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The Best Episodes of Cake Boss

Updated May 24, 2019 1.4k votes 30 voters 1.2k views201 items

There are so many good episodes of Cake Boss, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "New Deli, New Design" the best, or is "Painters, Pool & Pink" your favorite episode of Cake Boss? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Cake Boss are, let's rank everyCake Boss episode from best to worst.

Cake Boss on TLC follows the day-to-day operations of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, which is owned and operated by five siblings: Buddy Valastro (the "Cake Boss," who has worked at the bakery since age 17), Lisa Valastro, Maddalena Castano, Grace Faugno, and Mary Sciarrone. Cake Boss premiered on April 19, 2009. Most episodes of Cake Boss are independent from each other, so you can watch the series in any order you like.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Cake Boss, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Cake Boss episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1
    Season 2 Episode 15: The crew channels their inner animal when they're asked to make a cake for the 110th birthday of the Bronx Zoo. They also make a cake for the grand opening of the only movie theater in Hoboken, once the client makes up their mind about the design!
  • 2
    Season 3 Episode 3: Buddy's got his work cut out for him this week when he's asked to make wedding cakes for fourteen couples getting married in a mass wedding on Valentine's Day. Cousin Anthony asks someone at the bakery to be his valentine.
  • 3
    Season 1 Episode 1: After beginning a week completely jam-packed with cake orders, Buddy gets a call from a customer he cannot possibly turn down - a photo spread in Brides Magazine. But last minute changes mean Buddy has to crack the whip to make the deadline!
  • 4
    Season 1 Episode 3: It's one of the busiest weeks of the year at Carlo's Bakery with orders pouring in for Easter and a last minute Easter Bunny cake turns into more than the team bargained for. And the family is nervous when Grace decides to cook Easter Dinner for everyone.
  • 5
    Season 7 Episode 10: One cake, two cakes. Cat cake, hat cake! Watch Buddy make a Dr. Suess cake using gears and levers that won't break. Then, the family tries to surprise Buddy himself, but tricking the king of Carlo's won't be easy.
  • 6
    Season 4 Episode 8: Buddy gets a request from two hockey-loving boys who want a full size arcade-style hockey table cake complete with moving figures that can actually be played.
  • 7
    Season 7 Episode 4: Celebrate Chinese New Year Cake Boss-style! Buddy heads down to Chinatown with a Dragon themed cake to ring in the Lunar New Year. But first, the team must create a life-sized punching bag for a couple of mixed martial arts fighters at a local gym.
  • 8
    Season 7 Episode 14: It's a busy week when Buddy makes a special deli case cake for a family friend. Meanwhile, his sisters request a special cake to celebrate three first communions. And Mary's confidence grows as she takes on more consultations at Lackawanna.
  • 9
    Season 1 Episode 5: Buddy agrees to make a charity bi-plane cake for a local hospital and an unreasonable Bridezilla makes everyone's life difficult after the bakery crew makes a cake that she's not pleased with. Stretch plots revenge against Buddy with unexpected results.
  • 10
    Season 1 Episode 4: The team at Carlo's is hoping not to get whacked when they're asked to make a huge roulette table cake for a local businessman. It's also the start of wedding season and the time-consuming wedding cake orders are piling up, throwing Buddy off the handle.
  • 11
    Season 1 Episode 6: Buddy is thrown out of his comfort zone when he's asked to make a zombie cake for a couple of undead clients. This week the team also has to make an erotic bachelorette cake for some wild women. It's all fun and games until Mama finds out!
  • 12
    Season 1 Episode 10: The Carlo's team has a unique and challenging cake to make this week, a traditional Chinese dragon cake for a dragon boat racing team. It's also a big week at the bakery preparing hundreds of cannoli shells for the annual $.25 Throw Back Cannoli Day.
  • 13
    Season 2 Episode 3: Buddy creates a billiards table cake for football player Justin Tuck and gets an opportunity to show off his pool skills. The bakery gets a make-over with unexpected results and Buddy makes a cake for the painters.
  • 14
    Season 10 Episode 9: Buddy is making a goalie cake for the National Hockey League Draft, which will be delivered on live television. Buddy re-creates a wedding cake for a couple celebrating 50 years of marriage. Momma, returns from Israel with news about her health.
  • 15
    Season 13 Episode 22: Buddy makes a cake for an all female motorcycle club. These women want a cake that's feminine, but tough, just like them. Plus, the team goes girlie to make the perfect, pink princess cake for one lucky little 5-year-old.  
  • 16
    Season 1 Episode 2: Buddy and his team learn that where there's smoke, there's fire when they have to build a fire engine cake complete with working lights, siren and smoke. Also, Buddy recreates his father's trademark cake for the family memorial dinner.
  • 17
    Season 2 Episode 16: Buddy and his team get the order of a lifetime when they're asked to make a life-size replica of a NASCAR out of cake for the Retail Bakers Association's annual convention in Charlotte, NC.
  • 18
    Season 3 Episode 8: A client drives all the way from St. Louis to order an over-the-top cake for the grand opening of a casino. Meanwhile, Buddy doesn't want to disappoint his toughest critic Mary, when he's asked to make a pirate-themed cake for her twin's birthday party.
  • 19
    Season 10 Episode 11: Buddy celebrates Joe's firefighter promotion by making a firetruck and burning building cake. The team makes a Bocce themed cake for a charity tournament. The bakery's pride is on the line as the team is challenged to compete.
  • 20
    Season 2 Episode 11: It's a drag at the bakery this week when Buddy and Co. have to make a holiday-themed cake for drag queen Miss Richfield 1981. Cousin Anthony and Stretch beg Buddy to let them deliver a cake to a party full of women but Buddy has a trick up his sleeve.
  • 21
    Season 3 Episode 15: Buddy and Co. make a cake for Haagen Daz's 50th anniversary while also making a cake for the Broadway show Come Fly Away. But orders are difficult to fill this week when the ovens start acting up again.
  • 22
    Season 4 Episode 1: Buddy makes a cake for the Greatest Show on Earth. Later, celebrity chef Rachel Ray stops by to ask Buddy for a special request. Finally, Buddy has a surprise for not only his Carlo family, but his pregnant wife Lisa!
  • 23
    Season 3 Episode 17: The Valastro's continue their trip around Italy visiting the capital city of Rome. Buddy, Ralph and Danny get a culture lesson when they're asked to make a cake inspired by a fresco painting for an art collector.
  • 24
    Season 9 Episode 5: Buddy and his team are making a cake to raise money for hurricane relief in Hoboken, that is if they can spell everything right on the cake! Later, Buddy makes a sushi boat cake for a local Japanese restaurant.
  • 25
    Season 9 Episode 16: Buddy joins the Habitat for Humanity's Rebuild Atlantic City Project and makes a special cake in the process. And to celebrate Momma's 65th birthday, the family has a special video prepared and a bigger announcement that could change Momma's life.