At Misk Global Forum, people from all walks of life and professions come together to share ideas – last year, the star of TV show Cake Boss Buddy Valastro came to the event, and naturally brought his baking skills with him.
Uniting old world design with modern inspiration, Buddy created one of his cake masterpieces especially for Misk Global Forum at Carlo’s Bakery in New Jersey, and couriered it all the way to Saudi Arabia.
The world-renowned baker and TV star followed with his colleague Mauro on a 12-hour flight from New York to Jeddah, on the coast of the Red Sea.
Buddy particularly wanted to see how cakes are made in Saudi Arabia, so visited Munch Bakery, a family-owned bakery like his own, where he met the employees, commenting that, “the integrity of the work that you guys do here is phenomenal,” and tried a variety of cakes, including their ‘Munch Melt’ speciality with rosewater and pistachio.
The cake delighted Misk Global Forum and Buddy was also able to speak at the conference to the young leaders about how he built his business, and inspired the audience with his 20-year career. Finally, he was able to personally meet the next generation of business leaders from around the world, and learn of their own hopes and ambitions.
You can watch the episode of Cake Boss in which Buddy visits Misk Global Forum on TLC in Saudi Arabia at 20:40 on 29 October.