TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Cake Boss  

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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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Biplane, Bridezilla, and Busti... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Miss Richfield, Matryoshkas an... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 11 Episode 18: Buddy's most memorable client, Miss Richfield 1981, needs a cake for New York City's Gay Pride Family Night. Plus, Buddy makes a cake to celebrate Russian heritage month to feature matryoshka dolls. Wedding season is taking a toll on everyone.

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Chimps, Cinema & Crumb Cake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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!

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Leather, Lace and a Princess C... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.  

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Fast Hands & a Flaming Pearl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Roses, Romance & a Romeo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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New Deli, New Design is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Pucks, Pastries & Pushy Grace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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A Princess, A Pirate & a Perpl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Cars, Collapse & Couture is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Fiery Competition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Bride, Boat, Bamboozled! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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!

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Circus, Celebrity Chef, & Surp... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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!

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Cake Boss: Fire,Fashionista,Fa... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Bday, Bunny, Burnt Food is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Silly Seuss & Surprise! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Momma's Birthday Surprise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Hurricane Sandy Strikes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 9 Episode 1: Days after Hurricane Sandy, Buddy and the crew return to Carlo's to assess the devestation it's left behind. With no electricity and clients who still need cake orders, the team will have to work their decorating magic in near darkness, but for how long?

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Rebuilds & Raw Fish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Frescos, Fountains & Family Wi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Icing the Cake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Camp Carlo's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 9 Episode 15: To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of a summer camp for kids, Buddy has his hands full when he is asked to make a cake that pops out from inside another cake! And, Buddy makes a cake for a dodgeball team celebrating their latest victory.

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Undead, Unclothed, Unhappy Mom... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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!

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Painters, Pool & Pink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Monkey Business and Mary in Ch... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 13 Episode 16: Buddy and his family snow tube in the Poconos. Meanwhile, Mary and Carlo's team make a cake for a zoo to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey. Buddy Castano is getting ready for college, but Mauro and Madeline are having a hard time letting go.

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Wedding, Water, Wacked is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Chinese Culture & Cannolis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Strawberries, Sinatra & Sick O... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Colorful Characters & Christma... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
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.

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Hot Air Balloon Cake & Happy L... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 4 Episode 3: Buddy bakes with four little aspiring bakers, all suffering from a life-threatening illness, on their personal "Make-A-Wish" cake. And it doesn't stop there as Buddy plans to wow the foundation with a very special hot air balloon themed cake.

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Prize Cow, Pop-Tarts, & a Pred... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 5 Episode 10: Buddy & the crew make a replica cake of a client's prize milking cow that actually milks! Also, a family who has just moved to Hoboken makes a special cake request to cheer up their son who is homesick.

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Magazines, a Mega Screen & Mau... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 3 Episode 7: Buddy gets invited to make a high-tech cake for NASDAQ and a cake for O Magazine all in the same week. Cousin Anthony wants to drive less and bake more but has to find a replacement for himself.

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Museum, Mistakes, and Mother M... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 1 Episode 8: The Carlo's team gets to take a field trip to a local museum for a prehistoric mammal cake. A Sweet 16 cake proves to be more work than anyone planned on and Frankie makes and decorates a cake all by himself for a very hard to please client...Mary!

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Snooki, Super Anthony, & a Shi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 3 Episode 21: Buddy takes a fieldtrip to the Seaport Museum in NY to get inspiration for a nautical-themed cake. Meanwhile, a special Jersey celebrity stops by Carlo's to order a cake for her mom but attracts the attention of one of the crew during the process.

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Designer, Deadlines & Diagnosi... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 4 Episode 11: Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi commissions Buddy to make seven fashion-inspired cakes that models will carry down the runway. Later, Buddy checks on construction of his new factory. And finally, Buddy visits the doctor and finds out he needs surgery.

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Sicilian Samurai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 10 Episode 7: Buddy creates a samurai cake for the 50th Anniversary of a New York martial arts school. Also, Buddy makes a patriotic cake for the Mayor of Jersey City. When things get stressful at work, he turns the decorating room into a sumo-wrestling ring!

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Cake Smash is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 9 Episode 3: Buddy makes a life-size wedding dress cake for a local bridal shop, and the owners are giving away a free wedding dress to the bride who can find the golden coin hidden inside the cake. Later, Buddy creates colorful cakes for a cake smash photo shoot.

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Golf Greens & Gravity is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 2 Episode 8: Buddy and company feel lost in space when they have to create an over-the-top cake for a local planetarium. But the week isn't all tough stuff when the boys go golfing to get inspiration for a golf tournament cake.

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Shark Cake, Scooter, & Smelly ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 4 Episode 2: Buddy takes the bakery gang fishing to get inspiration for a lean mean shark cake. Later back at the bakery, Buddy has a surprise for Mauro and Madeline's birthdays.

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Plants, Pranks & a Proposal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 2 Episode 2: Buddy has to create a cake inspired by 'Wicked' and poisonous plants. A customer wants to propose to his girlfriend at the bakery and asks Buddy to make an engagement ring box cake, and Cousin Anthony is set up...for a fall!

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Crane Cake and Puppy Love is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 8 Episode 11: It's time for some heavy lifting! Buddy must create a moving crane cake for a local scrap metal company, but will the engineering of the crane prove to be too difficult? Also, puppy love is in the air when Buddy makes his first ever dog wedding cake!

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Blindfold, Bikini, Fire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 1 Episode 11: Buddy is used to putting out fires, not starting them but all that changes when he's asked to make a tiki cake that spits fire. If that weren't enough, Mauro challenges him to ice a cake blindfolded!

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Soldiers, Sand, Salads is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 1 Episode 9: Buddy and Co are like kids in a toy store - literally, when they are asked to make a FAO Schwarz-themed cake for a twins birthday party. They also have a beach-themed cake to create for a local beach club and the Carlo's team have a weight loss challenge.

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Seeing Double is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 9 Episode 6: Buddy and the family work around the clock to open their new Carlo's Bakery in Ridgewood, New Jersey! But with a new team to train and a blizzard on the way, will Buddy be able to open his doors in time. Plus, two identical twins request a birthday cake.

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Leaning, Lobsters, & Lectures is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 1 Episode 12: Buddy has to channel his inner-Italian to create a Leaning Tower of Pisa wedding cake. Then, he gets into hot water when he must pull together a show stopping lobsterbake-themed cake at the last second after a client mixes up the date!

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State Fair, Syracuse Bound & S... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 6 Episode 3: The State Fair Meadowlands is celebrating their 25th anniversary and Buddy has the perfect cake in mind. Meanwhile, Joey and Grace's son Rob has been accepted to Syracuse University and celebrate with a SU themed cake!

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Robots, Rollerstakes and Relat... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 2 Episode 4: Buddy channels his inner hacker when he's asked to create a moving robot cake. He also has to make a 1970's themed-rollerskate cake and deliver it on skates! Cousin Anthony gets a talkative new companion on a delivery.

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Best of Cake Boss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 2 Episode 19: In this special episode, Buddy counts down his top five favorite cakes and re-lives some of the most memorable moments from the past two seasons.

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Second Anniversary, Surgery & ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 4 Episode 13: Buddy is selected to be the Grand Marshall of Hoboken's St. Patrick's day parade, but Joey has issues with the selection. Later, a couple orders an intricate second anniversary themed cake, but with Buddy away for surgery, will Mauro be up to the task?

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Doves, Ducks, and Delicacies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Cake Boss
Season 1 Episode 7: Buddy is excited to create an old-school wedding cake like the kind his father used to make; tall, ornate and filled with live birds! A dad-to-be comes to the bakery to order a giant lobster tail pastry for his pregnant wife.