History Series / CakeBoss

1st Jun '18 11:31:36 AM TMNTFanGirl
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Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro is the Cake Boss -- owner and head baker of Carlo's Bakery. He took over the bakery after his father's death. The shop is a family affair, as his sisters work at the front counter and the bakers include brothers-in-law and cousins. In earlier episodes, his mother is still handling the bakery's bookkeeping. In the latest seasons, the show afforded Buddy a new and more contemporary place to move their bakery into.

The normal pattern for an episode is two major cake orders, plus something related to Buddy's family, which can involve more cake; Buddy is in charge of birthday cakes/bridal shower cakes/anniversary cakes for the clan, and once made 17 cakes when his oldest son's school had Take Your Dad To School day.

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Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro is the Cake Boss -- owner and head baker of Carlo's Bakery. He took over Bake Shop (commonly called "Carlo's Bakery"). It was originally started by an Italian immigrant named Carlo Guastaferro back in 1910--the bakery is still running to this day, but it was purchased by Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro Sr. in 1964, and has been owned and operated by a the Valastro-family since then, with the current head of the bakery being Buddy Sr's son, Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro Jr., who took over after his father's death.dad died. The shop is a family affair, as his sisters work at the front counter and the bakers include brothers-in-law and cousins. In earlier episodes, his mother is still handling the bakery's bookkeeping. In the latest seasons, the show afforded Buddy a new and more contemporary place to move their bakery into.

The normal pattern for an episode is two or three major cake orders, plus something related to Buddy's family, which can involve more cake; Buddy is Buddy's in charge of birthday cakes/bridal shower cakes/anniversary cakes for the clan, and once made 17 cakes when his oldest son's school had Take "Take Your Dad To School School" day.



* {{Bridezilla}}: Where there are wedding cakes, there will be Bridezillas making life miserable for the bakery. (Buddy tries to avoid taking orders from them in the first place.)

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* {{Bridezilla}}: Where there are wedding cakes, there will be Bridezillas making life miserable for the bakery. bakery (Buddy tries to avoid taking orders from them in the first place.)place).



* ButtMonkey: Cousin Anthony is very much this.
* CarryingACake: More often it's the fondant taking a dive, but there was one incident when the top three tiers of a four-tiered cake went over the railing.

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* ButtMonkey: Cousin Anthony is very much this.
was definitely this when he was at the bakery.
* CarryingACake: More often it's the fondant taking a dive, but there was one incident when the top three tiers of a four-tiered cake went over the railing.railing (there were able to remake the cake though).



* CloudCuckoolander: Ralph, one of the cake decorators hired by Buddy in Season 3, is a bit...quirky.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Ralph, one of the cake decorators hired by Buddy in Season 3, is a bit...rather...quirky.



* DaddysGirl: Sofia. She successfully twists Buddy's arm, and - despite his own objections - he makes her a Franchise/DisneyPrincess cake for her sixth birthday.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Mauro got a chance to run the bakery, making a cake for a fashion show, when Buddy left to make a life sized NASCAR cake during an hour-long episode. During Mauro's segments, it was exactly what the show would be like if he was the "Cake Boss" rather than Buddy.

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* DaddysGirl: Sofia. She successfully twists Buddy's arm, and - -- despite his own objections - -- he makes her a Franchise/DisneyPrincess cake for her sixth birthday.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Mauro, the wife of Buddy's second-oldest sister, Maddalena, is Buddy's second-in-command and is the one who's normally put in charge when Buddy's not around--for example, in an hour-long episode where Buddy left to make a life-sized NASCAR-cake, Mauro got a chance to run the bakery, making a cake and one of the cakes he made was for a fashion show, when Buddy left to make a life sized NASCAR cake during an hour-long episode.show. During Mauro's segments, it was exactly what the show would be like if he was the "Cake Boss" rather than Buddy.



* GoneHorriblyRight: A cake ordered for a spa requested a side-by-side comparison of a nice foot next to an ugly foot. Ralph was put on the latter, since he's one of their best decorators. What follows is a hilariously or nightmarish malformed ugly foot with bleeding cracks and torn toenails.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: A cake ordered for a spa requested a side-by-side comparison of a nice foot next to an ugly foot. Ralph was put on the latter, since he's one of their best decorators. What follows is a hilariously or nightmarish malformed ugly foot with bleeding cracks and torn toenails.



* NoIndoorVoice: None of the Valastros have an indoor voice--they ''are'' (mostly) Italian after all.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, as the Valastro family and extended family and friends don't seem to believe in this. For example:
** The name of both Buddy's wife and the name of his youngest (but still older) sister is "Lisa" (actually, Buddy's wife's real name is "Elisabetta"--"Lisa" is technically her nickname).

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* NoIndoorVoice: None of the Valastros seem to have an indoor voice--they ''are'' (mostly) Italian after all.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, as the Valastro family and their extended family and friends don't seem to believe in this. For example:
** The name of both Buddy's wife and the name of his youngest (but still older) sister is "Lisa" (actually, Buddy's wife's real name is "Elisabetta"--"Lisa" "Lisa" is technically the nickname of Buddy's wife's, as her nickname).real name is actually "Elisabetta").



* {{Pixellation}}: Used for the anatomically-accurate modeling chocolate figures on a bachelorette party cake--at least until Buddy's mom saw them and made the sculptors add shorts.

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* {{Pixellation}}: Used for the anatomically-accurate modeling chocolate figures on a bachelorette party cake--at cake for a bachelorette--at least until Buddy's mom saw them and made the sculptors add shorts.



* TitleDrop: Happened during a Parental Lecture from Buddy's mother:
--> You may be the Cake Boss, but I'm the ''Boss'' Boss!

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* TitleDrop: Happened during Has happened quite a Parental Lecture few times over the course of the series--one example is from Buddy's mother:
a ParentalLecture that Buddy received from his mom:
--> You [Buddy] may be the Cake Boss, but I'm the ''Boss'' Boss!
13th Apr '18 5:35:38 PM Xenothekid
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* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Episode Title]]

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* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Episode Title]]AlliterativeName: Pretty much the title of every episode.



* EpicFail: The carousel cake for Atlantic City; played for drama.
* FoodPorn

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* EpicFail: EpicFail:
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The carousel cake for Atlantic City; played for drama.
** Another one is a chandelier cake, which fell down during its presentation.
* FoodPornFoodPorn: Prevalent. A literal one is a mock dinner table with a plethora of food made out of cake for a group of professional eaters.
* ForWantOfANail: A flood which crippled the bakery would've done ''much more'' damage if it wasn't on a very small hill. Turns out the transformer in the basement barely managed to avoid getting wet because of this.
* FromBadToWorse: A hot-air balloon cake with moving parts was about to be delivered, only for the client to ''then'' decide to deliver it in s real hot-air balloon. The problem was that the cake was fragile due to the moving parts and the fact that it was very windy. They barely managed to deliver it without major damage.
* GoneHorriblyRight: A cake ordered for a spa requested a side-by-side comparison of a nice foot next to an ugly foot. Ralph was put on the latter, since he's one of their best decorators. What follows is a hilariously or nightmarish malformed ugly foot with bleeding cracks and torn toenails.
3rd Oct '17 7:21:13 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted, as the Valastro family and extended family and friends don't seem to believe in this. For example: the name of both Buddy's wife and the name of his youngest (but still older) sister is "Lisa" (actually, Buddy's wife's real name is "Elisabetta"--"Lisa" is technically her nickname).

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted, as the Valastro family and extended family and friends don't seem to believe in this. For example: the example:
** The
name of both Buddy's wife and the name of his youngest (but still older) sister is "Lisa" (actually, Buddy's wife's real name is "Elisabetta"--"Lisa" is technically her nickname).


Added DiffLines:

* OutnumberedSibling:
** Buddy and his nephew (also named "Buddy") are the youngest and only sons in their families--older-Buddy has four older sisters while young-Buddy has two older sisters.
** Buddy and Lisa's daughter, Sophia, is the oldest and only daughter of four kids.
30th Sep '17 3:00:15 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ShownTheirWork: In-Universe. Buddy obviously goes through great lengths to make his cakes look as wonderful as they taste. The prehistoric mammal cake for a museum comes to mind.

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* ShownTheirWork: In-Universe. Buddy obviously goes through to great lengths to make his cakes look as wonderful as they taste. The prehistoric mammal cake for a museum comes to mind.
21st Aug '17 7:48:43 AM tyrekecorrea
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The normal pattern for an episode is two major cake orders, plus something related to Buddy's family. Which can involve more cake; Buddy is in charge of birthday cakes/bridal shower cakes/anniversary cakes for the clan, and once made 17 cakes when his oldest son's school had Take Your Dad To School day.

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The normal pattern for an episode is two major cake orders, plus something related to Buddy's family. Which family, which can involve more cake; Buddy is in charge of birthday cakes/bridal shower cakes/anniversary cakes for the clan, and once made 17 cakes when his oldest son's school had Take Your Dad To School day.
8th Aug '17 4:42:01 PM fruitstripegum
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted, as the Valastro family and extended family and friends don't seem to believe in this. For example: the name of both Buddy's wife and the name of his youngest (but still older) sister is "Lisa" (actually, Buddy's wife's real name is "Elisabetta"--"Lisa" is technically her nickname).
** Buddy himself, since he is actually Buddy II after his father--and Buddy II's oldest son is Buddy III. Oh, and Mauro's son is also called "Buddy."



* OneSteveLimit: Averted, as the Valastro family and extended family and friends don't seem to believe in this. For example: the name of both Buddy's wife and the name of his youngest (but still older) sister is "Lisa" (actually, Buddy's wife's real name is "Elisabetta"--"Lisa" is technically her nickname).
** Buddy himself, since he is actually Buddy II after his father--and Buddy II's oldest son is Buddy III. Oh, and Mauro's son is also called "Buddy."
8th Aug '17 4:41:18 PM fruitstripegum
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* DaddysGirl: Sofia. She successfully twists Buddy's arm, and - despite his own objections - he makes her a Franchise/DisneyPrincess cake for her sixth birthday.



* DaddysGirl: Sofia. She successfully twists Buddy's arm, and - despite his own objections - he makes her a Franchise/DisneyPrincess cake for her sixth birthday.
14th Feb '17 11:34:05 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* DontTryThisAtHome: Invoked by Buddy when he did a test run on the fire-breathing tiki cake. There was also an episode where Carlo's did a cake for the Ringling Bros. Circus and they had asked Buddy and his crew to add a "ring of fire" to the cake--Ralph, who used to be a circus performer (specifically a fire-breather), showed them how they could do it without harming the cake.

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* DontTryThisAtHome: Invoked by Buddy when he did a test run on the fire-breathing tiki cake. There was also an episode where Carlo's did a cake for the Ringling Bros. Circus and they had asked Buddy and his crew to add a "ring of fire" to the cake--Ralph, who who, before coming to Carlo's, used to be work as a circus performer (specifically a fire-breather), (doing things such as firebreathing), showed them how they could do it without harming the cake.



** HalloweenEpisode

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** HalloweenEpisodeHalloweenEpisode: One of the orders was from a girl who claimed that she was going to be turned into a vampire. Buddy, despite obviously not believing the girl, went through the order. The funny thing about the order was that it was a coffin cake with a sculpture of a corpse inside of it (like what you would find at an open-casket funeral), and the girl requested that the body inside of the cake to look like Buddy's employee, Danny (aka, "The Mule").



** ValentinesDayEpisodes: At least one.

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** ValentinesDayEpisodes: At least one.A few of them--Buddy's youngest son, Carlo, was actually born on Valentine's Day.



* NoIndoorVoice: None of the Valastros have an indoor voice--they ''are'' Italian after all.
* {{Pixellation}}: Used for the anatomically-accurate modeling chocolate figures on a bachelorette party cake. (Until Mama saw them and made the sculptors add shorts.)

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* NoIndoorVoice: None of the Valastros have an indoor voice--they ''are'' (mostly) Italian after all.
* {{Pixellation}}: Used for the anatomically-accurate modeling chocolate figures on a bachelorette party cake. (Until Mama cake--at least until Buddy's mom saw them and made the sculptors add shorts.)



** Buddy himself, since he is actually Buddy II after his father--and Buddy II's oldest son is Buddy III. Oh, and Mauro's son is also called Buddy.

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** Buddy himself, since he is actually Buddy II after his father--and Buddy II's oldest son is Buddy III. Oh, and Mauro's son is also called Buddy."Buddy."
21st Oct '16 9:43:21 AM Morgenthaler
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--> You may be the CakeBoss, but I'm the ''Boss'' Boss!

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--> You may be the CakeBoss, Cake Boss, but I'm the ''Boss'' Boss!
21st Oct '16 9:32:40 AM Morgenthaler
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''Cake Boss'' is a cooking/reality show airing on [=TLC=]. It follows events at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, NewJersey.

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''Cake Boss'' is a cooking/reality show airing on [=TLC=]. It follows events at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, NewJersey.
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