The Cake Boss decorates Denver: Q&A with Buddy Valastro

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Buddy puts the finishing touches on a cake.

Sweet! Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, is coming to the Paramount Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, as part of the Bakin' with the Boss Tour. Valastro, who got his start at the family bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, says he'll bring some Hoboken flavor to Colorado next week. "I love Denver," he says, "and I'm really excited to to do my show!"

Tickets start at $37.75, with limited $75 VIP tickets available that include a post-show meet and greet. But Valastro gave us a free taste in the following Q&A:

See Also:
-Event: Bakin' With The Boss Tour
-Buddy in Denver 2010
-Cupcake Wars champ Doron Peterson

Westword: What's your favorite thing about your job?

Buddy Valastro: It makes people happy and I challenge my creativity every day. Making cakes is my favorite thing in the world.

Could you ever see yourself in any other profession?

I can't see myself doing anything else because this is my dream job, but maybe I'd be a lawyer, who knows?

What has been your greatest challenge in your profession?

Definitely growing the business and making sure that the quality stays the same. Years ago I'd do a lot more stuff myself, but now I trust other people to step in. You do as much as you can. I got a great team and we do what we do well.

How was the transition into television and celebritydom?

It's different. When you go to the mall now, everybody knows who you are and I have to stop and take pictures and sign autographs. That took some getting used to, but I love it. I have a loyal, caring family to support me.

What was it like growing up in a cake family?

It was great. I love cake and we still do at the bakery. We had great memories when me and my dad owned the bakery and we could eat as much cake as we want.

Location Info


The Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO

Category: Music

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