Behind the Scenes with Buddy

Baking Q&A 2 Videos

Before you roll out the cookie dough and fire up the oven, learn from Buddy about how to solve common baking blunders.

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Naughty or Nice? 2 Videos

We challenged Buddy to a holiday-themed round of like-it-or-hate-it. Wait until you hear what he said!

His LOL Responses

Incredible Holiday Displays 1 Videos

Epic Gingerbread House 02:30

Buddy recruits an assistant to help build a life-size gingerbread house.

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About the show

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro competes with unique, non-baking artists to create amazing holiday-themed art in just 24 hours. Buddy's competition includes a Tony and Emmy award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, two Lego artist brothers and an animatronics expert who specializes in Christmas design. Cartoonist and comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn serve as judges to determine which artist conquers Christmas with their design!

About the Host

Buddy Valastro

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.