Cake Boss or Bust
You might be a die-hard pastry-head, but can you spot a Cake Boss cake when matched against other impressive confectionery feats? Test your knowledge of Buddy's edible masterpieces with this quiz.
Question 1 of 20
Tim Burton's animated film "Corpse Bride" was immortalized in red velvet and hazlenut filling with a four-tiered movie-themed cake complete with figures of the main characters, bats and dragonflies.
... This cake was created for a Halloween wedding by Pink Cake Box of Denville, NJ.
Question 2 of 20
NASA was "over the moon" with this 5-foot-tall space shuttle cake, complete with shuttle, boosters and external fuel tank. The cake actually lifted off its launch pad -- shooting flames of course -- for a spectacular display.
... Buddy created this cake for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of NASA's space shuttle program.
Question 3 of 20
Three stacked tubs overflowing with giant scoops of ice cream helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Häagen-Dazs.
... Even though this cake didn't actually contain any ice cream, it sure looked convincing. The featured flavors were vanilla, strawberry and coffee -- Häagen-Dazs's three original flavors.
Question 4 of 20
This massive cake depicted the New York City skyline, complete with the city's most notable landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. But that's not all -- it actually launched its own fireworks display!
... A pyrotechnic masterpiece made of sponge cake, pound cake, buttercream, fondant and candy, this cake was featured on season 1 of Cake Boss and was one of the largest cakes Buddy had ever created at the time.
Question 5 of 20
It doesn't get any more colorful than this: a cake made to resemble a 64-color box of Crayola Crayons.
... This was made by Charm City Cakes of Baltimore to celebrate the 50th birthday of the 64-count crayon box.
Question 6 of 20
A completely edible, vintage hand-cranking Singer sewing machine, along with scissors, cloth and thread.
... This cake was created by Zhanna, a cake bakery in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Question 7 of 20
Talk about sentimental: This was an enormous snow globe cake containing a winter Central Park scene, complete with falling snow. There was even a hidden trapdoor for a special surprise.
... Buddy created this from vanilla sheetcake and fondant, with the figures made from modeling chocolate. What did the trap door contain? An engagement ring, of course!
Question 8 of 20
This 1,500-pound (680-kilogram), mechanical, Transformers-themed cake featuring Bumblebee atop the famous yellow Camaro he turns into was featured at GM's press day at the New York Auto Show.
... The Cake Boss team created this in honor of the new Camaro's featured role in the Transformers movies.
Question 9 of 20
They say everyone focuses on the bride on her wedding day, but what happens when the cake is the bride, too? This edible, nearly life-sized replica of the bride in her wedding dress was made from butterscotch and polymer clay. All of the details were included -- right down to the hairstyle!
... This cake was created by Absolutely Edible Cakes of Rowlett, Tex.
Question 10 of 20
Commissioned by Amtrak to celebrate National Train Day 2010, this cake featured model trains traveling around skyscrapers and other scenes of Americana.
... Buddy's team spared no details in making this monstrous cake -- from American flags to figures eating hot dogs.
Question 11 of 20
Have a heart! This cake featured the Wizard of Oz's Tin Man sitting atop a shining yellow brick road.
... This incredibly detailed tribute to a classic cinematic character was created by Mike's Amazing Cakes of Redmond, Wash.
Question 12 of 20
Thirty sheets of vanilla and chocolate cake, held together with chocolate fudge filling, were used to build a full-sized, playable hockey table cake.
... The Cake Boss crew made this cake in season 4 for a B'nai Mitzvah celebration.
Question 13 of 20
A nearly full-sized roulette wheel and table, complete with spinning wheel, roulette chips and the perfect color of green fondant that looked just like a felt table top. Place your bets on who made this one.
... The commissioners of this gambling-themed cake made Buddy a little nervous in season 1 of Cake Boss.
Question 14 of 20
One cake to rule them all? This cake depicted Gollum, from "The Lord of the Rings," atop a rocky crag clutching his precious ring.
... This fantasy cake was created by Crazy Cakes of Austin, Tex., for the 2010 "That Takes the Cake!" competition and cake show.
Question 15 of 20
To celebrate the 10th birthday of a prize-winning milk cow, this was a life-sized replica of a black and white dairy cow made of vanilla spongecake and buttercream icing. And since nothing goes better with a slice of cake than a glass of milk, the cow's udders actually squirted milk!
... This Cake Boss cake -- typical of Buddy's penchant for making cakes do something more than just look nice -- was featured in season 4.
Question 16 of 20
This groom's cake was designed to look like mounds of used tires, piles of rusty metal and wrecking equipment to honor the groom's scrapyard business.
... This wasn't a Cake Boss cake, but it was just as elaborate as one. It was created by the White Flower Cake Shoppe of Cleveland, Ohio.
Question 17 of 20
You want me to eat that?! Appropriately designed for a baby shower, this cake looked just like a package of diapers, baby wipes and baby powder.
... Debbie Does Cakes of San Francisco created this unusual cake from vanilla poundcake, chocolate buttercream and cereal treats.
Question 18 of 20
That's amore! This Leaning Tower of Pisa cake came complete with a scooter-riding newlywed couple.
... Made from poundcake, buttercream filling, modeling chocolate and fondant, Buddy's Leaning Tower cake actually leaned with the help of a PVC support structure on the inside.
Question 19 of 20
This was an amazingly detailed aquarium cake featuring coral and sea creatures of all kinds. Behind the cake stood a real aquarium with live fish, giving this cake a three-dimensional, realistic feel.
... Buddy created this amazing cake for the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J., in season 2 of Cake Boss.
Question 20 of 20
Weighing in at a whopping 15,032 pounds (6,818 kilograms) and standing 17 feet (5.18 meters) tall, this seven-tier wedding cake looks traditional in every way, except for of course its size.
... This cake, created by the exceutive pastry chef at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino in 2004, is the world's largest wedding cake. It could feed up to 59,000 people.