Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

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Simon and Schuster, May 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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In this heartfelt memoir, master baker and star of the #1 hit TLC show, Buddy Valastro tells his inspiring story—and recounts his family’s warm memories from a lifetime of living, loving, and cake making.

 

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.

  

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Buy the book for the recipes and enjoy the story! - Goodreads
it's hard to read this book if you're doing the paul f. - Goodreads
So, good job ghost-writer! - Goodreads
... from family stories to recipes, its all great! - Overstock.com
Can't wait to try out some of the recipes in the back. - Goodreads
Of course, there are recipes at the end of the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amanda Noel - Goodreads

I love watching The Cake Boss...I loved the stories in this book and the recipes are excellent :) Read full review

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Amelia loved the show, we watched it all the time. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1Coming to America
2The Prince of Pastry
3Education of a Cake Boss
4Calling Saint Anthony
5Big Shoes
6Making My Mark
7Polishing the Diamond
Cookies and Pastries
Pies
Carlos Cakes and Cupcakes
Cake Cupcake Filling and Frosting Recipes
Frostings and Filling
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

8Brides and Grooms and Sweet Little Things
9Ready for Our Closeup
Cookies Pastries Pies Cakes and Cupcakes
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PHOTO CREDITS
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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.

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