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.
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.
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.
The team at Carlo's is hoping not to get whacked when they're asked to make a huge roulette table cake for a local businessman. It's also the start of wedding season and the time-consuming wedding cake orders are piling up. A mix-up by the sisters not keeping cake orders organized throws Buddy off the handle when a customer comes in to pick up a cake that's not ready.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Buddy and Company are like kids loose in a toy store, literally, when they are asked to make an FAO Schwarz-themed cake for a twins birthday party at the store. They also have a beach-themed cake to create for a local beach club and Buddy and his main men challenge the sisters to a weight-loss challenge.
Buddy has to channel his inner-Italian to create a Leaning Tower of Pisa wedding cake. Then, he gets into hot water when he must pull together a show stopping lobster bake-themed cake at the last second after a client mixes up the date!
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.
Buddy makes what could be one of the most unusual cakes ever -- a man in a coffin for a group of "vampires", and they prefer Danny to be model for the dead man. Meanwhile, a medical student requests a cake for a marriage proposal to a fellow student, which he plans to make in the ER ward at a local hospital.
Carlo's Bakery is bubbling over this week when Buddy makes a washing machine cake for Tide. Will it be a wash-out? Also, a young couple asks Buddy to make them a gender reveal cake. Finally, Lisa's going crazy from the vow renewal secrets!
Maurizio is turning 21! Watch the guys put together a huge tiki bar, complete with a drink-serving volcano for his surprise party. Later, a movie crew needs Buddy to make a wedding cake that's going to be featured in a film.
Buddy makes a church cake for Joey and Grace's 20th anniversary, a replica of the cake that they have when they got married. Later, Mauro makes a cake for a poolside party for his son's 12th birthday. Also: Buddy and Lisa shop for rings for their vow renewal ceremony.
Buddy is asked to make the most expensive cake in his career -- a diamond cake with pearls. But can the sisters be trusted with so much bling? Later, Buddy thanks his construction staff with a good old BBQ and Grace starts her redecorating project.
Willie Nelson's 80th birthday cake; birthday cake for Sofia's birthday.
Buddy makes a cake for Baby Carlo’s first birthday that’s fit for a prince! Marissa learns what it means to be a part of the crew. Things turn serious when Grace gets fed up with Mary’s lateness!
Buddy makes a realistic Trash Truck cake for a family friend. Two ladies request a cake for the founder of their synchronized swim team. Mary is accused of being rude again to the work staff, forcing Buddy to take action.
Buddy has a divine inspiration when Father Bob orders a cake for an honored church member. Despite the crazy schedules, everyone finds time to surprise Danny for his 50th Birthday with some special guests.
Buddy makes a Dragon cake for Chinese New Year celebrations. But first, the team creates a life-sized punching bag for a couple of mixed martial arts fighters at a local gym.
Buddy celebrates his heritage by making a cake in honor of Lady Liberty. Mauro finally realizes his goal of becoming an American citizen. But not everyone is in a celebrating mood as Mary gives everyone a piece of her mind at dinner.
Joey and the guys are asked to make a cake that looks and tastes like beer! Then Buddy delivers a tropical wedding cake to two florists. Jay comes back from a delivery with bad news.
A car-wash cake features edible autos that can actually get cleaned; a couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.
A Dr. Seuss cake is equipped with unbreakable gears and levers; the family plan a surprise for Buddy.
Buddy must make a special birthday cake that works as a real elevator! And Mauro makes a cake for the North Jersey Spelling Bee, but can the Carlo’s staff spell the words correctly on the cake?
Buddy’s Mama, diagnosed with a serious illness, returns to Hoboken for an Easter visit, and Buddy makes her a special one-of-a-kind cake.
It's all hands on deck when Buddy and the team create a pirate themed cake; Buddy gets ready to open a new bakery in Connecticut.
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.
Buddy makes a storybook cake for the Hans Christian Andersen Center in New York; a gymnastics team wants to throw a going-away party for a teammate with a special cake; Grace disguises herself as a customer.
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.