See How One Man Proposed with the Help of Cake Boss Buddy Valastro

06/10/2014 at 12:04 PM ET

Cake Boss engagement cupcake
Courtesy Cake Boss; Inset: Ethan Miller/Getty

Talk about a sweet engagement! Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro used his baking skills to help with a whimsical proposal at the Cake Factory in Jersey City on Monday.

While this isn’t the first engagement to happen at the store, Valastro was impressed with the groom’s creative idea for a dessert to show off the square-cut diamond.

“The bride is a huge fan of frogs, so her fiancé asked us to sculpt a frog prince that could hold the engagement ring in its mouth,” Valastro said. The cupcake was a vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream, and the frog was sculpted out of modeling chocolate.

Luckily, it wasn’t too hard to get the bride-to-be to the Cake Factory. “She was taking a class there, and we set it up for them to meet in my office,” he said. “That’s when I gave her the box with the cupcake inside, and when she opened it her fiancé got down on one knee and proposed.”

Valastro shared photos from the special moment on the Instagram feed for Carlo’s Bakery, the Hoboken bakery featured on his TLC show.

“Talk about a #sweetsurprise! This couple got engaged at the Cake Factory this morning!! Congratulations to the happy couple!”

The bride’s mom was also able to attend and see her daughter get engaged. Seems to us like this groom thought of everything — a true Prince Charming!

—Kristin Appenbrink

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

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Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Heidi on

This is so cute! You have to love Buddy for making a special day, even more special. Love the show, wish I was closer so I could order from the best!

Deveney on

Omggg I made!!! This is crazy. We thought it would be something small

Anonymous on

he’s such a nice guy to do these things for people. does anyone know how his mom is doing?

colleen on

he’s such a nice guy to do things like this. congrats to the couple. does anyone know how buddys mom is doing?

Pam on

Congratulations to the happy couple!!

clea on

nice very cool and creative

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