Gwen Fowler



Cake Boss, Fieri, in Myrtle Beach for tasty festivities

Posted 5/14/2010 3:35:00 PM
Cake boss fans, here are more details about Buddy Valastro’s visit to Myrtle Beach this weekend.

The TLC cake baker will be building a giant beach-themed flip-flop cake as part of the ceremonies to unveil the city’s new oceanfront boardwalk.

The cake will be 10 feet long by 3 feet wide, and the big reveal will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Kimberly Miles of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. You’ll get a chance to eat a piece of it for a suggested donation to a local charity.

The Cake Boss will make the cake in his kitchen in New Jersey and it will be trucked to Myrtle Beach, Miles said.

Valastro will be meeting the public from 1 to 4 p.m. His appearance will be part of the Beach Music Festival, which also will feature beach music acts such as Ben E. King. The free festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues north. Visit

Also, don’t forget two other major food festivals going on in Myrtle Beach about the same time.

Taste!, a gourmet trade show and expo, will be May 14-16 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival runs May 16-23 at locations around the Grand Strand.
Taste!, a food, wine and beer show, will feature more than 200 exhibitors and cooking demonstrations. Celebrity chefs include Guy Fieri of Food Network; Fabio Viviani, fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 5; Aaron McCargo Jr., host of “Big Daddy’s House” on the Food Network; and mixologist Jacopo Falleni.

Tickets range from $7 for expo admission through $120 for an intimate wine dinner with Viviani and Falleni. For information and tickets, visit

During Coastal Uncorked, a tasting trolley on May 21 and 22 will take participants to various restaurants for wine or beer tastings, food demonstrations and sampling, and live entertainment.
Eight area chefs will battle in the Coastal Uncorked Food Fight, an Iron Chef-like competition on May 23, and a number of area restaurants will be putting on themed dinners during the festival. Classes ranging on topics from ice sculptures to French cooking, wine seminars will be held.

For information and tickets, visit