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‘We did it with a lot of love’ – ‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro talks about his Wrigley Field Birthday Cake

Wrigley Field has endured for 100 years, but its dessert doppelganger may not last the night.

A 5-foot-by-5-foot replica of the Friendly Confines made a 12-hour trip from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. — made famous on the reality TV show “Cake Boss”— to the real bricks-and-mortar Wrigley Field today for the 100th anniversary celebration for the North Side ballpark.

The 400-pound cake, made over six days by a team of four bakers at Carlo’s, includes familiar Wrigley features like the outfield ivy and the scoreboard.

WGN Radio’s Brandon Campbell talked with Chef Buddy Valastro about his creation:

Click here for more on this story from the Chicago Tribune.

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A view of a 400 lb. birthday cake in the shape of Wrigley Field. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

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