Buddy and Lisa Valastro visit pediatric patients and families
The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, and his wife, Lisa, visited The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio to spread holiday cheer Nov. 29. The couple delivered sweet treats and visited pediatric patients and their families at their bedsides on Nov. 29.
Buddy and Lisa also hosted a fundraiser at Buddy V’s (La Cantera Parkway) on Dec. 1. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
New York Times bestselling author Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. is a fourth-generation baker known as the subject of the hit TLC series, Cake Boss, and owner of Carlo’s Bakery and Buddy V’s Ristorante.
Today, Carlo’s Bakery has 21 locations in the United States and one in Brazil. Buddy is also President of Cakehouse Media, a production company with notable shows such as TLC’s Cake Boss and Food Network’s Cooks Vs. Cons. Buddy has authored four books: Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia; Baking With The Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets; Cooking Italian With The Cake Boss; and Family Celebrations With The Cake Boss. NBC’s Today Show viewers voted his design as the best cake in America, and his award-winning cakes have been featured in countless bridal and baking magazines, such as Modern Bride and The Knot.
Established in 1910, Carlo’s Bakery was catapulted from a Hoboken, N.J.based neighborhood bakery to a household name through the public’s fascination with the over-the-top cakes whipped up by the master baker on the hit TLC series Cake Boss and subsequent spinoff Next Great Baker.
Carlo’s Bakery has existing locations in San Antonio, McAllen, Dallas, Frisco, and The Woodlands in Texas; Hoboken, Morristown, Ridgewood, and Wayne, N.J.; Uncasville, Conn.; Orlando; Atlanta; Philadelphia; Santa Monica, Calif.; Bloomington, Minn. (Mall of America®); New York; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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