The BEST Episodes of Cake Boss
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 25, 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.
#1 - Bugging Out and Big Cheers
Season 8 - Episode 7
#2 - Cars, Collapse & Couture
Season 2 - Episode 16
Buddy and his team creates a life-size cake replica of a NASCAR race car for the Retail Bakers Association annual convention in Charlotte.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Up, Up & Away
Season 6 - Episode 28
A cake delivery in a hot air balloon; Cousin Anthony questions Buddy's authority; Momma's trip.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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!
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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!
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - Blushing Brides and Busy Bakers
Season 2 - Episode 12
It's a race against the clock at the bakery when the crew tries to make 50 wedding cakes in just seven days. Buddy aims to impress with his most elaborate wedding cake yet, but delivering it proves to be a challenge for Anthony.
#18 - On the Road Again
Season 6 - Episode 18
Willie Nelson's 80th birthday cake; birthday cake for Sofia's birthday.
#19 - Carlo's Cowboys
Season 6 - Episode 22
A giant cake for a rodeo association; a cake for a top-secret celebration.
#20 - Icing the Cake
Season 6 - Episode 25
A goalie cake for the NHL Draft; re-creating a wedding cake for a couple.
#21 - Wine and Waltzes
Season 8 - Episode 6
The crew crafts a cake for a local winery; Buddy decides he's going to make his own wine; a client comes in with a request for a life-size piano cake.
#22 - Sand Castles and Seeing Double
Season 8 - Episode 2
Buddy navigates the tricky task of making a birthday cake for twins who couldn't be more different; Buddy makes a giant sand castle cake.
#23 - Hurricane Sandy Strikes
Season 6 - Episode 1
Season six kicks off just as Hurricane Sandy begins to hit Carlo's; after the storm barrels through, Buddy and the crew reconvene to determine the damage sustained to the store; the crew tries to get orders out while working with no electricity.
#24 - Bacon, Banana and Bling
Season 7 - Episode 7
The team behind the St. Piggy's Day ask Buddy and his team to make a cake fit for a pig.
#25 - Pizza, Poochies & Pop-in-Law
Season 2 - Episode 7
An over-the-top space-themed cake is created for a local planetarium. Later the guys go golfing to find inspiration for a golf-tournament cake.