In the first-season finale, Vinny is commissioned to create a cake for a gala celebrating Staten Island's 350th anniversary, but he's feeling uninspired. Also: Vinny considers expanding his business to a Manhattan coffee shop looking for specialty cupcakes.
Joe secures a meeting for Vinny with the local Italian Culture Foundation, who request a cake for their Carnevale Masquerade Ball. Elsewhere, Vinny prepares to teach a cake-decorating class by brushing up on his instruction methods and later takes a spin on a Staten Island ferry in order to gain inspiration for a wedding cake.
There's tension at the shop when Vinny reprimands his assistants for sitting around. Ron Ben-Israel, renowned cake designer and Vinny's former instructor, visits the bakery to offer Vinny some management advice.
Vinny agrees to make 2000 cupcakes for a Halloween event at the Staten Island Zoo. He also lands a role as a baker in the zoo's production of "Alice in Wonderland," but stage fright and a fight with Kristin make preparations stressful. Elsewhere, a teen requests a spooky cake for her Sweet 16 party.
A local magazine profiles Vinny and commissions him to create a cake for a launch party. The attention prompts him to shop for a new wardrobe to refine his look. Elsewhere, Kristin meets Angelina Pivarnick ("Jersey Shore") and invites her to visit the bakery.
Kristin is forced to get a job at Vinny's shop after her spending habits land her in hot water with her parents. Elsewhere, Vinny receives orders for a wedding cake for his hairstylist friend and a cake for the cast of Broadway's "Billy Elliot."
A client plans a birthday party for her dogs and wants two cakes: one for humans and another for her canine pals. Later, Vinny is caught off guard during a consultation with clients who want a kickball-themed cake and a Tim Burton-inspired wedding cake.
Pastry chef Vinny Buzzetta prepares to celebrate his 21st birthday in the premiere of this reality series following Buzzetta and his large family as they run a Staten Island bake shop. Also: A client requests a beer-infused cake, a first for Vinny, but his family disrupt his work on the project by taking him to Atlantic City for a surprise birthday celebration.