WATCH: Buddy Valastro Surprises 12-Year-Old Fan, Makes Her Cry On Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray hosted a very special guest baker on today’s episode of The Rachael Ray Show: a 12-year-old aspiring pastry chef, whose baking talents Rachael freely admitted far surpassed her own. Obviously, for a 12-year-old lady baker, one of her baking idols was her grandmother, and the other was Buddy Valastro, whom she watches on Cake Boss religiously.

Being that Rachael and Buddy have something of a rapport (and by that we mean, he frequents her show to mock her terrible baking skills), she invited him on (secretly) to surprise her guest in the middle of her “Baking Essentials” segment. So, while she was busy explaining why frosting tips are so important to her, Buddy quietly snuck onto the set and surprised his pint-sized fan.

Naturally, she burst into tears. Which resulted in the above moment. Also this one:

And this one:

How kind of cute but mostly also terrifying for her! Check out the prank below. (She got to bake with her idol later, so no harm done.)

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