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This reality series follows the day-to-day operation of a family-run cake decorating business in New Jersey. The fun comes not just from the sometimes spectacular cakes that the shop has to make, but also the entertaining interactions among the staff and customers. The series airs on TLC.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
1 Season, 240 Episodes
May 25, 2009
Cast: Buddy Valastro, Mauro Castano, Danny Dragone, Joey Faugno
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Cake Boss Full Episode Guide

  • A pair of tween brothers want to surprise their little sister with a special birthday cake. Since their allowances won't cover the costs, the boys offer to trade pizza from their family-owned pizzeria in exchange for a fantastic pony cake.

  • Deep beneath the ground in western New Jersey, Buddy and his sons explore an old zinc mine that boasts some extremely unusual minerals that glow! The president of the mine wants a cake to surprise young geologists on their next mine visit.

  • It's a day for Dads! The crew makes basketball-inspired cake, the Valastro kids decide to surprise their Dad by making him a Father's Day cake for a change, and Mauro and Joe hit the links with their sons for a little father-son bonding time.

  • Every summer New York's harbor fills with U.S. Navy ships to celebrate Fleet Week and Carlos Bakery donates an amazing cake. This is also a big week for Mary's twins: they're celebrating their confirmation.

  • It's an emotional day when Buddy makes a cake for his daughter's 8th grade graduation. It's got all Sofia's favourite design elements. But when her younger brother is put in charge of the cake delivery there's no telling what will happen.

  • Buddy creates a flower covered cake, complete with a rose flavored filling for a Mother's Day brunch. Lisa and Sofia help Buddy host a special decorating class. The Valastro family celebrates Momma, and all the other wonderful moms in the family.

  • Before the team can build a cake for the Steampunk World's Fair they have one question: what is steampunk? It takes all gears turning to grasp this concept and build a steaming, and rotating cake that's fit for the fantasy world of steampunk. Kiwis (the bird), kiwis (the fruit) and sheep are all in order when Buddy makes a cake to capture the country of New Zealand. This cake needs to scream kiwi on the outside and taste kiwi on the inside with a special pavlova style filling. Buddy Castano is in charge of the Valastro kids for a few hours, but babysitting isn't easy when one of the kids goes missing!

  • Call it the cake order of the future, it's a robot cake for an actual robot! Buddy and the team make an old school style robot cake for a gala honouring what could be the world's most advanced robot. Mary helps make a 5-year-old girl's birthday cake dream come true. It's all rainbows and sparkles for this magical unicorn cake, complete with a glittering golden horn. Grace has one big problem with her new office, she has to go outside to get to the bakery. Mauro might have the perfect solution for her.

  • Mauro gets a very sweet cake order from two organisers of a Father-Daughter dance and Buddy takes an order from a bride-to-be who needs a fun cake for her bachelorette party.

  • Buddy and his team take on a big challenge when a glassblowing studio challenges them to think outside of the box and use some cool new techniques to make a cake as beautiful as glass art. Later, Lisa takes a special cake order for a 100th birthday party.

  • Two eleven-year-old DJ's want Buddy to make a big pinata cake for their birthday, and they want candy to spill out of it. Grace takes an order from two pregnant mothers who are having a double gender reveal party.

  • Buddy and the team get creative with a cake for the New York Botanical Garden train show. Meanwhile, Mauro takes a cake order for an ugly sweater party and the bakery team end up donning ugly sweaters themselves.

  • Buddy has a very special client this week...his wife. Lisa's grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary!

  • Buddy gets a visit from Leah, a seven-year-old baker he met in Malaysia. Meanwhile, Mauro and Madeline play cupid when they help a young man propose to his sweetheart, right in the middle of Times Square.

  • Buddy is all about school spirit this week, as he makes a cake for Sophia's school pep rally. Then, Grace takes a very special consultation for a 40th birthday cake and Mary's foot modeling career becomes a reality!

  • Buddy's eldest son wants his own haunted house to go along with his spooky cake for Halloween; Carlo's crew carve a cake that looks like an intricately carved pumpkin sculpture.

  • Buddy runs the family business as the Master Baker of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ.

  • Buddy takes on one of his weirdest requests -- baking a South African beef jerky cake; the team works on a music box-themed cake that gets them dancing.

  • Buddy makes the mermaid cake he's dreamed about for an aquarium hosting "mermaids" who swim in the tanks for visitors; Mauro makes a law-abiding cake for a police pal.

  • Buddy creates a Viking-themed cake for the crew of the reproduction Viking ship after their crossing of the North Atlantic; a huge, multi-flavored ice-cream cone cake.

  • Mauro makes a Korean-themed first birthday cake; Madeline picks a dress for her 25th wedding anniversary; Buddy is tasked with a bake for a digger theme park.

  • Buddy meets a floral-loving bride who wants bouquets of flower cupcakes for her big day; Mauro celebrates his 25th wedding anniversary with Madeline in romantic style.

  • Buddy judges a true 'clash-of-the-titans' a cook-off between local police and fire-fighters, complete with two fabulous cakes to celebrate the event!

  • The team go back to school with a cake to mark an event for the Mayor of Newark providing school supplies for kids, and Madeline is tasked with a rainbow cake for a charity run!

  • Buddy flaunts his cake and dance moves when he designs a flamenco cake. Meanwhile, Mauro and the team make a cake for a nearby summer camp, and it gets messy!

  • Buddy's client is a modern day medieval knight who wants an epic fire breathing dragon cake. This cake is one of the most challenging the team has tackled yet because Buddy goes a little crazy with the pyrotechnics for this cake.

  • The holidays are here!  Each year the Valastros plan a party to give back to those less fortunate in their community.  This year Buddy creates a Christmas tree cake, and Lisa and the kids make sure each child at the party has a special gift to open.  Meanwhile, Mary is planning her husband's 40th birthday. She asks Mauro and Joe for the cake, but they have their own ideas to make their brother-in-law's cake extra special.  It's an inside joke that Mary won't find all that funny.

  • A winter wonderland themed wedding inspires Buddy to venture out of his comfort zone. So, he enlists his friend and legendary sugar artist, Jacques Torres, to help complete the icy cake of the couple's dreams. Grace, Joe, Madeline and Mauro try an interactive game where they're locked in a room and need to work together to figure their way out. It's one date night everyone wants to escape!

  • Buddy makes a cake for an all female motorcycle club. These women want a cake that's feminine, but tough, just like them. Buddy plans to create the look of leather and lace on this cake and there's a real trick to his technique. Plus, the team goes girlie to make the perfect, pink princess cake for one lucky little 5-year-old. Madeline wants her kids to be prepared when they head off to college, so she gives her son Buddy a crash course in home economics. Hopefully there won't be too much damage!

  • The professional futbol (soccer) team F.C. Internazionale from Milan, Italy, is in Hoboken, and Buddy and the guys are making them a cake.  It's a dream come true for Mauro and Danny, who have been "Inter" fans since childhood.  Buddy's nieces Dominique, Mary and Bartolina are all graduating, so their proud parents work together on a very special graduation cake to celebrate their achievements.  Mary still has dreams of becoming a foot model, but she learns that it'll take more hard work than she anticipated.

  • Buddy and the crew get wrapped up in their work by creating a cake resembling an ancient Egyptian mummy sarcophagus. They even try to mummify Mauritzio for inspiration!  And, Mauro, Joe, Danny, and Frankie make a pancake cake.  But Mauro's cake filling flavor choice may be a little too hot to handle.  Jalapeno bacon cake anyone?

  • Buddy heads to Meadowlands Racetrack where they are asked to make a cake for the infamous camel and ostrich races.  Just to make things interesting, Buddy and the baking team place a side bet: loser has to kiss a camel! The bakery also receives a visit from a few families with the Make-a-Wish foundation.  Buddy helps these kids turn their cake wishes into reality. 

  • A mother - daughter duo need a cake that's both traditional and modern for an upcoming quinceanera celebration.  It's old school versus new school and Mauro's caught in the middle.  Plus, a cake that's for the dogs… or at least the dog groomers.  Buddy tests out a new technique to bring this pooch cake to life. Buddy and Lisa go head to head over their son Marco playing football.  Will it be a touchdown for the boys or a flag on the play by mom?

  • Buddy takes his family to the Poconos Mountains for some snow tubing fun.  Once it gets too cold, they head to an indoor water park for some wet n wild action!  While Buddy's away, Mary goes bananas at the bakery.  She and Carlo's team make a cake for a zoo to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey.  But Mary also made a promise to the primates, so the team has to bake treats that the monkeys can actually eat.  Buddy Castano is getting ready to go to college, but Mauro and Madeline are having a hard time letting go of their baby!

  • Joe has big plans for Grace's 50th birthday.  He wants to surprise her with an ice cream cake, but extreme heat may just melt the surprise before Grace arrives.  Plus, Buddy must turn a classic car into an unforgettable cake. 

  • It's Halloween in Hoboken and the cakes are getting creepy at Carlo's Bake Shop! The team heads to a haunted house for inspiration. Plus, professional pumpkin carvers want one of their amazing Jack-O-Lanterns replicated in cake.

  • It's an international dumpling feast for the eyes when Buddy makes a cake for a NY food tour company. Buddy is asked to create the iconic motorcycle jacket out of cake! Plus, the Hoboken spaghetti dinner block party needs focaccia bread for the event.

  • An Indian couple asks for an exact replica of the Taj Mahal, but the intricate design may be more than Buddy and his team can handle. Grace helps a couple of boys ask their girlfriends to prom with an over-the-top surprise 'Promposal' cake.

  • A martial-arts studio wants a cake that represents the Brazilian tradition Capoeira; Grace helps a couple of boys ask their girlfriends to prom with a surprise "prom-posal" cake; the team gives back to Feeding America.

  • A longtime customer wants a harvest themed cake to kick off the start of their farm's fall season. Buddy and the team come up with a cornucopia of ideas. Meanwhile, Mauro gets some shocking news and must undergo surgery.

  • Sugar and spice and everything... meat? Buddy makes a giant hot dog cake for the famous 4th of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. An order for a BBQ pit master has Joe attempting a pork belly cake filling.

  • The team makes a beer cake for a local Oktoberfest. The hospital where all 4 Valastro kids were born is celebrating 150 years in business, and want a special cake order. Then, the sisters put together a hot baker calendar featuring the bakery guys!

  • The pressure is high as the German Ambassador asks for an exact replica of the Brandenburg Gate, and the guest of honor will be the President of Germany! Meanwhile, Ralph makes a gold Buddha statue for a local restaurant. Plus, Lisa tries out trapeze!

  • We reflect on the life of Momma Mary, and the legacy she left behind. While the family grieves, they also celebrate the triumphant life that she lead. Hundreds of family members and friends join to celebrate and reflect on the incredible life of Momma.

  • Buddy's most amazing patriotic cakes are featured and celebrated; these crowd-pleasing cakes are sure to remind Americans of some of the reasons they're so proud of their country!

Cake Boss News

'Cake Boss' Arrested, Charged with DUI

Buddy Valastro is in trouble with the law.

Transgender Woman Fumes Over 'Cake Boss' Remarks

Nobody is an "it." Nobody. Some people still haven't gotten that memo. Former "RuPaul's Drag Race" personality Carmen Carrera meant well appearing on Monday night's "Cake Boss." She felt she could make some headway for the transgender community. Instead, she ended up feeling like a humiliated, betrayed joke-butt.

It's a Boy: TLC's 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Adds Fourth New Family Member

Add another layer to the Valastro family cake.

Buddy Valastro - aka the Cake Boss from TLC’s "The Cake Boss" - and his wife had their fourth baby on Monday morning.

Valastro tweeted to his fans: "Lisa had a baby boy! Carlo Salvatore was born today at 5:11pm! Mom and baby are doing great!! Baby Carlo is 7lb 3oz and 20 inches long."

Valastro told People Magazine that "we feel so blessed to welcome a healthy new baby into our family.

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