EXCLUSIVE: All the Details on Rachael Ray’s ‘Spectacular’ Wedding Renewal Cake (PHOTOS)

10/08/2015 at 12:46 PM ET

Rachael Ray
Courtesy Jeff Lipsky

It may have been Rachael Ray‘s second wedding (to the same guy), but it was her first time getting a piece of the cake.

“At my real wedding 10 years ago, I was so into the party and so excited, I just started dancing and by the time I got around to wanting to try the cake it was gone,” Ray tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It wasn’t even a cake; it was actually a semifreddo. I vividly remember looking at it, but I never got to eat it.”

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At her Sept. 19th renewal ceremony to husband John Cusimano, however, she made sure to get her hands on a slice.


Amy Schumer
Courtesy Mark Daniels

Baked by resident pastry chefs Michele and Jessica of Castello di Velona, the Tuscan castle-turned-resort in Italy where the pair held the ceremony (and were originally married), the cake had four tiers, each made with a different flavor.

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The first consisted of a chantilly cream with wild berries, the second was a pistachio and raspberry Bavarian cream, then hazelnut and chocolate Bavarian cream, and finally a vanilla with chocolate Bavarian cream — all topped off with a classic vanilla frosting and adorned with fresh grapes (a nod to the surrounding Montepulciano vineyard setting).

And the verdict? “It was absolutely spectacular,” Ray says. “I hate sweets. I’d always rather drink,” she admits. “But this cake was amazing.”

For more exclusive photos and details about Rachael Ray’s wedding renewal weekend, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Anonymous on

Was any of his girlfriends there to help celebrate?? — I cannot believe she agreed for him to have an open marriage — no respect for you Rachel Ray

Stella on

Maybe she just settled for what she could get.

Kathy on

Anonymous, unless you know this for a fact, just shut your piehole.

Beth on

Just can’t like her any longer. She’s over rated! Miss her original 30 Minute Meals show! Sweet young Rachel!

Sara on

Looks delicious !!!

LIN on

They’re both alcoholics . He always looks so grungy dirty. He could of at least cleaned himself up for the renewing of their vows, couldn’t he?

Dru on

She doesn’t like sweets? Whaaa??

KK on


katie on

I can’t help but wonder if this is a marriage of convenient – convenient for what I’m not sure. I just thought she could do better than this greasy looking guy. He always looks like this. I used to enjoy her shows but since hooking up with him, it seems everything is Italian based — too much I’ll give him this – I never thought it would last and that she was just desperate; sure she makes a whole lot more than him.

Rebeccah on

Wow! So many negative, unnecessary and nasty comments. Happy Anniversary to them both!

arabrabbra on

Shes so pretty and bubbly I always enjoy watching her. Her hubby isn’t my cup of tea. I like scruff but not long hair, but LOTS of women like the “rocker” look so trying to say he is gross is so far off base its laughable. CONGRATS to the happy couple!!

mary on

Ah, so they’ll be announcing their divorce in 2016.

Vanessa on

People are so rude! Having been through a divorce myself, it is so rude and sometimes the best thing to do is give each other a clean break! You feel completely broken after a divorce. If two people are destined to be together, then nothing will stop them!! America lives in a time where marriages DON’T last. This is why – People giving their advice when they live broken relationships and in cheating relationships. In counseling I have learned that people project. If people are happy, let them be happy!!

Chelseasmom03 on

They were actually together for years before they got married (the first time), and he didn’t look like that. He was an attorney. I’m not sure if he still is because he has a band also. He may have backed off the law and pursued his music full time.

GreasyDude on

I bet he smells.

lilly pond on

He looks like a hot mess.

anon on

I don’t know why everyone is so mean! They are happy, they renewed their vows and had a great cake! He doesn’t have to be anyone else’s taste but hers. And they love animals, love their dogs, they seem happy and I am happy for them.

Becca on

Too many haters! Congrats!!

LIN on

I don’t think I’ve ever seen him without a drink in his hand, either in pictures or on her show.

KingKing on

I think it’ takes a lot to get back together with someone you’re married to rather than get a divorce. If they want to work it out then congratulations to them. Be with the one you know. Long life and and a happy marriage to them both.

Lilly on

She’s not a nice person. I was an audience member at one of her shows, and when the cameras weren’t rolling, she completely ignored everyone. There were people trying to say hello and she was dismissive of them. Will never go to any of her shows again.

TammyInTheWay on

She is so rude, so I hear. A friend of mine is a cameraman at QVC and said all the hosts dread working with her because of her negative, degrading attitude.

Renee on

They didn’t break up and get back together, it was a VOW RENEWEL …. I guess some people just live on assumptions.
Congratulations to you both for many more years to come!
The rest of you need to stop reading the enquirer

Ivana Furci on

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