Cake Boss

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  • TV-PG
  • 2009
  • 15 Seasons
  • 6.6  (3,305)

Cake Boss is a reality TV show that premiered on the TLC network in April 2009. The show, which ran for 13 seasons, follows the day-to-day life of Buddy Valastro, the owner of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, and his family as they create elaborate and detailed cakes for various occasions and events.

Throughout the show, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of Carlo's Bakery and the Valastro family's busy lives as they balance running the bakery with their personal lives. From designing and decorating cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special events, to managing employees and customers, to dealing with the occasional mishap or disaster, there is never a dull moment on Cake Boss.

One of the key features of the show is watching the Valastro family's creative process as they come up with unique and impressive cake designs. Whether it's a life-size motorcycle, a towering castle, or a replica of a famous landmark, Buddy and his team of skilled bakers and decorators never cease to amaze with their attention to detail and precision.

In addition to showcasing the impressive cakes created by Carlo's Bakery, Cake Boss also provides a glimpse into the interpersonal dynamics of the Valastro family. Buddy's wife Lisa and their four children are frequent fixtures on the show, and viewers get to see the family juggle work obligations with their home life. There are also occasional clashes and disagreements between family members, but ultimately the love and respect they have for each other shines through.

One of the reasons Cake Boss has been so successful and enduring is due to the affable and charismatic personality of Buddy Valastro. Nicknamed the "Cake Boss," Buddy has a larger-than-life persona that makes him both entertaining and relatable. He brings a sense of humor and levity to the show, while also showcasing his impressive skills as a baker and cake decorator.

Over the course of the show's run, viewers were treated to a wide range of cake creations, from classic designs to elaborate and avant-garde creations. Some of the most memorable cakes from the show include a giant alligator, a 9/11 tribute cake, and a life-size replica of the Taj Mahal.

Beyond the baking and decorating, Cake Boss also delves into the business side of running a bakery. Throughout the series, Buddy and his team navigate the ups and downs of being a small business owner, from dealing with difficult customers to managing the finances of the bakery. In doing so, the show provides an interesting look at the realities of entrepreneurship and the challenges faced by small businesses.

Ultimately, Cake Boss is a fun and entertaining show that highlights the creativity, skill, and hard work that goes into creating stunning cakes. With its likable cast of characters, impressive designs, and occasional drama, the show quickly became a hit with audiences and remains popular to this day. Whether you're a baking enthusiast or simply a fan of heartwarming reality TV, Cake Boss is sure to deliver.

Cake Boss is a series that is currently running and has 15 seasons (305 episodes). The series first aired on May 25, 2009.

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The Next Great Bride
10. The Next Great Bride
May 18, 2018
Since winning The Next Great Baker, Marissa Lopez has become an integral part of Carlo's Bakery. Now Marissa's getting married and ordering her own cake. Buddy's happy to create the wedding cake -- until he hears her request!
Next Great Bride, Fish Cake And Caesar Castano
8. Next Great Bride, Fish Cake And Caesar Castano
April 11, 2020
Buddy bakes wedding cake for the winner of Next Great Baker, Marissa Lopez. And Ralph bakes a frieze cake for a man from his fianc├ę.
Giant Tooth And Masquerade Sweet 16
7. Giant Tooth And Masquerade Sweet 16
April 4, 2020
There smiled broadly when the bakery must bake a giant tooth-cake. And a masquerade cake must be created for a 16-year birthday.
Extraterrestrials And Giant Tacos
6. Extraterrestrials And Giant Tacos
March 28, 2020
Buddy and the other bakes a giant taco cake, as it is "taco's day". A talented 9-year-old designer's alien cake.
Cuckoo Cake, Birthday Surprise, and New Bakery
5. Cuckoo Cake, Birthday Surprise, and New Bakery
March 21, 2020
Buddy and his family travel to Minnesota to prepare for a brand new bakery opening the first Carlo's expansion into America's Midwest.
Thunderbirds And Butterflies
4. Thunderbirds And Butterflies
February 29, 2020
Buddy creates a beautiful butterfly cake for a local zoo. Their butterfly exhibit is closing for the season, and they want to celebrate with a cake covered with sugar replicas of the colourful creatures.
Waves, Watermelons And Wipe Outs
3. Waves, Watermelons And Wipe Outs
February 22, 2020
A Jersey Shore surf shop owner needs a cake that screams summer, for an upcoming surfing competition. The bakery crew recreates the ocean with a cake that looks like a giant crashing wave.
Rollercoasters, Cook-offs And Cupcake Island
2. Rollercoasters, Cook-offs And Cupcake Island
February 15, 2020
The Valastro family is spending the summer at the Jersey Shore, but Buddy's still on the job. Buddy takes a consultation at the beachside amusement park he frequented as a kid.
Dinosaurs, Brush Strokes And Edible Art
1. Dinosaurs, Brush Strokes And Edible Art
February 15, 2020
The crew summons the Jurassic when they make a cake for a local Dinosaur theme park.
Where to Watch Cake Boss
Cake Boss is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cake Boss on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Food Network, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV, TLC and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 25, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (3,305)