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Date: 14.01.2012
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He has a wife named Lisa Valastro, and they have 3 children together. Sophia Valastro, Buddy Jr. and Marco Valastro. Buddy only has close friends and family working in.
Yes, he is buddy’s biological son. The origanal Itailins were blonde haired and blue eyed, so it is possible. and he looks just like Lisa, Buddy’s wife. He even says.
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Hometown: Little Ferry, NJ
Age: 34
Other Gigs: Kitchen Boss; Next Great Baker; author, Cake Boss

2. The one thing I always do around the house is…barbecue. I’m a really good cook.

3. The thing I never do around the house is…laundry. Or put the dishes away. I grew up in an old-fashioned Italian household with four sisters who did everything.

4. A date night for my wife and me is…grabbing dinner at a local restaurant. Having a couple of hours to talk, with no screaming kids.

5. I show my romantic side by…always bringing home flowers or trying to do something nice. Saying, “Honey, you look beautiful today.” You can tell when a girl went out of her way to look good.

6. On Sundays, I like to…take one or two kids to work with me. My wife makes a big pot of gravy , and when I come home from work, we eat it, watch football, and lounge around as a family.

7. The most challenging part of being a dad is…patience. When you have four screaming kids pulling you in different directions, you can’t lose it.

8. The most rewarding part about being a dad is…when I come home and the kids run and tackle me, yell “Daddy!” and give me a big hug.

9. The most trouble I’ve gotten into with a household project was…putting together a swing set for my kids. It took two days and was torture. Nothing was labeled, you had to measure everything–it wasn’t easy, but I prevailed.

10. My favorite family ritual is…eating dinner as a family. I remember those times with my family, and I know my kids will remember it, too. Having family time to reflect on your day is the best.

Episode 13: “Mother’s Day, Mama & Mom-to-be”

It’s Mother’s Day and Carlo’s Bakery is bustling.

Representatives from Adoptive Parents Committee, a non-profit organization with a New Jersey chapter that aims at bringing together families looking to adopt with needy children, met with Buddy.

They were looking for a cake in honor of new mothers.

Buddy was clearly touched by their cause and inspired to make an elegant, six-tiered cake, covered with a variety of sugar flowers and sculptures of children of all races.

This mountain of a pastry was made out of marble sponge cake filled with lemon French cream. It was dirty-iced then covered in white fondant with grass stalks painted all around.

Orchids, sweet peas, and roses were created in pastel colors that decorated the cake without being overwhelming.

The hot weather spurred on the talk of bringing back Lemon Ice to the bakery. Curious Anthony got himself in trouble once again by pointing out that Lemon Ice is known to everyone as Italian ices since not all the flavors made are lemon.

Buddy shot him down, insisting regardless of the flavor, the ices will be called Lemon Ice, as his father called them.

I felt like Buddy making his wife a heart-shaped pink and lavender cake was sweet, yet a bit forced. This Mother’s Day wasn’t anything spectacular for the mother of three kids, but because she’s Buddy’s spouse, she had to be highlighted. It was nice to see his children working at the bakery, but I would´ve thought twice before giving the boys a pair of scissors.

Buddy didn’t let Mother’s Day pass without also making something for Mama Valastro. He decided to bake her favorite cookie, a pecan wedge, in the shape of a heart, of course.

Amid the madness, the shelves in the giant oven were out of balance, causing baked goods to cook unevenly. While Buddy tried show that he´s all about being self’sufficient by using wooden planks to fix the shelves, it didn´t work, and an expert was called in.

Someone commented on how the oven is just getting old, which to me hinted prospects of getting a new oven — and a new place.

A final mom is highlighted: Sister Lisa is fully pregnant yet still working. Buddy commented on how his sister, like all his sisters, are thick-headed because she refuses to rest. By the end of the show, Remy gets a phone call from Morristown Memorial Hospital. We all get to meet the newest member of the family, Remy and Lisa’s daughter, Isabella.

Lisa, disheveled from giving birth, was fittingly declared employee of the month by Buddy.

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Go Inside Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s New Jersey Home and See What He Really Cooks for Dinner

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro may be known for his towering sweet confections, but on nights at home with his wife, Lisa, it’s all about family-style Italian comfort food.

“Honestly, I don’t like to go out,” the celebrity chef tells PEOPLE in the video above. And between their four children — Sofia, 13, Buddy, 12, Marco, 9, and Carlo, 5 — and constant surprise houseguests, the couple is always prepared to whip up dinner at a moment’s notice.

In addition to a fully-stocked refrigerator in their kitchen, they also have an industrial-sized fridge and freezer in their garage. “All Italians got a refrigerator in the garage,” he says. “That’s what we do.”

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For dinner, Lisa whips up Buddy’s grandmother’s classic Eggplant Parm. “Even though it’s my grandma’s recipe, my wife makes it the best I’ve ever had,” the TLC star claims.

And when it comes to dessert, the Cake Boss takes the reigns — but instead of an elaborate cake, he takes the simple route with a 5-ingredient Grilled Bananas Foster accompanied by a big scoop of ice cream. Get their recipes below.

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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

2 medium-large eggplants, peeled and cut into ¼” rounds
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. garlic powder
4 tbsp. dried parsley, divided
1 cup grated plus 6 tbsp. grated parmesan, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 large eggs
12 oz. sliced mozzarella
3 cups marinara sauce
Olive oil, as needed for frying

1. Salt liberally and allow to weep set in colander for one hour. Press eggplant dry between paper and tea towels.

2. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly oil a shallow glass or ceramic 9” x 13” baking dish and cover bottom with a layer or marinara sauce. In a pie plate or baking dish, add flour. In another dish, combine breadcrumbs with ½ cup parmesan, 2 tbsp. dried parsley and 2 tsp. each salt and pepper. In another dish, beat eggs with another ½ cup parmesan, remaining parsley and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper.

3. Heat a large skillet medium-high. Pour in enough oil to come ¼” up the sides. Dredge eggplant in flour, tapping off excess, then egg, dripping excess into plate. Coat in crumbs. Fry in hot oil, adjusting heat accordingly, until golden brown on each side. Set cooked eggplant to drain on paper towel-lined baking sheet. Lightly salt one side of the eggplant.

4. Place an overlapping layer of eggplant in the sauced baking dish. Sprinkle on two tablespoons of parmesan. Ladle over another layer of sauce. Cover with a layer of mozzarella. Repeat layer of eggplant, parmesan, sauce, mozzarella, and finish with two more tablespoons of parmesan.

5. Bake in the middle rack of the oven until cheese is bubbling and dish is hot throughout, about 20-30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Grilled Bananas Foster Recipe

1 banana
3 tbsp. light brown sugar
1 tbsp. aged rum
2 tsp. unsalted butter
6-7 marshmallows
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

1. Preheat a grill to high, about 400°.

2. Slice banana lengthwise, trying not to cut all the way through the banana (but it’s okay if you do!). Open banana like a bun and fill with brown sugar, butter, rum and marshmallows. Close the banana gently and wrap in a layer of aluminum foil.

3. Place on grill and cook for 12-14 minutes, then remove and let rest 2 minutes.

4. Open the foil packets (being careful of steam) and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Melissa Gorga Just Revealed the Candy Stash at Her Pal Buddy Valastro’s House — And Completely Blew Our Minds

Melissa Gorga has a well-documented friendship with Buddy Valastro, the “Cake Boss” himself. Being friends with a famous dessert chef has its perks, of course, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey pal has regaled us before with photos from her sweet gatherings with Valastro.

Want a layer cake in every color of the rainbow? You’ll find it at Valastro’s house! Looking for a bounty of clams? The master baker has those as well. And if you’re in need of some candy, you could do worse than to hit Valastro’s in-home concession stand.

In a recent Instagram Story, Melissa showed off the candy that Valastro and his wife Lisa keep on standby. Noting that she couldn’t believe that the couple had all that candy, just ready to go, the Jersey mom panned across the mind-blowing spread.

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With everything from Junior Mints to Starbursts, Snickers bars, and Twix, this is basically our dream feast for movie night. Take a peek:

Photo: Melissa Gorga/ Instagram

Just one question: How does Valastro maintain his amazing 35-pound weight loss with a grocery store-level inventory of candy bars constantly at the ready? He must have willpower of steel! Or perhaps it’s the theory that abundance reduces desire…

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s wife Lisa has closet the size of an APARTMENT | David Tutera’s CELEBrations exclusive

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Exciting news for fans of David Tutera — the master of mega soirees and weddings is back on WE tv with the return of his CELEBrations series, and the new season premiere features none other than Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro.

In the episode, the affable Valastro turns to team Tutera to dazzle and delight his wife of 15 years, Lisa. Valastro proves to be one tough customer for Tutera, as the general season teasers for the series show him making terse remarks on the phone about the event for his wife.

But in Monsters and Critics’ exclusive clip, Valastro is all smiles and good cheer as he hosts Tutera for a sit-down dinner, only to ask the party planning expert if he would like a tour of his wife Lisa’s amazing gobsmacker of a closet.

Tutera is game as he agrees to the tour of what he describes as an “over-the-top” home, which seems to be covered in wood paneling every step of the way!

Valastro has spared no expense in his house and his wife appears to have every woman’s dream — a closet so detailed there is a space for every imaginable item, and Lisa has A LOT of “items”.

The inside of Lisa Valastro’s closet, which is bigger than many studio apartments Tutera is speechless as he tours Lisa Valastro’s enormous walk-in closet

The closet is larger than many people’s APARTMENTS in New York City — and even has wings! In the episode Buddy then works with Tutera to create a memorable party for his lucky lady — who he clearly adores.

The new season of David Tutera’s CELEBrations also features Disney breakout star Zendaya, reality TV veterans Heidi and Spencer Pratt and more!

The new season of David Tutera’s CELEBrations premieres this Friday at 10/9c on WE tv.

For 10 seasons, Buddy Valastro — with a team of family and friends at Carlo’s Bakery — have been entertaining viewers on TLC’s popular baking reality show Cake Boss. That said, there’s actually more to the baker than just tasty treats he makes, he’s actually a family man with four wonderful kids.

The 42-year-old has been married to Lisa Valastro since 2001, and together they’ve had four kids — Sofia, Buddy Jr., Marco and Carlo. The TV personality is clearly all about these kiddos, as he once gushed to LifeofDad.com, “I am a busy guy. As busy as I am I still have a strong bond and relationship with my kids. I will take them when I travel.”

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Another blessed year of famiglia and friends. I hope you all know how much you mean to us and how much we love you. Thank you for your unending support and interest in our lives and our recipes. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! Big hug from our family to yours.

A post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Dec 25, 2018 at 9:28am PST

“Sometimes it is too crazy places like South Africa, Asia, or Australia and enjoy that time with them,” he added. “I was fishing with my son yesterday. It is why we do what we do. It is funny. I have a lot of accomplishments. I am not bragging, but I have done a lot of good stuff, but my biggest accomplishment is my kids and my family.” Buddy also has four sisters we’ll tell you all about!

Scroll on down to learn a little bit more about Buddy’s family!

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If you ask Buddy Valastro — better known as the Cake Boss — and his wife Lisa who made the first move, you might find yourself in the middle of a he said, she said battle. This much is clear: The two met through family. Lisa’s best friend was Buddy’s second cousin and his neighbor, too. The two girls would watch Buddy and his friends from the bedroom window. “I used to look at Lisa like a little girl,” Buddy laughed in an interview with TLC.

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Happy anniversary to my handsome husband!!!!Best 14 years of my life!!!Love You!!!

A post shared by Lisa Valastro (@lisavalastro4) on Oct 14, 2014 at 7:24am PDT

But years later, the two wound up at a club together, at the behest of Buddy’s cousins. All grown up — she was 19; he was 22 — they decided to give dating a go. “When Lisa came out that night, I teased her and said ‘you were really after me,’ and she says I was really after her,” Buddy revealed. Not that any of it matters anymore, though.

The two were inseparable from that day forward, Lisa said. During the early days of their relationship, when Buddy would be at the bakery late, Lisa would bring date nights to him. “She would bring me food,” Buddy said. “We’d have a little dinner, then she’d just hang out and watch me decorate.” Two years later, they were married — and less than a decade after that, Buddy had a show, and the couple had three kids. Their fourth was born shortly after, in 2011.

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I’ve been married to my best friend for 16 years today! Thank you for always being an incredible, supportive wife and an amazing, caring mother to our four children. Couldn’t do this without you. Happy anniversary @lisavalastro4 I love you

A post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Oct 14, 2017 at 12:00pm PDT

Buddy’s rise to worldwide stardom hasn’t been without the occasional hiccup. “When we got married, it was just us. Every night, he’d come home and we’d talk,” Lisa said in an interview. “Now I share him with millions of people. That’s the stressful part of it.” But Buddy has an easy solution for bringing everyone together when he is home, one he learned from his father when he was a child.

“Every night, we have dinner as a family. We sit down and we talk and we eat,” he told interviewers. It’s food that brings the family together, he noted. And while his pastries and cakes are known far and wide, Lisa’s eggplant Parmesan is famous in the Valastro household. “Those meals, that family time, are times we’ll never forget,” he continued.

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My family baby @lisavalastro4 @fiav_21 @buddyvalastrojr

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It’s that constant togetherness that keeps their 16-year-marriage healthy. Well, that and Buddy’s recognition that he may be the boss of the bakery, but Lisa’s the boss of the house.

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Buddy Valastro, star of Cake Boss and owner of Carlo’s Bakery, just turned 42-years-old. He was recently feted by his wife, Lisa, with the most outrageous birthday cake to honor his special day.

The couple shares a special birthday tradition wherein Lisa and the couple’s children assist in making their father his own special treat — without any assistance from the professional cake baker and decorator. It appears that after almost 20 years of marriage, she has learned a thing or two from her husband when it comes to over-the-top decorating.

He noted in the caption of one of the birthday photos, “ love this tradition and I really love this woman.”

The father of four children — Marco, Carlo, Sofia, and Buddy Jr. — shared the process on his Instagram Story. He included photos of the final cake, as well. It was a three-tiered confection, one decorated with tons of sprinkles, mini donuts, and cookies.

Delish published a story about the couple’s love affair back in 2017. The two met through family. Lisa’s best friend was Buddy’s second cousin — and his neighbor, too, when they were children. When Buddy and Lisa Valastro were 19 and 22 respectively, they began to date.

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Love this tradition and I really love this woman @lisavalastro4 #happybirthdaytome

A post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Mar 3, 2019 at 8:57am PST

The couple weathered late nights where Valastro would remain at the bakery he inherited from his father — Bartolo Valastro, Sr. — in Hoboken, New Jersey. The younger Valastro would see reality show stardom when Cake Boss began to air on TLC. Fans got an intimate look at the inner workings of bakery life, and also got to see the personal drama pertaining to Buddy and his extended family.

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She did it, ladies and gents! I think @lisavalastro4 did an AWESOME JOB and I can’t wait to try this with the whole famiglia later #happybirthdaytome

A post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Mar 3, 2019 at 10:34am PST

Buddy Valastro was just 6 years old when he first went to work with his father, per Mashed. Buddy Sr. did not want his son to become a baker, but relented once he saw just how quickly Buddy picked up on the techniques and skills needed to run the business. Buddy dropped out of high school — at the age of 17 — to take over the bakery when his father died in 1994.

Valastro got his big break when a Jersey-based editor from Modern Bride walked by Carlo’s Bakery and noticed his cakes, according to Delish. She featured him in the publication, and that led to being noticed by TLC. The rest is reality TV history.

The one thing that fame has not done to the Valastro’s is damage the closeness that the couple shares. In an interview with TLC, Lisa Valastro said there is one downside to having a husband that appears on television. “Well, there are pros and cons! It’s exciting, but basically, I have to share him with millions of people.”

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BREAKING NEWS: it’s about to go down! Are you ready for the ultimate baking showdown between me and @duffgoldman? It all kicks off Sunday, March 10th, at 9|8c on @foodnetwork

A post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Feb 12, 2019 at 10:06am PST

Reruns of Cake Boss air on TLC and Discovery Family. He is also one of the stars of Buddy vs. Duff, which pits him against master baker Duff Goldman. The show debuts March 10 on The Food Network.

Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerBuddy “Cake Boss” Valastro in his North New Jersey home, which is computer automated and under watch of 24 security cameras.

When you are a gregarious celebrity baker, it can be hard to draw the line between an adoring fan and an annoying fan.

For “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, it was a difficult distinction. The solution was a surveillance security system that helps him keep watch over his North Jersey home – inside and out. Strategically placed cameras can capture views of every drive-by gawker who somehow finds Valastro’s street. Fortunately, the cruisers have been mostly polite and harmless, he said, perhaps hoping to see the $1.3 million dollar house, catch a glimpse of New Jersey’s most famous baker or get an idea of how his family lives when television cameras aren’t rolling.

But the surveillance cameras are always rolling. “The initial feature was security, because I am in the public eye,” Valastro said of his need for what would ultimately morph into a home automation system that controls everything from the cameras to lights, televisions, alarms and music.

Valastro can see street views of his house, as well as what’s going on inside, from his iPhone. He can turn on a bedroom light while he is working at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, where fans line up for blocks to take pictures, sample the cannolis or just step inside the setting where Valastro and his staff produce the elaborate and often mechanized cakes featured on his TLC network show. When Valastro is on vacation, he can use his smart phone or a touch-screen tablet to operate the sprinkler system, maintain the pool or adjust the thermostat to an energy-saving setting.

An application on Valastro’s phone and the six family iPads allows them to access the home’s $100,000 Elan g! control system from anywhere in the world that they can get a cellular or wi-fi connection, explains Abiose Gale, co-owner of 360 Media Innovations, the Maplewood company that installed Valastro’s system. “Once you log in, it connects you directly to the home controller, he said. “The home controller is the brains of the system; it tells everything in the system what to do and when to do it.”

Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerValastro’s home is controlled by a $100,000 Elan g! home automation system that can be accessed by numerous hand-held devices, wall panels and televisions. A master bedroom television can be used to control the home’s temperature in four zones. .

Elan g! is a customizable, expandable system. For the Valastro home, 10,000 feet of wiring was retrofitted for a fully integrated version. Its scope includes 68 light switches, a four-zone HVAC system, 24 security and surveillance cameras, and a whole-house audio system with 42 speakers, including one in the three-car garage. The system also tracks the home’s energy usage, a feature that can be used in “smart grid” technology. Automated homes soon will be able to communicate with power suppliers via internet to monitor and potentially reduce energy usage.

Within the 7,000-square-foot home Valastro shares with his wife, Lisa, and their four young children, options to access the Elan system abound. There are eleven wall-mounted touch screens that double as digital picture frames throughout the four-floor home. Two system touchpads, three iPods, six iPads and four of the 18 flat-screen TVs all can access the system.

“You get spoiled,” Valastro says. “You become very reliant on the system.” His wife agrees. Asked her favorite feature, Lisa Valastro responds emphatically, “Being able to see what my kids are doing.” The cameras that allow her to keep watch were installed by Security Cam Depot, a Neptune company that specializes in residential and commercial security camera systems. The company also will be installing 56 internet-ready cameras at Valastro’s new commercial bakery in Jersey City. As with the house, those cameras will be integrated into an Elan control system.

Patti Sapone/Star-LedgerA phone can be used to view the pool and activity in other areas of the house.

I recently tagged along on an Inside Jersey photo shoot at the Valastro home to see some of its high-tech features. The home will be featured in the magazine’s August issue, and Elan g! representatives arranged access for us in hopes of spreading the word that Elan systems aren’t just for the rich and famous. Representatives say the control system can be installed in a small home for less than $2,000. Larger homes also can start with one room and expand the system over time. Tech geeks don’t need to be told that there are many home automation options, including do-it-yourself systems available online from companies such as smarthome.com.

What about the kitchen?

It’s certainly cool that television programs can be viewed through a vanishing TV screen within the Valastros master bathroom mirror, and that the whole-house audio goes silent when the phone or doorbell rings. I have to admit, however, that I was hoping for some smart kitchen features.

Back in 2001, LG Electronics rolled out its first refrigerator with a built-in computer. The company also had an internet washer and an internet microwave. In 2002, Whirlpool was introducing its Polara, a programmable cooling and heating range that was expected to be updated for internet control. The updated model was to have been commanded by computer or smart phone to stop refrigerating and start cooking.

The Internet Refrigerator from LG Electronics, introduced in 2001, was among the earliest “smart” appliances, with its built-in computer.

It seems, however, that these early appliances were ahead of their time. It didn’t help that the LG internet refrigerator was priced at a whopping $20,000, putting it out of reach for all except the most well-heeled early adopters. Polara’s suggested retail was $1,900. Both appliances were costly luxury items that were to be set back even more by the nation’s economic challenges.

Now, some 10 years later, with iPhones, Androids and other “smart” devices becoming the order of the day, connected appliances are starting to re-emerge. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas there was an area dedicated solely to internet-compatible appliances. By year’s end, LG Electronics is expected to introduce a full range of them, including a smart washing machine and a new smart refrigerator that will be able to report its contents to a smart phone or tablet and recommend recipes that incorporate the ingredients on hand. Prices were not yet available.

Laura Hubbard, a spokeswoman for the Consumer Electronics Show noted that 10 years ago, household infrastructure was not exactly ready to support connected appliances. Some of the earliest models were hindered by their reliance on painfully slow dial-up connections, she says. LG’s first internet fridge operated with a built-in modem, for instance. But as the number of homes with broadband connections continues to rise, connectivity also advances, she said.

With apps to monitor and control so many aspects of life, more people are expecting the same convenience to be available in their homes, said Warwick Stirling, Whirlpool Corporation’s global director of energy and sustainability.

“Ten or 12 years ago consumers didn’t expect everything to be connected,” he said. “Because so many things are becoming connected, consumers are now asking, ‘Why is my fridge not connected, why is my range not connected, and if it is connected what is it going to do?’ ”

While he said Whirlpool and other major appliance manufactures have been working on smart appliances for more than 10 years, not all of them make it to the marketplace. The challenge is to outfit them with interactive features that are truly meaningful for users and not just gimmicks, he said. Whirlpool and other manufactures also are expected to launch new smart appliances before year’s end.

Helping the push for smart appliances is the continued demand for greater energy efficiency, Stirling said. New appliances are going to be “smart-grid” ready in not only revealing their energy usage but allowing it to be controlled by consumers and their automated household command centers.

Utility companies have already begun to introduce time-of-use pricing plans with savings that encourage more usage during evening and late-night hours when demand is lowest. Rather than expect us to wash clothes and run the dishwasher at midnight, the smart grid appliances now in the pipeline are expected to have timed functions and automatic energy-consumption adjustments that take advantage of off-peak discounts.

“Companies even in the recession are still innovating,” Hubbard said. “I think when we come out of this recession consumers are going to be ready to make the investment in connected home appliances.”

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Buddy Valastro on Cake Boss season 9, which is moving to Discovery Family. (Photo by Discovery Family)

by Andy Dehnart 22 Apr. 2019 | 3:58 pm

Buddy Valastro was just introduced to Food Network audiences on Buddy vs. Duff, a very weird show, and now his original series is returning to television after almost two years off the air—but Cake Boss won’t be on either TLC or Food Network.

Instead, Cake Boss is returning on Discovery Family for its official season nine. While episodes have aired on Discovery Family and also Food Network, the show’s original home was TLC.

It premiered 10 years ago, and aired new episodes through the end of 2017. Cake Boss aired many specials and gave way to several spin-offs, including Next Great Baker, Kitchen Boss, and Buddy’s Bakery Rescue.

The show is now moving to a smaller, somewhat less-visible network (what used to be Discovery Kids and later The Hub) despite Buddy’s presence on a higher-profile network.

Buddy has another show, Bake You Rich, currently airing on Food Network, and that’s a competition, like all of Food Network’s other shows (and like the recently-concluded Buddy vs. Duff, on which Buddy lost the competition to Food Network regular Duff Goldman).

Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman, who compete against each other on Buddy vs. Duff. (Photo by Food Network)

Perhaps a documentary-style series like Cake Boss just doesn’t fit on Food Network, or perhaps the move to Discovery Family is using his show to try to bring attention and viewers to a smaller network.

Cake Boss—which will air Saturdays at 9 starting May 18—isn’t just about Buddy, since it follows what’s happening at Carlo’s Bakery, which has a larger staff. Buddy referenced them in his press release quote:

“The famiglia and I are back, baby! Season nine is easily one of our craziest with cakes and Carlo’s Bakery shenanigans … We love the chance to bring a little bit of Hoboken in to everyone’s homes!”

Here’s how the network described the show and new season:

“Buddy’s imagination works in overdrive this season as the exciting cake ideas from his many consultations become a reality. Dedicated to his ongoing mission to achieve his late father’s dream of making Carlo’s Bakery a household name, fans will witness Buddy in some of his most surprising situations yet. This season, Buddy and his crew design some of the most wild creations to come out of the series including an epic fire-breathing dragon cake built with pyrotechnics, a drive-in movie theater cake complete with a built-in projector screen and even a beef jerky cake! More than 50 years and thousands of customers later, Buddy and his team continue to find a way to embrace every new challenge and create sweets that are larger than life.”

“CAKE BOSS features Buddy Valastro and his Carlo’s Bakery crew as they create amazing cakes of all shapes and sizes. Family always comes first, and Buddy’s team includes his four sisters, two brothers-in-law and cousins. They along with expert bakers, decorators and sculptors are challenged each week to make the impossible both possible and edible. Together, they tackle mechanical cakes, meaningful cakes, meat cakes and everything in between. No matter what the challenge, the Valastros prove that when family works together anything and everything is possible!”

There are very few things as universally beloved as cake, which is why there are a good number of shows dedicated to them on various food networks. However, among the tens of cake shows on the air, Cake Boss is one of the most popular, and that has made its host, Buddy Valastro one of America’s beloved celebrities and made his wife and kids public personalities.

In this article, we took a look at Buddy Valastro’s kids, as well as details about what happened to his mother, who used to be a notable part of the show. Scroll down to learn more.

Short Background

Buddy Valastro is today, known as one of the most influential persons in Hoboken, New Jersey due to the popularity of his show, Cake Boss and his bakery, Carlo’s Bakery which is the location of the show. His relationship with Hoboken runs deep because he was born there on the 3rd of March, 1977 to Buddy Valastro Sr. and Mary W. Tubito. He was raised along with four sisters, and he began working at Carlo’s Bakery, which was the family’s business at the age of 11.

He worked the bakery side by side with his father until his death in 1994 when Buddy assumed his status as the Cake Boss. He has continued to run the bakery ever since and has expanded to over 17 other bakeries due to the popularity of the bakery via the show, Cake Boss. His bakery chain has shops in various parts of New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York, Florida, Texas, Sao Paulo in Brazil and a few others.

He began hosting Cake Boss since April 2009 and has appeared in over 230 episodes of the show, spread across more than ten seasons. In addition to Cake Boss, he has made appearances on other shows like Kitchen Boss, Bakers vs. Fakers, Buddy vs Duff, Next Great Baker and a few others. Now, let’s take a look at Buddy Valastro’s personal life, including his kids and mom.

Who are Buddy Valastro’s Kids?

Buddy with his wife and four children

Buddy Valastro has four children, all from his first and only wife, Lisa Valastro. He married his wife in 2011 but they had their first child, Sofia Valastro long before they got married, in April 2003. Their second child, Buddy Valastro, Jr. was born in 2004, while their third child, Marco Valastro was born in February 2007 and their last child, Carlo Valastro was born in 2011.

Most of Buddy Valastro’s kids are currently too young to be active members of his show, but his eldest child, Sofia, has appeared on the show a couple of times. It also appears she has been blessed with the gift of design because she designed her own Sweet Sixteen birthday party cake. The design was baked by her father.

What Happened to His Mom?

Having established the identity of his kids, here is a look at another significant member of the Buddy Valastro family, his mother, Mary Valastro Pinto. She was a regular fixture on the show when it began to air until her retirement from Carlo’s Bakery in 2010, only appearing on the show occasionally.

Unfortunately, Buddy Valastro’s mother was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and after five years of battling the disease, she died on the 22nd of June, 2017. Before her death, Buddy Valastro had a close relationship with his mom. She was the first person he baked a cake for, an Italian rum cake at the age of 12.

His mom, apart from appearing on the show, ran the original Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. An episode documenting her death and the family’s reaction to it was aired in the fifth season of the show, in the episode, A Bittersweet Homecoming. Buddy Valastro’s mom was born on the 17th of April, 1948 in Altamura, Italy and she was six years old when her parents relocated to the United States.

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Other Facts About Buddy Valastro

He once famously fired his sister, Mary Sciarrone, who was considered a source of unwarranted drama in the family and the bakery. She did return to the business after a few weeks of being fired though.

The most expensive cake he ever made was a $30 million cake for the New York socialite, Devorah Rose. The cake was covered with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

Some of his favorite things include shortcake and whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and pizza. He also enjoys vacations at warm friendly-weather locations.

Buddy Valastro Wife, Kids, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth

March 03, 1977


42 Years 10 Month(s)


Italian, American



Marital Status



Lisa Valastro (m. 2001)


Not Yet



Net Worth

$10 Million




Sofia Valastro, Buddy Valastro, Jr., Marco Valastro, Carlo Valastro


5’7″ (170 cm)


Ridgefield Park Jr.-Sr. High School


Bartolo Valastro, Sr. (Father), Mary Valastro (Mother)


Mary Sciarrone, Maddalena Castano, Lisa Gonzalez, Grace Faugno

Buddy Valastro has won the heart of many food lovers as he is the man who consolidates his family recipes and displays the delicious and mouth-watering cuisine in front of the audiences. And the blend of incredible Italian culture on his cookery make him unique from the other chefs.

Buddy Valastro is known for hosting and judging the show Cake Boss. He also appeared in Next Great Baker and Buddy’s Bakery Rescue.

Blossoming Love With Wife, Together For 17 Years!

Buddy Valastro enjoys his love life with his longtime wife, Lisa Valastro, and their four kids. The happily married duo is nurturing three sons named Marco, Carlo, and Buddy Jr and a daughter named Sofia.

The couple met each other through their family. At that time Buddy’s sweetheart Lisa was only 19 years old. After their first meeting, the pair went to a club together. Later, they had an official Italian dinner date.

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After the years of togetherness, he shared the wedding vows with Lisa on 14 October 2001. The father of four youngsters, Buddy, has been spending quality time with his family members and often gives the glance of his affection with his spouse and children on social media.

Buddy Valastro pictured with his wife and four kids at AT & T Center on 1 December 2018 (Photo: Instagram)

Moreover, Buddy and his wife, Lisa Valastro, have now successfully prolonged their relationship to 17 years. On 14 October 2018, he warmly wished his lady via Instagram post. He poured his feeling to his better half on caption saying that she always has been his best friend and a beautiful wife. On the top of everything, she has proved herself the amazing mom and partner. Thus, Buddy never pauses to gush about his wifey. Similarly, in April 2018, Buddy gave a sweet speech dedicating to his wife. He said,

“I was with David over the summer, I was telling him how much you mean to me, and how much you do for me, and how I couldn’t be the man that I am today without you.”

He continued,

“I know that when Cake Boss started and everything, we’ve had our ups and downs and our love was put to the test. But through it all there’s not a better person, someone I love more, and this is a little way for me to say thank you.”

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Buddy Valastro’s Salary And Net Worth

American baker Buddy Valastro has garnered the net worth of $10 million, which he collected from his career as a renowned chef. Just at the age of 11, he started working at the Carlo’s Bakery, his family business. After his father died when he was 17 years old, he commenced the family business on his own.

Buddy is also the star of “Cake Boss.” Likewise, he also made his appearance in the spin-off show Kitchen Boss. Previously, the Cake Boss star served as the host and the judge of the TV show Next Great Baker from 2010 to 2014.

As per The Richest Magazine, he is the owner of the New Jersey home with a value of $1,300,000 until 2011. Amidst the stardom, he has fallen into controversies a couple of times. On Thursday on 13 November 2014, he was arrested in Manhattan in charge of driving while intoxicated.

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Buddy Valastro’s Bio

Born on 3 March 1977 in Hoboken, NJ, Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. was the only son raised by his late parents, Mary Valastro and Bartolo Valastro, Sr, alongside his sibling sisters Mary Sciarrone, Maddalena Castano, Lisa Gonzalez, and Grace Faugno.

On 22 June 2017, his mom passed away, surrounded by family. Buddy, who stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches, holds American nationality and belongs to Italian-American ethnicity.

Cake Boss is an American reality television series, airing on the cable television network TLC. Set at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, the show mainly follows Buddy Valastro and his family as they operate their business, with a focus on how they make their cakes, along with family gatherings and celebrations.

The show premiered on April 19, 2009, and four additional seasons followed, premiering October 26, 2009, May 31, 2010 (returning in October), January 31, 2011 (returning in September), and May 28, 2012, respectively.



  • Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, Jr. (born March 3, 1977) – The star of the show, who has worked at the bakery since age 17 in 1994. He is the only son and the youngest child of Bartolo “Buddy” Sr. and Mary Valastro. He grew up in Little Ferry, New Jersey. He is married to Elisabetta “Lisa” Valastro (née Belgiovine) with whom he now has four children: Sofia, Bartolo “Buddy” III, Marco, and Carlo Salvatore. In 2012, as a result of the attention that the series brought to Hoboken, New Jersey, the Hudson Reporter named him as an honorable mention in its list of Hudson County’s 50 most influential people.
  • Mauro Castano – pastry chef and Buddy’s right-hand man. He is married to Buddy’s second oldest sister, Maddalena Castano (née Valastro) (born August 15, 1967) who works front counter. They have three children: Dominique, Buddy, and Mary.
  • Danny Dragone – multipurpose employee, worked at the bakery since before Buddy was born. He is a close family friend, and married with one child that works at the bakery: Tatiana. He is nicknamed “the mule” for his versatility.
  • Frank “Frankie” Amato Jr. – cake decorator. He is Buddy’s first cousin, the godfather to his son Marco, and married with two children.
  • Joseph “Joey” Faugno – The shop’s head baker. He is married to Buddy’s oldest sister Grace Faugno (née Valastro) (born June 30, 1966) who works front counter. They have two children: Robert and Bartolina.
  • Mary Sciarrone (née Valastro) (born September 30, 1969) – front counter and Buddy’s third oldest sister. She is married with two children.
  • Lisa Valastro (born December 31, 1974) – Buddy’s fourth older sister, was married to Remy and has one child and two older children from a previous marriage.
  • Anthony “Cousin Anthony” Bellifemine – baker and former delivery boy. He is Lisa and Maurizio’s paternal cousin.
  • Maurizio Belgiovine – Cake engineer / base builder and delivery boy. He is Buddy’s brother-in-law (younger brother to Lisa).
  • Ralph “Ralphie Boy” Attanasia III – bakery sculptor.
  • Dana Herbert – Buddy’s intern (winner of Season 1’s Next Great Baker).
  • Marissa Lopez – Buddy’s intern (winner of Season 2’s Next Great Baker).
  • Stephanie “Sunshine” Fernandez- top decorator at Carlo’s. She was the first female employee who did not work with sales.


  • Mary Valastro Pinto – Buddy’s mother. A show regular until her 2010 retirement; still appears on the show on occasion.
  • Remigio “Remy” Gonzalez – Buddy’s former left-hand man and the ex-husband of Buddy’s sister Lisa. Remy’s first and only child, daughter Isabella, was born on the Cake Boss episode “Mother’s Day, Mama and Mom-to-be”. He left the show due to criminal charges.
  • Salvatore “Sal” Picinich (1947 – January 30, 2011) worked at the bakery from 1964 and was one of Buddy’s most trusted employees. Picinich stopped appearing on the show at the end of 2009, when he began battling cancer, but returned in the summer of 2010 to accept the Employee of the Century Award on the occasion of the bakery’s 100th anniversary. He passed away January 31, 2011.
  • Kevin “Stretch” Krand – a delivery boy, left for schooling
  • Tony “Tone-Tone” Albanese – Buddy’s second intern.


The popularity of the show has resulted in increased business for Carlo’s Bake Shop, and increased tourism to the Hoboken area. Due to the series’ popularity, Carlo’s Bake Shop has become a tourist attraction, with lines to enter the bakery often extending down the block and around the corner. In 2010, Hoboken renamed the corner of Washington Street and Newark Street to “Carlo’s Bakery Way” in honor of the bakery’s centennial.

Season one averaged 2.3 million viewers while season two averaged 1.8 million viewers.

Tie-ins and spinoffsEdit

On November 2, 2010, Buddy Valastro’s book, Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia, which is based on the series, was released. Published by Free Press in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Carlo’s Bake Shop, the book features the history and stories of Valastro’s family and the bake shop, along with recipes.

Valastro’s second book, Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets, is a cook book, also published by Free Press, released November 1, 2011 and featuring Valastro’s cake, pastry and decorating recipes.

The success of Cake Boss has led to a spin-off competition series hosted by Valastro, Next Great Baker, in which people compete to win a top cash prize, other valuable prizes, and an apprenticeship at Carlo’s Bakery. The program’s first season was seen on TLC December 6, 2010 through January 24, 2011, with a second season televised November 28, 2011 to January 30, 2012.

Another spinoff series, Kitchen Boss, debuted January 25, 2011. This series, which is seen weekdays, features Valastro presenting his family’s recipes, as well as special guests, including members of his own family.

Yet another spin-off – Bakery Boss – sees Buddy travelling the US helping bakeries and cake shops that are in serious trouble turn around their fortunes.

Episodes and DVD releasesEdit

Main article: List of Cake Boss episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Discs
1 13 April 19, 2009 August 17, 2009 December 15, 2009 TBA TBA 2
2 18 October 26, 2009 February 22, 2010 May 18, 2010 TBA TBA 2
3 24 May 31, 2010 November 29, 2010 February 1, 2011 TBA TBA 3
4 38 January 31, 2011 January 30, 2012 December 6, 2011 – Vol. 1

TBA – Vol. 2

5 TBA May 28, 2012 TBA TBA TBA TBA

As of May 28, 2012, a total of 95 episodes and 5 specials have been broadcast. The first three seasons, along with the first half of season 4, have been released on DVD in Region 1. Each episode name employs alliteration.

Legal issuesEdit

In July 2010, Masters Software, Inc., of Cedar Park, Texas, obtained a preliminary injunction forbidding TLC from calling its show “Cake Boss”. Since 2006, the company has operated the domain name cakeboss.com, and since 2007, it has sold a bakery management program called CakeBoss. The suit claims that Discovery Communications infringes on its trademark by causing confusion among customers and vendors. In October 2010, Masters Software and Discovery Communications reached a settlement, the details of which are not public.