Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia by Buddy ValastroIn 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 kitchen.
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 classic techniques.
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.
New York Crumb Cake
I made lots and lots and lots of this crumb cake when I worked at the bakery. Might not be the best photo, but it was taken in the horrid florescent light at the bakery. It sold out every time I made it. So you know it must be good. The bakery is sadly no longer in business. Man, do I miss licking the bowls. Quality control, it was for quality control people.
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I was so bad, I use to steal some of the BIG crumbs and then get my Moms confectioners sugar shaker and fill in the holes so no one would know yay…right! - When you purchase a digital subscription to Cake Central Magazine, you will get an instant and automatic download of the most recent issue. New to the forum and and interested in getting some recipe feedback for new jersey style thick crumb cake.
For the cake, put flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Mix using the beater attachment on low speed. Add the eggs gradually on low speed and let them mix in. Scrape down the bowl and then let mix. Cake batter should be smooth with no lumps. For the crumbs, put both sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl using the beater attachment and mix on low speed until ingredients are just combined. Add vegetable shortening and mix until smooth.