By Jeff Labrecque
Updated March 25, 2009 at 01:49 PM EDT

Buddy Valestro, a master cake-baker from Hoboken, N.J. whose treats have been featured on The Today Show and The Sopranos, will star in TLC’s new reality series, Cake Boss, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I was born into this business and practically have icing in my blood,” Valastro said. “My passion is uniting Old World recipes with modern techniques, and I can’t wait to share what we’re doing with TLC’s audience.”

The show’s pilot will air April 19, with the series scheduled to launch in early June.