Turns Out That $65,000 Is What It Costs To Book The Cake Boss

In news that will likely crush Bret Michaels, MC Hammer, Loretta Lynn, and Gavin DeGraw, the New Jersey baker known to cable TV viewers as the “Cake Boss” earns more per appearance than those touring acts, according to contract records.

Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” pockets a whopping $65,000 per gig on his current “Bakin’ with the Boss” tour. Attendees at a Valastro show hear the 34-year-old baker talk about cakes, demonstrate cake decorating techniques, and share behind-the-scene stories from his TV program, which is filmed at his family’s Hoboken bakery.

Valastro, pictured at right, earns more than many established musical acts, including Michaels ($64,000); Hammer ($40,000); Lynn ($40,000); Skid Row ($13,500); DeGraw ($10,000); and Tone Loc ($5000).

Members of REO Speedwagon, however, will be pleased to know that they still earn ten grand more per show than the famed cake decorator.