Buddy's always joking about how weird Ralph is, so he wasn't too surprised when his friend Betty dropped by to request a coffin cake. Betty explained that she was becoming a vampire, and she wanted a cake to celebrate her new family.
A few caveats. The cake neeeded to drip blood. The corpse inside had to look like Danny. And Buddy was expected to deliver it at nighttime ... to a cemetery. Totally spooky, but Buddy claimed he doesn't scare too easily. After all, he's from Hoboken!
The team set to work building the coffin and the cake, as well as sculpting the body. Danny wasn't too pleased to be the model for the cake. Did he really have that big of a paunch? At least Ralph was generous with the hairline, Buddy pointed out.
Buddy called it his strangest delivery of all time. It was super dark and creepy in the cemetery, especially when all the vampires appeared. Buddy C looked a little scared, and they all watched as the vampires tore hungrily into the coffin cake.
Meanwhile, on a much lighter note, Buddy had another project at hand. Joe, a medical student, wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a cake -- and a proposal! His plan was to don scrubs and call his girlfriend into a surgery room. When the gurney was wheeled in, it would have a cake on it instead of a body. Buddy loved the plan; a little kooky, a lot romantic.
When he showed up with the cake (a big sheet cake covered in medical instruments and modeling chocolate likenesses of the couple), Joe was so nervous that Buddy offered to step in and help. He'd put on scrubs, too, and wheel in the cake so Joe could relax. "Dr. Valastro is in and ready for Operation Engagement," Buddy said. Of course, Joe's girlfriend accepted the proposal, and the moment was made even sweeter when everyone cut into the cake.
Congratulations to the happy couple -- and to Betty, the new vampire!
The coffin cake in the cemetery -- fake Danny resting peacefully inside! (Credit: DCL)