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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