Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Buddy Valastro

Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. Master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the cake boss.

He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law. And when you're working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama. The Valastros know drama but and at the end of the day they also know love.

Cake Boss chronicles Buddy's over-arching desire to achieve his late father's dream of making Carlo's Bake Shop a household name with or without the help of his family.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro

by Lynette Rice
Categories: Food and Drink, TV Recap, Television

cake-boss_lBuddy Valastro is no Ace of Cakes, but it’s not his pastry-making abilities that got me to tune into the second season premiere of TLC’s Cake Boss. It’s those feisty kitchen shenanigans that keep me coming back for seconds, from Buddy’s mean wonderfully naughty treatment of his accident-prone Cousin Anthony, to the way he interacts with his nutball sister Mary who thinks nothing of cramming a (poisonous!) lily down her piehole. Like the Food Network’s Duff Goldman, I’m sure Buddy is hellbent on creating some cakes for the ages – witness his PVC-heavy Venus Fly Trap confection for a botanical garden soiree – but his show only gets cooking when he and his team go at it (like when his clueless sister Grace temporarily confiscated a diamond ring that was meant for a special proposal cake, leaving Buddy and Co. to dig through every last cupcake to locate the missing rock). And no episode is complete without a screaming Mary Valastro, aka Ma, who didn’t take too kindly to Buddy’s practical joke on Anthony (the pimply-faced homeboy got red in the face, thanks to a couple of bakery heavies who dumped a bucket of crimson frosting on that unsuspecting blockhead). Then again, maybe Ma would have held her tongue, had she known what Anthony was going to do to the bakery’s car in the subsequent (new!) episode.

What do you think of the show? Is Carlo’s Bake Shop a delicious alternative to Charm City Cakes?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cake Boss Season 2 Episode

Buddy and company are surrounded by sweet temptation when they're asked to make a cake for Dylan's Candy Bar. The sisters are also feeling tempted to hire an assistant for Buddy after they can no longer handle all the incoming orders. Cousin Anthony learns a thing or two about how dangerous the job of cake delivery boy can be.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wedding Cake

Cake Boss is a view inside Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey and it will focus on their wedding and specialty cakes as well as the personalities in the bakery. Carlo’s Bakery is owned by 32 year old Buddy Valastro, if that name sounds familiar it may be from his numerous appearances on The Food Network, Good Morning America, The View, or the hundreds of his cakes that have been featured in magazines over the past few years.

The company itself has an amazing history, Carlo’s Bakery has been around longer than Ford…100 years! They create hundreds of amazing wedding cakes every year and as you will see, they have a lot of fun doing it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Carlo's Bakery has been a fixture in Hoboken for 99 years, but TLC's show 'Cake Boss' gives it a whole new layer of fame. Carlo's Bakery

Buddy Valastro of CarloÂ’s uses a steamer to finish the decorations on a cake disguised as a pizza. Valastro and his Hoboken bakery are the subject of the TLC reality show "Cake Boss." (Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times / August 7, 2009)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Cake Boss

Buddy Valastro is "Cake Boss." But then again, you already knew that.

Anyone who knows Hoboken knows Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop. And anyone who knows Carlo's knows that Buddy Valastro's talent is the force behind those fabulous, towering cakes.

Well, now the whole world will know. Valastro will be featured in a reality TV show called "Cake Boss," which airs this Sunday night, April 19, on TLC. "Cake Boss" follows Valastro's life both in and out of the Hoboken bakery, and shows how he makes his amazing cake creations under pressure.

Valastro at work on a cake.

"I'm the Cake Boss," said Valastro, 32. "At first, I didn't want to come off as cocky on the show, but now people joke, 'Oh, you're the cake boss,' and it's like, 'Yeah, I guess I am!'"

Valastro said TLC contacted him: "They were looking for a show about cakes and bakeries; they casted a lot of different cakes and people, but then they came to me."

Valastro is no stranger to being on television; he's appeared on several Food Network challenges, even winning the $10,000 top prize in the Food Network's "Battle of the Brides" wedding cake challenge last month.

The cameras will follow Valastro, his assistant bakers and the jumble of sisters, cousins and kids that run around his family-run bakery. Cameras will record whatever Valastro does in a week, whether it's making cakes, pastries, running the business or arguing with a family member.

Valastro's father owned Carlo's before him and Valastro has been working in the bakery since he was 11. Carlo's is owned and operated by Valastro's "big Italian family;" you'll often see his mother, three sisters, three brothers-in-law and occasionally his wife, Lisa, behind the counter.

They make so much icing at Carlo's that they have to store it in trash cans -- clean trash cans!

When Valastro took over as the head baker ten years ago, he had a vision of creating elaborate cakes.

"My dad was a good baker, but we were doing old-fashioned cakes," he said. "I really wanted to step it up a notch."

Valastro, who did not go to culinary school, took his father's "old-world techniques and styles and added my own flair -- the fondant, the sugar flowers, the modeling chocolate, the buttercream swirls." The result? Be they for weddings or birthdays, cakes from Carlo's are known throughout northern New Jersey and New York. He even created a circus-themed birthday cake for Britney Spears this year.

Valastro adds a second tier to the cake.

Viewers will get a look inside Carlo's kitchen above the bakery and see first-hand how Valastro makes his celebrated confections.

"I'm a baker, an old-school, old-fashioned baker," said Valastro, who now lives in East Hanover. "I'm going to make Hoboken and Jersey City proud. We're going to show them how we do it."

And it's not likely Valastro will forget his Hoboken roots anytime soon.

"When I first I heard the show, I was like, 'Is my North Jersey accent that heavy?'"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Cake Boss Reality Show


Carlo’s Bakery! Anyone who grew up in Jersey will be able to relate to this show. Buddy Valastro is an awesome baker in Hoboken, NJ. Buddy and his Italian family provide us with hours of entertainment on TLC’s hit show, “The Cake Boss”.

Buddy works with “Mia Familia” (my family, as he says on the show). He works with:
Mother Mary, Sister Mary, Brother in law Mauro, Sister Grace, Brother in law Joe, Cousin Frankie, Sister Lisa, Brother in law Remy and Sister Maddalena.

Along with his family he also works with: Danny, Sal, Stephanie, Christine, Tony, Violet, Daniella and Toni.
Together they make and decorate some of the best cakes you will ever see. In addition to cakes, they make classic Italian pastries such as cannolis.

All together they make a great bunch! They all work very well together and the family atmosphere is what draws viewers in week after week.

Last night on the show, Buddy iced a cake and made a blue rose while blindfolded. It was a very impressive site! He did better blindfolded than many can do with their eyes open. It was amazing!

For videos and full episodes, go to:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Cake Boss Carlos Bake Shop

The Cake Boss's Shop is situated at Hobogen of New Jersey City.
The shop is so popular and many people visit the shop and order the cake they like. Many people coming to the shop from other towns for the taste of the bakery and cakes. There are many variety of cakes for you to select and order. There are wedding cake, wedding cake is important and it play a very important role at the wedding party. And it is an attractive part of the photo taking at the wedding party selection. And there are birthday cakes. Beside wedding cakes and birthday cakes, there are also mini cakes, and there are Almond Biscottis, Chocolate Biscottis, And a lot others like Cupcakes, tarts and cannoli and a lot more.

The Biscottis
Carlo's Bakery Biscottis

The Wedding Cake
Another designer wedding cake

The Cupcakes
Assorted Designer Cupcakes

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Reality TV Show

About The Cake Boss

Buddy Valastro ,the cake boss who is one of the most renowned cake artists in the United States. He own and is the boss of the cake Shop Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Buddy valastro is born at Hoboken New Jersey in an old fashioned italian family and is the fourth generation baker into the business owned and operated by his parents.

His father died when Buddy is at the age of 17, he is the only son in the family and has to be taken the responsibility of the business, with the help of the family members he has taken Carlo's Bakery to the new height.

Buddy is married, he has a happy family, his wife is Liza Valastro and they have three children. the elder named Sofia five years old, Buddy Jr. the second and Marco two years old. Buddy loves the family very much and he always accompanys with them whenever he is free from work. He says " Time is money, time is important. but to him " it's all about family, nothing more important in life than family ". Buddy likes and enjoy bowling and also use to go fishing.

Cake Boss has a team of nine members working together, the members include his mother, three brother-in-law and four elder sisters. The family work together for the business, and in a daily basis working together there is bound to be a lot of drama. Eventhough there are drama happening but at the end of the day there are more loves and happiness.

Buddy as a businessman and the boss of the bakery. He shares his experiences and thinking in the business life. He works very hard, and working everyday and busy, busy, busy just making enough for the living and the over head of the shop and artists. It is fair enough for a businessman making money on running the business. They ocassionally do some cakes for charity.

The demand of the cakes are increasing. And some customers are willing to pay for good quality cakes with high cost. They have doing some very expensive cakes something like costing $10,000 or 12,000.

These are some of the Cake Boss's photos and his decors.