Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's smash hit, Cake Boss, shares everything a home cook needs to know about baking as he takes readers through the same progressive training he had in his apprenticeship at Carlo's bake shop.
Call it the Buddy system: an education in the art of baking, from rolling to decorating, flowers to fondant. Following the arc of Buddy's career from apprenticeship to master baker, Baking with the Cake Boss offers readers the same on-the-job education earned by everyone who comes to work at Buddy's home away from home, Carlo's Bake Shop. It builds organically from simple cookies and pies to pastries and the ornately decorated cakes for which the TLC star is famous. And, as you progress from basics to bedazzlements, Buddy tells great stories from his family and career in his inimitable voice, sharing his inspiring enthusiasm.
Full of dozens of delicious, tried-and-true recipes, with step-by-step instructional photos, 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, four-color package worthy of the Cake Boss's artistic vision.