*When your best friend is Oprah Winfrey and you’re turning the big 6-0, this is what can potentially happen…a birthday party featuring every single one of your favorite things at your fingertips, because your BFF can afford to make it happen.
Though Gayle King won’t turn 60 until Dec. 28, Oprah took time away from promoting “Selma” to kick things off on Tuesday at Pier 59 Studios in New York. The dress code had invited friends and family members wearing two of Gayle’s favorite things, the color yellow and clogs, reports TMZ.
And there were cupcakes.
Oprah had 960 cupcakes from NY-based Baked by Melissa arranged to spell out “Sweet 60th.” The Melt Shop made custom grilled cheeses … a truffle melt and a maple bacon melt (pictured below, bottom, right).
Also in the collage pic, Oprah and Gayle posing with Gayle’s kids Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr. (bottom, left) and Gayle hugging her “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose (top, right).
“Surprise birthday party for @GayleKing .. Her favorite cohost. Her favorite son and daughter. Her favorite grilled cheese. #happybirthdayGayle,” Oprah captioned the collage.