American baker and television personality, Buddy Valastro celebrated his mother's birthday this week, sharing family photos on Instagram to mark the event.
When he is not getting the rolling pins busy on the screens, he's roughing it up with family.
"Cake Boss" star, Buddy Valastro, shared photos from his grandmother's birthday celebration on Instagram, giving fans a glimpse of some of his mouth-watering dishes.
Chef Buddy Valastro attends a book signing on February 27, 2016, in Miami Beach, Florida. | Source: Getty Images
BONDING OVER A GREAT MEAL
The face of Buddy V's ristorante posted the family picture on Tuesday, featuring the big happy family gathered around the table as they posed with the birthday celebrant for the memorable shot. His caption read:
"Had an amazing time celebrating with famiglia over a great meal at @buffyvs! Happy birthday, Nonna."
The father of four's post also featured a dining table lined with assorted dishes and sides, all set for the birthday celebration.
GETTING THE PARTY STARTED
Via Instagram stories, the cake boss also shared excerpts from the festivities, as the family got the party going. The family post has since garnered over ten thousand likes, from fans eager to join the celebration online.
The cooking idol has done well in the family business, expanding the single Carlo's bakery outlet into a chain of bakeries, ranked among the top business empires in the country.
Fans took to the comment section to extend birthday wishes to the icon's grandmother while commending the family's cuteness.
DEALING WITH PAST TRAGEDIES
The photo, which comprised the older Valastros, was missing two crucial members of the fold, the pastry chef's parents.
"It's been 25 years since I lost my father, and not a day goes by where I don't think of him and thank him for everything he taught me. Still loved and still missed."
MEET THE STAR'S FAMILY
Over two decades later, the chef's mom, Mary Valastro, also passed away, following a long battle with ALS.
Since the loss of his parents, the cooking idol has done well with the family business, expanding the single Carlo's bakery outlet into a chain of bakeries, ranked among the top business empires in the country.
The TLC star married his wife, Lisa Valastro, in 2001, with whom he shares four children, Sofia, Buddy Jr., Marco and Carlo.
Sofia Valastro, Marco Valastro, Buddy Valastro, and Buddy Valastro Jr. attend Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 12, 2016, in Inglewood, California. | Source: Getty Images.
Despite his busy schedule, the pastry chef still makes time for family, always keeping them within reach.
Buddy's wife and kids have made several appearances on his cooking show, "Cake Boss," which has earned them a level of popularity.
It can be recalled that in 2014, the baker's first child, Sofia Valastro, shared a video of herself making ice cream cone cupcakes, which went viral shortly after it was posted with over fifty-five million views.
It seems the chef's children are looking to follow in their dad's footsteps, pursuing a career in show biz and culinary.