In Bake You Rich, professional bakers vie for the opportunity to have one of their creations produced and sold online by none other than Buddy Valastro. Because who better to know a good concoction than the Cake Boss himself? Buddy has made his fair share of cakes over the years out of the family-run Carlo’s Bake Shop and whether they get customers walking in and grabbing a cake off the shelves, or accommodating custom orders for fans and celebrities, people are never disappointed.
Take these stars, for example. They asked for epic creations from Buddy, and they received. Boy, did they ever.
This cake may look simple, but its purpose was significant. In honour of Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album, it was meant to look both like actual vinyl as well as the understated album cover. Super sexy, just like the singer.
For Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday in 2013, Buddy constructed a guitar-shaped cake with fudge filling, inspired by the country music legend’s beloved guitar, Trigger. Buddy and his team added a little whimsy in the form of munchies, including chips, popcorn and pretzels. Now that’s the high life.
Derek Jeter played for the New York Yankees his entire career so it made perfect, delicious sense that his farewell cake featured the team’s iconic pinstripes and logo, and Jeter’s No. 2. Both sweet and bittersweet.
Melissa and Joe Gorga
Considering Buddy’s Hoboken roots, it’s no wonder he and wife Lisa are pals with Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa and Joe Gorga. For Joe’s new book, Melissa enlisted Buddy to create a cake in the likeness of The Gorga Guide to Success. And it was pretty magnificent.
Common and John Legend
For a reception that celebrated Common and John Legend’s Academy Award-winning song, “Glory,” from the Selma soundtrack, an epic cake was required. So who better than Buddy and his team to create an edible work of art like this replica of Selma, Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge?
Britney celebrated her birthday and the release of her sixth album, Circus, with a concoction that basically looked like one giant firecracker. What a beaut!
The RHONJ star had pal Buddy to thank in 2017 when she celebrated her birthday with a three-tier, black-and-white Chanel-themed cake. Because, of course.
For Flo Rida’s visit to the Today show, Buddy created an extra-cool cake that was perfect for the rapper and his performance of “Cake” with 99 Percent. How fitting.
The details of the feathers, the nest, and the slice of cake Big Bird is holding all looks absolutely scrumptious, so much so that we almost couldn’t eat it. Almost.
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