Buddy Valastro is known for his over-the-top cakes, but there's one cake-tastrophe that he still can't believe ever happened to him. The baker and "Cake Boss" star designed a cake replica of the carousel at Atlantic City's Steel Pier, which tipped the scales at 2,000 pounds, stood seven feet tall, and moved like the real thing.
When the bakery staff opened the delivery truck for the big reveal, they were met with the horrifying scene of a collapsed carousel cake. "We got to Atlantic City, we opened the back of the truck, and I just lost it," Buddy says. "Not even God could have come down and fixed that cake himself."
This season on "Cake Boss," Buddy is looking forward to working with some exciting clients and creating more incredible cakes. Though he's worked with a number of celebrities, such as Snooki, Isaac Mizrahi, Mario Lopez, and Willie Nelson, Buddy says there's one person who still remains a dream client. "It's always been a dream of mine to make a cake for the president of the United States," he says. "I want to make a replica of the White House with the president and his family on the lawn!"
Buddy is full of tips for the home baker, and he says there's one big mistake people make all the time: "You've gotta let the cake cool before you ice it" to avoid any cake disasters. Another important tip? Many times your actual oven temperature won't match what the dial says. Use an internal thermometer to double-check, and adjust accordingly.
For more of Buddy's baking tips and to find out which is the best oven shelf to bake cookies on, check out this episode of "Daily Shot."