Cake Boss

Cake Boss

Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

By Buddy Valastro

Free Press, Hardcover, 9781439183519, 255pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2010

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.

About the Author
Buddy Valastro is the author of the New York Times" bestsellers, Cake Boss" and Baking with the" Cake Boss, " and star of the hit TLC series, Cake Boss", Kitchen Boss", and Next Great Baker". He lives in New Jersey, with his wife and four children.

Praise For Cake Boss

“Offers hard-won baking know-how … [and] conveys the dramatic sweep of Buddy's accomplishments as bolstered by his traditional values and family.” –Publishers Weekly