Wednesday, October 24
Well, he didn't really blow up Chicago per se. It was its friendly suburb to the northwest, Rockford. And it wasn't so much the city as a few cakes. Anyhow, let's get the story from someone who actually went... Food Network Addict reader Wendy:
I met Duff! He was in Rockford, Il. (I am from Chicago) at the Discovery Center Museum. He gave a demonstration in the afternoon (tickets sold out before I got some - crap!). After that, he was outside the Discovery Center launching cake (he put liquid nitrogen & water in a plastic garbage can, put the lid on & the cake on top) & using a cupcake slingshot.
It was very entertaining & I got some decent pictures. After that, everyone went inside for the chance to meet Duff. My daughter & I stood in line for about an hour & a half, but finally got to meet him. We were toward the end of the line & they were running short on time, so everyone was kind of being rushed through. Duff was sitting at a table signing autographs & people could sit next to him & get pictures taken. When it was our turn, I brought my daughter (she is 2 & 1/2) next to Duff. She was a bit overwhelmed with all of the people looking at her. Duff was very gracious & sweet. He smiled for a couple of pictures with us.
I'm pretty sure Duff is still coupled, so watch out Wendy! But good for you for lovin' those eyes:-)
Since it was so rushed, we didn't get to talk to him much, so that was kind of a bummer. But, there were a lot of people waiting & he had less than 10 minutes before he needed to leave. I didn't want to get all fan-girly on him - but - my God - he is even more gorgeous in person - he has the most beautiful eyes! It was a fun time & a thrill to meet him!
Thanks for sending the story and pics in!