Buddy vs. Duff: Which reality baker rules?

Back when “Aces of Cakes” first started on Food Network, I was all over it. It was one of the first reality shows that focused on baking, and I was always impressed with the level of craftsmanship that went into the products made at Charm City Cakes.

But sometimes, I would get annoyed with the people on the show. I’ll always have a soft spot for Geoff, but Mary Alice and especially Duff would start to grate on my nerves. Especially when Duff would make some stupid comment and then laugh his crazy laugh. My husband likes to say that Duff loves stating the obvious to the camera; “The thing about cake is that kids love it!”

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So imagine my delight when “Cake Boss” debuted on TLC. The tendency of TLC to rip off other network’s successful shows aside, “Cake Boss” is totally more my speed. An old-school bakery in old school Hoboken, New Jersey, with a boss who seems super fun, but also ready to beat his employees if they mess something up. And yeah, Buddy can be really goofy sometimes, but his staff is so much more real and serious about their work than the staff at Charm City Cakes.

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We’ve been in Brooklyn for seven months now and we still haven’t made it out to Hoboken to try some goodies from Carlo’s. And unfortunately, we’ll be in Washington, D.C. when the annual Cannoli Day happens Friday, April 9.

From @CakeBossBuddy on Twitter:

Canolli Day is back – but a little different – this Fri we’re doing Cupcake Day – starts at noon for the first 2000 people! Come on by!!

What do you think? Do you love the BFF vibe in Baltimore or the family teasing and torment in Hoboken?