"Cake Boss" is a reality docu-drama on TLC that takes viewers behind the scenes of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, where owner Buddy Valastro manages his booming business making elaborate in-demand cakes, along with his big Italian family who run the shop with him.

Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law. And when you're working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama. The Valastros know drama but at the end of the day they also know love.

"Cake Boss" chronicles Buddy's over-arching desire to achieve his late father's dream of making Carlo's Bake Shop a household name with or without the help of his family.

Season 5

The fifth season picks up with Buddy and his crew settling into their new cake factory, Lackawanna, and learning to deal with the demands of their ever-growing popularity. This season's colorful confections include a tribute to Dr. Seuss, a towering Statue of Liberty, and a candy-covered 1st birthday cake for Buddy's son — with a flowing chocolate river. Of course, running a family business comes with some not-so-sweet drama, and an increasing conflict between Buddy's sister Mary and the rest of the Carlo's Bakery team leads Buddy to make some tough choices. Also, "Next Great Baker" winner Marissa Lopez starts work at the bakery, trying to prove she has what it takes to bake with the big boys, while learning how to keep up with their pranks.

Season 6

Season 6 picks up days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area, with Buddy and the crew returning to Carlo's to assess the damage it's left behind. With no electricity and clients who still need cake orders, the team will have to work their decorating magic in near darkness, and look to find ways to support the community working to recover from the storm.

In the second episode, Buddy is asked to create a special cake for Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. The pressure's on for the team to deliver a cake that will wow the beloved Robin — and millions of viewers. Plus, Mauro makes a cake for a spinning instructor who wants to honor his mentor.

Season 6 (Winter Episodes)

This winter season will feature more crazy confections as the team creates cakes for music legend Willie Nelson's 80th birthday; a 14-foot, 800-pound alligator cake; and a special wedding cake for "Next Great Baker" winner Ashley Holt. The entire Valastro family also rallies around Momma Mary, who continues to battle her ALS diagnosis with new treatment options.

Season 7

As the success of Carlo's Bake Shop grows, Buddy must tackle new challenges, both in the shop and at home. After 50 years and thousands of customers, the Valastro family reminisces over the memories in the shop as they renovate the bakery, uncovering a message for Buddy from his late father. As one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States, Buddy continues to achieve his late father's dream of making Carlo's Bake Shop a household name.

Throughout the season, Buddy and his cake team, including his four sisters, two brothers-in-law, cousins and the family matriarch, Momma, whip up some of the most delicious creations yet. With more responsibilities than ever, the Valastros feel the heat as they work side-by-side to satisfy customers, special guest stars and celebrities from around the world including a special cake for Academy Award winners Common and John Legend. Buddy and his team are tasked with creating some of the wildest cakes imaginable, including a "meat" covered cake that has the team visiting the butcher shop, and a naked cake that has Buddy questioning the controversial trend. From old-school birthday cakes for his son, to a commemorative cake for Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, Buddy and the team have their hands full.

"Cake Boss" is produced by High Noon Entertainment.


Network: TLC
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: April 19, 2009
Seasons: 7
Production Company: High Noon Entertainment

'Cake Boss' Season 7 Kicks Off Live — Premiering Tuesday, September 8, the new season of the TLC reality docu-series returns with a live two-hour event. Read more...
'Bakery Boss' Knows the Ingredients for Sweet Success — Premiering Monday, December 2, the new "Cake Boss" spin-off series features Buddy Valastro bringing his famous blend of business skills and baking expertise to help other bakers that are struggling. Read more...
TLC Serves Up a Double Dose of Buddy Valastro — "Cake Boss" Season 6 premieres before the new pilot "Bakery Boss" on Monday, May 27. Read more...

Series Regulars


kathy says:
On 6/14/2010, Mauro was having chess pains then he fell to the floor. I would like to know on how is he doing. By the way Buddy Your cakes are orsome. All of your family & staff are fantastic people.Keep on doing a good job. I love watching the show.
pyxi says:
buddy, you have inspired me to get baking again. i have just recently made a chocolate hazlenut almond cake,and almond buttercream frosting with blue vanilla fondant.it was delicious.
linda says:
his show is fantastic. I look forward to it each week---and also enjoy the re-runs. Buddy and his gang are entertaining and fun. Keep up the great show. God Bless.

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