Faces & Names: ‘Cake Boss’ to sell creations“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro says he’s long wanted to give fans of his popular TLC reality TV show an opportunity to taste the cakes viewers watch him bake and decorate.
“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro says he’s long wanted to give fans of his popular TLC reality TV show an opportunity to taste the cakes viewers watch him bake and decorate.
So Valastro gave his cake recipes to the family-run company that supplies his Hoboken, N.J., bakery with goods like sugar and flour to help create a cake line that could be mass produced.
That line, based on recipes and designs of cakes he’s made before, rolls out this summer, starting with the “Badda Bloom” — a two-layer cake, one chocolate and one vanilla, with a layer of fudge and covered in bright green, butter cream frosting with pink and purple flowers. The same two-layer cake also will be available in a more gender-neutral “My Party Cake” design of blue, purple and green balloons and confetti over a layer of bright yellow frosting.
“What makes me unique is my designs,” Valastro said. “We came up with the designs, using my exact ingredients and baking instructions, down to how many revolutions for mixing the batter. ... I’m proud of this.”
Valastro was to unveil the new cakes at the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association show, which runs through Tuesday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The cakes are headed for bakeries and grocery stores across the country this summer.
“I just love what I do,” said Valastro, a fourth-
generation baker. “I love making cakes, and I’m good at it.”
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