Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Faugno, one of the reality stars of "Cake Boss," for an assignment through TLC. I loved talking with him (what a nice guy!), and I found myself gawking over some of the numbers -- whoa, mama, the numbers! -- that the bakery has come to accept as the norm since the TV show first aired. Like, you can't even guess how many pies 10 of Carlo's staff bakes in the couple of weeks before Thanksgiving (20,000! yes; 20,000) or the amount of cupcakes they bake in a week (6,000!). It was a totally interesting interview, and I learned so much about Carlo's talented staff that I didn't know before. Oh, and a little "Sopranos" tidbit, for those of you who are big fans of the show, like me? One of Carlo's cakes is on display in the scene where Adriana and Chris visit a bakery for a wedding cake tasting! Very neat, right?
To read the rest of my "fun facts" article about "Cake Boss" and Carlo's Bakery, click here, if you'd like!