Here's What Happens To The Cakes After Filming Buddy Vs Duff

Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman are huge names in the world of pastries. Buddy, The Cake Boss, is a fourth-generation baker who has brought his father's bakery, Carlo's Bakery, a fair amount of fame by making next-level cakes that people loved so much they garnered him a TV show (via TLC). Your Daily Dish ranked some of his favorite cakes and included an oversized tank cake, which weighed about 500 lbs, and a "Transformers" cake with "moving wings, pyrotechnics, and lights". 

Duff Goldman, a pastry purveyor in his own right, is known for his pastry shop, Charm City Cakes, according to E! News. Some of his wackier desserts include "a life-size, working R2-D2 cake for [Star Wars creator] George Lucas," which he must be pretty proud of.

And now, the two bakers are facing off in their own self-named show "Buddy vs. Duff," in which they compete for the title of sugar-filled culinary confection master. But with all that talent and a tendency toward over-the-top cakes, one has to wonder what happens to everything after it's been judged.

What happens to the leftovers has sparked a bit of backlash

There's just no way the judges on "Buddy vs. Duff" have eaten full cakes that mimic the size of a life-size R2D2 or something similar, right? Reality Titbit had the same questions and found that "it doesn't seem to be a 'thing' to eat them." They have received a fair bit of backlash, especially given the controversy in 2015 during which "the LA Times reported that a 400-pound cake created by Buddy was thrown into the trash. The 'replica of Wrigley Field was made to celebrate the ballpark's centennial in 2014 went uneaten before it was famously trashed in a dumpster'."

As they note, it could be the unsanitary nature of having been left out all day that leads to the cakes being tossed instead of repurposed or given out to staff, but in the long run, it does seem like a huge waste of ingredients and delicious-looking results. Here's hoping if there is a new season, it holds a lot less waste and a new method of recycling leftover cake.