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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro Will Keynote, Judge at RootsTech 2017

The RootsTech 2017 Keynote Speakers just keep getting more and more interesting. Today's announcement is as follows:
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, 27 October 2016)--RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, is pleased to welcome the popular Italian-American celebrity chef, Buddy Valastro, also known as the hit TLC series, Cake Boss™ as a keynote speaker on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Valastro will also judge a local cake decorating contest hosted by RootsTech.
I have a couple of daughters that would probably do very well in any cake decorating contest. You can see some of their cakes on our food blog, Family Heritage Recipes, a living heritage of good food!  If you are not familiar with Buddy Valastro, I suggest reading the blog post entitled, "Five Ingredients That Make Up the Cake Boss." With my wife's family background in cooking and the tradition being carried on by my five daughters and two daughters-in-law, I should be well aware of the importance of food in family history.

The first ever cake decorating contest at RootsTech 2017 is described as follows:
In addition to keynoting at RootsTech 2017, Valastro will help judge the first-ever RootsTech cake decorating competition. 
There will be four different categories to compete in—wedding, birthday, holiday, and graduation—and there will be three finalists and one grand prize winner selected in each category. Cakes will be on display Saturday during RootsTech and Family Discovery Day where thousands of people will view and have a chance to vote for “People’s Choice” winners in each category. Official rules and entry information for the contest will be available soon at
I am sure that there will be some stiff competition in Utah for this event.

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