Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



There was excitement in the air as thousands of Pittsburghers waited in the cold to see Buddy Valastro, The Cake Boss.



Mr. Valastro was in Pittsburgh to give away 10,000 free cakes from his new bakery line that will appear in every grocery store across America.


Pittsburgh was chosen because Buddy said, every time he came here, Pittsburgh made him feel at home and like family. Seeing the crowds lined up in Market square, he said he felt like a “rock star”.  And to Pittsburgh, he truly is.


I couldn’t resist getting my photo taken with the charming Cake Boss. Buddy Valastro.


Cake Boss is an American Reality television series airing on cable television network TLC.  The show follows the operation of Carlo’s Bakery, a family owned business in Hoboken, New Jersey.



I hope you take a few minutes to view the other photos of The Cake Boss’s visit to Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the below YouTube slideshow.

This post is also entered in the Daily Post at and their weekly challenge: A Day In My life,  See other entries here.




  1. Nice photo of you with the Cake Boss, Francine. 🙂

    • Thank you Imelda. I like being behind the camera, not in one, but my daughter said it was a pretty nice photo. So I felt safe in posting it. Thanks for liking it.

  2. You’re a star, Francine!

  3. Cool! I love this show on food channel 🙂

  4. Aw! Love Cake Boss! 🙂

  5. I haven’t seen the show in a while, but always enjoyed it. Your picture with him looks wonderful! Congrats

  6. I’m a big fan of Buddy and his family, they seem to know how to keep it real. It must have been a treat to meet him! LOVE your photographs! Cheers to the Boss, Francine!

    • It was such a treat. He was very gracious and took time with everyone who came to meet, take pictures or just thank him for his cakes. He is just a very nice and loving man.

  7. So glad you got to meet him, Francine, and that’s a great photo of you both.

  8. I’ll have to check if the programme is shown here!

  9. What fun, Francine. You look like good buddies in that pic. 🙂

  10. Looks fun and I would stand in line for free cake!

  11. YYYAAAAAYYYYY Francine! You got the Cake Boss!

  12. Love seeing you with the Cake Boss, Francine. What fun. Great post.

  13. Francine…this is way too cool! You are with the Cake Boss??!! I would of fainted♥ Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Yes! I did get to meet him and it was an honor. He is so nice, very friendly and approachable. There were thousands of people there and he was friendly and smiling to all who came up to him, especially the children.

  14. Cakes rule! You have such a nice face, Francine.

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