The Buddy Valastro Story So Far...
The Cake Boss – Everyone’s Buddy has gone from the proud owner of a humble family bakery into global pastry superstar with a baking empire, learn how Buddy has grown and his plans for the future.
For Buddy Valastro, mixing eggs, sugar, butter and flour means a lot more than “making a cake.” As a
fourth generation baker, it’s a constant source of pleasure, pride and creativity.
Creating amazing cakes connects Buddy with the memory of his father Buddy Sr. and his extended Italian family history.
His talent and passion for the family business, Carlo’s Bakery, has earned the straight-talking cake expert
the moniker, and TLC TV show, CAKE BOSS.
In December 2010, TLC premiered the spin-off series, CAKE BOSS: NEXT GREAT BAKER, where Buddy challenged bakers from around the country to compete for a chance to work alongside the Valastro family at Carlo’s.
Recently CAKE BOSS: NEXT GREAT BAKER crowned its fourth season winners.
In January 2011, TLC launched KITCHEN BOSS, a daytime cooking series showcasing Buddy’s traditional Italian recipes.
And in December 2013, TLC premiered BUDDY’S BAKERY RESCUE (formally Bakery Boss), a series following Buddy across the country helping other family-run bakeries that are struggling to find their own sweet success with his famous blend of business skills and baking expertise.
Following the launch of his best-selling first book, Cake Boss, Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia in 2010, Buddy brought the pages of stories and tips to life on stage via his highly successful Bakin’ with The Boss Tour.
In 2011, Buddy went on to release a how-to book, Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets.
A year later, Buddy shared his savory skills and favorite Italian recipes in his how-to book, Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy Can Serve Them Up and hit the road for his much-anticipated Homemade for the Holidays Tour.
In 2013, Buddy offered families festive tips and tricks to celebrate the holidays with his newest how-to book, Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss.
Expanding outside of Hoboken for the first time, Buddy and the famiglia built a 70,000 square foot baking facility in Jersey City in 2011, opened three new bakeries in 2013, Carlo’s Bakery Ridgewood,
Carlo’s Bakery Westfield and Carlo’s Bakery Red Bank, all in New Jersey, and two bakeries in 2014, Carlo’s Bakery Morristown in New Jersey and Carlo’s Bakery Las Vegas, the company’s first West Coast
Always thinking bigger and better, Buddy has plans for further expansion to new locations, including a future location announced in Greenwich, CT and Marlton, NJ.
Buddy has brought his family’s classic Italian recipes to the table, opening his first restaurant,
Buddy V’s, in the Venetian Las Vegas.
Old favorites and new recipes are on the menu as well as desserts you know and love from Carlo’s Bakery.
Coming soon to TLC Buddy is taking us on a holiday in the brand new 'Buddy's Family Vacation' on DSTV Ch 135.