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Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss: Recipes for Get-Togethers Throughout the Year

Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss: Recipes for Get-Togethers Throughout the Year [Kindle Edition]

Buddy Valastro
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Buon Anno! Buon Compleanno! Buon Natale! Buon Appetito!

A party just isn’t a party without something wonderful to eat and drink—and an incredible dessert at the center! Make every gathering with your friends and famiglia extra special with these 100 original recipes featuring the Cake Boss’s signature twists on favorite family foods.

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and his tight-knit, fun-loving family get together around food every day, so it’s no surprise they go all out on special occasions with dishes that are traditions in their own right, such as Pepperoni Pizza Puffs at the kids’ birthday bashes, Valastro Family Stuffing on Thanksgiving, and Marinated Seafood Salad every Christmas. From holidays to summer barbeques to bake-a-paloozas designed to brighten those nasty, bad-weather days when kids and grown-ups alike are cooped up inside, Buddy’s celebrations are always punctuated by a special cake, cupcake, or dessert that captures the essence of the occasion with an unforgettable visual and—of course—an incredible taste. Some desserts are seasonal and simple to make but are beautiful nonetheless, such as Italian Wheat Pie, Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie with its delightful autumnal border of pie-crust leaves, a Valentine’s Day Heart Cake frosted with chocolate mousse and decorated with chocolate shavings, and a Volcano Mousse Cake— individual desserts coated in melted chocolate—for Mother’s Day.

Then there are the truly spectacular cakes with special effects like the grill-shaped cake for a Memorial Day—or any—cookout, complete with its own hot dogs and burgers (cleverly fashioned from fondant, grill marks and all); an Easter Basket Cake with its basket-weave sides and topping of actual jelly beans and chocolate candy; and the Christmas Gift Cake—a magnificent, gold fondant–“wrapped” gift. And underneath every creative decoration lies an absolutely delicious, tried-and-true basic recipe, the foundation to a great dessert, created by Buddy himself. Buddy also teaches you ways to customize decorations for the sports fans in your family with special cookies and cakes for birthdays and tailgate parties, and there are lots of desserts that kids will have fun making with you. Clear, step-by-step instructions, decorating tips, and gorgeous photography guide you through recipes perfect for all generations and every occasion—as if Buddy were by your side teaching you himself.

These menus celebrate a delicious year in the life of the Valastro family, starting with New Year’s Day and running right through New Year’s Eve. Now you can mark the moments in your life with unforgettable desserts as well as Buddy’s family’s traditional dishes, which are sure to inspire good times for yours. Whether you’re cooking for six or sixty, Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss will make your next family gathering an event to remember.

About the Author

Buddy Valastro is the star of the hit TLC series Cake Boss, Kitchen Boss, and Next Great Baker and author of The New York Times bestsellers Cake Boss and Baking with the Cake Boss.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 152878 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (5 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BW5R8OI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #127,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars cake boss 29 Jan 2014
By jj
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Just a great book the story of buddy and all his family .I love to make his cakes but would rather go to USA to try them great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 Dec 2013
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Bought this as a present for my sister , she loves cake boss and watches his show all the time....she absolutely loved it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars cake book 5 Dec 2013
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i brought this as a present for someone who makes cakes, im sure she will love it, i have had quick look and although i dont cook this book looks great for those who do
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best if the Cake Boss Cookbooks 5 Nov 2013
By ellen - Published on
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This is one Buddy Valastro cookbook that hasn't been complicated.
Each recipe from various celebratory days (shoot these recipes can be done anytime!!) are easy and beautiful.
I have ideas to make for taking to Thanksgiving and Christmas--either sweet or savory.
Each, again, are doable, maybe with some exceptions with the typical Valastro cakes, but it's a beautiful cookbook and a usable cookbook and you cannot ask for simple and delicious.
Now this is a cookbook that Buddy Valastro can be proud of.
Definitely a must for us everyday cooks who want to do something special!

Ellen George, author of children's book, Flutterby, and upcoming book of fiction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read but cookie recipe not correct 25 Feb 2014
By Maroni - Published on
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I have the original Cake Boss book, and my daughter and I have baked several cakes to rave reviews. And I enjoyed his conversational style of writing, so was excited to learn he had written another (actually two more.). Looked at it in a bookstore prior to buying thru Amazon. Now, mind you, I have only made one recipe so far, the oatmeal apple cookies, but they turned out awful! Recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of butter, which is THREE sticks of butter. Thought that was a lot, but hey, I'll trust him. Wrong. The cookies spread out in the pan and the butter was visibly melting out of the cookies. This first batch made 6 cookies. Total 12 cookies in all. Given that mess, I refrigerated the cookie dough for an hour, then made 6 more, and they came out the same. Now they did taste good, but was not something I would have wanted to take somewhere. I give it a 5 star for the read, but only 3 star for this recipe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent cookbook that's practical and not too involved 4 Dec 2013
By Sharon Wren - Published on
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I have made several of the recipes and found them to be relatively simple and very tasty. I made the pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great variety of recipes! 6 Jun 2014
By Sherry N. Efferson - Published on
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I think the Cake Boss oughta do cakes of every kind, all the time. This book has a good variety of all kinds of things suitable for any gathering of any kind, without too much fuss!
2.0 out of 5 stars Errors found 23 April 2014
By Cake Lady - Published on
Tried the Citrus Olive Oil Cake. Step 3 says to sift flour with the baking powder. There is no baking powder in the list of ingredients. Sorry, but when I see an obvious error in a cookbook, I am not likely to trust any of the recipes. I see here that others have had issues with oatmeal cookies. The publisher needs to put out an errata sheet.
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