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!

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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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Season 1, Episode 1

Christmas Extravaganza

Buddy Valastro and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team. This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn.

Sunday
Nov 22
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Christmas Extravaganza

Buddy Valastro and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team. This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn.

Monday
Nov 23
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Christmas Extravaganza

Buddy Valastro and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team. This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn.

Sunday
Nov 29
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Night Before Christmas

Buddy Valastro and his team go up against famed glassblower Deborah Czeresko's team to make light-filled creations for judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn. Buddy's piece depicts a Christmas Eve accident that finds Santa tangled in holiday lights, and Deborah's work incorporates glass and neon into icicles, mistletoe and a mischievous glass mouse who's taken a bite out of Santa's cookie.

Sunday
Nov 29
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Night Before Christmas

Buddy Valastro and his team go up against famed glassblower Deborah Czeresko's team to make light-filled creations for judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn. Buddy's piece depicts a Christmas Eve accident that finds Santa tangled in holiday lights, and Deborah's work incorporates glass and neon into icicles, mistletoe and a mischievous glass mouse who's taken a bite out of Santa's cookie.

Monday
Nov 30
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Night Before Christmas

Buddy Valastro and his team go up against famed glassblower Deborah Czeresko's team to make light-filled creations for judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn. Buddy's piece depicts a Christmas Eve accident that finds Santa tangled in holiday lights, and Deborah's work incorporates glass and neon into icicles, mistletoe and a mischievous glass mouse who's taken a bite out of Santa's cookie.

Saturday
Dec 5
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Christmas Extravaganza

Buddy Valastro and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team. This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn.

Saturday
Dec 5
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Night Before Christmas

Buddy Valastro and his team go up against famed glassblower Deborah Czeresko's team to make light-filled creations for judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn. Buddy's piece depicts a Christmas Eve accident that finds Santa tangled in holiday lights, and Deborah's work incorporates glass and neon into icicles, mistletoe and a mischievous glass mouse who's taken a bite out of Santa's cookie.

Sunday
Dec 6
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Christmas Extravaganza

Buddy Valastro and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team. This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn.

Sunday
Dec 6
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Night Before Christmas

Buddy Valastro and his team go up against famed glassblower Deborah Czeresko's team to make light-filled creations for judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn. Buddy's piece depicts a Christmas Eve accident that finds Santa tangled in holiday lights, and Deborah's work incorporates glass and neon into icicles, mistletoe and a mischievous glass mouse who's taken a bite out of Santa's cookie.

Sunday
Dec 6
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Toys, Toys, Toys

Buddy Valastro competes against Lego artists and brothers Corey and Travis Samuels to build an incredible, unique toy. To impress judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn, Buddy's team builds an adult-size drivable elf sleigh cake as they take on the Lego team's life-size action figure.

Sunday
Dec 6
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Toys, Toys, Toys

Buddy Valastro competes against Lego artists and brothers Corey and Travis Samuels to build an incredible, unique toy. To impress judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn, Buddy's team builds an adult-size drivable elf sleigh cake as they take on the Lego team's life-size action figure.

Monday
Dec 7
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Santa's Workshop

In a challenge to create pieces that tell a story, Buddy Valastro competes against animatronic expert Lou Nasti, who's spent his career building Christmas-themed works of art. Judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn will pick the winner between Buddy's holiday cake-making factory and Lou's version of Santa's workshop, complete with a talking reindeer.

Sunday
Dec 13
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Santa's Workshop

In a challenge to create pieces that tell a story, Buddy Valastro competes against animatronic expert Lou Nasti, who's spent his career building Christmas-themed works of art. Judges Jason Chatfield and Courtney Quinn will pick the winner between Buddy's holiday cake-making factory and Lou's version of Santa's workshop, complete with a talking reindeer.

Monday
Dec 14
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Christmas Extravaganza

Buddy Valastro and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team. This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn.

Thursday
Dec 17
8pm | 7c

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.

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