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SOS: Tickets to See the Boss

November 12, 2012

Yesterday I mentioned that I would be promoting yet something else today on the FLB. But like I said, this time I would be giving away something of value. Not that information about food events to help those in need isn’t valuable.

It’s just that a list of activities isn’t quite as valuable as tickets to a show at Proctor’s.

The good news is that even if you don’t win the free pair of tickets, the organizers of the event are offering a discount for FLB readers. And you don’t even have to do anything onerous to enter. Here’s what you need to know.

First, let me say that I don’t watch a lot of television, nor do I particularly have a sweet tooth. But I do have to admit taking some guilty pleasure from watching “reality” programs about food on the computer. Mostly I watch Kitchen Nightmares or Hell’s Kitchen while I’m doing the dishes.

But I have never seen The Cake Boss.

He sounds like a character. And that’s generally entertaining. Plus I gather he makes cakes. And since I fully believe in the supremacy of cakes over cupcakes, I’d probably enjoy watching the inner workings of his family bakery. Well, either that or it would make me mad as hell.

I’m not sure. But it’s really immaterial, as he’ll be in Schenectady on Friday night, November 30, appearing on Proctor’s main stage at 8pm, and I can’t make it.

Here’s the blurb from the theater:

Candy canes, carols, and the Cake Boss! Celebrate the holidays this season with America’s favorite baker, Buddy Valastro! Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss, brings a special live holiday show the entire family will enjoy. Sharing the holiday traditions and stories from his family at Carlo’s Bakery, Buddy presents an all-new show full of holiday spirit and jingle bell rock. Demonstrating the techniques that have made him the most famous cake artist in the country, Buddy will share behind-the-scenes stories from his hit TV show, answer audience questions, and will bring several lucky members of the audience up on stage for cupcake and cake decorating. Pack up your sleigh and head on down to the show, ‘cause Buddy is coming to town!

Recently Scot Schechner of Mills Entertainment generously offered to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky FLB reader. And I’d like that reader to be you. So here’s all you need to do to be entered to win.

In the comments below tell me about the best cake you’ve ever had in the Capital Region. If you are a long term reader, you probably know mine. But let’s be clear about one thing. I’m talking cake. Like made with flour cake. That’s not an ice cream cake. And it’s not a cheesecake either. It’s also not a cupcake.

So don’t tell me about the the cake that’s made out of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Because your comment will be disqualified. If you know the name of the bakery, that’s great. But I’ll accept any foggy memory you’ve got. Just so long as it’s actually cake.

Comments will close on Thursday night at 10p so a winner can be chosen and announced on Friday morning. To win you will need to make sure you use a working email address, so Scott and I can be in touch with the winner to get you your tickets. The winner, as always, will be selected by from all the qualifying comments. Everyone can only enter once. Anyone I catch who enters twice will be disqualified (and remember I can see you IP address).

As always, no whining.

The good news is even if you don’t win, Scott has given me a promotional code to share with you all to get $5 off each ticket. It’s a very nice gesture. You can buy tickets online here. To activate the discount, select your seats, put the tickets in your shopping cart, and in the coupon code field on the shopping cart page, type: BOSS.

It should be easy peasy. Good luck. And tomorrow I promise actual content.

  1. Jess permalink
    November 12, 2012 1:59 pm

    I like the yellow cake with buttercream frosting from Bella Napoli. I buy one for my 29th birthday every year.

  2. llcwine permalink
    November 12, 2012 2:42 pm

    It had to be my wedding cake that was made by Debbie of the former Debbie’s Kitchen…she told me it would not look like the normal “wedding cake”, but would taste far better….and it did….Hazlenut cake with a coffee/hazlenut frosting……after 12 years, I still get comments from my family how delicious it was.

  3. November 12, 2012 3:36 pm

    This guy may be entertaining but he is not “The Boss.”

  4. Wendy permalink
    November 13, 2012 12:10 am

    My favorite cakes come from Coccadots. I love their buttercream and they always make my kid’s cakes extra special.

  5. enough already! permalink
    November 13, 2012 12:59 am

    My daughter’s wedding cake from patty cake in ballston. Or anything from mrs London’s

  6. Debra permalink
    November 13, 2012 11:16 am

    I actually had a wonderful carrot cake from Joe’s Crab Shack recently. Nice and moist – great frosting too.

  7. November 13, 2012 12:50 pm

    Our friends bought those little cakes (maybe they are pies that look like cakes) from the Troy Farmer’s market the other day that were simply divine. We had a chocolate one and a pecan.

  8. Kate H permalink
    November 13, 2012 11:05 pm

    One favorite from the past and one from the present. My wedding cake was made by Peter Topian at his deli in watervliet almost 20 years ago. It was outstanding.
    Different, but just as good was a birthday cake from Crisan’s with meringue and who knows what else. It was spectacular.

  9. Crystal permalink
    November 15, 2012 12:23 am

    My favorite cake I’ve had in the Capital District was from Coccadots a couple years ago for my birthday. It was a marble cake with (I’m pretty sure) chocolate buttercream and a raspberry filling.

  10. Susan Fiehl permalink
    November 15, 2012 7:23 pm

    The Schuyler Bakery in Watervliet actually made a strawberry filled whipped cream cake that my co-workers graced with me for my birthday about 20 years ago. Don’t know if they are still there but let’s hope they continue to work their cake-magic!

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