Hoboken “Cake Boss”

4/15/2009 Update:

Here’s a multi-story update. At last weekend’s Easter Egg HuntCarlo’s Bakery’s Buddy Valastro had provided the delicious cakes and cupcakes for the event – and TLC was on hand filming for an upcoming episode of “Cake Boss.” See photo gallery below:

(Thanks to Steve from HFA for the photos)

Read more about “Cake Boss” after the jump…

3/26/2009:

Remember the post from a couple days ago about how “Cake Artist” Buddy Valastro from Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop won the $10,000 prize on The Food Network’s “Battle of the Brides” show?

Well – winning gets you places it seems – as Buddy has a new show coming on TLC!

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TLC whips up cake-themed docu-soap

‘Cake Boss’ will follow baker Buddy Valastro
“TLC has ordered a new docu-soap series called “Cake Boss” that follows baker Buddy Valastro.

Valastro’s elaborate confections for celebrities like Britney Spears have been featured on shows ranging from “Today” to “The Sopranos.” The show will follow the New Jersey-based Valastro and his Italian family as they run Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken.

” ‘Cake Boss’ is a great mix for TLC,” said Eileen O’Neill, the network’s president and GM. “There’s great payoff watching Buddy’s amazing wedding and birthday cakes come to life, set against the backdrop of bigger-than-life characters and a relatable family dynamic.”

TLC will air the show’s pilot April 19, with the series launching in early June.

“I was born into this business and practically have icing in my blood,” Valastro said. “My passion is uniting Old World recipes with modern techniques, and I can’t wait to share what we’re doing with TLC’s audience.”

TLC also recently announced a new season of its flagship workplace series “American Chopper” and soon will have season premieres of “Royal Inquest” and “The Little Couple.” Since O’Neill took the helm of TLC in August, the network has claimed five consecutive months of year-over-year audience growth.”

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40 Comments on "Hoboken “Cake Boss”"


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5 years 9 months ago

You mean they use writers and have retakes? Say it ain’t so Cake Boss!

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HomeTeam
5 years 9 months ago

I think it was Monday or Tuesday, but a tour bus pulled up in front and about 30+ people tumbled out and started taking pictures and screaming like Justin Timberlake was making a cake in the window.

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oceanbloo
5 years 9 months ago

I know it’s been discussed before, but I still can’t get over the line in front of Carlo’s on Saturdays. You’d think they were giving stuff out for free.

I’m happy for the extra business Hoboken gets, but think that anyone who stands in that kind of a line for pastries is a little bit nuts.

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rag246
5 years 9 months ago

This is the best thing that happened to Hoboken since Re-Juice-a-Nation was featured on the Chappelle show.

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HansBrix
5 years 9 months ago

I saw the episode last night featuring the bridezilla with a screw loose. We witness her having a stifled tantrum when she sees her cake the day before and doesn’t like it. She then proceeds to wreck it.

Now I understand stuff like that is ratings gold but I’m having a tough time believing someone, even a spoiled brat princess, behaving in such a way with cameras and mic in her face knowing that she’ll be portrayed in a negative way to a nationwide audience.

I saw that show “Bridezilla” once. Same deal. I’ll easily wager that those actors are coached if not scripted.

Hey I could be wrong. But what I saw seemed a little too over the top. Or maybe this is what everyone assumes and I just answered the clue phone…

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5 years 9 months ago

Just like his “pranks” where he dumps flour and stuff on employees. A lot of it seems too scripted.

In response to HansBrix who said:
I saw the episode last night featuring the bridezilla with a screw loose. We witness her having a stifled tantrum when she sees her cake the day before and doesn’t like it. She then proceeds to wreck it.

Now I understand stuff like that is ratings gold but I’m having a tough time believing someone, even a spoiled brat princess, behaving in such a way with cameras and mic in her face knowing that she’ll be portrayed in a negative way to a nationwide audience.

I saw that show “Bridezilla” once. Same deal. I’ll easily wager that those actors are coached if not scripted.

Hey I could be wrong. But what I saw seemed a little too over the top. Or maybe this is what everyone assumes and I just answered the clue phone…