05/29/2012 07:32 am ET

'Cake Boss' Premiere: Buddy Valastro Makes A Giant Candy Mountain Cake For Carlo's First Birthday (VIDEO)

On the Season 5 Premiere of "Cake Boss" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) Buddy Valastro went all-out for his son Carlo's first birthday cake.

Acknowledging that the day marked an important rite of passage in Italian families, Buddy aimed high.

"I wanted to do a cake that felt like a candy mountain," he said. "And then having, like, a chocolate river running through it."

The -- massive -- finished product was a true work of art and engineering.

Season 5 of "Cake Boss" continues on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

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