Valastro started working at his family's owned Carlo's Bakery from the young age of 11, assisting his father. He used to love spending time with his dad who was a master baker. He was learning the art of baking from his father as his apprentice and from a very young age was seen as working countless hours in his father’s bakery just to learn the traditional secrets of baking. He along with his father had a dream that they will take Carlo’s Bakery to new heights and one day it will be a household name. Unfortunately, his father passed away when he was just 17 years old but with the support of his family and his father’s recipes, he added his own flavour by adding decorating art technique and thus the dream that he and his father saw was achieved.
Presently, Buddy is regularly asked to compete, demonstrate, and to share some secrets of his craft throughout the nation. At Carlo's Bakery, he along with his staff turns out hundreds of wedding cakes and speciality cakes daily. His astonishing designs have won several awards and have been featured ‘n’ number of times in various baking and bridal magazines.
In addition to presenting and hosting his art in television, he has also penned down his secrets through books. His cookbook titled Cake Boss: The Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia was a bestseller at New York Times. Carlo’s Bakery consistently features in newspapers and television. He and his cakes have featured on the shows like Good Morning America, The Today’s Show, HBO’s hit series, The Sopranos and The View among others.