Meet award-winning pastry chef and cake decorator Buddy Valastro and his over-the-top family at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. After beginning a week completely jam-packed with cake orders, Buddy gets a call from a customer he cannot possibly turn down. Brides Magazine is offering Buddy an inside cover photo spread but he's going to have to create a cake unlike any he's ever done before. Between arguing with his family, producing the standard 300-plus cakes the bakery makes in any given week and running out of sugar, is there any way Buddy and Company are going to get this opportunity of a lifetime cake done in time? All the while Buddy's sisters are planning to throw their brother a surprise birthday party.
Buddy and his team learn that where there's smoke, there's fire when they have to build a fire engine cake complete with working lights, siren and smoke. They also have to create a 30th birthday cake for two trendy fashionistas. This week also marks the 15th anniversary of Buddy's father's death so emotions are high as he recreates his father's trademark cake for the family memorial dinner.
It's one of the busiest weeks of the year at Carlo's Bakery with orders pouring in for Easter, and a last-minute Easter Bunny cake turns into more than the team bargained for. There are also three members of the family celebrating birthdays this week and Buddy's sister Grace, who's never cooked for the family before, decides she's going to make Easter dinner.
The team at Carlo's is hoping not to get whacked when they're asked to make a huge roulette table cake for a local businessman. It's also the start of wedding season and the time-consuming wedding cake orders are piling up. A mix-up by the sisters not keeping cake orders organized throws Buddy off the handle when a customer comes in to pick up a cake that's not ready.
It's another busy week at Carlo's Bakery but Buddy can't say no to making a charity bi-plane cake for a local hospital. An unreasonable Bridezilla makes everyone's life difficult after the bakery crew makes a cake that she's not pleased with and Stretch, the bakery's delivery driver, plots a revenge prank against Buddy with unexpected results.
Buddy is thrown out of his comfort zone when he's asked to make a zombie cake for a couple of undead clients. This week the team also has to make an erotic bachelorette cake for some wild women. This cake seems likes it's going to be all fun and games until Mama finds out and bans the bakery staff from making sexy cakes.
Buddy is excited to create an old-school wedding cake like the kind his father used to make; tall, ornate and filled with... live birds?! A dad-to-be comes to the bakery to order a giant lobster tail pastry for his pregnant wife. Little Frankie goes on a mission to catch live birds for the wedding cake.
Buddy and Company are like kids loose in a toy store, literally, when they are asked to make an FAO Schwarz-themed cake for a twins birthday party at the store. They also have a beach-themed cake to create for a local beach club and Buddy and his main men challenge the sisters to a weight-loss challenge.
The Carlo's team has a unique and challenging cake to make this week, a traditional Chinese dragon cake for a dragon boat racing team. It's also a big week at the bakery preparing hundreds of cannoli shells for the annual $.25 Throw Back Cannoli Day and on top of all that, Buddy and Lisa are celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary.
Buddy is used to putting out fires, not starting them, but all that changes when he's asked to make a tiki cake that spits fire. Buddy also has to make a bridal shower cake for his sister-in-law and Mauro challenges him to ice a cake while blindfolded...or he'll have to walk around the bakery in a grass skirt and coconut bra!
Buddy's latest challenge: build a functional robot cake. Additionally, Buddy's niece Tessy wants a tie-dye cake from her uncle for her 8th birthday but also wants him to deliver it at a skating rink while on rollers skates, and little Cousin Buddy gives Cousin Anthony grief while accompanying him on deliveries.
In the third season premiere, Buddy and his team are called on to make a special cake for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s inauguration ball. Buddy also decides to surprise his wife Lisa by making a life-size version of her in cake form for a surprise birthday party. Meanwhile, Mama Valastro surprises everyone at Carlo’s Bakery by announcing her retirement.
After a unique cake consultation, Buddy has to find a way to make several cakes for fourteen couples getting married on Valentine’s Day; Cousin Anthony requests a special valentine dessert for his date. Meanwhile, Mary asks Buddy to take time out of his busy schedule to make a special heart cake for a newlywed couple.
It's Easter time and the shop is busy as ever. Buddy makes a sandwich cake for the 100th anniversary of Fiore's, a sandwich shop next to the original Carlo's Bakery. Joey, Sal, and Cousin Anthony make items for the bakery in honor of St. Joseph's Day, and Buddy and Maddelena stage an intervention for Mauro, convincing him to make lifestyle changes to become more healthy.
Buddy makes a Mother's Day celebration cake for the Adoptive Parents Committee, which is a nonprofit support group for adoptive parents. Buddy surprises his wife on Mothers day by having his children decorating a cake for her. The family celebrates as Lisa, Buddy's sister, gives birth to her child, a daughter named Isabella.
Buddy makes an elaborate chocolate cake for a couple's anniversary, which includes ingredients consisting of Hershey's products. Carlo's Bakery celebrates their 100th anniversary since its opening in 1910 with a street party, complete with a huge "timeline" cake outlining its history. Buddy shows his bakers a huge warehouse he has leased, which will play a role in the bakery's future.
Buddy makes a special cake for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus; Rachael Ray pays a visit to the bakery for her show, in which Grace was an irrepressible fan; Buddy and staff make a special cake for Lisa to celebrate her fourth pregnancy, but the staff doesn't know who the cake is for. (This episode is dedicated to longtime Carlo's Bakery employee Sal Picinich, who died the day before broadcast.
A plumbing supply company asks Buddy to make a toilet bowl cake with one special condition -- the cake must actually flush. A nightclub owner who's a fan of denim requests a baby shower cake -- that looks like denim. Meanwhile, someone in the bakery has accidentally made a tiered cake with uneven tiers; with the cake on a deadline, Buddy demands who's at fault.
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for Carlo's Bakery, but as Lisa's due date nears, can the bakery cope without Buddy? Buddy makes a special cake for the baby shower -- a replica of the baby's nursery, but there's a dispute between him and Lisa on whether or not to include animals on the mural in the actual nursery. Buddy also decides who the baby's godparents are, but there's one problem -- they're all "overqualified". The guys at the bakery also make a special cake for Buddy, as a salute to a fourth round of fatherhood after the child's birth. Among all the celebrations, Buddy takes a moment to reflect on the life of his most-valuable employee, Sal, who died two weeks earlier.
With Buddy's fourth child Carlo born, Buddy decides to leave simple baked goods such as cookies to the staff while he concentrates on the complex cakes, so he can spend more time with his kids; however, Grace oversteps her boundaries, as she attempts to make herself the "Cake Boss" in Buddy's absence. Also, Buddy makes a table hockey game cake for a B'nai Mitzvah.
Buddy and his crew make a massive cake in celebration of Groundhog Day for Staten Island Chuck. They also make an upside-down cake -- which was a multi-tiered cake literally assembled upside down -- for a little girl's Ripley's Believe It or Not! birthday party. Also, the family pay their respects for Sal, who died on January 30th, 2011.
Buddy's doctor advises him to take it easy and not lift anything heavy in advance of his hernia surgery; however, Buddy does not know the meaning of "take it easy". The crew makes a cake for the Philadelphia Flower Show, but in order to get the flowers just right, Buddy turns to outside help to assist. The guys also make a special cake for Buddy's accountant friend, to celebrate the coming end of tax season; however, on account of his hernia, the cake may be more taxing on Buddy.
Buddy undergoes surgery for his hernia; in his absence, he had Mauro take over making the cakes. Mauro's first assignment -- making a second anniversary cake for a gay couple, who previously had their wedding cake made by Buddy (in the first season episode "Weddings, Water and Wacked!"). Also, Buddy was made Grand Marshal of Hoboken's St. Patrick's Day parade; however, Joey was jealous, as Buddy is not Irish.
Buddy takes his mother on her first visit to the new factory to show her around, where he discusses the fact that the new factory represents his personal dream, just as the original bakery was his father's dream -- this inspired Buddy to make a special birthday cake for her, in the same style and fashion as how his father had done in the past, which literally says what he and the employees say about her. Later, Buddy makes a special cake for the Kennedy Space Center in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle program; however, in its request, they would like to see the cake "lift off" -- literally. Then, Buddy also requests each of its bakers to make a cake that would be included in the bakery's new online catalog -- the only trouble is deciding which one would make the cut. Also, Sunshine, the bakery's best cake artist, announced that she will soon resign from the bakery to pursue a nursing career. All this work at the bakery, and the stresses of fatherhood after the birth of Carlo, has started to become a little too much for Buddy.
Parkway Lanes hires Buddy to make a cake commemorating the 40th anniversary of their bowling alley. The owners allow Buddy to get his old bowling team back together and bowl; however, Mary decides to get in on the action and creates her own team in a men vs. women match -- the loser gets to cut the cake. Also: Buddy's daughter, Sofia is turning eight and Buddy makes a cake for her communion. Meanwhile, trouble arises at the new factory over wiring, delaying construction.
A veteran go-kart driver wanted a cake made for the championships, so Buddy makes a cake in a shape of a go-kart, actual size, but Buddy wanted to go the extra mile by making it drivable. Also: Buddy makes a cake for a friend of Joey's father, a former marbles champion, who's becoming 101 years old.
An entomologist wants Buddy to make a cake for his bug club; also, he wants a cake made of bugs – for his bug club members to eat. Also: Buddy makes a cake for a woman who's celebrating the breakup with her boyfriend. Then, Joey, who is stressed out after holding two jobs at once, is faced with a decision on deciding what job is more important – his firefighter job or his job as head baker.
Maddalena takes an order for a camping cake, but when the customer requests that the campfire in the cake be an actual campfire, Buddy is concerned that the fire would melt the cake. Also, Buddy makes a telephone cake for an Avaya convention -- that really takes phone calls. Then, Buddy and Joey go to the factory to take a look at the new ovens, but they are concerned that they won't work.
The bakers make a cake for a dairy farmer's prize cow; not only do they make it life-size, Buddy also has it set up so it can be milked. Also, Buddy makes a cake for a boy whose family recently moved to Hoboken, with the cake being mostly made of Pop Tarts. Later, Joey, still having trouble on deciding between his firefighter or baker careers, asks Grace for advice.
Buddy is asked to create one of his most challenging cakes yet -- an edible chandelier cake that must hang upside down! Meanwhile, it's Baby Carlo's Christening and Buddy's pulling out all the stops to make it special.
Buddy gets an unusual request from a client: the curator of a nearby science museum would like a dinosaur-shaped cake to celebrate his upcoming wedding. Meanwhile, Buddy comes up with an over the top way to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary with Lisa: he and the kids proposing on top of the roof of the new cake factory.
Buddy and the crew are commissioned by the State Fair Meadowlands to make a cake to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Ferris wheel as the focal point. Grace and Joey’s son Robert got accepted to Syracuse University, Joey and Buddy make a special Syracuse-themed cake to serve at a special celebration. Meanwhile Lisa attempts to get some information on what kind of vow renewal Buddy has in store for their anniversary.
The owner of a Rolls Royce dealership from Chicago requests that Buddy make a special cake with the city skyline and the Willis Tower as the focal point to commemorate its grand opening. Buddy gets a request from a same-sex couple in Long Island to celebrate their upcoming wedding. Buddy asks Grace to head up the renovation of Carlo’s Bakery.
Want to know how Buddy gets his fondant so smooth or how the sisters handle the hundreds of customers at Carlo's each day? In this special episode of Cake Boss, viewers finally learn all the secrets as Buddy and his crew answer questions from fans.
Talk show host Regis Philbin stops by Carlo's to learn how to decorate cakes from the Boss himself. Meanwhile, a bride requests a wedding cake to celebrate her 50th wedding! Finally, Joey gets a visit from his old fire chief about his future.
Carlo's is all abuzz this week when Buddy makes a giant behive cake made with real honey! Later, Buddy gets a request from a wife who wants to prank her unsuspecting husband. Finally, all jokes are put aside when Grace and Buddy get down to business.
Racecar superstar Danica Patrick stops by Carlo's with a special request and Buddy has the perfect cake for the job. Meanwhile, Lisa's vow renewal plans are speeding along. Next stop -- Kleinfeld's as Lisa and the sisters try to find the perfect dress.
Buddy makes a cake of the Jersey Devil for a group of professional ghost hunters, who hope to turn Buddy from a skeptic into a believer after he joins them on a ghost hunting expedition. Later, Joey resurrects an old recipe for spumoni ice-cream cake. Meanwhile, Joey, still torn between two careers, makes a decision that would please Buddy, his firehouse, and himself.
Buddy makes what could be one of the most unusual cakes ever -- a man in a coffin for a group of "vampires", and they prefer Danny to be model for the dead man. Meanwhile, a medical student requests a cake for a marriage proposal to a fellow student, which he plans to make in the ER ward at a local hospital.
Carlo's Bakery is bubbling over this week when Buddy makes a washing machine cake for Tide. Will it be a wash-out? Also, a young couple asks Buddy to make them a gender reveal cake. Finally, Lisa's going crazy from the vow renewal secrets!
Maurizio is turning 21! Watch the guys put together a huge tiki bar, complete with a drink-serving volcano for his surprise party. Later, a movie crew needs Buddy to make a wedding cake that's going to be featured in a film.
Buddy makes a church cake for Joey and Grace's 20th anniversary, a replica of the cake that they have when they got married. Later, Mauro makes a cake for a poolside party for his son's 12th birthday. Also: Buddy and Lisa shop for rings for their vow renewal ceremony.
It's Thanksgiving Valastro style! The whole famiglia is coming together with their culinary expertise to prepare one big Italian Thanksgiving feast. Plus, Buddy gives the bakery crew a surprise lunch complete with a massive turkey cake for dessert!
Join us as we take a look inside the lives of the Carlo's Bakery famiglia! How many proposals did it take for Mary to find her Prince Charming? Who was the wild child of the family? The bakery crew gives the inside scoop in this special one hour episode!
Buddy is asked to make the most expensive cake in his career -- a diamond cake with pearls. But can the sisters be trusted with so much bling? Later, Buddy thanks his construction staff with a good old BBQ and Grace starts her redecorating project.
Buddy makes a cake to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Disney Cruise Line's ship, the Disney Dream; the ship also serves as a venue for Buddy and Lisa's cruise to the Bahamas, where they will renew their vows, but when rain threatens to put a damper on the beachside ceremony, Buddy comes up with a plan to save the ceremony. Naturally, Buddy makes his own cake for the ceremony; however, he ended up suffering from mental block when he could not create an appropriate design for the cake.
Buddy appears on Dan Patrick's radio show, to announce that he is making a Heisman Trophy cake for a special gala charity event, where Buddy meets one of his favorite football players, Vinny Testaverde. Also, Mauro gets a tattoo to show his love for his wife, Maddeline, in celebration of their 20th anniversary; Ami James and the crew from NY Ink guest star. Finally, Marissa Lopez, the winner of Season 2 of Next Great Baker (which preceded this episode), started her first day working for Buddy, helping him decorate the Heisman Trophy cake, and learning that "all work and no play" does not strictly apply at Carlo's Bakery.
Buddy makes a cake for Baby Carlo’s first birthday that’s fit for a prince! Marissa learns what it means to be a part of the crew. Things turn serious when Grace gets fed up with Mary’s lateness!
Buddy makes a realistic Trash Truck cake for a family friend. Two ladies request a cake for the founder of their synchronized swim team. Mary is accused of being rude again to the work staff, forcing Buddy to take action.
Buddy has a divine inspiration when Father Bob orders a cake for an honored church member. Despite the crazy schedules, everyone finds time to surprise Danny for his 50th Birthday with some special guests.
Buddy makes a Dragon cake for Chinese New Year celebrations. But first, the team creates a life-sized punching bag for a couple of mixed martial arts fighters at a local gym.
Buddy celebrates his heritage by making a cake in honor of Lady Liberty. Mauro finally realizes his goal of becoming an American citizen. But not everyone is in a celebrating mood as Mary gives everyone a piece of her mind at dinner.
The bakery is asked to make a cake for a high-roller bar mitzvah with a working slot machine! Then the crew celebrates Mardi Gras with a king cake and beads.
Joey and the guys are asked to make a cake that looks and tastes like beer! Then Buddy delivers a tropical wedding cake to two florists. Jay comes back from a delivery with bad news.
Buddy makes a Mt. Rushmore cake! Marissa must make her famous Peanut Butter Cake to impress the Lisas. And Mary makes a return to Carlo’s, but for how long?
A car-wash cake features edible autos that can actually get cleaned; a couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.
A Dr. Seuss cake is equipped with unbreakable gears and levers; the family plan a surprise for Buddy.
Buddy tours Blue Sky Studios, the creators of Ice Age, for a sneak peak of their latest movie, then sculpts a frosty cake inspired by the movie, complete with a pirate ship that floats!
Buddy must make a special birthday cake that works as a real elevator! And Mauro makes a cake for the North Jersey Spelling Bee, but can the Carlo’s staff spell the words correctly on the cake?
Grace throws an Under the Sea themed party for her daughter’s Sweet 16 and Uncle Buddy has the perfect cake in mind — a real aquarium.
Buddy makes a deli-case cake for a family friend and his sisters request a cake to mark three First Communions. Mary’s responsibilities grow at the new baking facility.
A team of skydivers want a cake to eat during a jump! Buddy makes a cake for his niece who just won first prize in a writing competition.
Buddy’s Mama, diagnosed with a serious illness, returns to Hoboken for an Easter visit, and Buddy makes her a special one-of-a-kind cake.
Buddy is given 24-hrs to create a life-size Betty White cake. The family learns more about momma's condition.
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza ask Buddy to make a wedding cake for their Mexican ceremony. Also: A spa wants a cake for a contest involving men's feet.
A pet-adoption Web site wants to celebrate a major milestone of 20 million adoptions; Buddy tries to find common ground for a bickering couple who need a cake for their party-planning business.
Buddy makes a tank cake for the Army's 237th birthday celebration in Times Square in New York City, while another creation is sent to troops serving overseas in Afghanistan.
Magician Dan Sperry commissions a cake that contains a secret prediction to be revealed during his act.
The Rockettes’ 85th anniversary celebrated needs a cake that features miniature high-kicking dancers. A teen who wants to be a pilot gets a birthday surprise.
A children’s hospital opens in Chicago needs a special cake to mark the occasion. A couple want a gray wedding cake.
A 2000-lb carousel cake is delivered to the Steel Pier amusement park in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Carlo’s undergoes some necessary renovations.
Buddy bakes a cake for NFL coach Tom Coughlin’s charity organization; Marissa gets back at the guys with a prank of her own.
Buddy must create a 5-tier Bollywood wedding cake that incorporates special lighting effects; Marissa tries out her cookie recipe at the bakery.
Buddy must create a moving crane cake for a local scrap metal company; Buddy makes his first ever dog wedding cake.
Tim McGraw is giving away a brand new house to a military veteran and needs a cake from Buddy to reveal the big surprise; the Next Great Baker winner begins work at Carlo's.
Buddy is asked to make a cake for Spiderman's 50th Anniversary. The Next Great Baker shows up late for work. Plans for Momma's benefit gala begin.
The family prepares for Momma's Benefit Gala and Buddy has invited a special surprise performer. Buddy is asked to make a life-size chair cake for a furniture company.
Season six kicks off just as Hurricane Sandy begins to hit Carlo's; after the storm barrels through, Buddy and the crew reconvene to determine the damage sustained to the store; the crew tries to get orders out while working with no electricity.
Buddy is given the honor of making a cake for returning "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts after her extended medical leave; Mauro makes a cake for a spinning instructor who wants to honor a friend and mentor.
Buddy and the crew make a wedding dress cake for a bridal shop, where they hold a special competition -- the first person to find a gold coin hidden in the cake wins a dress; but to find the coin, the brides-to-be have to dig in -- literally. And a photographer requests "smash cakes" for a small group of one-year olds. Later: Paul Conti, a former contestant of season 3 of Next Great Baker, asks Buddy for a job, after Hurricane Sandy left him without a job or a home.
The crew works on a special cake for the Windham Mountain ski resort, which resembles a ski slope with a working chair lift; later, Buddy challenges the gang on a down-slope snowboard race, where the loser gets pelted with snowballs. Paul starts work at the bakery, to the discomfort of his Next Great Baker teammate, Ashley; but Buddy reminds both that the job should not be treated as a competition. And: Lisa and the kids make a cake for Buddy's birthday.
Buddy makes a sushi-boat cake for a Japanese restaurant; the crew work on a cake to raise money for hurricane relief in Hoboken, N.J.
The opening of a new bakery in Ridgewood, N.J., is complicated by an approaching blizzard and the training of a new team. Also: a birthday cake for identical twins.
A new bakery's grand opening is threatened by a possible blizzard. Mary fields an order for an action-hero volcano cake, but needs Ralph's help to lead the design process.
Russian restaurateurs request a cake that resembles St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Buddy's sisters try to stop the feud between archenemies Ashley and Paul.
Buddy is asked to make a glow-in-the-dark zombie cake for a fashion show. With limited supplies, a family's on the spot request for a specialty cake puts Buddy to the test.
Buddy builds a life-size cake for a female bodybuilder; Mauro goes undercover to help with a surprise proposal at the bakery.
Buddy makes an Easter-basket cake for a local charity; Momma comes home for a visit and a checkup.
Ashley challenges Buddy to a cake challenge. A survivor of a subway construction accident makes a request for Buddy to make a cake thanking those who saved his life.
A client asks Buddy to make a cake that grows a mustache. Buddy Jr. needs a First Communion cake.
Buddy is asked to create a submarine cake for the U.S. Navy Submarine Ball; Mauro is asked to make a special Bat Mitzvah cake.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of a summer camp for kids, Buddy is asked to make a cake that pops out from inside another cake.
Buddy joins the Habitat for Humanity's Rebuild Atlantic City project. The family celebrates Momma's birthday. An announcement could change Momma's life.
A 14-foot, 800-pound replica of Mighty Mike; a pageant cake; a long journey to Israel.
Willie Nelson's 80th birthday cake; birthday cake for Sofia's birthday.
A Cinco de Mayo cake; a spa-inspired cake.
A low rider cake that bounces; a Coliseum cake for a Roman costume party; taking a yoga class.
Taxidermy animals and pingpong ideas for a cake.
A giant cake for a rodeo association; a cake for a top-secret celebration.
A samurai cake for the 50th Anniversary of a New York martial arts school; a patriotic cake.
A weird cake for a boyfriend who is like a human garbage disposal; a tow truck wedding cake; Anthony's mistakes.
A goalie cake for the NHL Draft; re-creating a wedding cake for a couple.
A cake for a family of professional arm wrestlers; Mauro and his children plan a surprise romantic birthday for Madeline at the bakery.
The team makes a fire-truck cake that features a burning building, and a bocce-theme cake for a charity tournament.
A cake delivery in a hot air balloon; Cousin Anthony questions Buddy's authority; Momma's trip.
A cake for Oscar winners Common and John Legend is a plum job for the bakery, but Buddy has to put everything aside when Mauro is rushed to the hospital.
Singapore's 50th birthday is celebrated with a cake that has a lion's head and a fish's body. Meanwhile, Mauro returns to the bakery.
Buddy learns about Ralph's Live Action Role Play when he is asked to make a mythical griffin cake; a worldly cake for foreign exchange students; Mauro gets a makeover.
Angela, the owner of a Brazilian restaurant, pays a visit to Carlo's to find out if Buddy's team can bake a carnival cake that can match her vibrant parties.
A chicken-and-waffle eatery wants a cake to celebrate their anniversary; a monster cake is created for a day-care center; the women play a prank on Frank.
The team behind the St. Piggy's Day ask Buddy and his team to make a cake fit for a pig.
A pizzeria is turning 110 and they need a cake worthy of the huge milestone; Buddy's sister takes an order for a cake covered in small flowers.
Making an Easter bonnet cake; a twist on a traditional Jewish cookie; Joey promotes German to a lead role and he quickly learns that tempers will rise just like the bread.
Buddy and the guys make a cake for a couple of expatriates; the couple celebrate the upcoming birth of the royal baby.
Creating a cake for the Tribeca Film Festival; popcorn-flavored filling; a longtime customer places a special order; baking a sweet 16 cake.
Welcoming spring with a Cherry Blossom cake for a park; celebrating Rob's graduation; a young culinary student from England daringly claims he can make a better cannoli than the boss.
Buddy has to convince his momma that after 100 years it is time to give Carlo's a timely facelift, so he cooks up a plan to sweeten the deal
Momma is back from Florida and sees the bakery for the first time since the renovation; making a cake for the US Navy celebrating Fleet Week; Grace finds a new hobby.
A local little league association makes a pitch for a huge cake.
A local marina orders a crab cake to kick off the season; it's all hands and claws on deck whenthey want the cake to move.
The guys go for a consultation at a butchers and take a slab of inspiration home for lunch. Meanwhile, baby Carlo is turning 4! Hard work runs in the family, and Buddy's nephew, Little Buddy, wants to prove he's got what it takes to make it at the bakery.
Things quickly get out-of-hand when Buddy fills an order for an ice-fishing cake. An important client requests a naked cake. This naked trend may have made its way to Jersey, but Buddy has yet to embrace this controversial cake. Joe and Grace are recently "empty nesters" and they're handling it very differently. Joe? He's happy to have some time to himself. Grace? She is ready to fill up the house all over again.
It's all hands on deck when Buddy and the team create a pirate themed cake; Buddy gets ready to open a new bakery in Connecticut.
Buddy navigates the tricky task of making a birthday cake for twins who couldn't be more different; Buddy makes a giant sand castle cake.
The NY Botanical Gardens is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and they want Buddy to make the cake. Repeat customers return 10 years later with plans in hand. Carlo’s made their original wedding cake and now they want 5 full cakes to celebrate.
Buddy is asked to recreate traditional Turkish water marbling on a cake. Plus, a cake for a toy company brings out everyone’s inner child. Mary takes steps to realize a life-long dream of becoming a foot model.
Buddy makes a storybook cake for the Hans Christian Andersen Center in New York; a gymnastics team wants to throw a going-away party for a teammate with a special cake; Grace disguises herself as a customer.
The crew crafts a cake for a local winery; Buddy decides he's going to make his own wine; a client comes in with a request for a life-size piano cake.
A replica Brandenburg Gate for the German Embassy's party; a gold Buddha statue.
The guys make a beer cake for a local Oktoberfest celebration.
Two professional lumberjacks tie the knot and Buddy makes a tree-inspired wedding cake; Carlo's shop gives back to Feeding America, and Buddy promises a meal for all the volunteers at the Hoboken shelter.
Buddy makes a life-size snowman cake for a group of pre-schoolers.
A long-time customer's family farm wants a harvest themed cake to kick off the fall season; Mauro gets some shocking news and must undergo surgery.
A winter wonderland-themed wedding inspires Buddy to leave his comfort zone; sugar artist Jacques Torres helps complete the icy dream cake.
At Christmas, the Valastros throw their annual party to give back to their community and Buddy creates a magical Christmas tree cake.
A martial art's studio is celebrating their graduating class, and wants a cake that represents the Brazilian tradition Capoeira; Mauro helps a boy celebrate his Bar Mitzvah with a cake that shows off his love of hockey.
Buddy is asked to create an Egypt-themed cake for Rutgers.
Buddy head to Meadowlands Racetrack with a cake for the infamous camel and ostrich races; The bakery receives a visit from a few families with the make-a-wish foundation.
Joe has big plans to surprise with an ice cream cake her 50th birthday , But extreme heat may just melt the surprise before Grace arrives, Buddy must turn a classic car into an unforgettable cake.
When a children's theater asks Buddy to make an ``Alice in Wonderland cake, he falls deep into the rabbit hole; Mauro creates a vintage baseball-themed cake for the Carlos Beltran Foundation.
The team creates a complicated helicopter cake complete with spinning rotors; Mauro's intense fear of heights is triggered, so Buddy brings in a hypnotist; Grace takes an order from a donut obsessed bride.
Buddy makes a giant hot dog cake for the famous 4th of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island; an order for a BBQ pit master has Joe attempting a pork belly cake filling.
An Indian couple asks for an exact replica of the Taj Mahal, but the intricate design may be more than Buddy and his team can handle; Grace helps a couple of boys ask their girlfriends to prom with an over-the-top surprise cake.
The professional soccer team F.C. Internazionale is in Hoboken from Italy, and Buddy and the guys are making them a cake; it's a dream come true for Mauro and Danny, who have been fans since childhood; Mary dips her toes in becoming a foot model.
Buddy creates a leather - and - lace cake for an all - female motorcycle club; A lucky 5 - year - old gets a perfect, pink, princess cake.
Buddy turns up the heat with a fire-breathing dragon cake for a modern-day medieval knight; a cat café wants Mary to make a cake for a feline wedding, and to officiate it.
Buddy meets a floral-loving bride who wants bouquets of flower cupcakes for her big day; Mauro celebrates his 25th wedding anniversary with Madeline in romantic style.
Buddy flaunts his cake and dance moves when he designs a flamenco cake; Mauro and the team make a cake for a nearby summer camp.
The team go back to school with a cake to mark an event for the Mayor of Newark providing school supplies for kids; Madeline is tasked with a rainbow cake for a charity run
Mauro makes a Korean-themed first birthday cake; Madeline picks a dress for her 25th wedding anniversary; Buddy is tasked with a bake for a digger theme park.
Buddy judges a cook-off between local police and firefighters, complete with two fabulous cakes to celebrate the event.
Buddy creates a Viking-themed cake for the crew of the reproduction Viking ship after their crossing of the North Atlantic; a huge, multi-flavored ice-cream cone cake.
Buddy makes the mermaid cake he's dreamed about for an aquarium hosting "mermaids" who swim in the tanks for visitors; Mauro makes a law-abiding cake for a police pal.
Buddy takes on one of his weirdest requests -- baking a South African beef jerky cake; the team works on a music box-themed cake that gets them dancing.
Buddy's eldest son wants his own haunted house to go along with his spooky cake for Halloween; Carlo's crew carve a cake that looks like an intricately carved pumpkin sculpture.
Buddy gets a visit from Leah, a seven-year-old baker he met in Malaysia. Meanwhile, Mauro and Madeline play cupid when they help a young man propose to his sweetheart, right in the middle of Times Square.
Buddy has a very special client this week...his wife. Meanwhile, Mary takes a consultation with a man who's throwing a divorce party for himself and Grace directs an instructional video for all new employees.
Buddy and the team get creative with a cake for the New York Botanical Garden train show. Meanwhile, Mauro takes a cake order for an ugly sweater party and the bakery team end up donning ugly sweaters themselves.
Two eleven-year-old DJ's want Buddy to make a big pinata cake for their birthday, and they want candy to spill out of it. Grace takes an order from two pregnant mothers who are having a double gender reveal party.
Buddy and his team take on a big challenge when a glassblowing studio challenges them to make a cake as beautiful as glass art. Meanwhile, Lisa takes a special cake order for a 100th birthday party.
Mauro gets a very sweet cake order from two organisers of a Father-Daughter dance and Buddy takes an order from a bride-to-be who needs a fun cake for her bachelorette party.
Call it the cake order of the future, it's a robot cake for an actual robot! Buddy and the team make an old school style robot cake for a gala honouring what could be the world's most advanced robot. Mary helps make a 5-year-old girl's birthday cake dream come true. It's all rainbows and sparkles for this magical unicorn cake, complete with a glittering golden horn. Grace has one big problem with her new office, she has to go outside to get to the bakery. Mauro might have the perfect solution for her.
Before the team can build a cake for the Steampunk World's Fair they have one question: what is steampunk? It takes all gears turning to grasp this concept and build a steaming, and rotating cake that's fit for the fantasy world of steampunk. Kiwis (the bird), kiwis (the fruit) and sheep are all in order when Buddy makes a cake to capture the country of New Zealand. This cake needs to scream kiwi on the outside and taste kiwi on the inside with a special pavlova style filling. Buddy Castano is in charge of the Valastro kids for a few hours, but babysitting isn't easy when one of the kids goes missing!
Cakes are flying out the door on this busy Mother's Day, so it's a real problem when the bakery runs out of a key ingredient. The whole Valastro famiglia comes out to celebrate Momma, and all the other wonderful mothers in the family.
It's an emotional day when Buddy makes a cake for his daughter's 8th grade graduation. It's got all Sofia's favourite design elements. But when her younger brother is put in charge of the cake delivery there's no telling what will happen.
Every year, Carlo's Bakery donates a cake for Fleet Week as New York Harbor fills with Navy ships. Mary asks Buddy to prepare a cake in honor of the twins.
It's a day for Dads! The crew makes basketball-inspired cake to surprise a hoops-loving Dad on Father's Day. The Carlo's team really shoots for the stars when they attempt to defy gravity by suspending a basketball-shaped cake in mid-air.
Grab your goggles we've got science experiments at the bakery! When Buddy and the bakers make a volcano cake for a science camp, they need to figure out how to make it both erupt and edible.
In this very special episode, we reflect on the life of Momma Mary, and the legacy she left behind.
Deep beneath the ground in western New Jersey, Buddy and his sons explore an old zinc mine that boasts minerals that glow! The president of the mine wants a cake to surprise young geologists on their next mine visit.
A pair of tween brothers want to surprise their little sister with a special birthday cake. Since their allowances won't cover the costs, the boys offer to trade pizza from their family-owned pizzeria in exchange for a fantastic pony cake.
The crew summons the Jurassic when they make a cake for a local Dinosaur theme park. Buddy and his team create a gigantic cake interpretation of this massive creature.
The Valastro family is spending the summer at the Jersey Shore, Buddy takes a consultation at the beachside amusement park and want him to make a replica of their new coaster car in cake
A Jersey Shore surf shop owner needs a cake that screams summer, for an upcoming surfing competition. The bakery crew recreates the ocean with a cake that looks like a giant crashing wave.
Buddy creates a beautiful butterfly cake for a local zoo. Their butterfly exhibit is closing for the season, and they want to celebrate with a cake covered with sugar replicas of the colourful creatures.
t's the first time a rescued sea turtle is being released back in the ocean on the Jersey Shore, and the turtle rescuers want a giant Sea Turtle cake to mark the occasion.
Buddy and the others are building a huge hula girl-cake for the niece's 16th birthday. A pet store will have a tiny cake for a hamster.
Buddy and the family are in Minnesota to open a new bakery. Mauro and Madeline make a cookie cake for a collector!
Buddy and the other bakes a giant taco cake, as it is "taco's day". A talented 9-year-old designer's alien cake.
There smiled broadly when the bakery must bake a giant tooth-cake. And a masquerade cake must be created for a 16-year birthday.
Buddy bakes wedding cake for the winner of Next Great Baker, Marissa Lopez. And Ralph bakes a frieze cake for a man from his fiancé.
Then it's October, and the horror spreads. Mauro bakes a cake for "the day of the dead" in Mexico with lots of sugar cranes.
Buddy meets a couple of coffee enthusiasts from Colombia. They have opened a coffee shop in NYC. Now they want a cake to celebrate with.
Everything is shriveled as a whole dollhouse of cake must be baked. Grace will decorate the cake for Joe's 50th birthday.
Buddy makes a giant duck cake for a Rubber Ducky Race by a local river. Meanwhile, Lisa organises a hip hop dance class with daughter Sofia.
Buddy turns engineer when a technology teacher orders a complex cake for her students. And, the team makes a leather-looking bake for a client
Carlo's Bakery gets an order from a local cobbler.
Buddy makes a cake for Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, inspired by the British detective, complete with iconic hat and magnifying glass.
Paul sets the bar for his birthday cake extra high, hoping for a ninja cake complete with spinning nunchucks and throwing stars.
A novelist celebrating his new book wants a giant gargoyle cake for his party, so the team creates a grotesque ghoulish creature.
Buddy creates a Nutcracker themed cake for a ballet company.
Buddy makes a cake for an all female motorcycle club. These women want a cake that's feminine, but tough, just like them. Plus, the team goes girlie to make the perfect, pink princess cake for one lucky little 5-year-old.
When Halloween arrives in Hoboken, Buddy and co brave a haunted house for a consultation, and Frankie's coffin prank on Gabby nearly scares her to death.
A winter wonderland-themed wedding inspires Buddy to leave his comfort zone; sugar artist Jacques Torres helps complete the icy dream cake
At Christmas, the Valastros throw their annual party to give back to their community and Buddy creates a magical Christmas tree cake.
Buddy's family and friends gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving with their favorite recipes and family traditions.
Join us as we take a look at some of Buddy's "sweetest" cakes from past seasons. The Cake Boss crew creates delicious memories with one of a kind romantic cakes that will make you want to say I do.
In this Cake Boss special, Buddy's most amazing patriotic cakes are featured and celebrated. These crowd-pleasing cakes will surely remind you of just some of the reasons you are proud to be an American.
In this special episode, Buddy counts down his top five favorite cakes and re-lives some of the most memorable moments from the past two seasons.