The Best Episodes of Cake Boss

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.

Steins, Stethoscopes and Studs

#1 - Steins, Stethoscopes and Studs

Season 8 - Episode 10

The guys make a beer cake for a local Oktoberfest celebration.

star 9.50
2 votes
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Buddha, Brandenburg, and Big Air

#2 - Buddha, Brandenburg, and Big Air

Season 8 - Episode 9

A replica Brandenburg Gate for the German Embassy's party; a gold Buddha statue.

star 9.50
2 votes
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Fireworks, Falling Fondant and Fathers

#3 - 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 8.53
15 votes
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A Fire, A Fashionista and Family

#4 - 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 8.42
60 votes
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Castles, Cannolis & Cartoon Characters

#5 - 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 8.38
13 votes
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Fiery Competition

#6 - 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
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Up, Up & Away

#7 - 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
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Snow Globe, Story Book Cake & a Scare

#8 - 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 8.12
16 votes
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Museum, Mistakes, and Mother Mary

#9 - 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 8.12
26 votes
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A Big Bumblebee & A Bossy Grace

#10 - 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 8.09
10 votes
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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 8.02
45 votes
Chinese Culture and Cannolis

#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.

star 8.00
19 votes
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Undead, Unclothed and Unhappy Mama

#13 - 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 8.00
27 votes
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Colorful Characters and Christmas Costumes

#14 - 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 8.00
15 votes
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Chimp, Cinema, and Crumb Cake

#15 - 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 8.00
11 votes
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On the Road Again

#16 - 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
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Wine and Waltzes

#17 - 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.

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

#18 - 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
23 votes
Peppermint & a Polar Bear Plunge

#19 - 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 7.94
18 votes
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A Bride, A Boat and Bamboozled!

#20 - 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 7.94
80 votes
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Pucks, Pasteries and Pushy Grace

#21 - Pucks, Pasteries and Pushy Grace

Season 4 - Episode 7

With Buddy's fourth child Carlo born, Buddy decides to leave simple baked goods such as cookies to the staff while he concentrates on the complex cakes, so he can spend more time with his kids; however, Grace oversteps her boundaries, as she attempts to make herself the "Cake Boss" in Buddy's absence. Also, Buddy makes a table hockey game cake for a B'nai Mitzvah.

star 7.93
15 votes
Sand Castles and Seeing Double

#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.

star 7.90
20 votes
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Hot Air Balloon Cake & Happy Little Bakers

#23 - Hot Air Balloon Cake & Happy Little Bakers

Season 4 - Episode 3

Buddy makes a special cake for the Make-A-Wish Foundation; he also plays host to four girls who rely on Make-A-Wish to make their common dream come true -- they all want to be bakers. But it's Buddy's brother in law Joey who has a special connection -- his daughter was also a Make-A-Wish kid.

star 7.89
19 votes
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Aquarium Adventures & An Announcement

#24 - Aquarium Adventures & An Announcement

Season 2 - Episode 17

Buddy creates an underwater-themed cake complete with live fish for a local aquarium.

star 7.83
12 votes
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Sizing, Sleeping Stretch, and Sesame Street

#25 - Sizing, Sleeping Stretch, and Sesame Street

Season 2 - Episode 14

A special cake is created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street.

star 7.81
16 votes
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