I am personally connected to a very famous TV baker. His father and I grew up together in a small New Jersey town. For as long as I can remember his family worked at least 15 hours a day for, almost always, seven days a week in their business. Long before they had air conditioning, they seemingly slaved away by their hot ovens and in rather primitive conditions. The funny part was that they all seemed to thrive in that atmosphere and were a very close knit, loving family. Then one day my friend's son came out second in a national cake decorating contest. The rest is history. His is a top reality TV show. I love watching, in particular, the wedding cake toppers he comes up with that capture the couple's personalities.