Let Them Eat Cake: The Student Recreation Center turns five with a birthday bash

Rider marked the SRC’s fifth anniversary with a big celebration. At the heart of the party was a cake depicting the outside of the building and the Rider Bronc made by Carlo’s Bakery, known from TLC’s television show “Cake Boss.”

The Student Recreation Center  (SRC) celebrated its fifth anniversary  on Oct. 14, and Rider marked the occasion with a party in its lobby. Students and staff were greeted upon entrance with raffle tickets, with drawings held every 15 minutes. Winners received gift cards to various restaurants and other places.

For the more athletic, a basketball contest was available in the gym. Students could make free throws to win a T-shirt.

Others chose to step into the spotlight. A green screen was set up, allowing students to create their own version of a Jason Derulo music video for a chance to win a pass to meet the artist at the fall concert next week.

However, the most anticipated event of the day by far was the cake. Designed by Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, which is featured on TLC’s popular television show “Cake Boss,” the cake was created to look like the SRC with a small Bronc mascot in front of it. It cost several thousand dollars and was designed to feed up to 500 people, and students took advantage of it — the lobby was packed from the beginning to the end of the event.

—Emily Eiermann

Juniors Nicole Becker, Alexandra Pezzino, Angelina Franco and freshman Cody Goodwin lipsync to Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo.”
Director of Study Tours and Conference Services Karson Langenfelder, right, and delivery men from Carlo’s Bakery bring the cake into the SRC.
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