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iReporter ChrisMorrow caught up with Buddy Valastro, better known as TLC's "Cake Boss," on the red carpet of the Women's Conference in Long Beach, California. Turns out, his dear ol’ dad deserves all the credit for his mad baking skills, that he can whip up a mean truffle risotto and that baking isn't for the unscientific.
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