Thank you readers for all of your comments. Congratulations to AJ King on winning an autographed copy of “Baking with the Cake Boss.”
Buddy Valastro – aka the Cake Boss – is the immensely popular star of the hit TLC shows “Cake Boss,” “Kitchen Boss,” and “Next Great Baker” and the owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ. Buddy is making a stop at Mall of America on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to sign copies of his new book, “Baking with the Cake Boss.” To prep for this sweet event, we had the chance to ask Buddy a few questions about his book, his bakery and working with a camera crew watching his every move.
If someone is new to baking, what recipe from your cookbook do you suggest they try first?
I would suggest going with a classic recipe, like cupcakes. The great thing about baking is that it is like a science – if you follow the recipe, you will be fine. Once the cupcakes cool, I have a lot of fun, easy designs that you can pipe on top. It’s all the in the wrists!
Which cake that you have made in your career has been the most memorable and why?
One of the most memorable cakes was my wife’s 30th birthday cake. It was such a special surprise for her. I had to take a lot of time to make sure her curves were carved just right- she got a lot of hugs that week so I could ‘measure’ her!
What’s the hardest part about having cameras follow you around the bakery?
Now that we have our new Cake Factory open, there is much more room. Our crew is like family, and we have so much fun filming together. It means a lot to us that our fans invite the bakery into their living rooms every week – it’s one of the greatest compliments.
Can’t be here for the signing? You’re in luck. We’ll be giving away an autographed copy right here.
How do you win? Comment below with the answer to this question: What is your favorite cake that Buddy has made on his show, “Cake Boss?” and you’ll be entered to win an autographed copy of “Baking with the Cake Boss.” To enter, you must comment on this blog post by Wednesday, Nov. 16 , 2011 at 11 a.m. and provide a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS. We’ll announce the winner via email and update the post to reflect that we’ve chosen a winner.