Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Famed Bakeshop Recreates America Yacht
Carlo’s Bakery, home of the TLC series “Cake Boss,” is creating a six-foot replica cake of the America yacht as part of the reunion of the founding family of Stevens Institute of Technology.
John Cox Stevens, brother of Stevens’ founder Edwin Augustus, is famous for building the America, the sailing yacht that became the inspiration for the America’s Cup, the most prestigious sailing competition in the world. The two Stevens brothers sailed the America to victory in the 1851 regatta that turned out to be the forerunner of the “America’s Cup.”
The cake is being served to culminate a weekend-long reunion of the Stevens family.
“We thank Buddy Valastro for creating this impressive replica of America and providing a fitting end to the second reunion of this illustrious family,” said Ed Eichhorn, Vice President for Development at Stevens.
Stevens, founded in 1870, is named for a distinguished family of engineers and inventors who have made tremendous contributions to the nation’s maritime and railroad systems. The Stevens family reunion was the first in more than 30 years.
The Stevens and Valastros share a common bond: immigrant families whose ancestors brought their innovation, craft and work ethic to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. John Stevens, an indentured law clerk arrived from England in 1699 and Buddy Valastro, Sr., a third generation baker, came to America two centuries later from Italy.
The cake is an exact replica of the America yacht built by John Cox Stevens to recognize his “America’s Cup” win. The replica cake is approximately six feet long, with black hull and white fondant sails. In the more than 150 years of its history, only four nations have won the “America’s Cup,” often called the oldest trophy in international sport.
The race John Cox Stevens won was technically called the “Hundred Guinea Cup.” John Cox and the other team members brought the cup home and called it “America’s Cup”. They donated the trophy to the New York Yacht Club under a “Deed of Gift”, which stated that the trophy was to be “a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations”. Thus was born the America’s Cup, named after John Cox’ winning schooner America, as opposed to the country.
The cake will be presented at the Babbio Center on the Stevens campus on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. with remarks from Carlo’s Bakery This event is open to press who call ahead to ask to cover event. Press should arrive at the Babbio Center at 6:15 p.m.
Media wishing to cover the event should contact Meagen Henning in the Stevens News Office meagen.henning (at) stevens (dot) edu (201) 216-5116. On-site contact: Paula Scott 540-850-0034.
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Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,400 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 350 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at http://www.stevens.edu and http://www.stevens.edu/news.