Cake Boss Episodes

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Cake Boss Season 5 episodes

We Will Survive Season 5, Episode 30

A furniture company wants a life-size chair cake. Meanwhile, the family get ready for Mama's benefit, which features a surprise performer, thanks to Buddy. read more

Superheroes and Bakers Unite! Season 5, Episode 29

Buddy bakes a cake to celebrate Spider-Man's 50th anniversary. Meanwhile, the "Cake Boss: Next Great Baker" winner is late for work; and plans for Mama's benefit are discussed. read more

A Cowboy in Hoboken Season 5, Episode 28

Country-music star Tim McGraw asks for a cake to help celebrate a home giveaway to a veteran. Also: The winner of "Cake Boss: Next Great Baker" starts working at the bakery. read more

Light Up the Night Season 5, Episode 27

Buddy works on a five-tier Bollywood wedding cake complete with special-effects lighting; Marissa gets a chance to test her cookie recipe at the bakery. read more

Crane Cake and Puppy Love Season 5, Episode 26

A cake with a moving crane is constructed for a scrap-metal company. Also: a cake for a dog wedding. read more

Players, Lawyers, and Pranksters Season 5, Episode 25

Buddy bakes a cake for NFL coach Tom Coughlin's charity organization; Marissa gets back at the guys with a prank of her own. read more

Twirls, Whirls and Crashes Season 5, Episode 24

A 2000-lb. carousel cake is delivered to the Steel Pier amusement park in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Carlo's undergoes some necessary renovations. read more

Cut the Ribbon and the Cake! Season 5, Episode 23

A children's hospital opens in Chicago with a special cake to mark the occasion; a couple want a wedding cake that matches their gray invitations, a color that Buddy dislikes on that kind of cake. read more

Buddy and the Rockettes Season 5, Episode 22

The Rockettes' 85th anniversary is celebrated in New York City with a cake that features miniature high-kicking dancers. Also: A teen who wants to be a pilot gets a birthday surprise. read more

Hocus Pocus Season 5, Episode 21

Magician Dan Sperry commissions a cake that contains a secret prediction to be revealed during his act. read more

Operation: Tank Cake Season 5, Episode 20

Buddy makes a tank cake for the Army's 237th birthday celebration in Times Square in New York City, while another creation is sent to troops serving overseas in Afghanistan. read more

From Fury to Furry Season 5, Episode 19

A pet-adoption Web site wants to celebrate a major milestone of 20 million adoptions; Buddy tries to find common ground for a bickering couple who need a cake for their party-planning business. read more

Ugly Feet and a Fiesta Season 5, Episode 18

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza ask Buddy to make a wedding cake for their Mexican ceremony. Also: A spa wants a cake for a contest involving men's feet. read more

A Golden Opportunity Season 5, Episode 17

Buddy has one day to make a cake that's a life-size replica of actor Betty White. Also: an update on Mama's condition. read more

A Bittersweet Homecoming Season 5, Episode 16

In the Season 5 finale, the Valastro family rally around its matriarch after Mama is diagnosed with a serious illness, and Buddy dedicates a special cake to his mother on Easter. read more

Cakes on a Plane Season 5, Episode 15

Skydivers eat a cake from Carlo's during their descent; Buddy bakes a cake for his niece after she wins the top prize in a writing competition. read more

New Deli, New Design Season 5, Episode 14

Buddy makes a deli-case cake for a friend of the family; and his sisters also have a request for a cake to mark three First Communions. Meanwhile, Mary's responsibilities grow at the new baking facility. read more

Under the Sea Season 5, Episode 13

Grace's daughter turns 16 at a birthday party with a nautical theme, and her uncle Buddy creates an aquarium cake with edible reefs and sharks. read more

Going Up? Season 5, Episode 12

Buddy makes an elevator cake for a birthday; Mauro is in charge of a cake for a spelling bee in northern New Jersey. read more

Ice-ing on the Cake Season 5, Episode 11

Buddy tours Blue Sky Studios with his kids for a preview of "Ice Age: Continental Drift," but mixes business with pleasure when he designs a cake inspired by the movie that includes a floating pirate ship. read more

Silly Seuss & Surprise! Season 5, Episode 10

A Dr. Seuss cake is equipped with unbreakable gears and levers; the family plan a surprise for Buddy. read more

Working at the Car Wash Season 5, Episode 9

A car-wash cake features edible autos that can actually get cleaned; a couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. read more

Presidents, Peanut Butter & Popping-in Season 5, Episode 8

A Mount Rushmore cake tests Buddy's sculpting abilities; Marissa makes her peanut-butter cake to impress Buddy's wife and sister; Mary's return to the bakery could be short-lived. read more

Beer, Buttercups & Bumbling Season 5, Episode 7

A tropical wedding cake is made for a pair of florists who are tying the knot; Joe fields an order for a cake that looks and tastes like beer; a delivery results in bad news. read more

Bar Mitzvah, Beads & Oh Baby! Season 5, Episode 6

A cake for a bar mitzvah features a working slot machine; the crew make a Mardi Gras cake, complete with beads. read more

Liberty, Layups & a Loaded Dinner Season 5, Episode 5

Buddy bakes a cake with a Statue of Liberty theme; Mauro becomes a U.S. citizen; Mary vents her anger over dinner. read more

Fast Hands & a Flaming Pearl Season 5, Episode 4

Buddy goes to Chinatown in New York City with a dragon-theme cake for the Chinese New Year; the team works on a punching-bag cake for mixed-martial-arts fighters at a local gym. read more

Stained Glass & a Surprised Danny Season 5, Episode 3

Buddy races against the clock when a priest wants a cake to honor a parishioner; Danny's 50th birthday comes with more than a few surprises. read more

Trash, Twirls & Tough Love Season 5, Episode 2

Buddy bakes a garbage-truck cake for a family friend; a cake is requested for the founder of a synchronized swim team; Buddy is forced to address accusations of Mary's rudeness. read more

Fitting In, Fed Up & a First Birthday Season 5, Episode 1

In the Season 5 premiere, Buddy makes a cake for his son Carlo's first birthday; Marissa learns a lesson about teamwork; and Mary's tardiness irks Grace. read more

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Premiered: April 19, 2009, on TLC
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