About the Cake Boss Book

posted: 01/17/11

Buddy Valastro was born to bake. He is the Cake Boss star of the smash TLC hit and master baker of Carlo's Bake Shop, the Hoboken, New Jersey, institution that he runs with the help of his mama, sisters, and brothers-in-law.

But Buddy is more than a fondant fanatic ... he's a devoted family man, as loyal to both his work family as he is to the legacy of the Valastros who baked before him.

Buddy's eye-popping cakes are the stuff of legend - and so is the remarkable life of his father, a beloved member of the community and a gifted baker who set the stage for his family's success. But when Buddy was just seventeen years old, his father passed away and Buddy took charge of the business.

In Cake Boss: The Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia, Buddy reveals how he came to be America's Favorite Baker and the inspirational tale of how his ancestors strove to succeed in America. Distinctively earnest, always honest, Buddy shares this story of perfecting his skills, honing his business instincts, and ultimately taking Carlo's to new heights, improving even time-honored recipes while breaking new ground with the astonishing theme cakes for which he is internationally renowned.

An inspiring tale of life, love, and loss, Cake Boss is also the story behind the bakery's most sought-after pastries, pies, cupcakes, and cakes. Layered with stories of family, tradition, hard work, and innovation, the book also features twenty-five never-before-published recipes for Carlo's Bake Shop's most popular treats, founded on rock-solid "old-school" baking techniques.

The strong bond and loving dynamic of the Valastro clan make this an uncommonly touching memoir and a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how one hard-working family realized their patriarch's dream of making their beloved bakery a household name.

Cake Boss: The Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

ISBN-10: 1439183511 ISBN-13: 9781439183519 Format: Hardcover, 272 pages Price: $25.99 On Sale/Pub Date: 11/02/10

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