Usually when a band does a gimmick, it’s stupid and only results in me rolling my eyes and turning away. But sometimes, a band does something so silly that I can’t help but think it pretty awesome. Such is the case with Hull, who will be featured on TLC’s Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker. The band will be performing while the contestants show off their best attempt at a “metal-themed birthday cake”.
Hull’s N. Palmirotto explains how the situation came to be: “One day we received this email from a production manager from the TV show, The Next Great Baker, a Cake Boss spin off, asking us if we would like to perform on the show. It was during the time that the Big Four were in town, and Megadeth were originally asked to perform for Mauro’s Birthday (Mauro is the Cake Boss’ right-hand man and brother-in-law), as he was always a big metal head back in the day, but Megadeth couldn’t do it for some reason. Hull was mentioned at a board meeting, and low and behold, they contacted us. We showed up in Hoboken on a rainy afternoon to a huge production. They had us set up and perform on top of two box trucks while the contestants displayed their best attempts at metal themed birthday cakes. It was truly a one of a kind experience, and we are very much looking forward to Episode 8, ‘Headbanging Bakers,’ on January 16th.”
While I couldn’t find a metal-themed birthday cake (read: I didn’t even try to look), I did post a picture of the infamous Alien Wedding Cake below. If I ever find a woman stupid enough to want to spend the rest of her life with me, this is the cake we’re getting.