On the TLC series Cake Boss, chef Buddy Valastro leads a team of bakers who create elaborate specialty cakes for clients marking special occasions. The Oneida Indian Nation is in just such a situation, holding a month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Valastro created a cake based on Turning Stone measuring 4' by 5', with a replica of Turning Stone Tower standing 3' tall.
At the unveiling of the cake, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter addressed the public. “When we created Turning Stone Casino twenty years ago, we did so with the goal of creating a world-class destination resort," he said. Many people doubted us, but we did it. We are thankful for the loyal support of our guests, and their enthusiasm for all we do here at Turning Stone.”
Valastro added, “I share something in common with the Oneida Nation and Ray Halbritter. We both like to dream big, and we’ve had to overcome a lot of obstacles to make those dreams a reality. The Oneida Nation has built a truly fantastic resort for this community, and I am very proud to be here to celebrate the 20th anniversary.”