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5 Things You Might Not Know About TLC’s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro

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Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss, is America’s favorite baker and he’s coming to the Shreveport Convention Center on November 25, 2013. Here are 5 things you might not know about the culinary mastermind.

Valastro is in his sixth season on the TLC network where he makes awesome desserts and shares shares moments with his family at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, NJ.


Who is Buddy Valastro?



Buddy Valastro is an accomplished fourth generation baker born into the business owned and operated by his parents. Buddy Valastro grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey in an old-fashioned Italian family and at an early age showed a flair for cake decorating.

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John W. Ferguson/Getty


When Did He Start Baking?



When Buddy was 17 his father passed away, leaving him to take responsibilities as the patriarch. Despite the pressures of being the man of the house, he took Carlo’s Bakery to new heights.



He’s a Family Man



Buddy and his wife Lisa have three children: Sofia (5), Buddy Jr. (4) and Marco (2). Buddy loves spending time with his family, and also enjoys bowling and fishing.

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty


What Does Buddy Do at Carlo’s Bakery?



Buddy oversees the day-to-day operations of Carlo’s Bakery. This means dealing with over-the-top bridezillas and suppliers, plus finding new business and creating hundreds of elegant cakes. Did we mention he also has three young kids? Any parent can attest to that being a full-time job in and of itself!

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Mark Von Holden/Getty


Other Than Baking, Why Does America Love Buddy Valastro?



Buddy has a dynamic personality, a big heart and is the glue that keeps the family together.

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

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