It's no secret that Buddy, a longtime cake connoisseur and the owner of multiple bakeries, is a pro with pastries. But can you guess his happy place? What's his favorite guilty-pleasure food? We have all the details.
It's safe to say that baking is in Buddy Valastro's blood. He learned the ins and outs of his family's bakery while growing up there and working alongside his father, Buddy Sr. Today, Buddy specializes in over-the-top cakes and authentic Italian pastries. In addition to six in New Jersey, Carlo's Bakery has locations in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Nevada.
Buddy Valastro hosts this sweet twist on the familiar game: could a talented home baker out-cook a professional, or do true professionals have skills that no amateur could match? With the playing ground even -- no higher standards for the professional, no sympathy for the amateurs, and no one knowing their true identity -- a blind taste test will determine which is the best dish. If a professional is victorious, they take home $10,000, but if an amateur can beat the odds and take down the pros, they'll walk away with $15,000!