TLC’s Cake Boss brought the Hofstra windmill to life on Saturday, May 9, 2015 when Carlo’s Bakery whipped up one of its trademark confections – a giant, motorized cake – for Hofstra’s 32nd Annual Dutch Family Festival. The episode of Cake Boss, featuring the Hofstra windmill cake, is scheduled to air on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9 p.m.
The Hofstra University Dutch Festival is a longstanding Long Island favorite with family activities and community services including staples such as the annual tulip display. The Hofstra community received a sweet surprise at this year’s Festival when Cake Boss’ Mauro Castano revealed the 3 ½ by 5-foot windmill cake in front of Hofstra Hall on the South Campus back in May. The presentation of the giant cake shaped like a windmill, a symbol of Nassau County’s Dutch heritage, was filmed for the television show. The cake was later enjoyed by students and campus community members who attended the Festival.
Photos from Hofstra’s 2015 Dutch Family Festival, including Cake Boss’ Hofstra windmill masterpiece, can be viewed here.