Rapper Flo Rida took over Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop for a baking lesson yesterday, which was being filmed for an iHeartRadio promotion. The commercial’s theme was inspired by his new single with hip hop duo 99 Percent, “Cake,” and the winning line: "I only came for the cake” (which probably isn't referring to the dessert).
Eater contributor and all-round great parents Tom and Beth Thornton took their children to the taping, where they watched Tramar Lacel Dillard (Flo Rida’s real name) set up shop at the bakery’s South First location. He donned a chef's hat and apron, and started baking and building layered cakes, from cake batter to frosting.
Sugar Mama’s owner Olivia O'Neal said that Flo made a chocolate vanilla cake, which he took back to his hotel room. "He was thorough and precise," she said of his baking skills, "and his end product came out wonderfully."
Beth noted that Flo Rida was a “perfectionist” when it came decorating the cake — he wanted to make sure every rose was exactly right. He even asked decorator Jennifer Starkey to remove imperfect ones so he could make better frosting flowers. “He was sweet to the kids,” they added, and he signed posters their children made for the rapper.