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Cake Boss
Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, where the series is filmed.
Genre Reality
Starring Buddy Valastro
Valastro's Family
The Staff of Carlo's Bakery
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 30 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Pamela Healey
Jim Berger
Art Edwards
Producer(s) Laney McVicker
Casey Bauer
Editor(s) David T McCurley
Patrick Bryant
Christopher Schultz
David Miers
Stacey Martins
Location(s) Hoboken, New Jersey
Running time 30 minutes
(with commercials)
Original channel TLC
Original run April 19, 2009 – present
Related shows Ace of Cakes
External links
Cake Boss's Official Website
Carlo's Bakery's Official website
The interior of Carlo's Bake Shop on a busy holiday.

Cake Boss is a reality television show, airing on TLC, set at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey. The show stars Buddy Valastro, the shop's owner, and his family, specifically his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law.

Season one of the show premiered on April 19, 2009, and season two premiered on October 26, 2009.



The members of the cast appear as themselves.

  • Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro The only son of Buddy Sr. and Mary.
  • Mary Valastro Bought the bakery with her husband in 1964.
  • Lisa Valastro Buddy's wife.
  • Grace Faugno The eldest child of Buddy Sr. and Mary.
  • Joe Faugno Grace's husband.
  • Maddalena "Madeline" Castano The second eldest daughter of Buddy Sr. and Mary.
  • Mauro Castano Madeline's husband and Buddy's right hand man.
  • Mary Sciarrone The middle child of Buddy Sr. and Mary.
  • Lisa Gonzalez The youngest daughter of Buddy Sr. and Mary. In "Aquarium Adventures and an Announcement", it is announced that she is pregnant.
  • Remy Gonzalez Lisa's husband.
  • Frank Amato, Jr. Buddy's first cousin and the godfather of his son, Marco.
  • Danny Dragone An employee and close family friend.
  • Sal Picinich Started working at the bakery in 1964 and is one of Buddy's most trusted employees.
  • Stephanie "Sunshine" Fernandez Buddy's first intern and she was also the first woman to work upstairs.
  • Christine Campanelli The second woman to work upstairs.
  • Violet Valentin Buddy's third intern.
  • Daniella Storzillo An employee and close family friend.
  • Toni Walton An employee.
  • Kevin "Stretch" Krand The delivery boy, known for damaging the cakes Buddy entrusts him with to deliver.
  • Cousin Anthony The delivery boy, episodes 8 - present
  • Tony Albanese Buddy's second intern, Season 1

Series overview

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 13 April 19, 2009 August 17, 2009
2 17 October 26, 2009 February 8, 2010


Each episode name employs alliteration.



Ep # Title Airdate
S-01 "Cars, Collapse and Couture" January 31, 2010 (2010-01-31)
In this one hour special, Buddy gets a customer that wants a life-sized race car made out of cake, which could take the record for the largest cake in the world, or collapse completely. 
S-02 "The Best of Cake Boss" February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15)
In this special episode of Cake Boss, Buddy counts down his five favorite cakes from seasons one and two, as well as favorite family moments. 

Season 1

Ep # Total Title Airdate
1 1 "A Bride, a Boat, and Bamboozled!" April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)
After an extremely busy order week, Buddy gets a call about a photo spread in Brides Magazine, though last minute changes may challenge Buddy's ability to complete this order on time. 
2 2 "A Fire, a Fashionista, and Family" May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25)
Buddy and his team build a fire engine cake complete with working lights, a siren, and smoke. Buddy recreates his father's signature cake for a family memorial dinner. 
3 3 "Bunny, Birthday, and Burnt Food" June 1, 2009 (2009-06-01)
To keep morale high during the Easter season, which is the busiest time for the shop, Frankie begrudgingly dresses as the Easter Bunny
4 4 "Weddings, Water, and Wacked!" June 8, 2009 (2009-06-08)
The bakery is asked to make a large roulette table cake for a local businessman. Orders also increase as wedding season nears. 
5 5 "Bi-Plane, Bridezilla, and Busting Buddy" June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15)
Buddy makes a bi-plane cake pro bono for a local hospital. A bride-to-be becomes difficult after she is displeased with her cake. Stretch plots revenge against Buddy, but suffers an unexpected retaliation. 
6 6 "Undead, Unclothed, and Unhappy Mama" June 22, 2009 (2009-06-22)
Buddy is discomforted by the cake he is asked to make for a group of unusual clients. Buddy's mother disapproves of a risque cake he is asked to make for a bachelorette party. 
7 7 "Doves, Ducks, and Delicacies" June 29, 2009 (2009-06-29)
Buddy is enthused when a request is made for an old-fashioned styled wedding cake like his father used to make, but is forced to go hunting to complete it. Next, a man orders a giant lobster tail pastry for his pregnant wife. 
8 8 "Museum, Mistakes, and Mother Mary" July 6, 2009 (2009-07-06)
The shop goes to a museum to acquire reference 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 Mary. 
9 9 "Soldiers, Sand, and Salads" July 13, 2009 (2009-07-13)
The shop is asked to make an FAO Schwarz-themed cake for birthday party and a beach-themed cake for a local beach club. The men challenge the women to a weight loss contest. 
10 10 "Chinese Culture and Cannolis" July 20, 2009 (2009-07-20)
A dragon boat racing team orders a traditional Chinese dragon cake, which proves to be a unique challenge. The bakery also prepares hundreds of cannoli shells for the annual $.25 Throw Back Cannoli Day. Buddy and Lisa celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary. 
11 11 "A Blindfold, a Bikini and Breathing Fire" July 27, 2009 (2009-07-27)
A customer orders a tiki cake that emits fire and a cake for his sister-in-law's bridal shower. Also, Mauro challenges him to ice a cake blindfolded. Buddy also has to make a bridal shower cake for his sister-in-law and Mauro challenges him to ice a cake while blindfolded, lest he be forced to come to the bakery dressed in a grass skirt and coconut bra. 
12 12 "Leaning, Lobsters and Lectures" August 10, 2009 (2009-08-10)
Customers order a Leaning Tower of Pisa wedding cake and lobster-bake-themed cake that Buddy frantically rushes to complete after he learns that the customer gave him an incorrect deadline date. 
13 13 "Fireworks, Falling Fondant and Fathers" August 17, 2009 (2009-08-17)
A family owned fireworks company wishing to honor their patriarch asks for a cake that features their product. Buddy plans a surprise for his Buddy Jr.'s class when he attends his school's Bring Your Dad to School Day. 

Season 2

Ep # Total Title Airdate
1 14 "Plants, Pranks and a Proposal" October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
A customer orders a cake inspired by poisonous plants. Another who wants to propose to his girlfriend at the bakery requests an engagement ring box cake. 
2 15 "Candy, Crash and Crisis" October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
Dylan's Candy Bar, a New York candy store, orders a cake featuring adorned with its product. The sisters contemplate hiring an assistant for an overworked Buddy. 
3 16 "Painters, Pool and Pink" November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02)
Buddy makes a billiard table cake for football player Justin Tuck and shows off his pool skills. The bakery gets a makeover with unexpected results. Buddy makes a cake for the painters. 
4 17 "Robots, Rollerskates and Relatives" November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02)
Customer orders include a moving robot cake, and 1970s-themed roller skate cake that the customer wants delivered on skates. Anthony gets a talkative new companion on a delivery. 
5 18 "A Battleship, Ballet and Burning!" November 9, 2009 (2009-11-09)
Customer orders include a large cake for the U.S. Air Force, and a dance-themed cake. The women get into a heated argument. 
6 19 "Children, a Cage, and a Challenge" November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16)
Buddy creates a cage fight-themed cake, inspiring his teenage nephew to challenge Frankie to a wrestling match. 
7 20 "Pizza, Poochies and Pop-in-Law" November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
Buddy is asked to create a cake for a local animal shelter. Later, he challenges his father-in-law a pizza-making contest. 
8 21 "Golf Greens and Gravity" November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
Customers ordering cakes include a planetarium and a golf tournament cake, which spurs the staff to go golfing for inspiration. 
9 22 "Freaks, Fast Food and Frightened Frankie" November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)
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. 
10 23 "Colorful Characters and Christmas Costumes" December 7, 2009 (2009-12-07)
The staff create a holiday-themed cake for a drag queen. Cousin Anthony and Stretch beg Buddy to let them deliver a cake to a party full of women, but Buddy has a trick up his sleeve when responding to their request. 
11 24 "Motorcycles, Manhattanites and Misbehaving" December 14, 2009 (2009-12-14)
Buddy is asked to make a cake for the Long Island Hell's Angels, and a tea party-themed cake for Upper East Side socialites. 
12 25 "Blushing Brides and Busy Bakers" January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04)
The bakery breaks a record by making 50 wedding cakes in seven days. Buddy is resolved to impress his cousin and sister-in-law with the grandest wedding cake ever. 
13 26 "Apples, Arguments and Animal Prints" January 11, 2010 (2010-01-11)
Buddy is inspired to create a new recipe after being asked to make an apple tree cake for an orchard. Mary threatens to buy her 40th birthday cake from a rival baker if Buddy doesn't give her the attention she needs. 
14 27 "Sizing, Sleeping Stretch and Sesame Street" January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)
The shop receives an order for a cake for the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, which results in unforseen problems, and a surprise by Buddy for his favorite character from that show. 
15 28 "Chimps, Cinema and Crumb Cake" January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
Customers orders include the Bronx Zoo, which wants a cake for its 110th birthday, and a local movie theater having difficulty deciding on a cake for its grand opening. 
16 29 "Aquarium Adventures and an Announcement" February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01)
Buddy adds live fish to an underwater-themed cake ordered by an aquarium to celebrate its birthday. Lisa and Remy make a special announcement to Buddy, who can't wait to tell the rest of the family. 
17 30 "Castles, Cannolis and Cartoon Characters" February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08)
Buddy and Mauro bring their families to Disney World, where they make Carlo's famous cannoli for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The men make a cake for the birthday of Buddy's daughter, Sofia. 


DVD Releases

Title Region 1 Region 2 Discs
Cake Boss Season 1
December 15, 2009[1]


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