Anyone who’s watched an episode of TLC’s hit series CAKE BOSS has dreamt of working alongside the Valastro family as they create the most mouthwatering treats on television. And now, there’s a new ‘help wanted’ sign hanging in the window of family’s bakery. TLC today confirms that CAKE BOSS, which is hotter than ever, is launching a spin-off a new competition elimination series to find the best rising baker in the business.
Starring Buddy Valastro, the eight episode series will follow along as 10 aspiring cake makers compete in a series of challenges that will reveal if they have what it takes to run a shop as successful as Buddy’s. The series will culminate in the sweet prize of winning an apprenticeship at Hoboken, NJ-based Carlo’s Bakery, the setting of TLC’s CAKE BOSS.
Casting for the series starts immediately and anyone who is crazy for cake and determined to demonstrate their artistry and culinary creativity is encouraged to apply. More information can be found at tlc.com/cakeboss.
High Noon Entertainment is producing the series for TLC. Shooting is expected to begin in September and the series is currently scheduled to premiere in December.
CAKE BOSS, currently airing its third season Mondays at 9p on TLC, averages 1.9 million viewers (P2+). The series takes viewers inside the bustling Carlo’s Bakery, where master baker Buddy Valastro blends old-world recipes and modern decorating techniques to create mouthwatering cakes, cookies, pastries, and more. It’s sugar and spice in the traditional Italian bakery as Buddy also manages working alongside his mother, four sisters, three brothers in law, cousins, and more family members. Together, they’re working to make his late father’s dream of taking Carlo’s Bakery to the top come true. Later this year, Buddy shares his and his family’s inspiring, fascinating, and poignant life story along with recipes for the bakery’s most popular treats in his first book, CAKE BOSS: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia are available November 2nd from Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.