Two legendary American icons are celebrating their 90th birthdays this year – first lady of food, Betty Crocker, and first lady of theatrical stardom, Betty White.
In a tribute to Betty White’s 90th birthday, Betty Crocker has created a show-stopping birthday cake, a vibrant Triple Chocolate Celebration Cake inspired by the legendary star, which will be presented to White at a special program aired on NBC-TV, Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Betty Crocker will also provide each celebrity guest of the NBC special with one of several hundred individual cakes that replicate the look of the Celebration Cake’s top tier.According to Kristen Olson, food editor of Betty Crocker, Betty White is one of the most popular actresses of our time, and Betty Crocker is honored to create this one-of-a-kind birthday cake for her. It is Betty Crocker’s gift to Betty White in celebration of her ninety amazing years and reflects her personality and the many things America love about her.
The three-tiered Triple Chocolate Celebration Cake, flown by private plane from Betty Crocker’s Minneapolis home to Los Angeles for Betty White’s birthday, is a decadent chocolate cake layered with sumptuous chocolate mousse and rich chocolate ganache. Marrying classic and modern elements, the red, orange and magenta cake is decorated with dozens of fondant roses, shimmery edible pearls and golden candles – and hidden among the roses – a small replica of Betty’s beloved dog Pontiac.
The original first lady of food, Betty Crocker has kept up with the times and continues to serve as a resource for the modern cook. Betty Crocker is celebrating 90 successful years of bringing together family and friends by releasing a brand new edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook, “Big Red.” With more than 65 million copies sold since its first edition was published in 1950, the new version allows readers for the first time ever to have exclusive access to an online cookbook destination.
In celebrating White's 90th birthday, the NBC 90-minute special will honor one of the world's most beloved entertainers. The star-studded event will be taped live at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including many of White's co-stars, will be on hand to deliver their birthday wishes. The evening will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy, featuring the irreverent tone, spirit and energy that are the hallmark of White's six-decade career in show business.