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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.


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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'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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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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The 'Cake Boss' Tackles His Biggest Project Ever for a Las Vegas Party (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 7th 2011 6:41AM
'Cake Boss'Buddy Valastro tackled his biggest challenge ever on the latest installment of 'Cake Boss' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC). To celebrate Century 21's 40th birthday bash in Las Vegas, Valastro created a 1,500 lb cake that simply has to be seen to be believed.

"When we challenged Buddy with this opportunity, we never thought that he would pull off something like he pulled off," said Century 21 President and CEO Rick Davidson. Most of the brokers and agents in attendance were stunned in disbelief at what they were looking at.

A cityscape of various buildings capped with a massive spinning globe, if we hadn't seen them cut into it and serve it, we'd be hard-pressed to believe it was actually made of cake.

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'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Gets Another Show, Jorge Garcia Comments on 'Lost' Lotto Numbers and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 5th 2011 6:00PM
Buddy Valastro, Cake BossTLC must really like Buddy Valastro. The network has given the 'Cake Boss' and 'Next Great Baker' star yet another show.

According to Deadline, 'Kitchen Boss' will feature Valastro cooking his traditional Italian recipies. The show's already gotten a 40-episode order, and will premiere at 5:30PM on Jan. 25.

A sneak peak will air after the 'Next Great Baker' finale on Jan. 24.

In other TV news ...

Jorge Garcia has a message for everyone who played the 'Lost' numbers in the Mega Millions lottery last night. "When will you people learn? The numbers are bad!" he wrote on his blog. [Further Dispatches]

'Grey's Anatomy' is welcoming yet another 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' alum. Adam Busch, aka Warren, aka the guy who killed Tara, will play a resident assigned to shadow Christina. [E! Online]

'Jerseylicious' is getting a third season. The show's Jan. 2 episode gave Style its highest-rated telecast ever. The new season will air later in 2011. [Deadline]

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'Cake Boss' Blows Up Some Cakes (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 28th 2010 2:30AM
'Cake Boss' Blows Up Some CakesExplosions + reality TV makes everything better. Probably. (For proof of this, here's a video of sand castles exploding in reverse on a reality show. See? Explosions can even make sand castles entertaining. Sort of.)

But somehow, cakes plus explosions does't seem like a natural mix. After all, cakes are ... something you'd like to eat. Demolishing them is such a waste. And as your mom might remind you: waste not, want not; you should always clean your plate, etc.

Still, explosions are what we got on 'Cake Boss: Next Great Baker' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC). Two teams competed to create the best cake for a special effects company. Host Buddy Valastro didn't like one of the cakes, so he had it blown up. And then he blew up the other one.

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'Cake Boss' -- 'Jersey Shore's' Snooki Appears, Causes a Flirting 'Situation' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 9th 2010 3:20AM
'Cake Boss' -- 'Jersey Shore's' Snooki Appears, Causes a Flirting 'Situation''Jersey Shore's' Snooki is everywhere these days, so why not have her on top of a cake as well? It seems that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi failed to remember Mother's Day. So she tried to apologize to her mom on the new 'Cake Boss' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC).

The 'Cake Boss' shop is located in Hoboken, New Jersey -- not the shore. Still, maybe the fellow "Garden State" residents could solve the family drama.

Buddy Valastro and his team tried to make Snooki happy -- which included letting the reality star flirt with Buddy's cousin Anthony. Upon meeting Anthony, Snooki found the young man to be severely untanned. She suggested that he needed a heavy dose of "GTL" -- that's "gym, tan and laundry" for you 'Jersey Shore' newbies.

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Buddy Tries a New Approach to Ease Tension on 'Cake Boss' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Aug 10th 2010 3:30PM
When Buddy Valastro's right-hand man Mauro Castano blows a gasket over sponge cake, Valastro tries a different approach to ease tension at the bakery on 'Cake Boss' (Mon, 9PM ET on TLC).

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A Heart Attack on 'Cake Boss'? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 22nd 2010 1:20AM
A Heart Attack on 'Cake Boss'?Does making cake all the time equal bad health? Yes, we know that eating cake all the time is unhealthy. But we would have thought that being a professional baker would be a fairly rigorous and athletic activity.

As it turns out, that's not necessarily the case. On the latest episode of 'Cake Boss' (Mon, 9PM ET on TLC), head cook Buddy Valastro must deal with some health problems involving his somewhat overweight co-worker Mauro.

[Spoiler alert.]

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Fighting a Knight on 'Cake Boss' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 15th 2010 4:20AM
Fighting a Knight on 'Cake Boss'On 'Cake Boss' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC), Buddy Valastro and his team get hired to make a cake for the King of 'Medieval Times' -- which is a medieval-themed restaurant featuring jousting and sword fights. And once the cake portion of the show is done, it's time to engage in some medieval extracurricular activities.

A knight challenges Buddy to a joust on horseback -- and Buddy accepts the challenge. Um, Buddy? Dude? All of your training is cake-related! You're from New Jersey! Do you really have a lot of jousting experience, or is this a terrible idea?

[Spoiler alert.]

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The 'Cake Boss' Tries to Surprise His Wife (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 1st 2010 1:55AM
The 'Cake Boss' Tries to Surprise His WifeThe third season of 'Cake Boss' (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC) has begun. On the latest episode, head boss Buddy Valastro tries to make a surprise cake for his wife's 30th birthday. A really big cake. A cake that is in the shape of an enormous woman, for whatever reason.

[Spoiler alert.]

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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 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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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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Cake Boss needs to be more like Housewives, less like Ace of Cakes

by Joel Keller, posted May 26th 2009 11:02AM
Cake BossAfter the big Jon & Kate premiere last night ("Look, honey! They're not sitting on the couch together! They must be getting a divorce!"), TLC premiered their new series, Cake Boss. It features Buddy Valastro, owner and head pastry chef at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, NJ, and shows how he runs the bakery along with his very Jersey family. Think about a cross between Ace of Cakes and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and you'll get an idea of what's going on here: lots of hand gesturing and swearing being thrown around with the fondant and buttercream.

At least that's what the preview episode the network aired about a month ago showed. It was loud and obnoxious and looked like a lot of fun. Last night's premiere, though, concentrated more on the funky cake-making aspect of the job than the interpersonal relations between Buddy and his crew. What a snooze.

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