‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro ‘Acts Like a Toddler Who Missed His Nap’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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There’s no denying that Americans are fascinated with all issues meals, so it’s no shock that Food Network has develop into wildly profitable. In addition to the tv channel, there’s additionally {a magazine}, an app, and a full vary of kitchen merchandise. What actually retains devoted followers coming again, although, is Food Network’s many large personalities. 

Chefs are inventive, headstrong sorts by nature and once you add within the superstar issue, you’ve gotten an ideal recipe for making a scandal. From rumors of discrimination and sexual harassment to very public spats, there are a handful of Food Network stars which are persistently within the combine.

One of them is Buddy Valastro, AKA the Cake Boss, who has numerous reveals on each Food Network and TLC. Despite being on the high of a super-sweet business, followers liken him to a toddler who continuously throws tantrums.

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Becoming the Cake Boss

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There was actually by no means a query as as to if Valastro would develop into a baker, however reasonably when. As the son of a third-generation baker who immigrated from Sicily, Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro started going to his father’s bakery when he was only a baby. According to The Recipe, the senior Valastro wouldn’t enable his son to apply baking muffins for purchasers, so the primary one he ever made on his personal was for his mom, a rum concoction when he was about 12. 

The Valastro household has owned Carlo’s Bakery, the now-world-famous bakery featured in a number of TV reveals, since 1963 when Valastro’s father bought it along with his life financial savings. Valastro Sr. handed away from lung most cancers in 1994, simply three weeks after his preliminary analysis. Tragically, that information got here on his son’s 17th birthday. The youthful Valastro promised his father he would sometime make Carlo’s Bakery right into a family title and he dropped out of highschool to run the bakery and work towards that aim.

Food Network reveals

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It’s protected to say that Valastro made good on his promise to his dad. Starting with the unique Cake Boss collection that premiered in April 2009 on TLC, Carlo’s Bakery has develop into identified everywhere in the world. Cake Boss remains to be airing new episodes today and Valastro has hosted quite a few different reveals over the previous decade, together with Bakery Boss, Buddy’s Bakery Rescue, and Big Time Bake. He additionally stars and participates in a number of reveals, reminiscent of Buddy vs. Duff, the place he goes head-to-head with longtime rival Duff Goldman, in any other case referred to as the “Ace of Cakes.”

Fans consider Valastro extra as ‘Boss Baby’ than the ‘Cake Boss’

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There are some key issues that majorly contributed to Valastro turning into so well-known. His massive Italian household and his in-your-face persona are two of them  — may you think about Cake Boss with out these components?

However, Valastro’s larger-than-life disposition appears to be sporting on followers. It’s true that Valastro is commonly boastful and tends to speak rather a lot, however Food Network viewers have seen that he’s simply set off. One Reddit consumer wrote, “Buddy’s temper tantrums drive me nuts! He acts like a toddler who missed his nap.” Another commented, “I’m sure if Buddy started on Food Network his fake mob boss persona would have never developed like it did on TLC.” Yikes!

In these viewers’ protection, Valastro has actually accomplished some questionable issues, each on and off the display screen. According to ABC News, when he was pulled over for DWI (driving whereas intoxicated) in New York City in 2014, Valastro yelled on the law enforcement officials, “You can’t arrest me! I’m the Cake Boss.” He was in the end arrested anyway, spent a couple of hours in jail, and took a plea cut price that required him to pay a $300 high quality and never drive for 90 days. It’s straightforward to grasp why not everyone seems to be an enormous fan of the Cake Boss — the present or the person. 

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