People.com Lifestyle Food Buddy Valastro's Daughter Sofia Commits to University of Delaware: 'We Are So Proud!' "HUGE Congratulations to my baby girl," the Cake Boss star shared By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 17, 2021 02:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Buddy Valastro/Instagram. Inset: Paul Archuleta/Getty Sofia Valastro is officially a Blue Hen! On Wednesday, Buddy Valastro revealed that his daughter and eldest child, Sofia, has committed to the University of Delaware. The proud dad, 43, shared a photo on Instagram of Sofia, 17, smiling in front of balloons reading "UDEL" while sporting a blue and gold Delaware sweatshirt. "HUGE Congratulations to my baby girl @fiav_21 committing to #UDEL for College," he captioned the shot. "We are going to miss her SO much but we are SO proud! Keep up the hard work! Love you. Go #BLUEHENS #universityofdelaware #udel" Sofia is the first of Buddy and wife Lisa's four children to head off to college. The couple are also parents to sons Buddy Jr., 16, Marco, 13, and Carlo, 10. Lisa also shared a sweet post on Instagram congratulating her daughter on the major milestone. Buddy Valastro Is Thankful for 'All the Extra Family Time' on First Thanksgiving After Hand Injury In the photo, Sofia is seen sitting on a bed with a large University of Delaware flag and a gold and blue balloon arch behind her. The mom of four also included a photo of Sofia's college acceptance envelope and a picture of her daughter wearing a yellow Delaware sweatshirt. "My daughter is officially a Blue Hen!!!" she began the caption. "I am so proud of the hard work you have done and for the young woman you are becoming, always follow your dreams!!" "I love you very much and we are going to miss you, but I know you will do great things!!! U Del has gained a good one!!!" she concluded the post, also adding the hashtags, "proud mom," "love her," "only girl," "going to miss you," and "2025," which will be Sofia's graduation year. Buddy Valastro's Daughter Sofia Is 16! See Everything from Her Extravagant Birthday Party Buddy's sister, Lisa, replied, "Congratulations!!! We are so proud of you ❤️❤️❤️" The Valastro family also celebrated another special day this week: Carlo's 10th birthday! On Sunday, Carlo celebrated hitting double digits with an epic Star Wars cake from his dad's bakery. The dessert featured a realistic-looking Yoda cake in the center surrounded by 3D letters that read "happy 10th birthday Carlo." "Happiest Birthday to our youngest son Carlo! 🎉🎂 The years are flying by too fast but you fill our days with so much love and happiness," Buddy wrote on Instagram. "YODA best! We love you beyond words and we hope all your wishes come true today and always."