Television viewers have fallen in love with Buddy Valastro, master cake maker, and his funny and fiery family, proprietors of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, on the smash hit TLC series Cake Boss. Now, to coincide with Carlo’s 100th anniversary, cake designer extraordinaire Buddy Valastro brings together his passion for baking and his high-energy family stories in the pages of this charming, heartwarming book—complete with 25 recipes and tips that will make every reader the “cake boss” of their own kitchen.
Buddy’s beautifully designed cakes are the stuff of legend—and so is the remarkable story of his father, a beloved pillar of the community and himself a talented baker who set the stage for his family’s rise to the pinnacle of their industry. Cake Boss recounts the story of Buddy’s life and of his family’s bakeshop, originally established in 1910 and now a Hoboken, New Jersey, landmark and culinary tourist destination. Here also are twenty-five recipes for Carlo’s Bakery’s most sought-after pastries, pies, cupcakes, and cakes, an irresistible combination of time-tested old-world recipes and modern creations, all founded on a rock-solid “old-school” baking foundation and classic techniques.
This is the incredible true story of how Carlo’s Bakery came to be, how one hard-working family realized their patriarch’s dream of making their beloved bake shop a household name. The special bond and loving dynamic of the Valastro clan make this an uncommonly touching and truly inspiring memoir.
About the Author
Buddy Valastro is the star of the hit TLC show Cake Boss and owner/master baker of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, and author of the bestseller, CAKE BOSS: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia. His award-winning designs have been featured numerous times in various bridal and baking magazines. His cakes have also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Good Morning America, and The View.
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Free Press (November 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439183511
- ISBN-13: 978-1439183519
I adore the Cake Boss show on television, so this book is a natural extension. This is more than another cook book, it is recipes intertwined with his family history and life. This memoir is the cake and the recipes are the frosting. I loved the detail about his life and learning more about his mother. She is the spark of that show and I love how she rides Buddy. I was a little disappointed that she didn’t force Buddy to finish high school, but some kids aren’t cut out for school. Buy the book for the recipes and enjoy the story!
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