Valastro’s own words, the orders come ‘from God, to me, to you.’ That
gives you some idea of how he runs Carlo’s bakery in Hoboken, New
Jersey. But don’t expect any Gordon Ramsay-style acid-spitting here,
because Cake Boss is mostly good natured fun. There might be blow-ups,
there might be cake thrown on the floor or bags of sugar pummelled in a
sudden rage, but at the end of the day family is family, and that’s what
ties the bakery (and the show) together.
which, anyone who’s watched any amount of Cake Boss already knows that
Buddy is a big softie at heart. He has plenty of opportunity to explore
that soft side in the ‘wedding special,’ which chronicles all of the
cakes he has produced for blushing brides throughout the show’s
that point perfectly clear: The wedding special is comprised of material
from the seasons proper, so if you already own the entire show on disc
then there isn’t a lot to get your mouth watering again here.
basically like a highlights reel, with a sugary romantic flavour to it.
In one episode Buddy takes on the mammoth challenge of sculpting 50
wedding cakes in one frantic weekend; in another, he is faced with the
daunting prospect of creating a single cake that caters to the very
different likes and requirements of 14 separate couples.
course it wouldn’t be a wedding-related special without ‘Bridezilla,’
the customer who spectacularly defaces her own wedding cake to teach
Buddy a lesson in design.
As well as
the sentimental or stressful moments, there are also the funny ones,
such as when out-of-sorts delivery boy Anthony asks out workmate
Tatiana, risking the wrath of her overly protective father.
haven’t seen Cake Boss before, the wedding cake special gives you all of
the highlights of seasons gone by in one package. All the best bits are
there: the tantrums, the family connection, the extraordinary creations.
For long-time fans, though, it’s all material you’ve seen before, with
nary a special feature to recommend it.