Interview with Buddy 'Cake Boss' Valastro about his triumphs and disasters

May 28, 2019 551

BY: Dylan Cuttler

We got an amazing opportunity to meet and interview Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro. He is a reality TV show host, and owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, and other locations. He also has several TV shows, such as “Cake Boss,” “Bake You Rich,” “Bake It Like Buddy” and “Bakers vs. Fakers.” If you have seen his show or have been lucky enough to try some of his delicious treats, you know he is a very talented baker.

One of the first questions we asked him was how did you get the nickname Buddy? His answer was that it came from his father, who had immigrated from Italy. When his dad (also named Bartolo) made friends in America they decided that he needed an American nickname, so they named him Buddy. Because of that, he (the son) also was named Buddy.

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