Buddy Valastro is known as the Cake Boss behind Carlo's Bakery, but he learned everything he knows from the original boss of the now nationwide bakeshop: his father. Bartolo Valastro, AKA Buddy Sr., bought the Hoboken, New Jersey, business from Carlo Guastaferro around 1960, 50 years after its original opening, according to Insider. "My father was...

There is Frank Sinatra who had a Sicilian grandfather, Madonna with her parents from Abruzzo and Bruce Springsteen whose mother was born in the province of Salerno. The firmament of the stars of the US show has always been studded with Italian-Americans born in the United States but descendants of people who, between 800 and 900, emigrated from the...

Add Cake Boss Buddy Valastro to the list of celebrities opening a new restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip in 2022. The star of the TLC series Cake Boss gets ready to open the Boss Café by Buddy Valastro at the Linq in early 2022. Valastro, who already has Buddy V’s Ristorante and Carlo’s Bakery at the Venetian and PizzaCake at Harrah’s, goes casual w...

Viewers of TLC’s Cake Boss know plenty about Buddy Valastro. For instance, they know he’s got a huge family; they know his family loves to eat; and they know Buddy love feeding his family. For the Valastro family, any occasion involving food is a special one, and whatever special occasion you might be celebrating during your visit, make sure to mak...

Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and grew up there and in Little Ferry, New Jersey. His mother was born in Altamura, Italy, and is the daughter of Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when she was six years old. His father, Buddy Sr was born in Lipari, Italy. Valastro grew up with four sisters: Grace, Mar...

Road to recovery. Buddy Valastro is on the mend after he accidentally impaled his hand while bowling with his family at their New Jersey home. The Cake Boss star, 43, shared a photo on Wednesday, September 23, via Instagram of himself in a hospital bed with a bandaged right arm. “I was involved in a terrible accident a few days ago,” he captioned t...

With the fourth of July holiday fast approaching, it's great to spotlight stories that represent the true American Dream. I first met Buddy Valastro in 2009 when I pursued him for a corporate marketing campaign for Nasdaq and since have been in touch with him on a few projects and have enjoyed seeing him grow. Sharing a passion for creativity, dete...

A cake like this isn't found at any ordinary bakery. But these multitiered, over-the-top creations are a signature at one historic shop. The shop is featured on "Cake Boss," a TV show about Buddy Valastro's family bakery. But its fame goes far beyond extraordinary cakes. This is Carlo's Bake Shop, and it's been a staple in Hoboken, New Jersey, for...

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...

When Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro are in the kitchen, it's pretty tough to say who's really the batter baker. In an effort to determine the true king of cakes once and for all, the two celebrity pastry chefs will go nose to nose in Food Network's new series, "Buddy vs. Duff." The network announced Thursday that the "baking brawl" between two bro...