'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Visits Roanoke Kroger
Roanoke, VA - Buddy Valastro, the star of the popular hit show "Cake Boss," made a visit to Roanoke Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of people lined up through the aisles of Kroger, all waiting to meet the Cake Boss and get a picture with him. But no one was more excited than Buddy himself.
But Sunday, the Cake Boss brought his famous cakes to a Kroger in Roanoke, and he was very excited to meet his fans.
"This is like a dream come true to see all you guys out here," said Valastro to the large crowd inside Kroger.
Valastro was there to promote his new line of cakes --now sold in select supermarkets.
"Sometimes you go to a supermarket and the bakery cakes aren't that great, well this cake here is the real deal cake in a supermarket. And it's a way so ever body all over the country can taste a piece of Hoboken," he said.
He also held a book signing and took pictures with fans, who were thrilled to meet the TV star.
"I'm excited to meet cake boss because I eventually hope to own my restaurant or something like that," said Justin Mayhue, a culinary student and fan.
"Pretty excited because now I can watch him on TV and be like, 'Hey, I met you,'" said Ashley Gray, a Cake Boss fan.
Some people even brought him presents. One little girl made Valastro a cake made out of paper.
And Buddy says he felt the love that Virginia is so well known for.
"Walking in here, I mean I feel pretty good. I feel like a rock star. Seeing everyone in line and waiting for me. And I love the fact that it's all families. Seeing parents, children grandparents coming together to enjoy the show touches my heart. Because you know I'm a family guy myself, and it really means a lot to me," said Valastro.
Sunday night, Buddy was at the Salem Civic Center for a Homemade Holiday Tour. There, he shared cake decorating tips and his baking secrets.