There are a lot pf perks to being an SI Swimsuit model -- fame, fortune, an amazing gift bag -- but Kate Upton had no idea what she was in for when she visited the SI office on Monday night. The two-time cover model was greeted with an enormous cake to celebrate the release of the 2013 SI Swimsuit issue. But not just any cake. This was a personalized masterpiece from the Cake Boss himself, complete with a penguin to represent Kate's time in Antarctica and a small replica of the 2013 cover. Before long, SI Swimsuit staffers joined Kate for a cake party. Here are some photos from this memorable event.
During her photo shoot in frigid Antarctica, Kate bonded with the penguins who made her laugh and forget the fact that she was in frigid Antarctica.
Kate is very impressed with The Cake Boss' creation.
Kate and Swimsuit Editor MJ Day enjoy a snack.
Kate and Swimsuit Associate Editor Darcie Baum share a laugh. If only we could see what is on Kate's phone that is so funny.
Kate is all smiles as she holds up two posters of her 2013 cover.
Then Kate realizes she had to sign the covers.
A crowd of SI staffers gather around Kate as she signs her cover.
Kate sneaks in a quick taste of her cake while nobody is looking.
A model and her cover. So sweet.