November 16, 2010

Cake Boss: Giveaway

Cake Boss:  Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia
author: Buddy Valastro
publisher:  Free Press, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
published November 2010

Drool.  Drool.
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, Free Press will mail you a copy.
Disclaimer:  received from the publisher.  No monetary compensation.  The opinions of the book are my own.


Pamela Keener said...

I love chocolate cake with great frosting.
Love & Hugs,

suburban prep said...

Love Carrot Cake.
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I Read Banned Books said...

My favorite cake is MY chocolate cake with homemade cream cheese icing. I use a devil's food mix, 4 eggs, add 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup vegerable oil, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 big box of chocolate pudding, and 1 bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Num Num!

Enter me please!


Vampires and Tofu said...

My favorite cake is one my mom used to make for me...chocolate chip cake with chocolate chip frosting, it was SO yummy!

Cym Lowell said...

Give me a slice of Red Velvet any day!


gautami tripathy said...

I wanna this!


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StephTheBookworm said...

I love cookie cake!

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debbie said...

My favorite is black forest.

Mia J. said...

I like all kinds of cakes. One of my favorites is carrot cake.

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Taffy said...

I love PF Chang's Great Wall of Chocolate!


PoCoKat said...

I love raspberry chocolate mousse cake!

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jewelknits said...

Our favorite cake is a handmade carrot cake with lots and lots of homemade buttercream icing!


robynl said...

my favorite cake is Cheesecake; I love the Caramel Swirl.


Judy said...

I love the Red Velvet Cake the best!!


Patty said...

Love made from scratch chocolate cake!

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Lora1967 said...

I love french vanilla cake

Elise said...

German chocolate is my favorite cake.
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Anonymous said...

I am in heaven when I eat Burnt Sugar cake!


tanya904 said...

My fave cake is Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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lgm52 said...

Love Mississippi Mud cake!

SiNn said...

my fav kind of cake is Strawberry Cake with cream cheese icing mmm is so yummy

Aimee said...

Chocolate. If it has some sort of fruity layer it's even better. ooh, yumma!

Ashley said...

I love red velvet cake.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

vanilla cake with chocolate icing. :)

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readerbuzz said...

My favorite cake is a cake my Aunt Marie used to make all the time...Italian Cream Cake! Delish!

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Terra H. said...

My favorite is lemon cake with vanilla frosting. Thanks.

Amber Y said...

I really like Black forest cake. simple, but yummy!

Linda Henderson said...

My favorite cake is anykind of cheesecake.

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Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

Strawberry cheesecake is my favorite... and one day I'd like to learn how to make one from scratch.

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Charlotte Kay said...

My favorite cake is a made-from-scratch oatmeal cake with coconut pecan frosting!!!

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katklaw777 said...

My fav cake is cheesecake...any way, any time, YUM! German Chocolate is a close second/
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jes said...

My favorite is my mother's chocolate cake made from scratch!

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