Sunday, November 13, 2011

BRUNCH WITH BINGO: BAKING WITH THE CAKE BOSS - A GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
BAKING WITH 
THE CAKE BOSS
100 of Buddy's Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets
BY BUDDY VALASTRO
ABOUT THE BOOK:
CALL IT THE BUDDY SYSTEM, because Baking with the Cake Boss is an education in the art of baking and decorating, from kneading to rolling, fondant to flowers, taught by Buddy Valastro himself, the star of TLC's smash hit Cake Boss. With more than 100 of his most sought-after recipes, including birthday and holiday cakes and other special theme designs, this book is a master course that culminates in the showstopping cakes for which Carlo's Bake Shop is famous.

Following the arc of Buddy's career from apprentice to master baker, Baking with the Cake Boss offers readers the same on-the-job education earned by everyone who comes to work at Carlo's Bake Shop, with some of Buddy's and the family's memories shared along the way. It builds organically from simple cookies and pastries to pies, flower-adorned cupcakes, and basic fondant cakes, to breathtaking cakes for every holiday and special occasion. And, as you progress from basics to bedazzlements— like the safari cake complete with chocolate animals and a waterfall—Buddy shares his inspiring enthusiasm and stories from the shop in his inimitable voice. He also provides the tools for creating your own personal trademark cakes, with a chart that lets you mix and match cake, frosting, and liqueur syrup for cakes the way you like them. And there are plenty of photos that illustrate artistic flourishes and decorations you can use to adorn your individual creations. With 650 gorgeous, step-by-step instructional photos that let you follow Buddy as if you were next to him in the bakery, Baking with the Cake Boss is an incomparable dessert education that will become an essential reference for aspiring and skilled bakers alike.

Bursting with delicious, tried-and-true recipes, 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, fully illustrated package worthy of the Cake Boss's artistic vision.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Buddy Valastro is an accomplished fourth generation baker born into the business owned and operated by his parents.  He was born in Hoboken, NJ and raised in an old fashioned Italian family.

At an early age, Buddy showed that he was a natural by displaying his amazing talent for baking and cake decorating.   Aside from that passion, he loved spending quality time with his father as his apprentice.  Countless hours were spent in the bakery where Buddy’s father, a master baker, taught him all his old world secrets of baking.  They were best friends and dreamed that together that they would make Carlo’s Bakery a household name. 

Unfortunately, at the age of 17, Buddy experienced the loss of his father, which led to more responsibilities being placed on Buddy’s shoulders.  He showed how well he could shine under pressure by continuing to produce quality work.  With the help of his family, Buddy has taken Carlo’s Bakery to new heights.  His father’s recipes and Buddy’s innovative decorating and sugar art techniques have taken the business above and beyond his father’s wildest dreams.
 
Today, Buddy is an accomplished master baker and cake decorator and star of the hit TLC reality show Cake Boss. He's often asked to demonstrate, compete, and teach his craft around the country.  In his 10,000 sq foot state of the art facility, Buddy and his staff turn out thousands of wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and pastries weekly. His award winning designs have been featured numerous times in different bridal and baking magazines. Carlo’s Bakery has also been featured in books, newspapers, such as, The New York Times, and television; most namely The Food Network.  He and his cakes have also been featured on The Today’s Show, Good Morning America, The View, and HBO’s hit series, The Sopranos.

By uniting time-honored quality with modern innovative techniques, Carlo’s Bakery is rated among the best.  Their distinct old world taste is hard to come by.  This is what sets Buddy apart from other sugar artists.  Buddy hopes to one day pass on his passion and knowledge to fifth generation members of the Valastro family and continue the Carlo’s Bakery legacy. 
RECIPE FROM BAKING WITH THE CAKE BOSS:
  CHOCOLATE BROWNIE CLUSTERS
Ingredients
  • 3 extra-large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered (10X) sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted raw walnut halves
Instructions
1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.
2. Put the egg whites and lemon juice in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment. (Be sure the bowl is immaculately clean; see "Egg Whites," page 56.) Whip on low speed for 2 minutes, then on maximum speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
3. Sift the sugar and cocoa powder into the bowl together, then fold into the batter with a rubber spatula until the batter is smooth and shiny. Fold in the walnuts, until they are well coated with the batter.
4. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, using nonstick spray or a dab of butter in each corner to glue the paper in place. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 1/2 inch apart, being sure to include about the same number of walnuts (3 or 4) in each one.
5. Bake until the outside has crisped and the bottom starts to pull away from the parchment paper, 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. As soon as the clusters can be moved, use a spatula to transfer them to a rack and let them cool.

Enjoy the cookies right away, or store when completely cool in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
 
GIVEAWAY
I HAVE ONE YUMMY COPY OF
BAKING WITH THE CAKE BOSS
TO GIVE TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 1

GOOD LUCK!

106 comments:

debbie said...

I would love to try his recipes, I bet they would be really good.
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debbie said...

I watch his show. I love how his family interacts, you can tell they really care about each other. If he could make me a cake, I would ask for a Christmas theme. I love on his site, all the pictures of his cakes.
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holdenj said...

I love his enthusiasm and the brownie clusters look amazing! Thanks!
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I am an email subscriber.
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I subscribe via RSS feed.
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holdenj said...

I have watched the show. I'd love to have a real red velvet cake made for me!
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LadyVampire2u said...

I like Baking With the Cake Boss (the book) because he has a lot of great recipes I would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

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LadyVampire2u said...

I like to watch Cake Boss. He does so many great cakes so it’s hard to pick only one kind of cake. But I think I would ask him for a werewolf cake. He’s already done a vampire cake so I am curious how a werewolf cake would turn out. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

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bermudaonion said...

I'd like to win the book because it features memories as well as recipes and cooking techniques. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I don't watch Cake Boss but would love to try any cake he bakes. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Pat L. said...

I am a gfc follower.

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Pat L. said...

I am always up for a new cookbook esp a baking one and would love to win this one by an expert and learn some good tips.

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suburban prep said...

I think-it is always interesting to know how someone started doing what they are good at and this book has a timeline for that plus some of his recipes.

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suburban prep said...

I follow via Rss reader feed.

suburban prep said...

I have watched it a few times. Find it fascinating to make what they do out of cake.

traveler said...

What great recipes which look special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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traveler said...

I enjoy his show and would like a lemon cake. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Fabulous book and excellent and yummy recipes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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petite said...

His show is a favorite of mine. A cake that I woudl request would be a beach theme. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I like that there are step-by-step instructions and pictures. I'm not good at cooking or baking.

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Linda Kish said...

I don't watch the Cake Boss. I'd just like a nice angel food cake, nothing fancy. I signed up to win a trip to meet the cake boss and saw a post for your giveaway there.

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Heidi V said...

I love the show and how they have fun pulling pranks...I would love to have my b-day at his bakery.

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Heidi V said...

I do watch the show and I would love to try his cannoli's and his tiramisu I love the episode when his mother retires and they make that for her.

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mamabunny13 said...

The brownie clusters look De-Lish! I enjoy watching his show and woul love to try some of his recipes.
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I follow by email subscription
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mamabunny13 said...

I do watch his show. I would love a banana walnut cake with whatever type of yummy icing he would want to make!
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bloomerbear said...

I love The Cake Boss and I want to learn more about The Buddy System

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yes, I do watch Cake Boss on TV

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ann said...

I would like to win because I collect cookbooks and I also love to cook and try new recipes.

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ann said...

Yes I watch him on TV.
And I would like a Coca Cola themed cake- that would be SO cool.

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dag888888 said...

I never miss an episode of Cake Boss and would like to try the simple recipes in this book!

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Regular viewer of Cake Boss! I would like Buddy to make me a Chinese New Year cake!

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I would like to become better at baking cakes.

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Connie said...

I would love to win this for my sister as a cool Christmas present. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! :)

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Connie said...

I have watched his show..it would be hard to pick one cake that I would love to try by him. :)

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Helen L. said...

I always like to get a new dessert cookbook.

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Helen L. said...

I would love to have the author make me a fudgy moist decadent cake.
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No, I do not watch the cake boos on t.v.
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Anonymous said...

I dont watch The Cake Boss how but would love to have him make me a decadent cheesecake.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win as I love to explore all kinds of new cookbooks.

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bison61 said...

tried-and-true recipes, how-to boxes and tricks of the trade - sounds like a great cookbook

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Laura said...

I love this show! I wish I could make cooks that look as good as his.
I am a follower.
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allisonsbj3 said...

I like Buddy because he makes some great cakes. I'd like to win so I could get some tips!

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I watch Cake Boss... I'd like him to make my wedding cake.

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Anonymous said...

Would love to try some of his recipes.

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Anonymous said...

I dont watch the show but would love to have him make me a peach pie.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to have a new cookbook and this one looks great.
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Anonymous said...

I dont watch the show.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to have the boss make me tiramisu.

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I love to collect cookbooks.
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I have watched The CB's show.
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Anonymous said...

I would love for him to make me a banana cake with banana frosting.

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Jolee said...

I think Buddy has a great personality to watch. Thanks! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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Yes, I've watched it. I'd love a lemon cake and a German Chocolate (but not together ;-) ). joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

weeziestoy said...

Instructions are easy to follow..using ingredients that I would have or no trouble finding...

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