When it comes to reality shows about New Jersey, Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's "Cake Boss," isn't too frosted over how his home state comes off.
"I think it doesn't show Jersey in the best light," said Valastro, who was in town the other day to sign his new book "Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia."
"But it's another form of entertainment. I know some people from the other shows. . . . I made Teresa's wedding cake."
He refers, of course, to infamous table-throwing Teresa Giudice of "Real Housewives of New Jersey."
"There's a lot of positive things the housewives do that are not on the show. Dina alone, I've been to 20 charity events of hers."
As for the most famous TV trainwreck, "Jersey Shore's" Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Buddy said she's just an average American girl!
"She was going to be on 'Cake Boss,' because she had missed Mother's Day and wanted to show that she cared and loved her mom," Buddy said. "We made a big cake for her mom and delivered it to them at their house. They're loving people, normal people."
Besides running the family's 100-year-old Carlo's Pastry Shop in Hoboken and doing his reality show, Buddy currently is touring the country on the "Bakin' with the Boss" tour.
"It's kind of like this interactive tour where I get on stage and tell my story of who I am. It gives CB fans an idea of who I am what I'm doing in my life,'' he told the Track. "I call people up from the audience and ask them to help me decorate a cake. It's good, family fun."