By Lynette Rice
Updated November 26, 2013 at 08:11 PM EST

Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) hopes to share his secret of success with the less fortunate bakers of the nation.

In his new unscripted show Bakery Boss that debuts Dec. 2 on TLC, Valastro goes into neighborhood pastry shops to fix what’s broken. The premiere episode will have Valastro going toe-to-toe with a New York cook named Violet who thinks her red velvet is way better than what’s being peddled at the local grocery store. (Hint: homegirl’s got her head in the clouds).

In all, Valastro will wave his magic pixie dust (or should we say confectioners sugar?) over 12 bakeries in Texas, Florida and Massachusetts this season.

This marks Valastro’s fourth show for TLC. Besides the Cake Boss mother ship, Valastro is also responsible for Next Great Baker and the short-lived Kitchen Boss.