelly Ripa, Cake Boss, Foodbuzz and More!

From Left: Kelly Ripa, CakeSpy, Cake Boss, Kelly, Carlo's Bakery baker, ErikaI don't know how to tell you this...but I'm kind of a big deal.

OK, maybe not--but I sure did feel like one earlier this week when I was lucky enough to be part of the amazing "Kelly's Cake-Off" event in NYC.

What was the deal?

Dig it: So Foodbuzz, where I am a featured publisher and who helps me out with the advertisements you see to the right of the main body of this page, in collaboration with Electrolux's Kelly Confidential program, decided to put on an event in NYC wherein 15 lucky food bloggers would be flown out for an event, Kelly's Cake Off. They put us up in a totally sweet fancy hotel and fed us delicious vittles at the famous (and amazingly delicious) Spotted Pig restaurant. It was all coordinated by the fine folks at Weber Shandwick.

Basically, Kelly's Cake Off consisted of all of us gathering in a very cool space in the same building as the Food Network Studios and the Chelsea Market (also the former Nabisco factory!). We then learned some sweet cake decorating tips from Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken (and oh, you may know him as the Cake Boss from the TV) and Kelly Ripa, and then we were set into 5 teams of three to decorate cakes using fondant, buttercream, and various sugars and glazes (yum). Each team had a different cake: our theme was "Snow Day"--behold this beauty:

Our finished entries were then posted online, and for each vote received, Electrolux will donate $1 toward theOvarian Cancer Research Fund

Basically, this event was a triple threat of awesome. Sweet cake, sweet sponsors, and a super sweet cause. It was incredibly fun too, which certainly doesn't hurt--and oh man, the cake even tasted good! (um, so did the countless other pastries furnished by Carlo's Bakery).

But in case you don't believe me, you can see the video for yourself:

I've got to send my most sincere thanks to all of the awesome bloggersFoodbuzz, the Cake Boss and Carlo's Bakery crew, my amazing team (Erika and Kelly), Electrolux, and Kelly Ripa

How can you be part of the awesome? Go vote for my cake, the "Snow Day". Yes, you've got to sign up using your email address, but I'm totally worth it, am I not? Also, you can vote once a day, and I fully expect you to do so, or I will never talk to you again. And trust me, I will know.

Have I made myself clear? Vote here.

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Reader Comments (20)

so got my vote! why, even before seeing your report on this fabulous event. Congrats on such a great honor!

That's so very cool! That's a lot of Cake talent in one room :) Kudos!

February 12 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Monki Dan

I voted for you!

February 12 | Unregistered Commenterjean

Congrats! So exciting! I voted for you, Jessie! :)

February 12 | Unregistered CommenterNora

This is the best post...it makes me want to vote for your cake, but WAIT! I have to vote for my own. :)

Jessie...you ARE a big deal! Have you seen this necklace on etsy? I think you need one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38031826&ref=sr_list_21&&ga_search_query=blog+necklace&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

I voted, I voted!

February 12 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes and Sundry

I voted for yours before I knew it was yours -- I just liked it best! Good luck and great job. :-)

February 13 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

okay, If i wasn't sad before about not being able to win brownies, I am DEFINITELY sad about you meeting buddy...:(
WHY CAKESPY WHY

February 13 | Unregistered CommenterCanada

So awesome! Congrats!

February 13 | Unregistered Commentersouthern hostess

Such an awesome cake, and such an honor for you!! What fun it must have been.

February 13 | Unregistered Commenterdorothy

Congrats on bluebottle! I just read the email that you'll be taking it over and I'm so excited to finally meet you!

February 13 | Unregistered Commenteremilyadi

Thanks for all the sweet comments! Bridget -- OK, I guess I can accept that reasoning for not voting for my cake! Actually I've voted once for each cake :-)

Canada: What's your beef with the boss? haahaha!

And to everyone who commented - thanks for all the kind words and congratulations on this and my new gallery project. So much awesome in CakeSpy land!

February 13 | Unregistered CommenterCakeSpy

this is super cool, jessie! i love your cake. so wintery :)

February 13 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

I've been voting for you every day! Buddy is "meh"....I would be more impressed if you got to me Kelly's hunky husband!

Voted for you too! I see Kelly's got her hand on your arm, sizing you up, cuz she's gonna eat you up, cuz she's weird like that.

February 15 | Unregistered CommenterNick the Hat

Voted! Oh and btw you are a big deal :-)!

February 15 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

What an amazing event for a great cause! Love your cake.. great job!

February 15 | Unregistered Commenteralice

yahhhooo jessie!

nice work rubbing shoulders with kelly ripa and gang!!! lucky gal! you look adorable by the way in the pics...

i totes voted for snow day... :)

xo lyndsay

February 16 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

Looks like a great time...and for a great cause.
I've voted!

February 17 | Unregistered CommenterBaking is my Zen

When you're in uncomfortable position and have no money to go out from that point, you would need to receive the mortgage loans. Just because it will help you definitely. I get car loan every year and feel myself great just because of that.

March 8 | Unregistered CommenterJosieMays28

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