'Cake Dynasty' Star Buddy Valastro Says Kids Will Take Over Carlo's Bakery (EXCLUSIVE)

Gabrielle Bernardini - Author

Nov. 29 2023, Updated 1:41 p.m. ET

cake boss holding a cake
Source: A&E

Since turning a small Hoboken bakery into a household name with his super popular television series Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bakery is still not planning to let off the piping bag anytime soon.

Today, the baker extraordinaire is the star of another reality series, A&E's Cake Dynasty, "as he works to balance the demands of a rapidly expanding business empire and demanding home life."

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Speaking of home life, in an exclusive interview with Distractify in 2022, Buddy opened up about what he's doing now, including if he plans to retire and if his kids will take over the bakery one day.

Buddy Valastro says kids will take over Carlo's Bakery.

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Source: A&E/ Jonah Rosenberg

Following in their dad's footsteps, Buddy's kids four kids — Sofia, Buddy Jr., Marco, and Carlo — will take over the franchise when Buddy chooses to retire.

However, there are a few changes that the kids are planning to implement, according to the baker.

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"Well, they're all very opinionated. But they want to do more trendy stuff ... they told me I'm more traditional," he said in the interview in partnership with Klondike. "They have different ideas of how they want to create and concoct things. But I applaud it, you know, I really love the fact that they're interested in it. And look, I just want them to be happy, right?"

Buddy Valastro, wife Lisa Valastro, and their four kids: Sofia, Buddy Jr.,, Marco, and Carlo
Source: Instagram

Buddy and wife Lisa with their kids

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When asked if he is ready to retire, Buddy assured he was not, adding, "I'm wired a certain way. It's a good thing and a bad thing. My mind is always [full of] ideas and creativity, different things ... so I need this as an outlet."

The celebrity baker is also continuing to build his brand and cultivate a following. Buddy signed a deal with A&E to produce 60 hours of television over the next two years, developing several new series and holiday specials.

In 'Cake Dynasty,' fans are getting a "more real and raw" look at Buddy's family.

"Cake Dynasty is where my life is now, it's 14,15 years later. My kids were babies at the time. Now they're all older and starting to come into the family business," he told People magazine. "It's definitely a more grownup version. We're a little bit more real and raw. So sometimes there's a couple of F bombs here and there."

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Though he's a very busy man, Buddy told us that he most looks forward to working with his family and "really trying to create this legacy and take it to the next level."

He concluded, "I'm just a blessed guy. I'm a lucky guy. I love the fans. I really appreciate them a lot. And I can't wait to just keep doing what I'm doing."

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