Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro's cake life passed before his cake eyes when his 32-foot Boston Whaler got stranded in heavy fog in New York Harbor this weekend.
CNN reports that Cake Boss was traveling home after dinner in Highlands, New Jersey, with his wife, another couple, and nine children, when his vessel was lost in thick fog in Ambrose Channel:
"I can't see the city," said Valastro, who had owned a boat for about six years. "I'm thinking it's dark... We wind up going into this deep, deep fog where you couldn't see 10 feet in front of you. We started to get really scared."
Cake Boss decided that it was time to call for help when he had to quickly turn from a bigger vessel, about 30 feet away, that was headed towards his boat:
"I saw him but I don't think he saw us. We had to get out of the way... I turned quick. It got really, really scary. I said,' You know, it's time to call for help."
Sgt. Carlos Nieves told CNN that both the New York fire and police department units located and towed the Cake Boss's boat to Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. (For the record, police found no alcohol on board and Cake Boss showed no signs of impairment.)
Cake Boss—desperate to return to what he can control, Cake Land, after being adrift in that which he cannot, Cake Sea—wants to bake them a cake!
"I want to bake them a cake," he said. "I want to do something good for them. They didn't even realize who I was until the end. It was all business. I'm not the kind of guy to say, 'I'm the Cake Boss. The Cake Boss in distress. May Day."
Didn't even realize that they were talking to the world-famous Cake Boss, who is far too humble to flaunt his title, and still the police and fire department rescued him.
All business, indeed.
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