Wednesday, November 16, 2011


It was a sweet gift that two moms were going to give their best friend daughters.  Unfortunately one of those darling daughters caught the stomach flu.  Graciously, their tickets were extended to my husband and youngest son.  A night of family conversation and a lifetime of memories with Buddy.

Front close we could touch.

That is hunger in our eyes...for the cupcakes and cakes on the stage.

Then it happened...Claire was chosen to ice a cupcake...sunflower...with Buddy!  This child promises to be a baker.  Dreams of icing cakes. Asks every year for a piping set.  Last year I put fondant in her stocking...this is a dream come true.

Then she got to keep it.  Do you think she will let me keep it under glass and shellac it?

A gift for her stage performance...a signed apron.

He is an amazing baker, beautiful artist in his own right, incredible entrepreneur, but by far one of nicest family men I have met in some time.

Even stopping for a family photo after the show.  My oldest wants me to photoshop him into the background.  Can we safely call this a Christmas Card photo?


Musings from Kim K. said...

Squeal! What an awesome night. I adore all the pictures of yourself and sweet family.

Carly said...

How fun! Claire got chosen, so exciting! You have a beautiful family!
Good night,

birdie blue said...

soo much fun, renee. especially for your sweet claire, love the sunflower cupcake. love the family pics, you're a stunning bunch.

my oldest is our baker, and she loves her frosting/piping set. it makes birthday and holiday shopping easy for the aunties, they just shower her with baking supplies (and ask that she bring the dessert).


laurie -magpie ethel said...

AWESOME! What fun for Claire to have something like that happen...a memory forever.

Great photo...and I think with a little photoshop action it could be that one of a kind Christmas card!

vivian said...

aww thats so awesome! I bet your daughter was ecstatic! I would have been. yup.. photoshop your oldest in, add a couple santa hats and reindeer antlers and send that baby out to everyone! lol!
have a good night!

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Girlfriend,

What fun! I used to bake and decorate wedding and party cakes for about 13 years, and I watch his show sometimes. Being the perfectionist I am, I sometimes get upset with the stuff they do on the show, but I realize it's probably for the show, so I hope they really don't break all the health code things I see. I'm really anal that way having been in management in the food industry for over 30 years. What a fun treat for your daughter, she's probably still on cloud 9! You probably will have to shellac that cupcake!


E said...

What a great experience for a girl with dreams ! How fun that you were able to get such great pics and I say yeah to the Christmas card !! E in TN

Kathy said...

Oh how marvelous - an incredible family memory that you will all carry forever! Yes, I think that cupcake deserves a vintage cloche.

Unknown said...

aawww what a wonderful magical experinece and memories to treasure always. dee x

Corey said...

how fun! That's something she'll remember the rest of her life!

Barbara said...

What a great time! Your family photo is wonderful. And I'm just amazed your daughter gets fondant in her stocking - so cute!

Lynn said...

amazing time!!! What wonderful memories for your family!!

Debby said...

So exciting. Yes, Christmas card photo. You have a beautiful family. I love your daughter's blue eyes. This is something she will remember forever.
I just saw you have my button.......I am so excited. Thanks.

Nan said...

What fun you all had. I actually have never heard of Buddy but I miss a lot not having a TV maybe he is someone famous on there for cooking.

GardenOfDaisies said...

OH how fun that must have been! I bet Claire was on cloud nine! :-)

betty-NZ said...

What an awesome opportunity! I have a teen that wants to be a chef.

Sewn With Grace said...

How fun! He is here tonight in Kalamazoo, MI. I turned down tickets to go. Stupid, stupid me.

donna said...

Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time. What a lucky girl. mmmm cupcakes.

Mecky said...

What a neat thing to happen for your DD! Yes, that has to be your Christmas card!

I have to ask. Who is he? Is he a Food Network star? I haven't been watching FN for some time now.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

How exciting! I love how one of yours has 'promised' to be a baker. I'm trying to get one of mine to 'promise' to be a hairdresser!!!

Anyway, got something to show you...
If you like I'll post! but will need an address.
I really hope you like, and I know you'll struggle to say if you don't, but please be honest!
Love fee x

Scrap for Joy said...

What a thrill for all of you but especially Claire! Fun! I'll be in Hoboken, NJ visiting my daughter next week. I'm sure we'll stop at Buddy's for a cannoli if the line is not down the street and around the corner.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a moment for your daughter and how exciting for your family!! I'm sure your daughter will cherish this memory for a long, LONG time!!