The BEST Episodes of Cake Boss

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2019

Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. Master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the cake boss.

Fireworks, Falling Fondant and Fathers

#1 - Fireworks, Falling Fondant and Fathers

Season 1 - Episode 13

A fellow family owned business asks Buddy and the Carlo's team to honor their patriarch by creating a special cake featuring their company's product...fireworks! It's also "Bring Your Dad to School Day" at Buddy's son's school and he's got a surprise for all the kids.

star 8.70
20 votes
Mother's Day and Men in Uniform

#2 - Mother's Day and Men in Uniform

Season 7 - Episode 14

Momma is back from Florida and sees the bakery for the first time since the renovation; making a cake for the US Navy celebrating Fleet Week; Grace finds a new hobby.

star 8.67
3 votes
Doves, Ducks and Delicacies

#3 - Doves, Ducks and Delicacies

Season 1 - Episode 7

Buddy is excited to create an old-school wedding cake like the kind his father used to make; tall, ornate and filled with... live birds?! A dad-to-be comes to the bakery to order a giant lobster tail pastry for his pregnant wife. Little Frankie goes on a mission to catch live birds for the wedding cake.

star 8.38
32 votes
Fiery Competition

#4 - Fiery Competition

Season 6 - Episode 27

The team makes a fire-truck cake that features a burning building, and a bocce-theme cake for a charity tournament.

star 8.33
3 votes
Up, Up & Away

#5 - Up, Up & Away

Season 6 - Episode 28

A cake delivery in a hot air balloon; Cousin Anthony questions Buddy's authority; Momma's trip.

star 8.33
3 votes
A Fire, A Fashionista and Family

#6 - A Fire, A Fashionista and Family

Season 1 - Episode 2

Buddy and his team learn that where there's smoke, there's fire when they have to build a fire engine cake complete with working lights, siren and smoke. They also have to create a 30th birthday cake for two trendy fashionistas. This week also marks the 15th anniversary of Buddy's father's death so emotions are high as he recreates his father's trademark cake for the family memorial dinner.

star 8.30
67 votes
Castles, Cannolis & Cartoon Characters

#7 - Castles, Cannolis & Cartoon Characters

Season 2 - Episode 18

Buddy and Mauro travel to Walt Disney World to make cannoli at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

star 8.27
15 votes
Chimp, Cinema, and Crumb Cake

#8 - Chimp, Cinema, and Crumb Cake

Season 2 - Episode 15

Buddy designs a cake celebrating 110th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo. Later he deals with an indecisive client when creating a cake for the grand opening of a movie theater.

star 8.27
15 votes
Chinese Culture and Cannolis

#9 - Chinese Culture and Cannolis

Season 1 - Episode 10

The Carlo's team has a unique and challenging cake to make this week, a traditional Chinese dragon cake for a dragon boat racing team. It's also a big week at the bakery preparing hundreds of cannoli shells for the annual $.25 Throw Back Cannoli Day and on top of all that, Buddy and Lisa are celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary.

star 8.17
24 votes
Snow Globe, Story Book Cake & a Scare

#10 - Snow Globe, Story Book Cake & a Scare

Season 4 - Episode 6

Buddy is asked to make a snow globe cake for a surprise engagement. Meanwhile, he surprises his daughter's 2nd grade class with a special story book cake inspired by his daughter. Later, Lisa is rushed to the doctor's office giving Buddy a huge scare.

star 8.16
19 votes
Bunny, Birthday and Burnt Food

#11 - Bunny, Birthday and Burnt Food

Season 1 - Episode 3

It's one of the busiest weeks of the year at Carlo's Bakery with orders pouring in for Easter, and a last-minute Easter Bunny cake turns into more than the team bargained for. There are also three members of the family celebrating birthdays this week and Buddy's sister Grace, who's never cooked for the family before, decides she's going to make Easter dinner.

star 8.14
51 votes
Colorful Characters and Christmas Costumes

#12 - Colorful Characters and Christmas Costumes

Season 2 - Episode 10

Buddy and his crew create a holiday-themed cake for drag queen Miss Richfield 1981; Buddy is begged by cousin Anthony and Stretch to let them deliver a cake to a party full of women, but the boss has a trick up his sleeve.

star 8.11
18 votes
Bi-Plane, Bridezilla and Busting Buddy

#13 - Bi-Plane, Bridezilla and Busting Buddy

Season 1 - Episode 5

It's another busy week at Carlo's Bakery but Buddy can't say no to making a charity bi-plane cake for a local hospital. An unreasonable Bridezilla makes everyone's life difficult after the bakery crew makes a cake that she's not pleased with and Stretch, the bakery's delivery driver, plots a revenge prank against Buddy with unexpected results.

star 8.09
32 votes
Peppermint & a Polar Bear Plunge

#14 - Peppermint & a Polar Bear Plunge

Season 3 - Episode 2

While on a cake consultation with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, Buddy and his crew get an unusual challenge, when Mama Valaestro finds out about it, she requests that they don’t partake in it; Buddy’s youngest son requests that he make an ice cream cake with clowns on it for his birthday.

star 8.05
21 votes
Museum, Mistakes, and Mother Mary

#15 - Museum, Mistakes, and Mother Mary

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Carlo's team gets to take a field trip to a local museum for a prehistoric mammal cake. A Sweet 16 cake proves to be more work than anyone planned on and Frankie makes and decorates a cake all by himself for a very hard to please client...Mary!

star 8.03
30 votes
A Bride, A Boat and Bamboozled!

#16 - A Bride, A Boat and Bamboozled!

Season 1 - Episode 1

Meet award-winning pastry chef and cake decorator Buddy Valastro and his over-the-top family at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. After beginning a week completely jam-packed with cake orders, Buddy gets a call from a customer he cannot possibly turn down. Brides Magazine is offering Buddy an inside cover photo spread but he's going to have to create a cake unlike any he's ever done before. Between arguing with his family, producing the standard 300-plus cakes the bakery makes in any given week and running out of sugar, is there any way Buddy and Company are going to get this opportunity of a lifetime cake done in time? All the while Buddy's sisters are planning to throw their brother a surprise birthday party.

star 8.03
90 votes
Undead, Unclothed and Unhappy Mama

#17 - Undead, Unclothed and Unhappy Mama

Season 1 - Episode 6

Buddy is thrown out of his comfort zone when he's asked to make a zombie cake for a couple of undead clients. This week the team also has to make an erotic bachelorette cake for some wild women. This cake seems likes it's going to be all fun and games until Mama finds out and bans the bakery staff from making sexy cakes.

star 8.03
31 votes
Sweet Chicken and Sweeter Revenge

#18 - Sweet Chicken and Sweeter Revenge

Season 7 - Episode 6

A chicken-and-waffle eatery wants a cake to celebrate their anniversary; a monster cake is created for a day-care center; the women play a prank on Frank.

star 8.03
34 votes
On the Road Again

#19 - On the Road Again

Season 6 - Episode 18

Willie Nelson's 80th birthday cake; birthday cake for Sofia's birthday.

star 8.00
4 votes
Carlo's Cowboys

#20 - Carlo's Cowboys

Season 6 - Episode 22

A giant cake for a rodeo association; a cake for a top-secret celebration.

star 8.00
1 votes
Icing the Cake

#21 - Icing the Cake

Season 6 - Episode 25

A goalie cake for the NHL Draft; re-creating a wedding cake for a couple.

star 8.00
3 votes
Picky Nikki, Fresh Catch and Date Night

#22 - Picky Nikki, Fresh Catch and Date Night

Season 7 - Episode 19

star 8.00
13 votes
Dinosaurs, Brush Strokes and Edible Art

#23 - Dinosaurs, Brush Strokes and Edible Art

Season 10 - Episode 1

The crew summons the Jurassic when they make a cake for a local Dinosaur theme park. Buddy and his team create a gigantic cake interpretation of this massive creature.

star 8.00
1 votes
A Blindfold, A Bikini and Breathing Fire

#24 - A Blindfold, A Bikini and Breathing Fire

Season 1 - Episode 11

Buddy is used to putting out fires, not starting them, but all that changes when he's asked to make a tiki cake that spits fire. Buddy also has to make a bridal shower cake for his sister-in-law and Mauro challenges him to ice a cake while blindfolded...or he'll have to walk around the bakery in a grass skirt and coconut bra!

star 8.00
29 votes
A Big Bumblebee & A Bossy Grace

#25 - A Big Bumblebee & A Bossy Grace

Season 4 - Episode 16

Buddy is asked to create a giant Bumblebee cake to help promote the blockbuster movie Transformers 3 and the all new Camaro that will be on display at the New York Auto Show. Meanwhile, Grace is left in charge of the bakery.

star 7.99
11 votes