Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy's Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets

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CALL IT THE BUDDY SYSTEM, because Baking with the Cake Boss is an education in the art of baking and decorating, from kneading to rolling, fondant to flowers, taught by Buddy Valastro himself, the star of TLC’s smash hit Cake Boss. With more than 100 of his most sought-after recipes, including birthday and holiday cakes and other special theme designs, this book is a master course that culminates in the showstopping cakes for which Carlo’s Bake Shop is famous.

Following the arc of Buddy’s career from apprentice to master baker, Baking with the Cake Boss offers readers the same on-the-job education earned by everyone who comes to work at Carlo’s Bake Shop, with some of Buddy’s and the family’s memories shared along the way. It builds organically from simple cookies and pastries to pies, flower-adorned cupcakes, and basic fondant cakes, to breathtaking cakes for every holiday and special occasion. And, as you progress from basics to bedazzlements—like the safari cake complete with chocolate animals and a waterfall—Buddy shares his inspiring enthusiasm and stories from the shop in his inimitable voice. He also provides the tools for creating your own personal trademark cakes, with a chart that lets you mix and match cake, frosting, and liqueur syrup for cakes the way you like them. And there are plenty of photos that illustrate artistic flourishes and decorations you can use to adorn your individual creations. With 650 gorgeous, step-by-step instructional photos that let you follow Buddy as if you were next to him in the bakery, Baking with the Cake Boss is an incomparable dessert education that will become an essential reference for aspiring and skilled bakers alike.

Bursting with delicious, tried-and-true recipes, how-to boxes and sidebars, and numerous tricks of the trade, Baking with the Cake Boss is a rare treat—a fun, accessible guide to baking, all in a gloriously designed, fully illustrated package worthy of the Cake Boss’s artistic vision.
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Buddy Valastro
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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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Nov 1, 2011
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781451628913
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
Cooking / General
Cooking / Methods / Baking
Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Italian
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Buddy Valastro
Buddy Valastro
TLC’s beloved Buddy Valastro is not only a master baker and the Cake Boss, he’s also a great cook and star of the hit show, Kitchen Boss. Now he shares 100 delicious, essential Italian-American recipes—from his grandmother’s secret dishes to his personal favorites—with his own signature touches that make dinner a family event.

TLC’s beloved Buddy Valastro is not only a master baker, he’s also a great cook—the boss of his home kitchen as well as of his famous bakery, Carlo’s Bake Shop. Home cooking is even more vital for the Valastro family than the work they do at the bakery. Every Sunday, the whole clan gathers to cook and eat Sunday Gravy—their family recipe for hearty tomato sauce. These nourishing meals are the glue of their family. Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss shares 100 delicious Italian- American recipes beloved by Buddy’s family, from his grandmother’s secret dishes to Buddy’s personal favorites, with Buddy’s own signature touches that make dinner a family event.

Buddy Valastro is renowned worldwide as the Cake Boss, but Buddy knows far more than just desserts. He makes classic dishes like Pasta Carbonara, Shrimp Scampi, and Eggplant Parmesan even more irresistible with his singular flair and with old-school tips passed down through generations. With his friendly charm, he guides even novice cooks from appetizers through more complicated dishes, and all 100 easy-to-follow recipes use ingredients that are obtainable and affordable. Your family will love sitting down at the table to eat Steak alla Buddy, Auntie Anna’s Manicotti, Mozzarella-and- Sausage-Stuffed Chicken, Veal Saltimbocca, Buddy’s Swiss Chard, and mouthwatering desserts like Lemon Granita, Apple Snacking Cake, Cocoa-Hazelnut Cream with Berries, and Rockin’ Rice Pudding.

Buddy’s recipes allow home cooks to become the bosses of their own kitchens, and anyone will be able to whip up a tasty and nutritious Italian dinner. Filled with luscious full-color photography and with stories from the irrepressible Valastro clan, Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss shows how to create new takes on traditional dishes that will make your famiglia happy.

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My family, the Valastros, makes its living by baking and selling just about anything you can think of at Carlo’s Bake Shop. It’s what we’re known for. But there’s another side to our family and our relationship to food, and it’s just as personal, maybe even more personal, than what we do at the bakery. I’m talking about the recipes and dishes, meals and traditions that nourish our bodies and souls when we get home. Just like any other family, we enjoy chilling out and spending time together, and there’s no way we’d rather do that than around a table, a place that keeps us grounded and connected to each other as well as to the relatives who came before us. As proud as I am of our professional success, I’m just as proud that we’ve been able to continue making time for our family and extended family—and we’re talking a lot of people— to meet several times a week and eat together.

And now I’m honored to share with you my family’s favorite recipes and to tell you the stories of what makes them so near and dear to our hearts. I hope they might become favorites for your family as well, that they help you create memories to last a lifetime, the same way they’ve done for us Valastros.

-- Buon Appetito, Buddy Valastro
Buddy Valastro
Make every gathering with your friends and famiglia extra special with these great new cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and other delicious, gorgeous desserts—and 100 other original recipes featuring the Cake Boss’s signature twist on favorite family foods!

Buon Anno! Buon Compleanno! Buon Natale! Buon Appetito!

A party just isn’t a party without something wonderful to eat and drink—and an incredible dessert at the center! Make every gathering with your friends and famiglia extra special with these 100 original recipes featuring the Cake Boss’s signature twists on favorite family foods.

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and his tight-knit, fun-loving family get together around food every day, so it’s no surprise they go all out on special occasions with dishes that are traditions in their own right, such as Pepperoni Pizza Puffs at the kids’ birthday bashes, Valastro Family Stuffing on Thanksgiving, and Marinated Seafood Salad every Christmas. From holidays to summer barbeques to bake-a-paloozas designed to brighten those nasty, bad-weather days when kids and grown-ups alike are cooped up inside, Buddy’s celebrations are always punctuated by a special cake, cupcake, or dessert that captures the essence of the occasion with an unforgettable visual and—of course—an incredible taste. Some desserts are seasonal and simple to make but are beautiful nonetheless, such as Italian Wheat Pie, Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie with its delightful autumnal border of pie-crust leaves, a Valentine’s Day Heart Cake frosted with chocolate mousse and decorated with chocolate shavings, and a Volcano Mousse Cake—individual desserts coated in melted chocolate—for Mother’s Day.

Then there are the truly spectacular cakes with special effects like the grill-shaped cake for a Memorial Day—or any—cookout, complete with its own hot dogs and burgers (cleverly fashioned from fondant, grill marks and all); an Easter Basket Cake with its basket-weave sides and topping of actual jelly beans and chocolate candy; and the Christmas Gift Cake—a magnificent, gold fondant–“wrapped” gift. And underneath every creative decoration lies an absolutely delicious, tried-and-true basic recipe, the foundation to a great dessert, created by Buddy himself. Buddy also teaches you ways to customize decorations for the sports fans in your family with special cookies and cakes for birthdays and tailgate parties, and there are lots of desserts that kids will have fun making with you. Clear, step-by-step instructions, decorating tips, and gorgeous photography guide you through recipes perfect for all generations and every occasion—as if Buddy were by your side teaching you himself.

These menus celebrate a delicious year in the life of the Valastro family, starting with New Year’s Day and running right through New Year’s Eve. Now you can mark the moments in your life with unforgettable desserts as well as Buddy’s family’s traditional dishes, which are sure to inspire good times for yours. Whether you’re cooking for six or sixty, Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss will make your next family gathering an event to remember.
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