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Someone's Got a Bun in the Oven on 'Cake Boss: Next Great Baker' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 13th 2011 8:01AM
'Cake Boss'Telling your co-workers that you're pregnant can be complicated, which may be why baker Heather chose to just slide it into a random conversation on 'Cake Boss: Next Great Baker' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC) rather than make a big announcement.

Her co-workers were totally unaware that she was pregnant until she said she had to go to the bathroom: "Baby pressing on bladder, I'll go really really fast."

Those chef's whites must be very forgiving as, unbelievably, Heather had made it to seven months' pregnant without anyone noticing. Except Chad, who said that he thought she was, but didn't mention it just in case she wasn't.

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Transport Proves Biggest Challenge For One Team on 'Next Great Baker' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 29th 2011 1:30AM
Buddy Valastro, 'Next Great Baker'The 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro returned with the second season of 'Next Great Baker' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC). At stake is an apprenticeship at Valastro's bakery, so he's very invested in making the right choices as the competition progresses.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

Sometimes that means looking beyond the final product to the individuals behind the efforts. For the elimination challenge, they were separated into teams, which would test their teamwork. As they each have their own artistic vision, this was a tremendous challenge. And with a four-foot tall cake to create, they had their work cut out for them.

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Buddy Valastro Makes a Halloween Spider Cake With Rachael Ray (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 24th 2011 7:00PM
With Halloween just a week away, 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro taught 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) how to make a spooky spider cake. All it takes is a rotating cake turn-table, a few different colors of icing, and some toy spiders.

Striking up a cake-side conversation, Ray asked Valastro if he was scared by spiders or snakes. "Nah, I'm a rough tough guy," he said. "Yeah, a rough-tough guy with sprinkles," Ray joked back.

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'Cake Boss' Makes a Cow Cake That Gives Milk (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 2nd 2011 6:00PM
Eden the cow and Eden the cow cake on 'Cake Boss'If Buddy Valastro just made nice big chocolate cakes for kids' birthday parties, 'Cake Boss' (Mondays, 9PM on TLC) wouldn't be a very interesting show. Luckily, Monday's episode was far stranger than that, as Valastro made a cow-shaped cake for Eden's tenth birthday. By the way, Eden is a cow. And the cow cake, like Eden, also gave milk.

With the help of his crew, Valastro made a life-sized replica of Eden. The head was carved out of Rice Crispy Treats, and the udders were made of modeling chocolate, all built on a wooden frame. But the biggest challenge? "I gotta have somebody hide inside and squeeze the bottles to make it milk," said Valastro.

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Regis and Kelly's Special Cakes from the 'Cake Boss' Melt, Get Eaten Anyway (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 26th 2011 4:45PM
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin show of their 'Cake Boss' cakes on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'Last week on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated), Regis Philbin tried his hand at baking a wedding cake with 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro. Valastro suggested they bury and say a prayer over Philbin's creation. This week, Philbin and Kelly Ripa showed off photos of custom cakes the Cake Boss made for their staff party, which ended up melted, but got eaten anyway.

The cakes were made to look like busts of Philbin and Ripa, but Ripa wasn't terribly impressed. "The Cake Boss made cakes of us," she said. "I look like you, and I thought your cake looked like Ronald Reagan." Since the party was outdoors, during a heat-wave, they had to put the cakes in the air-conditioned party-bus, but that couldn't save them.

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The 'Cake Boss' Teaches Regis How to Bake (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 22nd 2011 4:40PM
Regis Philbin and Buddy Valastro of 'Cake Boss' on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' Thursday on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated), Alton Brown taught Kelly Ripa how to judge food. Friday on the show, Regis Philbin learned how to bake from Budday Valastro, the 'Cake Boss' himself, who taught him the finer points of confection. As an added level of difficulty, the cake was for a bride-to-be, named Kimberly.

Philbin knew there would be trouble when he sat down with Kimberly and asked what she wanted. "Three or four tiers," she said. "You're not makin' it, are you?" Valastro laughed. "Kimberly, you're a sweet girl," said Philbin, "but I didn't like that tone that much." That was only the beginning. Philbin nearly freaked out when he had to handle a slimy raw egg yolk.

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Buddy Valastro of 'Cake Boss' Is Living His Dream on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 21st 2010 9:40PM
Buddy Valastro of 'Cake Boss' Is Living His Dream on 'Oprah'The star of 'Cake Boss' appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) to discuss his life and his dreams. Buddy Valastro -- head baker on the reality series -- talked to Winfrey about his childhood, and about how far he's come since then.

Watch the video after the jump.

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TLC Reveals Sweet Tooth With 'Cupcake Sisters'

by Jane Murphy, posted Feb 12th 2010 1:30PM
TLCTLC is going for Must Sweet TV with the addition of 'Cupcake Sisters' to its schedule this summer.

Joining such treats as 'Cake Boss' and 'Little Chocolatiers,' the Hollywood Reporter had the goods on TLC's latest this morning: 'Cupcake Sisters' (working title) will follow the real-life stirrings within Georgetown Cupcake, an establishment in the shadow of Georgetown University; the "cupcakery" serves fancy confections to the movers and shakers of the Nation's Capital. Only two years ago, proprietors (and siblings) Katherine Kallinis and Sophia LaMontagne left non-foodie careers to follow the frosting.

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TLC Orders Third Season of 'Cake Boss'

by Jane Murphy, posted Feb 1st 2010 11:15AM
TLC has decided to add another layer to the tasty pastry that is 'Cake Boss': According to Variety, New Jersey baker extraordinaire Buddy Valastro and his family will all return for a third season.

Founded in 1910 -- five years before the birth of Hoboken's other institution, Frank Sinatra -- Valastro's family business, Carlo's Bakery, caters to the rich and famous -- and sometimes just the rich. The show tracks the cake-baking process from start to finish, and features dazzling, sometimes bizarre, orders, such as a talking cake and a frosted replica of a roulette table.

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Best and Worst TV of 2009: Michael P.'s list

by Michael Pascua, posted Dec 20th 2009 3:08PM
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A year has passed and there has been a lot of best and worst lists here at TV Squad. I know tons of reality television shows have grazed my TV so I've compiled a list of the best and worst reality shows of 2009.

Finding the best shows are easy, but it's hard to pare down the worst list. I define "worst" as shows that had potential and never did anything with it. While shows like I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and anything involving the words "Real Housewives" aren't mentioned, they aren't the worst because they started at rock bottom and had nowhere to go. Several of the worst shows I've mentioned could just go through some tweaking and it could have been amazing.

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New TV DVDs for Dec. 15: 'Robot Chicken,' 'The Tudors' and More

by Scott Harris, posted Dec 15th 2009 9:48AM
One of the best parts of the holiday season is the return of some of television's most beloved animated classics. Shows like, for instance, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' and, of course, 'Robot Chicken.'

Okay, so maybe 'Robot Chicken' isn't quite your father's stop-motion show, but retailers around the nation are about to find out how today's brand of animation stacks up against favorites of the past as several offbeat animated series get the DVD treatment. But don't worry, if cartoons aren't your thing, we've also dug up some releases from other genres that will make some of the best gifts this side of the Island of Misfit Toys.

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Most Evil Reality Show Villains on TV Right Now

by Jane Murphy, posted Dec 2nd 2009 6:30PM
When it comes to reality show stars, we remember the ones we love to hate. Johnny Fairplay or Puck, Santino or Joan Rivers (what, you didn't want Annie Duke to win 'Celebrity Apprentice'?) ... viewers want to get their blood boiling. Here are some of the scoundrels (and circumstances) currently gritting teeth on your TV grid.

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Cake Boss takes over Jon & Kate's timeslot

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 26th 2009 4:33PM
Call it a sign of a successful show or the end of an unmitigated disaster, but the reign of Jon & Kate is officially over and joy has replaced tyranny in the universe.

In short, TLC's newest reality hit Cake Boss has officially taken over the coveted 9 p.m. slot on Mondays vacated by Satan's favorite show, Jon & Kate Plus 8.

For those of you who have not left your cave in the last month, Jon & Kate officially left the airwaves last Monday thereby stitching the hole that its pure evilness created in the annals of time and space and staving off the unholy apocalypse. And in case your wondering, no, I never liked the show.

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TLC Orders 'Craving Comforts' With Host Art Smith

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Nov 23rd 2009 11:19AM
Fresh of his "champions round" run on Bravo's 'Top Chef: Masters,' chef Art Smith is headed to TLC for his own cooking series, under the working title 'Craving Comforts.' So far, eight half-hour episodes have been ordered, with production already underway.

Luckily for Smith, 'Comforts' won't be anywhere near the stress-inducing levels of 'Top Chef: Masters.' Instead, Smith will showcase his teddy bear personality as he travels across the country to uncover stories behind America's favorite comfort foods (think 'Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives' meets 'Paula's Home Cooking').

Smith seems like a logical choice for his own show, and will likely provide a comforting alternative to the more extreme and abrasive celebrity chefs currently on television (hello, Gordon Ramsay!). His resume also makes him the perfect fit for TLC, given that he's worked for Oprah for years and is a two-time James Beard Award winner.

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Bake-Off! 'Ace of Cakes' vs. 'Cake Boss'

by Marina Zogbi, posted Nov 19th 2009 9:00AM
Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes, and Buddy Valastro, Cake BossIn this corner: Champ Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network's custom cake show 'Ace of Cakes.' Every week at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Md., Duff and his team of hipster bakers build confections that defy both imagination and gravity for events such as weddings, movie premieres and the Super Bowl.

And in this corner: Contender Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's 'Cake Boss.' Each week at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ, Buddy and his crew (most of whom are family members) create equally elaborate cakes for customers ranging from Sweet Sixteens to the American Museum of Natural History.

Surely there's room on TV for two wildly creative cake artists? Yet fiercely partisan fans of each show have been taking sides and letting their preference be known. (Just Google "Ace of Cakes vs. Cake Boss."

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