We just got word via press release: There’s a HELP WANTED sign up outside Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. Yes, that’s home base for TLC’s hit show ‘Cake Boss,’ but don’t fret, star Buddy Valastro and his family are staying put. The network is preparing a spin-off competition series to find the best rising baker in the business. Can you say ‘Top Baker’? But so what. Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? And Valastro the master cake baker seems like a good one to fuel such an elimination derby. There have been plenty of competitions at the bakery. Take this eating contest, for instance:
So here’s the premise for the new show: 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 winner gets an apprenticeship with Buddy.
And now the challenge: Casting the show.
TLC is now casting a new competition series. Do you know someone who thinks they are the next best baker in the business? Is that person you? Per the company’s press release, “Casting for the series starts immediately – 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.