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About Cake Boss

posted: 01/17/11
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Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. Master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the Cake Boss.

He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and plenty of cousins, second cousins and brothers-in-law. 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.

Buddy's fans aren't content just to watch the Boss on TV. They always ask how they can make Cake Boss-worthy sweets at home. If you're a beginning baker, here's a crash course in becoming the boss of your very own kitchen. We've got unique recipes and decorating tips for you, plus a few quizzes to test your baking smarts! Want nothing but cake pictures? We've got those, too!

To get you started in the cake category, we've got a few tips for turning out perfect cakes and cupcakes.

  • 10 Best Ways to Decorate Cupcakes
  • 10 Great Cupcake and Frosting Combinations
  • 10 Must-haves for Baking a Cake
  • Fondant 101
  • Buddy's Recipe: Valentine's Vanilla Cupcakes

Maybe you just need a refresher course in baking basics. Test yourself with these quizzes! Pass 'em all? Sweet! You're ready for a chef's jacket.

And some of us are content to order cakes from the local bakery - we're fans of Buddy because we can't stop watching those amazing cakes! Treat your eyes and tempt your taste buds with these decadent dessert slideshow.

  • Cupcakes and Cakes for a New Era
  • Holiday Baked Goods
  • Holiday Desserts
  • The Ultimate Cake Off Image Gallery
  • Chocolate Pictures
  • Buddy's Best Cakes
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