Hundreds Wait For Free Cake and A Chance to Meet Celebrity Chef

Jul 17, 2013

Despite a hot weather advisory people lined up outside in downtown Providence for free cake and and the chance to spot a celebrity chef.

Let them eat cake: hundreds line up to receive one of 10,000 free cakes, and a chance to meet the "Cake Boss."
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Ten Thousand.  That is the number of cakes that were handed out for free Wednesday near Kennedy Plaza in Providence.  The bright yellow cakes were part of a collaboration between the store BJ’s and celebrity chef Buddy Valastro.

The giveaway was in celebration of the one year anniversary of the collaboration.

Valastro, a New Jersey pastry chef, became famous thanks to his reality show Cake Boss on TLC.

With a cake in hand Barbara Kansiewicz of North Providence stood in line with her daughter, about 20 yards from where Valastro was expected to meet with fans. “My daughter loves cake boss, and we heard that he was going to be here so we had to meet him," said Kansiewicz.

The earliest people saved their spot in line at 5 am.

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