TLC’s Cake Boss gets 2nd season

8/3/2009:

“Boss” Fans get more cake

Last week, The Learning Channel announced that it was already in the process of filming season two of Buddy Valestro’s Cake Boss reality cooking series.

One thing you might find interesting is on Buddy’s blog – he points out what (I hope) most people realize, that often these reality shows focus heavily on the fighting or high-tension moments – “We don’t always see the good parts of working with family. We get along really well. We’re still a family. I just got back from lunch with my two sisters, my wife, and all the kids. We spend time together, even outside the bakery. You don’t see the nicer things together. I get it, it’s TV. They are more about the fights, than if there’s a hug and a kiss. But they don’t always catch me at my best.”

The next new episode is “Leaning, Lobsters & Lectures” and airs on Monday, August 10th.

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TLC renews hit series “Cake Boss” for a 2nd season

“TLC today announced that is has ordered a second serving of the hit series CAKE BOSS. A docu-series featuring Buddy Valastro, who heads a family-run Italian bakery (Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop) in Hoboken, NJ, the series has averaged 2.3 million viewers since its premiere May 25.

Production has already begun on the 18-episode second season, which is scheduled to start airing this fall. The series is produced by High Noon Entertainment; executive producer is Jim Berger.

“CAKE BOSS has been a sweet success for TLC, and the audience has clearly fallen in love with Buddy and his family as much as we have,” says Eileen O’Neill, President & GM, TLC.

Since its premiere, CAKE BOSS has captured the audience’s attention. Through the end of July, the series became the #1 food show on cable for P18-34 and W18-34. Episode premieres in third quarter 2009 have posted double-digit ratings and delivery gains over the network’s premiere average in all key demos.

The first season of CAKE BOSS will have its finale on August 17 at 10 PM. Starting August 31, TLC will premiere cake-themed competition series ULTIMATE CAKE OFF in the Mondays at 10 PM slot. ULTIMATE CAKE OFF also airs as a sneak peek on Monday, August 3 at 10 PM.”

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mooshu
mooshu
Monday, August 3, 2009 10:39 pm

I made a promise not to respond to Psycho Mom and I’m sticking to it.

I will, however, say this: don’t blame anyone else because our “happy endings” consisting of everything that is expected of us didn’t quite work out. Marriage plus 2.5 children plus the picket fence isn’t the end-all.

Next time, go to Chinatown.

Springtime
Springtime
Reply to  mooshu
Monday, August 3, 2009 11:23 pm

Nice try, you nasty, crass, lying piece of shit. It was fun reading your idiotic comments to every thread tonight. Freak, lying sack of shit. Desperate to have good friends on a message board because in real life you are a loser and have no friends.

In response to mooshu who said:

I made a promise not to respond to Psycho Mom and I’m sticking to it.

I will, however, say this: don’t blame anyone else because our “happy endings” consisting of everything that is expected of us didn’t quite work out. Marriage plus 2.5 children plus the picket fence isn’t the end-all.

Next time, go to Chinatown.

Springtime
Springtime
Reply to  Springtime
Monday, August 3, 2009 11:47 pm

Moron, none of us have 2.5 children or a picket fence. We live in Hoboken, you nasty dumb shit.

In response to Springtime who said:

Nice try, you nasty, crass, lying piece of shit. It was fun reading your idiotic comments to every thread tonight. Freak, lying sack of shit. Desperate to have good friends on a message board because in real life you are a loser and have no friends.

MidnightRacer
MidnightRacer
Reply to  Springtime
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 10:56 am

Are my eyes bugging out or are you arguing with yourself?

In response to Springtime who said:

Moron, none of us have 2.5 children or a picket fence. We live in Hoboken, you nasty dumb shit.

ItalianGuy
ItalianGuy
Monday, August 3, 2009 8:50 pm

This place isn’t all that – the staff is rude and the show is so played up – and its $$$$ – someone needs to pay that rent and staff.

mooshu
mooshu
Reply to  ItalianGuy
Monday, August 3, 2009 9:53 pm

I didn’t want to bash Carlo’s bakery before. But I have to agree with you. I’ve been there maybe 2x in seven years and never liked it either time. The place is overrated and the desserts are overdone. A pastry is the equivalent of a dressed up and perfectly-groomed individual with zero substance.

Just sayin’.

I’m so glad that Giorgio’s isn’t obtaining this kind of publicity– spares me the long lines of morons.

In response to ItalianGuy who said:

This place isn’t all that – the staff is rude and the show is so played up – and its $$$$ – someone needs to pay that rent and staff.

Springtime
Springtime
Reply to  mooshu
Monday, August 3, 2009 10:15 pm

Fascinating. From the arbiter of taste. Just sayin’

In response to mooshu who said:

I didn’t want to bash Carlo’s bakery before. But I have to agree with you. I’ve been there maybe 2x in seven years and never liked it either time. The place is overrated and the desserts are overdone. A pastry is the equivalent of a dressed up and perfectly-groomed individual with zero substance.

Just sayin’.

I’m so glad that Giorgio’s isn’t obtaining this kind of publicity– spares me the long lines of morons.

jc5201
jc5201
Reply to  mooshu
Monday, August 3, 2009 10:57 pm

I agree. Their cakes are extremely artistic but over-rated, over-priced and I hate that almost every cake has those pretty plastic covers.

This isn’t a local suggestion but there’s a place in East Hanover called Sorrento Bakery. They make amazing cakes. Besides the regular standards, they make a strawberry shortcake with a balsamic & basil jelly. I thought it was the weirdest thing in the world until I tasted it. Probably not something I would eat everyday, but it was definitely a strange treat.

In response to mooshu who said:

I didn’t want to bash Carlo’s bakery before. But I have to agree with you. I’ve been there maybe 2x in seven years and never liked it either time. The place is overrated and the desserts are overdone. A pastry is the equivalent of a dressed up and perfectly-groomed individual with zero substance.

Just sayin’.

I’m so glad that Giorgio’s isn’t obtaining this kind of publicity– spares me the long lines of morons.

mooshu
mooshu
Reply to  jc5201
Monday, August 3, 2009 10:59 pm

The strawberry shortcake sounds interesting and amazing!

In response to jc5201 who said:

I agree. Their cakes are extremely artistic but over-rated, over-priced and I hate that almost every cake has those pretty plastic covers.

This isn’t a local suggestion but there’s a place in East Hanover called Sorrento Bakery. They make amazing cakes. Besides the regular standards, they make a strawberry shortcake with a balsamic & basil jelly. I thought it was the weirdest thing in the world until I tasted it. Probably not something I would eat everyday, but it was definitely a strange treat.

potatochip
potatochip
Reply to  jc5201
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 3:06 am

Those plastic covers are called Fondant and I agree it tastes like crap.

Before Buddy got famous he made my wedding cake and that was my only demand, “no plastic cover”. 🙂

He explained what it was of course and how he makes it thinner compared to other places so it doesn’t taste like death. I was not having it…. asked him to make my cake all in buttercream which they didn’t like. It’s so easy to throw that crap on and make it look pretty.

Anyways, I stopped going here as well. Too many tourists who cut the line and it’s just a flat out zoo in there. I will miss the coffee the most. 🙁

In response to jc5201 who said:

I agree. Their cakes are extremely artistic but over-rated, over-priced and I hate that almost every cake has those pretty plastic covers.

This isn’t a local suggestion but there’s a place in East Hanover called Sorrento Bakery. They make amazing cakes. Besides the regular standards, they make a strawberry shortcake with a balsamic & basil jelly. I thought it was the weirdest thing in the world until I tasted it. Probably not something I would eat everyday, but it was definitely a strange treat.

mooshu
mooshu
Monday, August 3, 2009 8:17 pm

Sorry, pawzclawz. I scrolled down too quickly and didn’t see your reply.

I’m also going to recommend Trader Joe’s, strand tramp. They started selling a really nice ice-cream cake this summer that I’m pretty sure is a hit right alongside their other desserts.

pawzclawz
pawzclawz
Reply to  mooshu
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 10:48 am

Not a problem! I’m not sensitive like that.

In response to mooshu who said:

Sorry, pawzclawz. I scrolled down too quickly and didn’t see your reply.

I’m also going to recommend Trader Joe’s, strand tramp. They started selling a really nice ice-cream cake this summer that I’m pretty sure is a hit right alongside their other desserts.

oceanbloo
oceanbloo
Monday, August 3, 2009 6:52 pm

Strand – some options for non-Carlo’s cakes include Sweet, and believe it or not, ShopRite.

Giorgio’s has delicious cannolis.

Does anyone know if Carlo’s prices have gone up since the shop has gotten famous? Just curious. I actually picked up some cupcakes for a party and they were delicious and reasonably priced, but the cakes can get crazy-expensive.

strand tramp
strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 4:28 pm

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

pawzclawz
pawzclawz
Reply to  strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 4:34 pm

Giorgio’s btwn.11th & 12th on Washington.

In response to strand tramp who said:

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

matt_72
matt_72
Reply to  strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 4:36 pm

Believe it or not, Mitsuwa has some good cakes. Go to the “Italian Tomato” bakery section (it is a separate store w/in Mitsuwa just past all the registers by the food court). They make this strawberry shortcake w/ a real thick whipped cream like frosting that is awesome. It isn’t in town, but worth the trip. I think I paid $24 for a full sized cake and it is far better than something you will get at any grocery store.

In response to strand tramp who said:

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
Reply to  strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 6:28 pm

imagine this, i actually agree with strand tramp…last week went there for 3 things and i thought i was hit on the head or charged for someone elses order…i was amazed at how much it was…but there are other choices which are very good…i know the bakery in lyndhurst is good and the one in hackensack which is close by the have killer crumb cake…but yes carlos new found famed have resulted in a high in crease of customers which means more workers and translates into higher prices to pay for the items…IM OUT…and yes, the mockery is to much…friends outside of this area blast me for the accents and other things the show represents…

In response to strand tramp who said:

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  blahblahblah
Monday, August 3, 2009 6:48 pm

do you have the address of the hackensack bakery,i had it and lost it. their crumb is is WOW

In response to blahblahblah who said:

imagine this, i actually agree with strand tramp…last week went there for 3 things and i thought i was hit on the head or charged for someone elses order…i was amazed at how much it was…but there are other choices which are very good…i know the bakery in lyndhurst is good and the one in hackensack which is close by the have killer crumb cake…but yes carlos new found famed have resulted in a high in crease of customers which means more workers and translates into higher prices to pay for the items…IM OUT…and yes, the mockery is to much…friends outside of this area blast me for the accents and other things the show represents…

Colin
Colin
Reply to  escaped68
Monday, August 3, 2009 7:40 pm

Is B&W the one you are thinking of?

In response to escaped68 who said:

do you have the address of the hackensack bakery,i had it and lost it. their crumb is is WOW

escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  Colin
Monday, August 3, 2009 7:45 pm

Yes

In response to Colin who said:

Is B&W the one you are thinking of?

Colin
Colin
Reply to  escaped68
Monday, August 3, 2009 7:56 pm

614 Main St in Hackensack

Great spot

In response to escaped68 who said:

Yes

mooshu
mooshu
Reply to  strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 8:15 pm

Giorgio’s on 11th/Washington.

In response to strand tramp who said:

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

borincana
borincana
Reply to  strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 9:10 pm

Shop Rite

In response to strand tramp who said:

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

elainetyger
elainetyger
Reply to  strand tramp
Monday, August 3, 2009 10:12 pm

Gehrig’s, just up the hill, on the corner of Central and Congress in JC Heights. If you go up there for a Danish or fruit tart on the weekend, you can convince yourself that you burned off the calories in advance by walking up there. They have a bunch of sheet cakes and round birthday cakes in the cooler and they do custom birthday and weddding cakes, too. I have been there a few dozen times and never got anything I didn’t like.

In response to strand tramp who said:

the show is always a source of mockery from friends outside of NJ, and while i have had some great cakes from carlo’s, with the new fame their already high prices seem to have gon up more?
what is the best place in town for a non-carlo’s birthday cake?

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