May 18, 2012 03:25:14 GMT
The five-foot, two-inch cake, which was created by 'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro, is covered in modeling chocolate and features the Friars Club's motto, 'We only roast the ones we love.'
There was a sweet treat for America's favorite granny Betty White at her recent roast. The former star of NBC's "The Golden Girls" was presented with a life-size cake of herself as she became the butt of celebrities' jokes at the famed Friars Club in New York on Wednesday, May 16 night.
Standing at five-foot, two-inch, White's special cake was created by "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro and his Carlo's Bakery team. It is made of vanilla cake with buttercream, covered in modeling chocolate, and features Friars Club's motto, "We only roast the ones we love," on its bottom part.
White's confection also depicts the 90-year-old actress holding a silver fox in her left hand as a tribute to her long-time animal advocacy and a nod to the theme of the roast. TLC stated that the cake will be seen later this year in an episode of TLC's "Cake Boss", which fifth season will be kicked off on Monday, May 28 at 9 P.M. ET.
White herself made a memorable entrance at the Sheraton Hotel for her Friars Club roast. The "Hot in Cleveland" star arrived riding sidesaddle on a white pony and was accompanied by two shirtless hunks in cowboy gear. Once inside, the funny actress was feted by the likes of Regis Philbin, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Larry King.
Roast host Barbara Walters cracked, "Betty's not the first woman to be roasted by the Friars, but there have been so many firsts [for her]. Betty was the first woman to do Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre. I mean literally. She did him in the balcony." Meanwhile, Behar joked, "Betty's so old, her first show was called 'Hot for Grover Cleveland'."