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Season 1

  • S01E01 A Bride, a Boat and Bamboozled!

    • April 18, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S01E02 A Fire, a Fashionista and Family

    • May 26, 2009
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    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.

  • S01E03 Bunny, Birthday and Burnt Food

    • May 31, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S01E04 Weddings, Water and Wacked!

    • June 9, 2009
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    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.

  • S01E05 Bi-Plane, Bridezilla and Busting Buddy

    • June 16, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S01E06 Undead, Unclothed and Unhappy Mama

    • June 21, 2009
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    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.

  • S01E07 Doves, Ducks and Delicacies

    • June 30, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S01E08 Museum, Mistakes, and Mother Mary

    • July 7, 2009
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    The Carlo's team gets to take a field trip to a local museum for a prehistoric mammal cake. A Sweet 16 cake proves to be more work than anyone planned on and Frankie makes and decorates a cake all by himself for a very hard to please client...Mary!

  • S01E09 Soldiers, Sand and Salads

    • July 14, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S01E10 Chinese Culture and Cannolis

    • July 19, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S01E11 A Blindfold, a Bikini and Breathing Fire

    • July 28, 2009
    • TLC

    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!

  • S01E12 Leaning, Lobsters and Lectures

    • August 11, 2009
    • TLC

    Buddy has to channel his inner-Italian to create a Leaning Tower of Pisa wedding cake. Then, he gets into hot water when he must pull together a show stopping lobster bake-themed cake at the last second after a client mixes up the date!

  • S01E13 Fireworks, Falling Fondant and Fathers

    • August 18, 2009
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    A fellow family owned business asks Buddy and the Carlo's team to honor their patriarch by creating a special cake featuring their company's product...fireworks! It's also "Bring Your Dad to School Day" at Buddy's son's school and he's got a surprise for all the kids.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Plants, Pranks and A Proposal

    • October 26, 2009
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    In the second season premiere, Buddy and his crew are given the task of making a cake with the theme of poisonous plants. Also, a customer wants to propose at the shop so Buddy makes a cake in the shape of an engagement box.

  • S02E02 Candy, Crash and Crisis

    • October 26, 2009
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    Buddy and his crew are asked to make a cake for Dylan's Candy Bar. Buddy's sisters think that he could use an assistant.

  • S02E03 Painters, Pool and Pink!

    • November 2, 2009
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    Buddy's invited to join in on a celebrity billiards tournament for whom he's making a pool table cake, and painters pay for their awesome paint-themed cake by repainting the bakery, which is an agreeable arrangement till Mary re-determines the color choice.

  • S02E04 Robots, Rollerskates and Relatives

    • November 2, 2009
    • TLC

    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.

  • S02E05 A Battleship, Ballet and Burning!

    • November 9, 2009
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    General Buddy and his team of cake soldiers really want to impress their client this week when they create a massive cake for the US Air Force. The guys get their groove on while making a dance-themed cake and the girls get into a catfight.

  • S02E06 Children, a Cage, and a Challenge

    • November 16, 2009
    • TLC

    Buddy's got a real loudmouth in the bakery this week but it's not a customer, it's a talking cake! Then, when Buddy is tasked with a cage fighting cake, his teenage nephew is inspired to challenge Frankie to a wrestling match.

  • S02E07 Pizza, Poochies and Pop-in-Law

    • November 23, 2009
    • TLC

    An over-the-top space-themed cake is created for a local planetarium. Later the guys go golfing to find inspiration for a golf-tournament cake.

  • S02E08 Golf Greens and Gravity

    • November 23, 2009
    • TLC

    Buddy and team feel lost in space while creating a cake for a planetarium; the guys have to create a golf tournament cake, so they go golfing for inspiration.

  • S02E09 Freaks, Fast Food and Frightened Frankie

    • November 30, 2009
    • TLC

    After making a buffet-style cake for Major League Eating, the bakery heavyweights are challenged to an eating contest. While making a cake for the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, one of Frankie's biggest fears is exposed.

  • S02E10 Colorful Characters and Christmas Costumes

    • December 7, 2009
    • TLC

    Buddy and his crew create a holiday-themed cake for drag queen Miss Richfield 1981; Buddy is begged by cousin Anthony and Stretch to let them deliver a cake to a party full of women, but the boss has a trick up his sleeve.

  • S02E11 Motorcycles, Manhattanites and Misbehaving

    • December 14, 2009
    • TLC

    Buddy is asked to make a cake for the Long Island Hells Angels; Buddy bakes a tea party-themed cake for Upper East Side socialites.

  • S02E12 Blushing Brides and Busy Bakers

    • January 4, 2010
    • TLC

    It's a race against the clock at the bakery when the crew tries to make 50 wedding cakes in just seven days. Buddy aims to impress with his most elaborate wedding cake yet, but delivering it proves to be a challenge for Anthony.

  • S02E13 Apples, Arguments and Animal Prints

    • January 11, 2010
    • TLC

    An apple-tree cake for a local orchard inspires Buddy to try a new recipe. Meanwhile, Mary doesn't think Buddy's giving her 40th birthday cake enough attention, so she threatens to go to another baker.

  • S02E14 Sizing, Sleeping Stretch and Sesame Street

    • January 18, 2010
    • TLC

    A special cake is created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street.

  • S02E15 Chimps, Cinema and Crumb Cake

    • January 25, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy designs a cake celebrating 110th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo. Later he deals with an indecisive client when creating a cake for the grand opening of a movie theater.

  • S02E16 Cars, Collapse and Couture

    • January 31, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy and his team creates a life-size cake replica of a NASCAR race car for the Retail Bakers Association annual convention in Charlotte.

  • S02E17 Aquarium Adventures and An Announcement

    • February 1, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy creates an underwater-themed cake complete with live fish for a local aquarium.

  • S02E18 Castles, Cannolis and Cartoon Characters

    • February 8, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy and Mauro travel to Walt Disney World to make cannoli at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Governor, Giant Lisa and Good-bye Mama

    • May 31, 2010
    • TLC

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Ultimate Cake Boss

    • May 31, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy and his brothers-in-law Mauro, Remy, and Joe invade the set of Ultimate Cake-Off for a friendly competition in order to see who will win the opportunity to have their cake displayed in the front window of the bakery to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

  • S03E02 Peppermint and a Polar Bear Plunge

    • June 7, 2010
    • TLC

    While on a cake consultation with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, Buddy and his crew get an unusual challenge, when Mama Valaestro finds out about it, she requests that they don’t partake in it; Buddy’s youngest son requests that he make an ice cream cake with clowns on it for his birthday.

  • S03E03 Roses, Romance and a Romeo

    • June 7, 2010
    • TLC

    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.

  • S03E04 Tournament of Knights and a Tasty Tiramisu

    • June 14, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy's Italian speaking skills are put to the test as he has to make an authentic tiramisu for a client who has family visiting from Italy. In addition, a knight comes to the bakery to ask for a cake for his king and queen, and challenges Buddy to a joust.

  • S03E05 Hieroglyphics, Hearse and Happy Parents

    • June 14, 2010
    • TLC

    A funeral hearse is made for a surprise cake. A mother and daughter cannot agree on a theme for a Sweet 16 cake, with one desiring an Egyptian theme, and the other a more girlish fashion-oriented theme. An animal-themed cake is made for an Indian baby shower.

  • S03E06 Chopped Head and a Crazy Cravings Cake

    • June 21, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy has to make a cake for a Marie Antoinette party, a "cravings" cake for his sister, Lisa Gonzalez, for her baby shower. Mauro faces a short health care crisis. The rest of the clan is concerned while Mauro claims it to be "no big deal."

  • S03E07 Magazines, a Mega Screen and Maurizio

    • June 21, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy faces challenges while making cakes for Nasdaq and O Magazine. Also, cousin Anthony wants to spend more time at the bakery and less time delivering cakes.

  • S03E08 A Princess, a Pirate and a Perplexing Arch

    • June 28, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy is feeling the pressure when Mary, his toughest critic, ask him to make a pirate-theme cake for her twins' birthday party. Also, an over-the-top cake is made for a casino opening.

  • S03E09 6-Foot Sub Sandwich, Zeppoles and a Sick Mauro

    • July 12, 2010
    • TLC

    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.

  • S03E10 Color, Camouflage and Cupcake Day

    • July 19, 2010
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    A war breaks out when the Carlo gang are challenged to show their shooting skills in order to make a paintball cake. It's also the annual Throwback Cannoli Day at the bakery, but everyone's in for a big surprise when Buddy decides to make a change.

  • S03E11 Key to the City and a Key-tar Cake

    • July 26, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy and the team are asked by an 80's tribute band to make a retro cake. Also, Little Ferry, New Jersey, Buddy's birthplace, presents Buddy with the key to the city.

  • S03E12 Barbers and Bulls

    • August 2, 2010
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    Buddy wants to make a cake for the barbershop where he has been getting his hair cut since he was a kid in honor of their anniversary. Also, Buddy and the team are asked to create a mechanical bull cake, complete with movement.

  • S03E13 Mother's Day, Mama and Mom-to-be

    • August 9, 2010
    • TLC

    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.

  • S03E14 Helmet Cake, Healthy Mauro and Huge Train Cake

    • August 16, 2010
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    Choo choo! It's National Train Day as Carlo's team has to make a HUGE cake complete with tunnels for model trains. Joey wants to make a firefighter themed cake for his retiring fire captain. Mauro's son helps his dad get healthy.

  • S03E15 Strawberries, Sinatra and Sick Ovens

    • August 23, 2010
    • TLC

    Buddy and Co. make a cake for Haagen Daz's 50th anniversary while also making a cake for the Broadway show Come Fly Away. But orders are difficult to fill this week when the ovens start acting up again.

  • S03E16 Familia, Fishing and Family History

    • October 11, 2010
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    The Valastros embark on a family tour of Italy. Their first stops are Altamura and Lipari, the birthplaces of Mama, and Buddy Sr. While there, Buddy is asked to make a wedding cake and confections for his cousin's baby shower.

  • S03E17 Frescos, Fountains and Family Wishes

    • October 18, 2010
    • TLC

    The Valastro's continue their trip around Italy; Buddy and the boys get a culture lesson when asked to make a cake inspired by a fresco painting.

  • S03E18 Cassata, Cheesecakes and Crates of Wine

    • October 18, 2010
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    Sicily is the last stop of the Italy vacation; after visiting a local winery, Buddy decides to make a wine bottle cake.

  • S03E19 Sandals, Sandwiches and Shelves

    • October 25, 2010
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    A client travels from Myrtle Beach to order a Flip-Flop cake; Buddy is asked to make a kid friendly cake.

  • S03E20 Pipes, a Phoenix and a Problematic Kitchen

    • November 1, 2010
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    Buddy and Co. create a Phoenix cake for a neighborhood Irish bar; Joey tests out the new ovens with his famous Irish Soda Bread.

  • S03E21 Snookie, Super Anthony and a Ship

    • November 8, 2010
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    A trip to the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City for a nautical inspired cake; a Jersey celebrity (Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from MTV's Jersey Shore) orders a cake for her mom.

  • S03E22 Sweet Sixteen, Stars and a Saber Sword

    • November 15, 2010
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    Mauro's daughter orders a sweet sixteen cake; the bakery makes a cake for the centennial of the Cadet Chapel at West Point.

  • S03E23 Crazy Chocolate Cake and Carlo's Centennial Celebration

    • November 22, 2010
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    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.

  • S03E24 Santa, Sunrise and Snowmen Cupcakes

    • November 29, 2010
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    The bakery prepares for Christmas Eve, the busiest time of the year for the bakery.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Circus, Celebrity Chef and Surprise!

    • January 31, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E02 Shark Cake, Scooter and Smelly Fish

    • February 7, 2011
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    Buddy makes a great white shark cake for a fisherman; he also makes a Vespa birthday cake for Madeline and Mauro, whose birthdays are close to each other.

  • S04E03 Hot Air Balloon Cake and Happy Little Bakers

    • February 7, 2011
    • TLC

    Buddy makes a special cake for the Make-A-Wish Foundation; he also plays host to four girls who rely on Make-A-Wish to make their common dream come true -- they all want to be bakers. But it's Buddy's brother in law Joey who has a special connection -- his daughter was also a Make-A-Wish kid.

  • S04E04 Toilets and Textiles

    • February 14, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E05 Ships, Sonograms and Sister Drama

    • February 21, 2011
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    Buddy showcases pride in his Italian heritage by making a tribute cake for the Columbus Day Parade with a cake so big it needs a forklift to lift it! Lisa and Buddy get her six month ultrasound but will the news be okay?

  • S04E06 Snow Globe, Story Book Cake and a Scare

    • February 28, 2011
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    Buddy is asked to make a snow globe cake for a surprise engagement. Meanwhile, he surprises his daughter's 2nd grade class with a special story book cake inspired by his daughter. Later, Lisa is rushed to the doctor's office giving Buddy a huge scare.

  • SPECIAL 0x6 Cake Boss: Baby Special

    • March 6, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E07 Pucks, Pastries and Pushy Grace

    • March 7, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E08 Staten Island Chuck, Strange Oddities and Sal

    • March 14, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E09 Punches, Psychics & Piping

    • March 21, 2011
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    Buddy makes a cake for WWE star Santino Marella, for a promotion for the upcoming WrestleMania XXVII; he also makes a cake for a psychic. Grace also becomes a control freak when the bakers were unable to make pastries just right.

  • S04E10 Designer, Deadlines & Diagnosis

    • March 28, 2011
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    Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi commissions Buddy to make seven fashion-inspired cakes that models will carry down the runway. Later, Buddy checks on construction of his new factory. And finally, Buddy visits the doctor and finds out he needs surgery.

  • S04E11 Tulips, Taxes and Take It Easy

    • April 4, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E12 Second Anniversary, Surgery and St. Paddy

    • April 11, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E13 Space Shuttle, Stepping Up & Surprise!

    • May 30, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E14 Houses, Help and Hitting the Road!

    • June 6, 2011
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    Buddy takes on one of his most difficult cake builds, creating a cake that must represent houses from around the world for Century 21's 40th anniversary. To add to the challenge, it must also feed over 4000 employees and deliver to Las Vegas

  • S04E15 Headphones, Helicopters, & Handcuffed

    • June 13, 2011
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    Buddy makes a surprise cake for Anthony that looks like a DJ set up complete with lights and moving turntables! Meanwhile, a client stops by with a request to create a cake for their medivac unit and offers Buddy a chance to deliver it by helicopter.

  • S04E16 A Big Bumblebee & A Bossy Grace

    • June 20, 2011
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    Buddy is asked to create a giant Bumblebee cake to help promote the blockbuster movie Transformers 3 and the all new Camaro that will be on display at the New York Auto Show. Meanwhile, Grace is left in charge of the bakery.

  • S04E17 Competition, Complications, & Communion

    • June 27, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E18 Moving Cake, Marbles & Mess-Ups

    • July 11, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E19 Bugs, Break-Ups & Burned Out

    • July 11, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E20 Cheeseburgers, Cures and a Challenge

    • July 18, 2011
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    Buddy makes a cake for a hamburger enthusiast; this encourages the guys at the bakery to see who can eat the most burgers. Also: the bakery makes a cake for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, a fundraiser that practically touches Buddy, Joey and Mauro personally.

  • S04E21 Campfire, Computers and a Concern

    • July 25, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E22 Prize Cow, Pop Tarts and Patience

    • August 1, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E23 Chandelier Cake & a Christening

    • September 26, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E24 Paleontology & Popping the Question

    • September 26, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E25 State Fair, Syracuse Bound & Special Anniversary

    • October 3, 2011
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    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.

  • S04E26 Transport Troubles & Two Brides

    • October 3, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x7 Cake Boss: Dear Buddy

    • October 10, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E27 A Funny Regis & Fifty Weddings

    • October 10, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E28 Bees, Beware & Business

    • October 10, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E29 Chocolate Race Cars & Choosing a Dress

    • October 17, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E30 Spirits & Spumoni

    • October 24, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E31 Coffins, Costumes and a Cake on a Gurney

    • October 31, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E32 Soap, Sonograms and Surprises

    • November 7, 2011
    • TLC

    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!

  • S04E33 Props, Pies and Party Time

    • November 14, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E34 Church Cake, Carats and Castano's Pool Party

    • November 21, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x8 Cake Boss: Family Feast

    • November 24, 2011
    • TLC

    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!

  • SPECIAL 0x9 Cake Boss: Family Secrets

    • November 28, 2011
    • TLC

    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!

  • S04E35 Bling, Barbecue & Blueprints

    • November 28, 2011
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E36 Cake Block, Cruise and a Carlo's Ceremony

    • January 23, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S04E37 Touchdowns and Tattoos

    • January 30, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Fitting In, Fed Up & a First Birthday

    • May 28, 2012
    • TLC

    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!

  • S05E02 Trash, Twirls & Tough Love

    • May 28, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E03 Stained Glass and a Surprised Danny

    • June 4, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E04 Fast Hands & a Flaming Pearl

    • June 4, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E05 Liberty, Layups & a Loaded Dinner

    • June 11, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E06 Bar Mitzvah, Beads & Oh Baby!

    • June 11, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E07 Beer, Buttercups & Bumbling

    • June 18, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E08 Presidents, Peanut Butter & Popping-in

    • June 25, 2012
    • TLC

    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?

  • S05E09 Working at the Car Wash

    • July 2, 2012
    • TLC

    A car-wash cake features edible autos that can actually get cleaned; a couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.

  • S05E10 Silly Seuss & Surprise!

    • July 2, 2012
    • TLC

    A Dr. Seuss cake is equipped with unbreakable gears and levers; the family plan a surprise for Buddy.

  • S05E11 Ice-ing on the Cake

    • July 9, 2012
    • TLC

    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!

  • S05E12 Going Up?

    • July 9, 2012
    • TLC

    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?

  • S05E13 Under The Sea

    • July 16, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E14 New Deli, New Design

    • July 16, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E15 Cakes on a Plane

    • July 23, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E16 A Bittersweet Homecoming

    • July 23, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E17 A Golden Opportunity

    • November 26, 2012
    • TLC

    Buddy is given 24-hrs to create a life-size Betty White cake. The family learns more about momma's condition.

  • S05E18 Ugly Feet and a Fiesta

    • December 3, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E19 From Fury to Furry

    • December 3, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E20 Operation: Tank Cake

    • December 10, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E21 Hocus Pocus

    • December 10, 2012
    • TLC

    Magician Dan Sperry commissions a cake that contains a secret prediction to be revealed during his act.

  • S05E22 Buddy and the Rockettes

    • December 17, 2012
    • TLC

    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.

  • S05E23 Cut the Ribbon and the Cake!

    • December 17, 2012
    • TLC

    A children’s hospital opens in Chicago needs a special cake to mark the occasion. A couple want a gray wedding cake.

  • S05E24 Twirls, Whirls and Crashes

    • January 7, 2013
    • TLC

    A 2000-lb carousel cake is delivered to the Steel Pier amusement park in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Carlo’s undergoes some necessary renovations.

  • S05E25 Players, Lawyers, and Pranksters

    • January 7, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy bakes a cake for NFL coach Tom Coughlin’s charity organization; Marissa gets back at the guys with a prank of her own.

  • S05E26 Light Up the Night

    • January 28, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy must create a 5-tier Bollywood wedding cake that incorporates special lighting effects; Marissa tries out her cookie recipe at the bakery.

  • S05E27 Crane Cake and Puppy Love

    • February 4, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy must create a moving crane cake for a local scrap metal company; Buddy makes his first ever dog wedding cake.

  • S05E28 A Cowboy in Hoboken

    • February 11, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S05E29 Superheroes and Bakers Unite

    • February 18, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S05E30 We Will Survive

    • February 18, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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 6

  • S06E01 Hurricane Sandy Strikes

    • May 27, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E02 Welcome Back Robin!

    • May 27, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E03 Cake Smash

    • June 3, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E04 Sugary Slopes

    • June 3, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E05 Rebuilds & Raw Fish

    • June 10, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E06 Seeing Double

    • June 10, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E07 Snowed Out

    • June 17, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E08 From Russia With Cake

    • June 17, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E09 Glow in the Dark Cake

    • June 24, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E10 Muscles and Marriage

    • July 1, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy builds a life-size cake for a female bodybuilder; Mauro goes undercover to help with a surprise proposal at the bakery.

  • S06E11 Easter Basket Case

    • July 8, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy makes an Easter-basket cake for a local charity; Momma comes home for a visit and a checkup.

  • S06E12 Fire and Ice

    • July 15, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E13 Hair Raising

    • July 22, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    A client asks Buddy to make a cake that grows a mustache. Buddy Jr. needs a First Communion cake.

  • S06E14 Buttercream Submarine

    • July 29, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E15 Camp Carlo's

    • August 5, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S06E16 Momma's Birthday Surprise

    • August 12, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy joins the Habitat for Humanity's Rebuild Atlantic City project. The family celebrates Momma's birthday. An announcement could change Momma's life.

  • S06E17 Gator Bite

    • December 30, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    A 14-foot, 800-pound replica of Mighty Mike; a pageant cake; a long journey to Israel.

  • S06E18 On the Road Again

    • December 30, 2013
    • Discovery Family

    Willie Nelson's 80th birthday cake; birthday cake for Sofia's birthday.

  • S06E19 ¡Viva Cake Boss!

    • January 6, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A Cinco de Mayo cake; a spa-inspired cake.

  • S06E20 Pimp My Cake

    • January 6, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A low rider cake that bounces; a Coliseum cake for a Roman costume party; taking a yoga class.

  • S06E21 Next Great Bride

    • January 13, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    Taxidermy animals and pingpong ideas for a cake.

  • S06E22 Carlo's Cowboys

    • January 6, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A giant cake for a rodeo association; a cake for a top-secret celebration.

  • S06E23 Sicilian Samurai

    • January 20, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A samurai cake for the 50th Anniversary of a New York martial arts school; a patriotic cake.

  • S06E24 Down the Drain

    • January 27, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A weird cake for a boyfriend who is like a human garbage disposal; a tow truck wedding cake; Anthony's mistakes.

  • S06E25 Icing the Cake

    • February 3, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A goalie cake for the NHL Draft; re-creating a wedding cake for a couple.

  • S06E26 Biceps and Birthdays

    • February 10, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A cake for a family of professional arm wrestlers; Mauro and his children plan a surprise romantic birthday for Madeline at the bakery.

  • S06E27 Fiery Competition

    • May 23, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    The team makes a fire-truck cake that features a burning building, and a bocce-theme cake for a charity tournament.

  • S06E28 Up, Up & Away

    • May 29, 2014
    • Discovery Family

    A cake delivery in a hot air balloon; Cousin Anthony questions Buddy's authority; Momma's trip.

Season 7

  • S07E01 All in the Famiglia

    • September 8, 2015
    • Discovery Family

  • S07E02 Bridges, Beaches & Bad News

    • September 15, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E03 Big Beast, Brownie Blunders & Back to Baking

    • September 15, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E04 Cake of Thrones

    • September 22, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E05 Kid Crush and Carnival

    • September 22, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E06 Sweet Chicken and Sweeter Revenge

    • September 29, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E07 Bacon, Banana and Bling

    • September 29, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    The team behind the St. Piggy's Day ask Buddy and his team to make a cake fit for a pig.

  • S07E08 Pizza, Petals and Pandemonium

    • October 6, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E09 Hats, Hamantaschen & Head Baker

    • October 6, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E10 High Tea and Hot Rods

    • October 13, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy and the guys make a cake for a couple of expatriates; the couple celebrate the upcoming birth of the royal baby.

  • S07E11 Lights, Camera, Cake

    • October 13, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    Creating a cake for the Tribeca Film Festival; popcorn-flavored filling; a longtime customer places a special order; baking a sweet 16 cake.

  • S07E12 College, Cherry and Challenges

    • October 20, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E13 Everything Old Is New Again

    • October 20, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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

  • S07E14 Mother's Day and Men in Uniform

    • October 27, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E15 Best Buds and Baseball Gloves

    • November 3, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    A local little league association makes a pitch for a huge cake.

  • S07E16 Crabs, Communion and a Comeback Pastry

    • November 10, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E17 Miss Richfield, Matryoshkas and a Meltdown

    • November 10, 2015
    • Discovery Family

  • S07E18 Windmill, Wedding Cake Twist, Winding Down

    • November 17, 2015
    • Discovery Family

  • S07E19 Picky Nikki, Fresh Catch and Date Night

    • November 17, 2015
    • Discovery Family

  • S07E20 The Butcher and the Baker

    • September 8, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S07E21 Naked Fishing

    • October 20, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    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.

Season 8

  • S08E01 Pirates and Pastries

    • August 23, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E02 Sand Castles and Seeing Double

    • August 23, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E03 Botanical Cakes and Anti-Lock Brakes

    • August 30, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E04 Mary Models, Toys and Turkish Marbling

    • August 30, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E05 Fairy Tales, Farewells and Fake Noses

    • September 6, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E06 Wine and Waltzes

    • September 6, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E07 Bugging Out and Big Cheers

    • September 13, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E08 Spies, Splashes and Bakery Love

    • September 13, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E09 Buddha, Brandenburg, and Big Air

    • September 20, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    A replica Brandenburg Gate for the German Embassy's party; a gold Buddha statue.

  • S08E10 Steins, Stethoscopes and Studs

    • September 20, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    The guys make a beer cake for a local Oktoberfest celebration.

  • S08E11 Lumberjacks and Giving Back

    • September 27, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E12 Monkey Business and Mary in Charge

    • September 27, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E13 Tall Orders And A Tight Fit

    • October 4, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E14 Gems, Geodes and Cake Boss Junior

    • October 4, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E15 Creeps, Carvings and Coffins

    • October 11, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E16 Quinceañeras, Quaterbacks and K9's

    • October 11, 2016
    • Discovery Family

  • S08E17 Snowman, Mentor and Model Mary

    • October 18, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy makes a life-size snowman cake for a group of pre-schoolers.

  • S08E18 Hay Bales and a Health Scare

    • October 18, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E19 Wintery Wonderland Wedding

    • October 25, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    A winter wonderland-themed wedding inspires Buddy to leave his comfort zone; sugar artist Jacques Torres helps complete the icy dream cake.

  • S08E20 Seasons Greetings and Saintly Surprises

    • October 25, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    At Christmas, the Valastros throw their annual party to give back to their community and Buddy creates a magical Christmas tree cake.

  • S08E21 High Kicks, Hockey Sticks and Capoeira

    • November 25, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E22 Mummy Mia

    • December 21, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy is asked to create an Egypt-themed cake for Rutgers.

  • S08E23 Camels, Ostriches and Cake Wishes

    • December 2, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E24 Classic Cars and Grace's Surprise

    • December 2, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E25 Home Runs and Rabbit Holes

    • December 9, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E26 Helicopters and Hypnosis

    • December 9, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E27 Red, White and Chew

    • December 9, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E28 Taj Mahal and Prom Proposal

    • December 16, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E29 Soccer and Mary's Big Break

    • December 23, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S08E30 Leather, Lace and a Princess Cake

    • December 23, 2016
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy creates a leather - and - lace cake for an all - female motorcycle club; A lucky 5 - year - old gets a perfect, pink, princess cake.

Season 9

  • S09E01 Fiery Dragons and Marrying Cats

    • March 17, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E02 Wedding Bells and Flower Power

    • March 17, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E03 Flamenco and Capture the Flag

    • March 24, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E04 Color Run and Back to School Fun

    • March 24, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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

  • S09E05 Diggerland, Dol and Dresses

    • March 31, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E06 Go Fly a Kite

    • March 31, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy judges a cook-off between local police and firefighters, complete with two fabulous cakes to celebrate the event.

  • S09E07 Viking Ships and Ice Cream Cones

    • April 7, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E08 Mermaids, Promotions and Puppy Love

    • April 7, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E09 Ballet and South African Biltong

    • April 14, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E10 25 Years and Counting

    • April 14, 2017
    • Discovery Family

  • S09E11 Creepy Crawly Cake and Haunted House

    • July 11, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E12 Dreams Come True

    • August 23, 2017
    • Discovery Family

  • S09E13 Pep Rally, Birthday Treat and Fancy Feet

    • August 30, 2017
    • Discovery Family

  • S09E14 Saudi Arabia and Lobster Tail Feast

    • August 30, 2017
    • Discovery Family

  • S09E15 Secret Proprosal, Patients and Privacy Please

    • September 6, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E16 Enduring Love, an Ending and Edited Out

    • September 6, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E17 Holly Jolly Hoboken And Ugly Sweaters

    • September 13, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E18 Pinata Party And Gender Reveal

    • September 13, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E19 Glass Cake and 100th Birthday

    • September 20, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E20 Father-Daughter Dance and Bachelorette Party

    • September 20, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E21 Robots And Rainbow Unicorns

    • September 27, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E22 Steampunks, Kiwi Cake And Babysitting Jitters

    • September 27, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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!

  • S09E23 Momma's Day, Floral Flavors And Cake Clinics

    • October 4, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E24 Color Festival, Sofia's Graduating And A Paint Date

    • October 4, 2017
    • Discovery 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.

  • S09E25 Sailors and Marines and Twins cake

    • October 11, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E26 Father's Day Collapse, Buddy's Surprise, And Tee Time

    • October 11, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E27 Volcanoes, Drive-Ins, & Movie Magic

    • October 18, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E28 Farewell To Momma Mary

    • October 18, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    In this very special episode, we reflect on the life of Momma Mary, and the legacy she left behind.

  • S09E29 Mining Cake, Sailing Santa, And Sister Makeovers

    • October 25, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S09E30 A Barter, A Baker, And An Italian Professor

    • October 25, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

Season 10

  • S10E01 Dinosaurs, Brush Strokes and Edible Art

    • May 15, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E02 Rollercoasters, Cook-Offs and Cupcake Island

    • May 15, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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

  • S10E03 Waves, Watermelons And Wipe Outs

    • May 22, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E04 Thunderbirds And Butterflies

    • May 22, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E05 Turtle Rescue, Roller Derby And Treasure Hunt

    • May 29, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E06 Sweet 16, Hulas And Tiny Hamster Cake

    • May 29, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E07 Cuckoo Cake, Birthday Surprise, And New Bakery

    • June 5, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy and the family are in Minnesota to open a new bakery. Mauro and Madeline make a cookie cake for a collector!

  • S10E08 Extraterrestrials And Giant Tacos

    • June 5, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy and the other bakes a giant taco cake, as it is "taco's day". A talented 9-year-old designer's alien cake.

  • S10E09 Giant Tooth And Masquerade Sweet 16

    • June 12, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    There smiled broadly when the bakery must bake a giant tooth-cake. And a masquerade cake must be created for a 16-year birthday.

  • S10E10 Next Great Bride, Fish Cake And Caesar Castano

    • June 12, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E11 Day Of The Dead, Mischief Night And A Cute Witch

    • June 19, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E12 Java Buzz, Kid Rocker and Twisted Sisters

    • June 19, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E13 Doll House, Joe's 50th, and Apple Drama

    • June 26, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Everything is shriveled as a whole dollhouse of cake must be baked. Grace will decorate the cake for Joe's 50th birthday.

  • S10E14 Lucky Ducks, Toy Trunk And Dance Moves

    • June 26, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E15 Levers And Leather

    • July 3, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    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

  • S10E16 Sneakers, Cheese Please, and Flying High

    • July 3, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Carlo's Bakery gets an order from a local cobbler.

  • S10E17 Elementary My Dear Buddy & Liz, Liz, Liz!

    • July 10, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy makes a cake for Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, inspired by the British detective, complete with iconic hat and magnifying glass.

  • S10E18 Nunchucks And Knitting Circle

    • July 10, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Paul sets the bar for his birthday cake extra high, hoping for a ninja cake complete with spinning nunchucks and throwing stars.

  • S10E19 Gargoyles, Pineapples & Packing Momma's Apartment

    • July 17, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    A novelist celebrating his new book wants a giant gargoyle cake for his party, so the team creates a grotesque ghoulish creature.

  • S10E20 Nutcracker, Gingerbread & Carlo's Christmas Carol

    • July 17, 2018
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy creates a Nutcracker themed cake for a ballet company.

  • S10E22 Leather, Lace and a Princess Cake

    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E22 Creeps, Carvings and Coffins

    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • S10E23 Wintery Wonderland Wedding

    • Discovery Family

    A winter wonderland-themed wedding inspires Buddy to leave his comfort zone; sugar artist Jacques Torres helps complete the icy dream cake

  • S10E24 Seasons Greetings and Saintly Surprises

    • Discovery Family

    At Christmas, the Valastros throw their annual party to give back to their community and Buddy creates a magical Christmas tree cake.

Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x2 Cake Off

    • Discovery Family

  • SPECIAL 0x3 Deleted Scenes

    • Discovery Family

  • SPECIAL 0x4 Mary's E-mail

    • Discovery Family

  • SPECIAL 0x5 Ugly Cake

    • Discovery Family

  • SPECIAL 0x10 Extra Helping

    • November 24, 2015
    • Discovery Family

    Buddy's family and friends gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving with their favorite recipes and family traditions.

  • SPECIAL 0x11 Buddy's Sweetest Cakes

    • January 3, 2017
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x12 Epic Patriotic Cakes

    • January 3, 2019
    • Discovery Family

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x13 Best of Cake Boss

    • February 22, 2010
    • Discovery Family

    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.