Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cake Boss Book review and giveaway


I am totally sure that by now the entire world knows who Cake Boss is. My love for cake decorating and learning new techniques has taken me to watch his show many times, I think that he and his staff are so talented. Buddy prides himself in that all of the shop's cakes and pastries are made from scratch, with no artificial flavorings or preservatives. I also love the fact that  he brings together his passion for baking and his high-energy family stories in the pages of this book complete with recipes and tips that will make every reader start baking.

I was lucky enough to be given a copy of the book for review and a giveaway from Free Press Publicity
and also a book to keep for myself ( thanks to the TLC Cake Crew organizers) .

This past weekend I decided to make Buddy's Red Velvet Cake, the recipe on his book calls for the use of shortening which I am not a fan of, but I have to say the cake was really good.

Would you like to win the book?

CAKE BOSS: The Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia (Free Press; November 2, 2010).


Just leave me a comment letting me know if you watch the show and what do you like about it? I am just curious.
The winner will be announce in this post on Monday Nov 29th.
Good luck and have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING !


CONGRATULATIONS TO

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said...


I adore this show and LOVE every person who works in the bakery -- behind the counter and in the back/downstairs. What I love most about this family is the way they LOVE one another and the CRAZY pranks they pull on each other. It's sheer zaniness -- something like watching the "Three Stooges" only on a grander scale. I also LOVE how Buddy listens to his Mama. He's such a "good boy!" I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thank you!

November 26, 2010 5:46 PM

She is the giveaway winner, please contact me with your information so I can ship the book for you.

Thank you everyone for entering the giveaway.


32 comments:

Hannah said...

I actually don't watch it, but I want to now! (I don't watch tv at all.)

Thanks for the fun giveaway, Kathia!!

Lisa said...

I love his show. Not only all the creations but the relationships among the staff, how they're real with each other and all the pranks they play. It's a fun show to watch!
lisaberkery AT gmail DOT com

giovanna said...

happy thanks giving to you too.
i do watch the show. i think it's great. I love Buddy's energy and obviously the cakes he does. You can learn a thing or two just by watching the show.
great give away!

SweetThingsTO said...

Yes - I watch the show. I love his wedding cakes - they are so elegant. Not sure about all the yelling though :-)

BellaLovesPink said...

I love the show and have been watching since it started. I think it's great that it's a family affair and the cakes they turn out are incredible!

ButterYum said...

I love that show too! The first time I saw Buddy do a cake challenge on tv, I had a feeling he'd get his own show. I was right :). Anyway, I'd love, love, love to win his book.

Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

:)
ButterYum

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

I love the show. I don't have T.V, so I go to the gym every Monday night at 8pm so I can watch the show - I just like seeing the different ideas. I am always hoping to pick up some tips!

Kimmie R said...

Oh I love the show! What I love some much is seeing these big burly Italian men make these beautiful, delicate cakes...it is kinda like Beauty and the Beast!

Rosa said...

I used to watch it in my brother´s house in England but now in Spain it´s not possible. I loved the program, it was very funny

Cara said...

I can't watch it. I don't have the channel. But it hasn't stopped me from looking online at some of the awesomeness that it Cake Boss. :)

Carol Naomi Wong said...

I never miss an episode. I love the family, how they can all work together and even though they have disagreements, they always pull together at the time. They play pranks on each other and really honor their parents, never missing an anniversary or birthday. That is so rare here where people have to move around so much.

Also, I that a lot of the cakes are challenges, like how to have smoke coming out of the firehouse cake without ruining it. Loved the old fashioned wedding cake for the couples that was also a way to remember his way. Also love the street that they are on is now re-named "Carlo's Bakery" Way. It was good to see Carlo's son in the ceremony for re-naming the street. Loved it when they went back to Italy and enjoyed seeing their realtives again.

I really, really would love to win this book.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Dhanya Ganesh said...

I luv the show,I have learned a lot of new techniques from the show.
I would luv to win this book :)

geta said...

i love the show!I am from Romania,but i watch the show,even is very late...i love the all family stuff...i like Buddy,the sisters,and i loved the episode when all of them tried to lose weight...sorry for my english..i have tried to make some cakes,but i have 2 left hands...

Kate said...

I really enjoy the show. My favorite part is the dynamics between Buddy and his sisters.

Cake Believe said...

I have watched it before. I don't make a habit of watching that one, some of the bickering that goes on bothers me. But I do appreciate the amount of cake and the details they include are amazing!

My Creative Way said...

I watch the show and the repeats every chance I get :) I love learning their techniques. Just watching them and learning their ways and learning from their mistakes. I love how Buddy doesn't put up with anyones crap :) It's a great show and I would love to win this book.

Raychel

Ms. Chan said...

I love "Cake Boss"! I like how the show is so family oriented and that no matter what, they all stick together to make the awesome cakes. Even when a cake falls over or starts to melt because of the heat, they pull together.

OvenDelights said...

I don't want to be entered in the contest, I already have a copy. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed his book, I haven't made any of his recipes yet, but I can't wait to make the tiramisu! :)

Crystal said...

I've never seen the show, but I've seen pictures of his cakes online. He's great!

dearheart said...

I watch the show every once in a while, but I must say I was most impressed with Buddy's stack of O magazines for some corporate anniversary for Oprah.

Also, it seems like every red velvet cake recipe calls for shortening or vegetable oil, don't you think? Kind of like a carrot cake.... What's your opinion?

Love said...

Love the show! I am a Jersey girl but (sadly!) moved away 12+ years ago. Combine cakes and my home state and you've got a recipe for a kickin' tv show!

Susanne said...

I love the show! Amazing cakes, especially the wedding cakes! :)

Susanne

icitea said...

Cake boss is my favorite tlc show! My favorite episode has to be the one where he made the life-scale model of his wife... so incredible!

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

notyet100 said...

wow nice giveway,..luv the show

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've heard of it, but have never seen it. Looks like fun, though!

rosie said...

I do watch the show. I'm Italian and get a real kick out of watching the family interact.

rivers6 said...

I LOVE the show because it reminds me of home. I'm from NY and I'm living out west for a couple of years!!

Elliott said...

Am I the only one who thinks it's hilarious how much they bicker? I know I couldn't work with MY family for exactly the same reason!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I actually don't watch the show because it doesn't show here, but I've contemplated downloading it many times. I would lovee that book!!

Snooky doodle said...

i really like the show . I especially remain amazed when he makes mounted cakes. Awesome!

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said...

I adore this show and LOVE every person who works in the bakery -- behind the counter and in the back/downstairs. What I love most about this family is the way they LOVE one another and the CRAZY pranks they pull on each other. It's sheer zaniness -- something like watching the "Three Stooges" only on a grander scale. I also LOVE how Buddy listens to his Mama. He's such a "good boy!" I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thank you!

sarah said...

I love the show Cake boss! It is a great show and if I could bake a cake like him I would bake all the time. My favorite episode was when he made the plant. It was big and beautiful and the engagement ring cake was amazing! My co-worker from DISH and I always talk about going in and just having a cake done. I wish I really could. Be sure to be saving with DISH and no other company that is going to charge you more to watch "Cake Boss".www.BestTVForMe.com.

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