Sometimes the most fun I have with a Game Plan column comes from a natural place — my daily life. Ever since Carlo’s Bakery has become a national, even international, sensation on TLC’s Cake Boss, I have seen the growth with my own eyes here in Hoboken.

This was my second interview with Buddy Valastro and again it was a pleasure. He’s inspiring and oh so real. Check out Piece of Cake: A Taste of Real in Reality TV.

 To get more background, here’s my first interview back in April: Getting to Know the Cake Boss.