I hope repulsive bakers are allowed.
Frequent Food Network Cake Challenge competitor, Buddy Valastro, now has his own cake show, Cake Boss
, on TLC. When I first heard about it, I rolled my eyes and said "Sounds like an Ace of Cakes clone". I watched an episode tonight and it IS
an Ace of Cakes clone. Just look at the name, Cake Boss. Obviously, it's meant to evoke a similarity to Ace of Cakes. But there are some big differences. For one, Buddy is just not as awesome as Duff. I like Duff. He's kinda goofy and childish, but I always rooted for him in the cake challenges and I enjoy watching him on AoC. On the other hand, I don't care for Buddy. He's got personality, but it's one I don't like. He makes nice cakes, but I feel that he often coasts through the challenges, half-assing and ended up with time leftover to stand around to brag and talk smack. How about using that time to make a better cake Buddy?
The other difference between Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes is the drama! So much drama! So much yelling and shouting. So annoying! I'm sure there's more drama than we see going on in Charm City, but at least they keep most of the drama as cake drama and not human drama. I don't want to see the bakers and decorators fighting. Nor do I want to see Buddy Valastro yelling and shouting like his staff is composed of children. And some of them seem to act like they're children. Whining and carrying on when it's pretty obvious they were wrong, delivering the wrong cakes, losing cakes, arguing with the "Cake Boss." No thanks. I'm gonna stick to Charm City where things are just more charming.