Happy Birthday, Art Smith! Here Are 7 Celebrities Who Should Bake YOU A Cake
Today is the birthday of our beloved
Chef Art Smith: gay ice cream social-throwing, kind chicken-frying, Mount Kilimanjaro-for-equality-climbing celebrity chef to the stars. All year long, he regales us with stories of the fabulous parties he’s throwing for others, so this year, in honor of his 53rd Birthday, we’d like to offer up seven celebrities we think owe HIM a cake.
1.The Big Gay Ice Cream Guys
Bryan Petroff and Doug Quint co-hosted the South Beach Wine and Food Festival Big Gay Ice Cream Social along with Art last weekend, and so what better pals to whip him up a little birthday sump'n sump'n? We hear they make a great boozy float.
Jeb Bush spent years and years learning the art of cake-making, apprenticing with master bakers, traveling around the country to learn about regional varieties of cake, and then running his own bakery, in order to bake a cake worthy enough of Art Smith. Then, suddenly, Jeb's dad decided to let his stupid, inexperienced brother George bake Art Smith's cake. And that's why we're in a recession. (Just kidding. But Art worked for the Bush family in Florida for a long time, too. They owe him one.)
Art Smith baked Barack Obama a pineapple upside-down cake for his birthday last year, and he cooks for the First Family on the regular, so it's only fair that Bo roll up his sleeves with White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and return the favor.
The man worked as
Oprah's personal chef for years. YEARS. The least she could do is throw him a surprise party and show up with a different, exquisite confection for every guest. (YOU get a cake! And YOU get a cake!)
Art Smith once threw a lavish party for
Queen Noor in Washington, DC just hours before he had to be in New York for the NYC Wine and Food Festival to oversee various, chicken-related events. Did he let the Festival distract him from catering? Nope. Did he show up to the festival in anything other than warm, hospitable Southern spirits? Definitely not. For throwing Her Majesty a spectacular party, we think he deserves a birthday cake from The Queen. Or at least the secrets to her flawless skin.
He puts his name on her parents' Upper West Side Italian restaurant; she pimps him out as the official chef of Little Monsters everywhere. Meat cake, anyone? (Ew.)
Art Smith and
Lorena Garcia cultivated their BFF-ship over this past season of , and their friendship has Top Chef Masters continued to grow off-camera. Just please don't bake him a , Lorena, we beg of you. Taco Bell cake