On the season finale of TLC’s CAKE BOSS, Ashley gave her notice and that was bad enough for Buddy, but when cousin Anthony up and quit after years at Carlo’s it was a sad day and a shocking turn of events.
If you saw the show you understand how Buddy and Anthony came to a point where neither seemed to understand the other’s point of view.
One thing is for sure. When you continue to make mistakes after years of training, all because you don’t follow the tried and true recipe for cream puffs, something is wrong. Anthony didn’t have the courtesy to show up for work, merely phoning in his resignation to Buddy. Buddy’s brother-in-law Joey broke the news to the bakery staff and the stunned look on everyone’s face told the story.
“This is not kidding around. Anthony decided to leave. Ok? It’s official. It’s 100%. He decided to move to Florida with his family. On a personal level I’ll admit, that hurts a little bit. I treated him like a son and he just basically says, ‘I’m leaving’. No explanation, we didn’t talk about it. He’s just up and left.”
Knowing how close a family it is, both at home and at the bakery, this was stunning news. Buddy truly believes this:
“I put my heart into training this kid. To see him throw it away, after all these years, I don’t know man. I really want success for him.”
On the lighter side of the show, we watched as a hot air balloon cake got messed up on delivery. That never happens for Buddy, but this time, the delivery went from his truck to a real hot air balloon for a publicity stunt at a N.J. balloon festival.
The weather was steaming hot, the wind picked up and the pilot missed the landing spot. The cake looked like a monstrosity….but it still tasted great!
Then we watched as Mama Valastro bravely dealt with her second trip to Israel to receive stem cell treatments to slow down the progression of ALS. There is no one who doesn’t adore her and all we can hope for is that the treatments are successful.
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