TLC reality star and all-around cool guy Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro answers your confectionery questions and weighs in on the great debate: fondant or buttercream?

Nobody knows wedding cakes like Buddy Valastro. He's the star of TLC's hit shows Cake Boss and Next Great Baker; he runs Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey; and he has a celebrity clientele that includes Oprah and Britney. (He also made Mario Lopez's wedding cake!) We asked Buddy to share his tastiest tips on icing, palette cleansing, and what to eat before a tasting. Photo: Getty Images

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