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Buddy Valastro

Hot Date: Buddy’s the Boss

Hey! Where's the fondant!?

NOVEMBER 21 Buddy Valastro does things big—like a 2,000-pound cake shaped like a Transformers robot big. He’s certainly earned the title of his hit TLC series Cake Boss. The bold baker shares stories from his show and his colourful Italian family, answers audience questions, and gives a live demonstration of his confectionary-crafting skills at this interactive event. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m., $35 to $60; call 416-368-6161 or visit here to purchase.

Weekend Roundup, September 30 to October 2

Friday: Get tips from the experts (like the Cupcake Girls) at the Baking and Sweets Show

Friday, September 30
Learn how to bake like a boss at Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show, opening today at the International Centre. See the latest equipment in the demo kitchen and watch rivalries heat up (pun intended) on the competition stage. Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, “Cupcake Girls” Heather White and Lori Joyce, and The Happy Baker, Erin Bolger, will be at this weekend-long event, too.

Hear two of Canada’s star singers—who just happen to be married to each other—perform live at Massey Hall, as part of this weekend’s Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival. Chantal Kreviazuk performs with a symphony orchestra and a special guest – Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida. (more…)

Hot Shopping: A Delicious Three Days

Buddy Valastro

SEPTEMBER 30 TO OCTOBER 2 Confectionery enthusiasts have much to indulge in at Canada’s first ever Baking and Sweets Show, a weekend-long extravaganza of tastings, instructional classes and many other treats. The sweetest aspect of the event? Its celebrity guests, including “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, “Cupcake Girls” Heather White and Lori Joyce, and top pastry chef Michelle Bommarito. Competitions for both home bakers and professionals add to the sugary fun. International Centre, $10 to $25 (classes $10 each); visit here for further details.