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
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
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 star of the hit TLC show Cake Boss and owner/master baker of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey. His award-winning designs have been featured numerous times in various bridal and baking magazines. His cakes have also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Good Morning America, and The View.
"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"