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The Easter Bunny’s Guide to Candy Personalities Slideshow

The Easter Bunny’s Guide to Candy Personalities Slideshow

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Children that tend to be shy or a bit introverted might get overwhelmed if they’re presented with exotic flavored candy or anything too spicy or sour. It’s best to stick with the straightforward treats in this case, like sugar-coated gum drops.

Shy/Innocent Type — Gum Drops

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Children that tend to be shy or a bit introverted might get overwhelmed if they’re presented with exotic flavored candy or anything too spicy or sour. It’s best to stick with the straightforward treats in this case, like sugar-coated gum drops.

Girly-Girl — Pastel-colored M&Ms

Girly-girls tend to be more excited about the appearance of the candy rather than how it tastes, so going with a seasonal candy in pastel hues will be right up their alley. Ring Pops and candy necklaces will also do the trick.

Tomboy — Peanut Butter Eggs

They’re shaped like eggs but they really look more like footballs, which makes them the perfect Easter sweet for girls who are "one of the guys."

Adventurous/Daredevil — Anything Super-Sour

These types of kids are looking to be surprised (or challenged, if you will). They’re looking for something out of the ordinary, something edgy. If you have an adventurous youngster on your hands, always go for sour candy — the more extreme the better. Sour Patch Bunnies could work, or sour jelly beans, but the Warheads Sour Easter Egg, complete with various War Heads products, is a sure bet.

Traditionalist — Jelly Beans

Jelly beans are a tried-and-true classic; go with the beans and this kid will be a happy camper.

Curious/Intellectual — Cadbury Creme Egg

Now, this may seem like an odd choice for an intellectual kid, but only a curious and thoughtful child could get a real kick out of biting into a chocolate exterior and discovering an interior that resembles a real egg. It’s good to feed the mind during the holidays.

Picky Eater — Chocolate Bunny

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It’s hard to argue with a big chunk of milk chocolate if you’re a kid who doesn’t have a very adventurous palate. Unless of course you’re dealing with a kid who doesn’t like chocolate, in which case go for the jelly beans.

Silly/Goofy — Outrageously Flavored Jelly Beans

A child with a sense of humor will relish the thought of picking out a buttered popcorn or root beer-flavored jelly bean from their assorted variety.

Theatrical — Peeps

This is the type of kid who is always looking to stage a performance. A package of fun-loving peeps will keep a theatrical child entertained, especially if they’re anywhere near a microwave.

Gourmand — Fine Chocolate or Truffles

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For those kids with the most discerning palates, fill their eggs with high-quality dark chocolate (anything above 70 percent cacao should do). Hand-crafted chocolate truffles will also do the trick.


The Complete Guide to Easter Candy

Watching our daughters hunt for eggs Easter morning are some of my fondest memories as a father.

But it always freaks me out to go into the grocery store around the Easter season. There is so much junk out there! Marketing Easter candy has become big business, and it’s really our children who lose.

I think it’s easy to think “oh, just this once.” But that mentality has a lasting effect. Even “just this once” candy can alter our taste buds, making us crave worse foods in the following weeks and months. It’s these “just this once” holidays where children learn what’s normal and where they develop habits they keep for the rest of their lives.

Sugary, refined carbohydrates also change the development of the bones and structure of our children’s faces and airways. The earlier children begin to have dental issues like cavities, the more complicated their oral health gets in adulthood.

This all might sound very serious, but I promise this doesn’t have to put a damper on the Easter holiday. I have a sweet tooth myself and don’t think you have to sacrifice any of the fun just because you want to model moderation and healthy habits during the holidays.

This is my guide for everything to know about Easter candy — the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as healthy swaps you can make.

Disclosure:

Chocolate Bunnies

These remain the most popular Easter candy to this day. A majority of people eat a chocolate bunny’s ears first, according to polls. Many people prefer hollow bunnies because the solid ones can take a long time to eat. Extreme chocolate lovers may love the solid bunnies instead because they include way more chocolate, but hollow-bunny lovers will tell you that the first crunch of eating the ear is super satisfying.

Hollow or solid--What's your pick? Courtesy of Pelhanpostpms.org

Fun Things To Do With Leftover Easter Candy

It’s probably a safe bet to say you will have plenty of candy leftover after Easter.

I’ve found myself in this predicament dozens of times.

  • chocolate Easter bunnies
  • Easter M&Ms
  • jelly beans
  • marshmallow peeps
  • creme eggs
  • …and more!

Leftover Chocolate Candy

Chocolate bunnies or Easter eggs can be easily melted in a double boiler or even in the microwave.

Once the chocolate is hot and smooth, pour it into candy molds.

These tasty chocolates can then be used to create beautiful chocolate gift baskets or chocolate bowls.

Chocolate can also be melted in a double boiler or in the microwave to make ganache. When the chocolate is completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.Ganache is great when poured over vanilla ice cream and topped with nuts, a little whip cream and a cherry.

Another way to use leftover Easter chocolate is to make chocolate fondue. Dip strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and other fruits into the melted chocolate for a delicious treat.

Chocolate covered strawberries are another fun snack that makes a rare treat or the perfect food to serve when entertaining at home.

You can also chop up leftover chocolate, then add it to a cake mix, cookie dough or even pancakes.

Or, shaved chocolate can be sprinkled on the icing of your favorite cake or cupcakes.

For the best chocolate treat of all… you’ll want to try a chocolate facial. It’s refreshing, relaxing and great for your skin!

Leftover Easter M&Ms

The pastel colors are not only pretty, but tasty too! They remind me of spring blooms.

Easter M&Ms can be added to cookie dough, a cake mix or pancakes for a special treat.

They can also be added to a crystal or glass bowl for a spring centerpiece when entertaining. Just add a few artificial daffodils and tulips to give your table the essence of spring.

Leftover Jelly Beans

There are lots of fun things you can do with jelly beans left over from Easter. Here are a few ideas:

Leftover Marshmallow Peeps

Those classic Easter candies known as marshmallow Peeps can be used to make Smores. Just replace the marshmallow with an Easter peep.

It’s also fun to put peeps in the microwave and watch them expand. This makes a gooey treat for kids, and they love them!

Leftover Easter Creme Eggs

With leftover Easter creme eggs, you can make some creme egg muffins.

Another idea is to remove the original wrapper and use colored foil or cellophane to wrap them.

Creme eggs wrapped in gold foil can be used for Christmas, or place them in a plastic cauldron at St. Patrick’s Day to represent a pot of gold.

Decorations From Leftover Easter Candy

You can even use leftover Easter candy to make holiday decorations for your home.

The colored eggs can be strung on a piece of cord to make garland.

Green Easter candy can be used to decorate on St. Patrick’s Day, or combine green Easter candy with red candies to decorate for Christmas.

Red and white Easter candy can be placed in a crystal or glass bowl and embellished with holly for a Christmas centerpiece.

Leftover pink and red candies are perfect for Valentine’s Day centerpieces or other Valentine decor.

I have used red candy to add a splash of color to my hurricane lamps. The flickering of the white pillar candle on the red candies gave the room a romantic ambiance.

Overall, it’s easy and fun to decorate with leftover Easter candy and it gives your home a festive look at any time of the year!

More Fun Ideas With Leftover Easter Candy

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This year, we have more ways for you to find safe Easter candy! Our favorite candies are listed below and we've created a shareable handout for our Easter Candy Guide. />

You can also search our Allergy-Friendly Foods collection for candies and treats. The buttons below take you to the collection and search for Easter candy free from the allergens listed on the button. You can also set up your own custom search. Click “All Easter” then “Show Search Query.” Adjust the search for what you want then click “Search” at the bottom of the form.

Click the item in the search results to view the product listing in our Allergy-Friendly Foods collection which contains the manufacturers’ websites, allergen ingredients, flavors and varieties, as well as precautionary allergen labeling information.

Note: The “Top 8 Allergen Free” and the “Peanut & Tree Nut Free” searches may include items that contain coconut.

Click the links below to view the product listings in our Allergy-Friendly Foods collection.

Amanda's Own Chocolates – Chocolates including bunnies, eggs, flowers, lollipops, and bars
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Amanda's Own Jelly Beans – Jelly beans in 41 flavors available in a floppy-eared bunny bag or 11-ounce resealable bag
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Amore di Mona Chocolates – European dark chocolate and caramels free of artificial colors, artificial flavors, and preservatives
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Chocolate Emporium Chocolate Bunnies – Vegan and dark chocolate confections
Free from: milk, egg, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Chocolate Emporium Chocolate Easter Pops – Vegan chocolate lollipops in Easter shapes
Free from: milk, egg, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Chocolate Emporium Cream Eggs – Vegan dark chocolate cream-filled eggs
Free from: milk, egg, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Chocolate Emporium Easter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup – Vegan Easter chocolate peanut butter cup topped with flower confetti
Free from: milk, egg, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Double Bubble Egg Shaped Bubble Gumballs – Egg-shaped gumballs in assorted fruit flavors
Free from: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Enjoy Life Easter Chocolate Minis – Easter Chocolate Minis in bags containing individually wrapped chocolate squares
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Ethereal Confections Chocolate Bark – Handmade chocolates combined with jelly beans or gummy bunnies
Free from: milk, egg, soy, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Ethereal Confections Chocolate Bunnies – Handmade chocolate bunnies
Free from: milk, egg, soy, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Ethereal Confections Chocolate Eggs – Handmade-filled chocolate eggs
Free from: milk, egg, soy, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Ethereal Confections Robin's Egg Crunch Nests – Chocolate combined with brown rice crisps cereal topped with jelly beans
Free from: milk, egg, soy, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Evolved Chocolate Bars – Chocolate bars made with organic cacao, organic coconut sugar, and organic cacao butter
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, wheat, gluten

Evolved Keto Cups – Chocolate cups made with dark cacao and filled with creamy coconut butter with MCT oil available in two-packs and seven-cup bags
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, wheat, gluten

Evolved Nut Butter Cups – Nut butter cups made without dairy, wheat, gluten, and soy in several flavors made with ethically sourced cacao
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

free2b Dark Chocolate Mint Cups – Dark chocolate cups with a creamy mint filling
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

free2b Sun Cups Minis in Dark Chocolate or Rice Chocolate – Bite-size mini chocolate cups with a sunbutter filling in a resealable bag or two-pack
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Gimbal's Jelly Beans – Gourmet jelly beans in assorted fruit flavors
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans – Jelly beans in a wide variety of flavors and assortments
Free from: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Junior Mints Eggs – Eggs with a cool refreshing mint center coated in a pastel candy shell
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Lagusta's Luscious Chocolate Bunnies – Vegan handmade artisanal chocolate bunnies with a peanut butter cup filling encased in a 66% dark chocolate bunny shell
Free from: milk, egg, fish, shellfish

Lagusta's Luscious Chocolate Eggs – Vegan handmade artisanal chocolate eggs
Free from: milk, egg, fish, shellfish

Moo Free Rosie Rabbit Chocolate Bar – Vegan organic rice milk chocolate bar in the shape of a Rosie Rabbit (UK-based company some products can be purchased online in the U.S.)
Free from: milk, egg, soy, coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Choco NoNo's – Milk- and nut-free mini Chocolate NoNo’s perfect for filling plastic eggs
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Chocolate Bunnies – Milk-free chocolate bunnies
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Chocolate Lollipops – Chocolate lollipops in a variety of Easter shapes
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Pea Not Cups – Mini Pea Not Cups – Mini milkless chocolate filled with sunflower butter
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Milkless Surprise Eggs – Six speckled plastic eggs filled with a variety of Easter-themed chocolate treats
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

PASCHA Chocolate Bars – Bean-to-bar chocolate made in a dedicated facility free of the top allergens
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Righteously Raw Chocolates – Raw organic chocolate bars and mini chocolate bites in a variety of flavors
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Skip's Candies Chocolate Covered Pretzels – One pound box of bow pretzels covered in milk, dark, or white chocolate free of peanuts and tree nuts
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut

Skip's Candies Chocolates – Molded chocolates. Free of peanuts and tree nuts
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut

Skip's Candies Marsh Pops – Chocolate-covered marshmallow pops with sprinkles
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut

Spangler Dum Dum Bunny Pops – Individually wrapped bunny-shaped fruity lollipops
Free from: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Spangler Easter Marshmallow Treats – Marshmallows shaped like bunnies, chicks, and eggs
Free from: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Spangler Saf-T Pops – Lollipops on a safety loop handle (Spangler candies may be rebagged by other retailers and combined in the same package with items that are not allergen free. Check the package to see if the product came from a Spangler facility.)
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Sunkist Fruit Gems – Fruit Gems in flavors including orange, lemon, pink grapefruit, raspberry, and lime
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Sweet William Chocolate Bunnies – Dairy- and nut-free chocolate bunnies
Free from: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Sweet William Chocolate Easter Eggs – Vegan, nut-free chocolate Easter eggs
Free from: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Taza Almond Milk Chocolate Bars – Delicious chocolate with no dairy and no cane sugar
Free from: milk, egg, soy, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Tootsie Roll Easter Eggs – Individually wrapped chewy chocolate candy with a thin candy coating
Free from: egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Tootsie Roll Easter Midgees – Individually wrapped chewy chocolate candy
Free from: egg, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter Cups – Dark chocolate sunflower seed butter cups
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Vermont Nut Free Bark – Milk chocolate bark with pretzels and caramel or toffee crunch
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, fish, shellfish

Vermont Nut Free Fudge – Small batch fudge made from butter, milk, and creamy chocolate in beautiful floral box perfect for Easter
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, fish, shellfish

Vermont Nut Free Marshmallows on a Stick – Chocolate and caramel covered marshmallows on a stick
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, fish, shellfish

Vermont Nut Free Solid Chocolates – Solid chocolate bunnies, lambs, chicks, and crosses
Free from: peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Easter Giggles – Chewy candy bites all decked out for spring
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Easter Lollipops – Organic lollipops in spring packaging
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Gummy Bunny Fruits – Fun bunny-shaped gummy fruits
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Licorice – Organic gluten-free licorice in black licorice and fruit flavors
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish


Latest Bunny Day items

Those of us who played Bunny Day last year are familiar with the DIYs that are offered. A lot of us have already picked up the majority of the DIYs the game put out. To shake things up, Nintendo now offers new event items in the shops. Every event so far has had some event-exclusive items that sit in the front corner of the fully upgraded Nooks Cranny. Players can visit the shop to pick up these new items and find new and creative ways to decorate their islands.

There are five new items in total that players can pick up. Every day, Nooks Cranny will offer either the Bunny Day tree, Bunny Day garden flag, Bunny Day planter box, Bunny Day candy, and Bunny Day topiary. These items are actually really cute and are fun to use to decorate with. Be sure to check in with Nooks Cranny every day to see what the new item in your shop is.


Oldest Official Easter Parade: 137 Years Old

It's said that Irving Berlin took a really long time to write "Easter Parade" — about 15 years, on and off — and by the time the song became a hit in the 1930s, the parade tradition in the U.S. was already decades old. The first official parade dates to 1876, the year officials in Atlantic City, N.J. kicked off their promenade, hoping to draw crowds from Philadelphia's Centennial Exposition. But truth be told, the tradition was taken from New York City, which had its own Easter parades going (sort of) years before. New York City's Easter parades actually began by accident, in the mid-1800s, when well-heeled church patrons leaving services would stroll along 5th Avenue in their finery. Atlantic City's parade on the Boardwalk this year hardly seems a big deal sadly, there's barely any mention of it anywhere online. But given all the city suffered in 2012, it seems as good a time as any to attend and wish the city a comeback season.


Contents

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 April 18, 2009 ( 2009-04-18 ) August 17, 2009 ( 2009-08-17 )
2 18 October 26, 2009 ( 2009-10-26 ) February 22, 2010 ( 2010-02-22 )
3 24 May 31, 2010 ( 2010-05-31 ) November 29, 2010 ( 2010-11-29 )
4 38 January 31, 2011 ( 2011-01-31 ) January 30, 2012 ( 2012-01-30 )
5 30 May 28, 2012 ( 2012-05-28 ) February 18, 2013 ( 2013-02-18 )
6 28 May 27, 2013 ( 2013-05-27 ) February 24, 2014 ( 2014-02-24 )
7 19 September 8, 2015 ( 2015-09-08 ) November 17, 2015 ( 2015-11-17 )
8 30 August 23, 2016 ( 2016-08-23 ) January 11, 2017 ( 2017-01-11 )
9 20 March 17, 2017 ( 2017-03-17 ) September 20, 2017 ( 2017-09-20 )
10 16 September 30, 2017 ( 2017-09-30 ) December 2, 2017 ( 2017-12-02 )

Season 1 (2009) Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"A Bride, a Boat and Bamboozled!"April 18, 2009 ( 2009-04-18 )
After an extremely busy order week, Buddy gets a call about a photo spread in Brides Magazine, though last minute changes may challenge Buddy's ability to complete this order on time. In addition, he gets an order to make a boat for someone's birthday, not knowing that the person he's making it for. is himself. However, the bakers end up in a heated crisis when they run out of sugar.
22"A Fire, a Fashionista and Family"May 26, 2009 ( 2009-05-26 )
Buddy and his team build a fire engine cake complete with working lights, a siren, and smoke. Buddy recreates his father's signature cake for a family memorial dinner.
33"Bunny, Birthday and Burnt Food"May 31, 2009 ( 2009-05-31 )
To keep morale high during the Easter season, which is the busiest time for the shop, Frankie begrudgingly dresses as the Easter Bunny. Meanwhile, Buddy makes an Easter cake for a children's charity fundraiser, as well as birthday cakes for his niece, nephew and mother. Later, Grace cooks Easter dinner for the family, never mind that many question her cooking skills from past experience.
44"Weddings, Water and Wacked!"June 9, 2009 ( 2009-06-09 )
The bakery is asked to make a large roulette table cake for a local businessman, but due to the particular nature of this businessman, Buddy fears for his life. Also: orders are increasing as wedding season nears, making the delivery process more susceptible to errors.
55"Bi-Plane, Bridezilla and Busting Buddy"June 16, 2009 ( 2009-06-16 )
Buddy makes a biplane cake pro bono for the children's hospital at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. A bride-to-be becomes difficult after she is displeased with her cake, which was decided on by her mother. Stretch plots revenge against Buddy, but suffers an unexpected retaliation.
66"Undead, Unclothed and Unhappy Mama"June 21, 2009 ( 2009-06-21 )
Buddy is discomfited by the cake he is asked to make for a group of unusual clients – a couple from Asbury Park who wanted a zombie-themed cake for a zombie festival/ fan gathering. Buddy's mother disapproves of a risque cake he is asked to make for a bachelorette party.
77"Doves, Ducks and Delicacies"June 30, 2009 ( 2009-06-30 )
Buddy is enthused when a request is made for an old-fashioned styled wedding cake like his father used to make, but is forced to go hunting to complete it, as it included an unorthodox ingredient.
88"Museum, Mistakes and Mother Mary"July 7, 2009 ( 2009-07-07 )
The shop goes to the American Museum of Natural History to acquire reference for a prehistoric mammal cake a sweet 16 cake proves to be more work than anyone planned on Frankie makes and decorates a cake all by himself for Mary's daughter's dance recital.
99"Soldiers, Sand and Salads"July 14, 2009 ( 2009-07-14 )
The shop is asked to make an FAO Schwarz-themed cake for birthday party and a beach-themed cake for a local beach club. The men challenge the women to a weight loss contest.
1010"Chinese Culture and Cannolis"July 19, 2009 ( 2009-07-19 )
A dragon boat racing team orders a traditional Chinese dragon cake, which proves to be a unique challenge. The bakery also prepares hundreds of cannoli shells for the annual 25¢ Throw Back Cannoli Day. Buddy and Lisa celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary.
1111"A Blindfold, a Bikini and Breathing Fire"July 28, 2009 ( 2009-07-28 )
A customer orders a tiki cake that emits fire and a cake for his sister-in-law's bridal shower. Also, Mauro challenges him to ice a cake blindfolded. Buddy also has to make a bridal shower cake for his sister-in-law and Mauro challenges him to ice a cake while blindfolded, lest he be forced to come to the bakery dressed in a grass skirt and coconut bra.
1212"Leaning, Lobsters and Lectures"August 11, 2009 ( 2009-08-11 )
Customers order a Leaning Tower of Pisa wedding cake and lobster-bake-themed cake that Buddy frantically rushes to complete after he learns that the customer gave him an incorrect deadline date.
1313"Fireworks, Falling Fondant and Fathers"August 18, 2009 ( 2009-08-18 )
Fireworks by Grucci, a renowned, family-owned fireworks company, asks Buddy for a cake that features their product and honors their patriarch. Buddy plans a surprise for his Buddy Jr.'s class when he attends his school's Bring Your Dad to School Day.

Season 2 (2009–10) Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
141"Plants, Pranks and A Proposal"October 26, 2009 ( 2009-10-26 )
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden commissions a cake to honour Amy N. Stewart's book Wicked Plants, but Mary tried to frame Buddy for 'poisoning' her after eating a fresh lily flower. A man wants a special cake by which he can propose marriage in Buddy's store, but Grace cleaned the ring without telling Buddy, who finally pays Cousin Anthony back for dropping a finished cake.
152"Candy, Crash and Crisis"October 26, 2009 ( 2009-10-26 )
An über-sweet Candy Land cake for Dylan's Candy Bar is at risk from a juvenile cousin's greedy sweet tooth and a bumpy car ride. Meanwhile, Buddy's sisters pressure him to hire an assistant (ostensibly for his own sake), and Cousin Anthony has a traffic accident while on delivery.
163"Painters, Pool and Pink!"November 2, 2009 ( 2009-11-02 )
Buddy's invited to join in on a celebrity billiards tournament for whom he's making a pool table cake, and painters pay for their awesome paint-themed cake by repainting the bakery, which is an agreeable arrangement till Mary re-determines the color choice.
174"Robots, Rollerskates and Relatives"November 2, 2009 ( 2009-11-02 )
Buddy's latest challenge: build a functional robot cake. Additionally, Buddy's niece Tessy wants a tie-dye cake from her uncle for her 8th birthday but also wants him to deliver it at a skating rink while on rollers skates, and little Cousin Buddy gives Cousin Anthony grief while accompanying him on deliveries.
185"A Battleship, Ballet and Burning!"November 9, 2009 ( 2009-11-09 )
The U.S. Air Force invites Buddy and his bakers to their base to commission a cake. Later at the bakery, as everyone begins work on a dance cake for Dance Now, Air Force veteran Joey's over-baked cakes set off a smoke detector.
196"Children, a Cage, and a Challenge"November 16, 2009 ( 2009-11-16 )
Alfie the Talking Dragon, a very popular exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, turns 3-years-old, so Buddy decides to construct a talking cake – with himself as the voice of Alfie. Add to this, a bride-to-be orders a groom cake for her cage fighting fan fiancé, which prompts Buddy's 16-year-old nephew Robert, a high school wrestler, to challenge one of the much heavier bakers to a match. And it's game on!
207"Pizza, Poochies and Pop-in-Law"November 23, 2009 ( 2009-11-23 )
Buddy takes on a couple of unusual challenges: (1) a pizza cake for his father-in-law's pizzeria along with a pizza throwdown (2) a dog cake for an animal shelter fund-raiser along with a sugarless, chocolate-free dog food cake for its animals residents. But who should become the unwary sampler of the dog food topping in the kitchen? Cousin Anthony, who else?
218"Golf Greens and Gravity"November 23, 2009 ( 2009-11-23 )
A solar system cake for a planetarium proves to be quite a structural headache for the bakers. In the meantime, outside the bakery Buddy takes his guys golfing for inspiration toward their golf course cake while, inside, Buddy's boast that he can make a cake using any tools at all nets him a challenge to make a cake of Carlo's Bakery quality using an Easy Bake toy oven.
229"Freaks, Fast Food and Frightened Frankie"November 30, 2009 ( 2009-11-30 )
Major League Eating gets an entire buffet table made of cake. The people of Coney Island Side Show get a freaky topsy-turvy cake, but Frankie gets tested on the extent of his fear of clowns. Grace, who wants to try cooking Thanksgiving Day dinner, is allowed a trial run. Despite her success, she was denied to cook for Thanksgiving but allowed to help.
2310"Colorful Characters and Christmas Costumes"December 7, 2009 ( 2009-12-07 )
Miss Richfield 1981 breezes into the shop to order a holiday cake she can pop out of then, a couple of pretty clients turn the heads of the delivery boys (who subsequently beg Buddy to be allowed to deliver their cake), so Buddy makes 'em dress up for their Christmas delivery – as his happy elves.
2411"Motorcycles, Manhattanites and Misbehaving"December 14, 2009 ( 2009-12-14 )
Buddy builds a motorcycle cake for the Hells Angels. At the other extreme, he has to make a serving tray tea party cake for a Manhattan socialite who just wants something fabulous – even if she had to venture out to Buddy's bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey to get it.
2512"Blushing Brides and Busy Bakers"January 4, 2010 ( 2010-01-04 )
With the bakery inundated in orders for fifty wedding cakes over a single weekend (including one for Buddy's sister-in-law, for whom Buddy himself is a member of the wedding party), Buddy's ready to blow a gasket.
2613"Apples, Arguments and Animal Prints"January 11, 2010 ( 2010-01-11 )
Mary gets Buddy burning when he learns she called another baker to make her her birthday cake because Buddy didn't give her his undivided attention earlier. Buddy's creative wheels keep on turning as he rolls out a first-time apple-flavoured cake for the orchard where he annually picks his fresh apples.
2714"Sizing, Sleeping Stretch and Sesame Street"January 18, 2010 ( 2010-01-18 )
Sesame Street wants a cake for its 40th year anniversary so Buddy and staff make them one – eight feet long. Buddy also make a large chocolate chip for Cookie Monster.
2815"Chimps, Cinema and Crumb Cake"January 25, 2010 ( 2010-01-25 )
Buddy makes a cake for the Bronx Zoo, which wants a cake for its 110th birthday. He also makes a cake for Clearview Cinemas, which is opening a new theatre in Hoboken however, they are having difficulty deciding on a cake for its grand opening. Also: a woman drives all the way from Boston to pick up a crumb cake, only for Mary to accidentally sell it to someone else.
2916"Cars, Collapse and Couture"January 31, 2010 ( 2010-01-31 )
In this one-hour special, Buddy and his crew travel to a trade show in Charlotte, North Carolina to make a life-sized NASCAR race car made out of cake for NASCAR car owner and famed football coach Joe Gibbs the cake is bound to take the record for the largest cake in the world – or collapse completely. Meanwhile, back in Hoboken, Mauro assumes the leadership of the bakery, and supervises construction of a cake for a fashion party however, the ladies, especially Grace, have better ideas on how to make that cake.
3017"Aquarium Adventures and An Announcement"February 1, 2010 ( 2010-02-01 )
Buddy adds live fish to an underwater-themed cake ordered by an aquarium to celebrate its birthday. Lisa and Remy make a special announcement to Buddy, who can't wait to tell the rest of the family.
3118"Castles, Cannolis and Cartoon Characters"February 8, 2010 ( 2010-02-08 )
Buddy and Mauro bring their families to Walt Disney World, where they make Carlo's famous cannoli for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The men make a Disney Princess cake for the birthday of Buddy's daughter, Sofia.

Season 3 (2010) Edit

Buddy makes a life-size replica of his wife for her 30th birthday, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie asks for a cake, arranged by New Jersey Devils owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek. Buddy's mother retires. Buddy announces an Employee of the Month contest – which he wins. (In addition to its regular version, this episode was also broadcast as a special Icing on the Cake episode, featuring special facts about the family, shop and baked goods, done in the same style as Pop-Up Video and Pawn Stars.)

The Valastros embark on a family tour of Italy. Their first stops are Altamura and Lipari, the birthplaces of Mama, and Buddy Sr. While there, Buddy is asked to make a wedding cake and confections for his cousin's baby shower.

Season 4 (2011–12) Edit

Buddy makes a special cake for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Rachael Ray pays a visit to the bakery for her show, in which Grace was an irrepressible fan Buddy and staff make a special cake for Lisa to celebrate her fourth pregnancy, but the staff doesn't know who the cake is for. (This episode is dedicated to longtime Carlo's Bakery employee Sal Picinich, who died the day before broadcast.) [1]

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for Carlo's Bakery, but as Lisa's due date nears, can the bakery cope without Buddy? Buddy makes a special cake for the baby shower – a replica of the baby's nursery, but there's a dispute between him and Lisa on whether or not to include animals on the mural in the actual nursery. Buddy also decides who the baby's godparents are, but there's one problem – they're all "overqualified". The guys at the bakery also make a special cake for Buddy, as a salute to a fourth round of fatherhood after the child's birth. Among all the celebrations, Buddy takes a moment to reflect on the life of his most-valuable employee, Sal, who died two weeks earlier. Lisa goes into labor on Valentine's Day, and gives birth to a boy, that she and Buddy name Carlo Salvatore, in honor of the bakery and Sal.

Buddy takes his mother on her first visit to the new factory to show her around, where he discusses the fact that the new factory represents his personal dream, just as the original bakery was his father's dream – this inspired Buddy to make a special birthday cake for her, in the same style and fashion as how his father had done in the past, which literally says what he and the employees say about her. Later, Buddy makes a special cake for the Kennedy Space Center in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle program however, in its request, they would like to see the cake "lift off" – literally. Then, Buddy also requests each of its bakers to make a cake that would be included in the bakery's new online catalog – the only trouble is deciding which one would make the cut. Also, Sunshine, the bakery's best cake artist, announced that she will soon resign from the bakery to pursue a nursing career. All this work at the bakery, and the stresses of fatherhood after the birth of Carlo, has started to become a little too much for Buddy.

Buddy makes a cake to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Disney Cruise Line's ship, the Disney Dream the ship also serves as a venue for Buddy and Lisa's cruise to the Bahamas, where they will renew their vows, but when rain threatens to put a damper on the beachside ceremony, Buddy comes up with a plan to save the ceremony. Naturally, Buddy makes his own cake for the ceremony however, he ended up suffering from mental block when he could not create an appropriate design for the cake.

Season 5 (2012–13) Edit

Buddy makes one of their most-unusual bar mitzvah cakes ever, not only in style but also in venue – a cake with a working slot machine for a high-roller bar mitzvah at The Venetian resort in Las Vegas. Then the crew makes a king cake for a Mardi Gras party at a local restaurant. But Buddy has a little surprise for Anthony, in retaliation for constantly interrupting him while he was with a client. Carmen Carrera also guests. [2]

Buddy and the crew make a cake for the staff of Blue Sky Studios, in celebration for the completion of their latest film, Ice Age: Continental Drift. However, the successful arrival of the cake rests on Cousin Jay, who was still reeling from the fuel incident earlier in the season. Also, a lucky viewer and her family makes a cake with Buddy as part of their prize for TLC's "Watch and Win" contest.

Season 6 (2013–14) Edit

Buddy wants to make a special cake for Momma's 65th birthday. He plans to make a cream puff cake, which is her favorite, but with multiple tiers, which he has never done before. Also, Buddy and the crew make a cake for Rebuilding New Jersey, and take part in a Habitat for Humanity project in Atlantic City. And, Buddy's uncle hears of a new experimental treatment for Momma's ALS. It requires a bone marrow donor. All of his mothers siblings agree to be tested to see if they are a match.

Buddy is asked to create a cake for a Hot Air Balloon festival. The cake should be delivered in a balloon. Also, a French restaurant wants Buddy to create a tall Napoleon cake. And, Momma goes to Israel for another round of treatment. The results will not be known for a month. Additionally, Ashley leaves to start her own bakery, Anthony gets frustrated with Buddy and suddenly resigns, and Buddy throws a thank you party for the staff at his house.


CANDY MANUFACTURERS

Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:

  • Adams & Brooks – 213-749-3226
  • American Licorice Co. – 866-442-2783
  • BEE International – 619-710-1800
  • Ferrara Candy Company – 888-247-9855
  • Ferrero Rocher – 732-764-9300
  • FLIX – 847-647-1370
  • Gimbal’s Fine Candies – 888-841-9373
  • Goetze’s Candy Company – 410-342-2010
  • Hershey's – 800–468–1714. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list.
  • Impact Confections – 303-626-2222
  • Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267
  • Just Born – 888–645–3453. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs
  • Kraft Foods – 877-535-5666
  • Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852
  • Necco – 781–485–4800
  • Nestle USA – 800–225–2270
  • Palmer – 610 372-8971
  • Pearson's – 800–328–6507
  • PEZ – 203.795.0531
  • Pop Rocks – 770-399-1776
  • Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400

Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe candies can be found at:


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