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Cake Boss is a popular TLC reality series that follows the story of cake baker Buddy Valastro and his team of bakers in the family run New Jersey business. Buddy and his family create pastry delights, custom designing cakes for very special events, such as birthdays and weddings.
Buddy Valstro and Family
Cake Boss features the Valstro family, headed by Buddy Valstro, as they create astounding cakes and traditional Italian pastries.
The Valstro family seems to genuinely enjoy creating artistic pastries and cakes and making customers happy, but the series is not all sweetness. Sometimes the deadlines get short and things do not go as planned, causing tempers to erupt and the noise level in the bakery to elevate.
Buddy and the family of bakers create mouth watering cakes from recipes handed down from Buddy’s father. The series is about the bakery business, cakes and the importance of tradition and family. Buddy might be running the shop, but he works alongside his mother, four sisters, three brothers-in-law, and some extended family members who do not always see him as the “boss.”
Tensions tend to rise as deadlines near. The ornate cakes are an important part of the celebrations they are served at and the bakers must keep on schedule as they create a marvelous cake that also serves as a fun focal point. Some of the cakes seen this season include a roller skate for a birthday party at a roller rink, a dog for an animal shelter party, an engagement ring box cake and a robot cake.
Buddy and his family are a boisterous bunch that shows their enjoyment of the process of creating and baking a unique cake, starting with the idea from the customer and proceeding through the design, planning, baking and decorating. Finally the completed cake is proudly presented to the delighted customer.
Cake Boss about the Baking Business
Cake Boss is more than a baking show. The viewer is privy to Buddy’s perspective about the business aspects of running a cake bakery and the importance of delighting the customer with a cake that is both fun and tasty.
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