“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastrois getting back to work just over a month after impaling his hand in a gnarly freak accident … but he won’t be getting his hands dirty.
So here’s the deal, Buddy’s very first event since the horrific bowling injury is scheduled to go down Friday with Goldbelly CEO Joe Ariel. They’re teaming up for an event dubbed Halloween Goldbelly Live! … where they’ll teach, via Zoom, how to make “Frankencakes.”
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But, sources connected to the event tell TMZ … the “Cake Boss” will ONLY be instructing and not actually doing any of the decorating or whatever else goes with making the Frankenstein cake kits. We’re told someone from Buddy’s team will be doing the actual decorating while Buddy mostly oversees the production.
BTW, Buddy’s still got a long recovery process. Buddy’s returning to the air on November 22 when the Food network airs “Buddy vs. Christmas.” If you’re wondering … this special was filmed before his accident. And, speaking of the accident … TLC will air a 2-hour special on December 23 about the accident with footage captured immediately after the accident.
Just days after the accident, Buddy gave his account of the freak bowling accident. He said his long road to recovery’s largely because of severe tendon, nerve and muscle damage to his right hand, which just recently had its third surgery.
As you probably know by now … Buddy suffered the accident at home when there was a malfunction with the bowling pinsetter. He had tried to release a pin from the cage mechanism but his right hand got lodged and compressed inside the unit. Unable to move his hand, all Buddy could see was a 1 1/2″ metal rod slowly impale his right hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger.