Buddy opened his show by sharing the story behind his famous bakery, Carlo’s Bakery, found in Hoboken New Jersey. The bakery was once a dream, but today it is one of the most recognized bakeries in the country. TLC’s Cake Boss alone is the number one show viewed by families in the United States, and Buddy claims that his success was based on a simple family dream.
“It started with my father, but after he passed away due to cancer, I knew it was time for me to leave my mark on the bakery. So I started working on simple tasks until I eventually became a cake designer, and today I am the boss.” Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss.
After going over his family life and his life as a baker, Buddy opened the stage to his fans. At first, the famous Cake Boss called down three women from the crowd and asked them to make a cupcake. He demonstrated his technique, and then had the three women compete against each other to see who made the best cupcake.
In addition, Buddy also asked men to join him on stage and had them make a cupcake, or roses out of modeling chocolate. To add to the excitement, Buddy asked for a song to be played while cupcakes were being made, or every time someone joined him on stage.
It was not until later in the evening that the audience got to meet a sensible and caring Cake Boss, a man whose determination is not only to make cakes and make people happy, but to make a difference in children’s lives with his talents.
Buddy announced that he once had a girl from the Make-A-Wish Foundation come into his bakery, saying that her dream was to make a cake with him. Buddy was stunned by the idea, and welcomed the small girl into his bakery, hoping to give her an unforgettable experience.
“We made a cake, played pranks on Anthony (Buddy’s employee,) and had a great time. If she was happy, I was happy what else could I ask for? “
After telling the story behind Make-A-Wish Foundation, Buddy called children from the audience to join him on stage. He helped girls and boys make a cupcake, and again Buddy asked for music to be played for the children. There was no doubt the kids were nervous to be working with the Cake Boss, for their little hands were shaking nonstop.
After his two-hour long show, Buddy met with his fans, and I had the privilege of meeting him and interviewing him for this article. In addition to taking pictures with his fans, Buddy autographed t-shirts, aprons, mugs, and his bestseller book Cake Boss Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia.
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