"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro congratulates his dear friend Rachael on 16 seasons, "which is an amazing feat," he says. "What people don't know about you is how wonderful you are, how hardworking you are, and amazingly talented," he gushes. "I love and I'm so proud of you. To another hundred years of doing this!"
"You are amazing and I'm so, so proud. I mean, 16 seasons, people don't realize how hard that is, and rare. And the truth of it, the secret to your success is you. Because your story is inspirational—if I would have told you when you were 20 and you were in the grind and trying to make it happen, that this is who you were going to be? You'd pinch yourself," Buddy says.
The "Cake Boss" made a "shagadellic" rainbow cake for Rach's Sweet 16 party, and you have to see her excited reaction to the final reveal in the video above. He also had Rach's "favorite treat in the whole world" (her words!), his sesame cookies, delivered as a sweet surprise. Plus, see a throwback photo of Buddy at 16 years old with his dad.
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