TLC’s Cake Boss: 8 Behind The Scenes Secrets
TLC has no problem dominating the reality TV genre with numerous intriguing and original series including Cake Boss. The series premiered in April 2009 and has now had eight successful seasons and spawned several tie-ins and spinoffs including Next Great Baker and Kitchen Boss. Running a successful business, building a brand, and also making time to film episodes is pretty challenging and fans get a pretty good idea about how Buddy Valastro operates as the “Cake Boss” through the series, but there is even more that they don’t see on TV! Here are 8 behind the scene secrets from TLC’s Cake Boss:
8. “Reality” TV
Cake Boss focuses on the family orientation of Carlo’s Bakery where it all started for Buddy Valastro, but some have been disappointed by what they discovered when visiting the bakery which has become a huge tourist attraction in Hoboken, New Jersey. One visitor revealed that during their visit they found out that some things were completely faked, and Buddy is never actually there. “I have been to Carlo’s Bakery (the bakery from Cake Boss). While there we learned that the “wedding” they were filming in Italy was completely faked,” the visitor said referring to the season three episode where many of the stars travel to Italy for Claudio’s wedding. “They never actually got married. Kind of ruined the experience for me” Another added, “I live 5 blocks away. Buddy is never there unless he’s filming a commercial.”
7. Name Controversy
Many fans do not realize how many controversies surround Cake Boss, and it all began right with the popular series’ name. A Seattle-based company called Masters Software has a domain called cakeboss.com which they have operated since 2006 and since 2007 has sold a bakery management program called CakeBoss. So, in 2010 after the series Cake Boss‘s popularity took off, the company filed a lawsuit claiming infringement and causing confusion among customers and vendors. Eventually in October 2010, Masters Software and Discovery Communications, which owns TLC, came to a settlement but the details were not made public.