November 16, 2010
Cake Boss: Giveaway
author: Buddy Valastro
publisher: Free Press, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
published November 2010
Ooops, sorry you caught me. I've been drooling. And my stomach has been grumbling from hunger. And my eyes have been tearing up from all the laughter and sentimental sweetness from reading Cake Boss by, who else!, the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.
Carlo's Bake Shop opened 100 years ago, in 1910. Buddy's dad bought the Bake Shop in 1963; everyone in the family works there. Buddy is a fourth-generation baker. He states because of technology, he is "an endangered species --the pure bred baker, one who can do it all, armed with nothing but his hands, a rolling pin, a mixer, and the knowledge passed down"
We learn about Buddy's family -- a family with their own squabbles and love for each other. Buddy tells how he figured out how to bake cupcakes that don't have a rounded mound on top. Of course, there are recipes at the end of the book. This is a great read!
Simon & Schuster has a way for you to browse inside Cake Boss (the book, not the man). Take a look-see, then rush to get your own copy. In the meantime, I can't go up to New Jersey, so I'm heading down the road to the Bakery Lady who makes the best sugar cookies.
Maybe you can win your own copy. This is part of the Gratitude Giveaway. Leave a comment here with the name of your favorite cake and a way for me to contact you. If your name is drawn by random.org, Free Press will mail you a copy.
Disclaimer: received from the publisher. No monetary compensation. The opinions of the book are my own.