Cake Boss Episode

Lounge By LoveMeSomeCake615 Updated 20 Jul 2010 , 4:32am by LoveMeSomeCake615

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 10:49pm
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Have y'all seen this one? This bride is basically being forced by her mother to have a big wedding, so she is being a huge brat about everything. They finally agree on a design, and Buddy does this flawless white fondant cake with gumpaste calla lilies. So she comes by the day before her wedding to check on the cake. He shows it to her and her reaction is "Wow, that's such an ugly cake." icon_eek.gif

So then she tells him that she wanted colors on it, even though they had agreed on white w/white callas. She wants him to make another cake for the wedding the next day, even though the cake is gorgeous. So he leaves the room for a minute to go get something, and she takes several different bags of BRIGHTLY colored icing, and smears it ALL OVER THE CAKE. icon_confused.gif

He is shocked of course, but calls the mom who apologizes profusely and offers to pay for another cake, which he does.

What would you have done?? I almost wonder if the whole scenario was somewhat "set up" for the show, this girl was too awful to be real!

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Tracy7953 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 11:02pm
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I saw that one and she did seem way to awful to be real. Funny to think someone could ever be like that though.

Occther Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 11:07pm
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I saw that, too. I agree - I think it was "set-up" to add drama to the series. Besides, what bride would want her crazy actions on national TV? I am always amazed at how they let the public just walk into their work area. New Jersey's health department must be more lenient than the one where I had a business.

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by Occther

I am always amazed at how they let the public just walk into their work area. New Jersey's health department must be more lenient than the one where I had a business.




Very true, I hadn't even thought of that aspect of it!

But yeah, I'm sure it was a set-up. It was still hard to watch that gorgeous cake get destroyed though! icon_cry.gif

adonisthegreek1 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 11:25pm
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I saw that episode and I immediately knew it was staged. Yes, a bridezilla could be that obnoxious, but there is no way that Buddy would have been that nice to her. No way...

Katiebelle74 Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 11:44pm
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I thought it seemed staged too. Ridiculous. Gives dumb people bad ideas they really should not put junk like that on t.v. and to make her another cake after that.... no way. CRAZY CRAZY. I did have a couple come to me and ask me to make cake like the calla lily cake (before bridezilla touched it!) they had seen the show and loved the calla lily cake. So I guess I should not complain it brought me great business from nice well mannered customers!

artscallion Posted 16 Jul 2010 , 11:51pm
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I'll be in NYC tomorrow seeing a matinee. So I'm planning on hopping across the river afterward to visit Buddy. I'll see if he lets me in the back! I promise not to try and put my own artistic "stamp" on anything.

frankdiabetes Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:09am
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Saw that episode, it HAD to be staged. Also, that mom needed to kick her a$$ rather than pay for another cake...rewarding disgusting behavior? No wonder your daughter is a hideous brat! I feel sorry for the groom.

tmgarcia_98 Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:13am
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I totally think it was staged. How convenient that he just happened to have several piping bags full of colored icing laying next to her cake!

Another one that was staged was the episode where his sister was trying to order her birthday cake from another bakery and it caused a huge argument. Well toward the end of the show, Buddy hid and then put a pie in her face. The kicker is....she started out dressed in regular clothes and her hair down. When she walked into the room to be "suprised" with a pie in the face, she had changed into a t-shirt and had her hair pulled back!

neelycharmed Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:32am
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I think the show is soooo staged. I wish it would show more of the cakes and less of the pranks, fake family fights and "rush" orders when they didn't know if they would get the cake done or not. icon_confused.gif
That's just my two cents,
icon_smile.gif Jodi

klangl Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:44am
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Another espisode I saw and knew it had to have been staged, They were carrying a huge stacked cake down the stairs and of course they dropped it, it was a huge mess, the entire time they were talking about how it happend, I was thinking who stacks and cake that big without doweling it! I knew it was staged from then on!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:52am
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I was traveling this summer and saw a whole marathon of Cake Boss -- it seems like everything on that show is staged to some degree. Buddy is a member of CC and he's never over the top like he is on his show. Of course I have friends who have done the challenges and such and they all come back with the same sad story -- how the network is always editing and staging to enhance the "drama factor." icon_confused.gif

Jamielc Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:55am
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I watch the show to gather some ideas and insight, but the whole family drives me nuts! And yes, I agree, that one was staged. Some of that drama is just way too obviously set up. Oh well. I've always got Duff. icon_biggrin.gif

wendydou Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 12:58am
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a friend of mine met Buddy at a cake show.. he said the Bride really did do that - not staged.... he was really angry, but she later apologized (not shown on tv).. she also has been receiving death threats ever since...

the dropped cake was real too.. I thought for sure that it was staged too, because they threw a new one together pretty fast.. but like most decorators, they make more than one "piece" of anything in case something happens so they had things already made to put back on a new cake..

He also told them that it takes about 2 weeks worth of taping to get one show done and they don't scream and yell all the time.. it's just edited that way.

believe what you want, but that came from Buddy himself...

LisaPeps Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:08am
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His sister... Mary is it? The total B***ch, I wonder if she is like that all the time? I read somewhere that she really does speak to customers like the show shows. Maybe she was just given a role to play xD I liked it at first,now they whole family just aggravates me. I ♥ ace of cakes but it is so hard to get it in the UK icon_sad.gif I have to watch the episodes in 3 parts on you tube ¬_¬

neelycharmed Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:09am
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friend of mine met Buddy at a cake show.. he said the Bride really did do that - not staged....

Now, I was told by another Cake person(who shall stay name less) and he told me that the show was staged(told by Buddy himself(a good friend of his) and all the drama is just done for t.v ratings.
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Who Knows??? One thing is that the show is very popular - fake or not.
Jodi icon_smile.gif

ArtsyLady Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:10am
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That one where they dropped the cake down the stairs puzzled me for a couple of reasons. First, why weren't there any supports holding all the tiers together? I mean, that cake would have shifted during the ride even if they had gotten it down the stairs in one piece. Secondly, why were they carrying it down the stairs? They usually use the elevator. I think a lot of that show is staged. Still love it though.

FleurDeCake Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:11am
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HELL TO THE NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I would deliver it just as she left it with all the pretty colors she added .

cakesbycathy Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 1:43am
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That one is an older episode. When it first aired, Buddy insisted that it wasn't staged and the bride (after all the backlash on the internet about her behavior) wrote that it was staged. Who knows icon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gif

Personally I can't watch the show. While I am in awe of their cakes, all the fighting makes me crazy and if I want to deal with drama I'll just call up my in-laws icon_rolleyes.gif

JaeRodriguez Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:27am
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Ok the girl who did that said on her facebook page that she was basically told or encouraged to do it! There was another thread on this when that episode first aired and someone posted a link to her page not sure if you could find it now if you searched but YES it was totally not real. :] And of course Buddy would say it's not staged, it's a reality show it's supposed to be 'real'!

mkolmar Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:34am
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It's staged. How could it not be? Honestly, the whole bakery getting painted pink, taking a cake down the stairs that gets dropped with no supports -- when they have an elevator type system, the sister going off about how ugly some of the cakes are. the bride who colors her cake, which I was told by another famous caker it was all staged, and he didn't yell at her. I call BS! If someone walked into your bakery where you work in the back and did that how would you react? Not the way he did in the show. She'd be out of a cake and wouldn't be able to sit down after I told her what I thought. I'd even take pics for legal action just in case. No way an Italian who yells THAT much at simple little things would remain calm in that situation. I'll say it again, it's BS!
I don't buy it. The majority of it is staged just like a lot of other shows. It's all about the drama not about the cake.
Buddy is a very talented man as well as his crew. TLC is just trying to rake in the ratings.

adonisthegreek1 Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 2:50am
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Originally Posted by wendydou

a friend of mine met Buddy at a cake show.. he said the Bride really did do that - not staged....




Of course Buddy would say that. He's a big reality star now. He can't give up show secrets.

mkolmar Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 3:20am
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He's also under a contract, don't forget that too.

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by FleurDeCake

HELL TO THE NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I would deliver it just as she left it with all the pretty colors she added .




My thoughts exactly! icon_twisted.gif

But yeah, as far as the show goes, I don't usually watch it, I can stand all the drama. This one caught my attention with that bride, but I'm usually more of an Ace of Cakes kinda girl! icon_smile.gif

artscallion Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:12am
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Took two hot, crowded trains over from the city today only to discover that there is a three hour line just to get in the door of Carlos Bakery. The line was two blocks long. I asked some folks coming out how long they waited. They said three hours to get in. Then, when you're in, you have to take a number and wait another twenty minutes!

They actually had three employees working to organize the line. I asked one of them if there was a better time to come, or was the line always like this. He said there is no better time, it is always like this.

Well I'll be darned if I'll wait three hours and twenty minutes just to get some pastry. So we turned around and took two hot crowded trains back to the city. thumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gif

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 8:37pm
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Aww, sad! Sorry you went all that way for nothing! icon_sad.gif

Occther Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 10:14pm
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No wonder he is looking for a bigger space!!!

SueW Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:00am
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Originally Posted by wendydou

a friend of mine met Buddy at a cake show.. he said the Bride really did do that - not staged.... he was really angry, but she later apologized (not shown on tv).. she also has been receiving death threats ever since...

the dropped cake was real too.. I thought for sure that it was staged too, because they threw a new one together pretty fast.. but like most decorators, they make more than one "piece" of anything in case something happens so they had things already made to put back on a new cake..

He also told them that it takes about 2 weeks worth of taping to get one show done and they don't scream and yell all the time.. it's just edited that way.

believe what you want, but that came from Buddy himself...




I saw buddy at count basie in NJ and he did say it was real and he made peace with her and the whole death threat thing. I still don't believe it!

Sherry1030 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 11:24am
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Originally Posted by artscallion

Took two hot, crowded trains over from the city today only to discover that there is a three hour line just to get in the door of Carlos Bakery. The line was two blocks long. I asked some folks coming out how long they waited. They said three hours to get in. Then, when you're in, you have to take a number and wait another twenty minutes!

They actually had three employees working to organize the line. I asked one of them if there was a better time to come, or was the line always like this. He said there is no better time, it is always like this.

Well I'll be darned if I'll wait three hours and twenty minutes just to get some pastry. So we turned around and took two hot crowded trains back to the city. thumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gif




When did you go? I took my kids in November on a Thursday around lunchtime and there was NO ONE in there - it was great!!

artscallion Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 12:00pm
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Originally Posted by Sherry1030

nother twenty minutes!


When did you go? I took my kids in November on a Thursday around lunchtime and there was NO ONE in there - it was great!!




This past Saturday at 6pm. As I said, the "line monitor" told me the line was always like this and that there was no better time to come to avoid it. Maybe the show's popularity hadn't really hit yet when you went. Was it just this past November?...or maybe the line monitor was lying?

I've since looked at their website where they warn about the wait and suggest bringing plenty of water to stay hydrated and to spritz the kids with because the wait can be long. Maybe it's different in the winter. Oh well, doubt if I'll take the 4 hour train ride to chance it again.

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