We have been looking forward to this special for a while, and now we get the opportunity to learn a bit more about Amirah Kassem as well as the Nickelodeon show, Cake My Day.
Cake My Day – Special airs Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon bakes up a birthday surprise with Cake My Day, a one-of-a-kind special executive produced by television host Rachael Ray and culinary expert Amirah Kassem.
BSCKids: Amirah, tell us a little bit about how this show came about and how you got involved?
Amirah Kassem: I love birthdays, surprises and feel-good shows! I wanted to create a day dedicated to making birthdays magical for children who might not otherwise get to celebrate their birthdays the way they would dream of! Naturally Nickelodeon felt like the perfect home for a feel-good, fun show! After all they are the surprise SLIME masters!
How was it working with Rachael Ray on the show?
I have always looked up to Rachael Ray. She just makes cooking so easy and fun, so getting to work with her is definitely a dream! It’s amazing that she uses her platform to raise up other women who are trying to follow in her footsteps.
Were there any funny behind the scenes things that happened during filming you can talk about?
Yes! Mr. Sprinkles was bonkers and kept making a mess with all the ingredients!
Tell us a bit about the favorite thing you have baked and what your favorite Instagram post that you have.
Wow, that’s a tough one because every day I get to create something new and exciting! But, if I must choose, I guess I would say videos of my Rainbow Explosion Cake! No matter how many times I’ve watched it happen I still get so much joy from it every time!
Do you have any favorite Instagram or YouTube bakers you follow?
Yes! Yolanda Gampp. I love watching her creativity and her energy come to life!
The story of Charlotte is wonderful, how was it working with the family?
Charlotte has an amazing family! When I watched their video nominating Charlotte you could just tell how loved she is and how excited they all were to surprise her. I feel so lucky to have spent time with them.
We have to ask… what is your favorite Nickelodeon show besides Cake My Day?
Rugrats! But currently SpongeBob! And to all the SpongeBob fans out there, how cool is it that Cake My Day is airing on SpongeBob’s BIRTHDAY!!!!???
If you had to be on a baking challenge show, which one would it be and why?
Master Chef Junior! It looks like they have the most fun while competing! Well, that and Aarón Sánchez is a friend from my hometown, so I bet we have a similar palate! 😉
In one sentence, tell us all why we should be tuning in to Cake My Day…
If you like baking, birthdays, surprises and unlimited fun then Cake My Day is where the magic is at!
Special thanks to Amirah and make sure to tune in to watch Nickelodeon’s Cake My Day!