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

Buddy Valastro

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 1451674333

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Make every gathering with your friends and famiglia extra special with these great new cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and other delicious, gorgeous desserts—and 100 other original recipes featuring the Cake Boss’s signature twist on favorite family foods!

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.

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egg, and top with another sheet of dough. Press down with the tines of a fork to seal. 4. Bake until lightly golden brown and flaky, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove the sheet from the oven and let pastry cool slightly. 5. Meanwhile, put the confectioners’ sugar, 3 teaspoons of water, the vanilla extract, and a small pinch salt in a small bowl and stir together. Drizzle the glaze onto the tarts, and top with a scattering of sprinkles, if desired. NUTELLA & BANANA FINGER SANDWICHES { MAKES 8 } My

popular, which made my family feel like trendsetters, because Italian-Americans have been eating it for generations. If you’ve never eaten kale, it’s pleasantly toothsome, with a lightly peppery flavor that gets along great with strong flavors like the garlic and red-wine vinegar in this recipe. The almonds add crunch, but you can leave them out and this will still be delicious. In addition to your Thanksgiving turkey, you can serve kale with roasted chicken, beef, or pork. 1/4 cup olive oil 5

Instead, let it rest at room temperature for 4 hours to soften. MY DAD’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE { MAKES ABOUT 31/2 CUPS, ENOUGH TO FILL AND ICE ONE 9-INCH CAKE} We still make our chocolate whipped cream with my Dad’s recipe. It’s rich and fluffy and can be used on many different types of cake. 2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 tablespoon Kahlúa or other coffee liqueur 1. Put the cream, sugar, cocoa powder, and Kahlúa in a

and design of this book. Jon Rosen and the team at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, especially literary agent Eric Lupfer. My extended family—my aunts and uncles, cousins and second cousins—and to all my friends. It’s been great having you all along for such a fun ride, in front of the camera, and behind it. My creative family at TLC and Discovery. God, for his continued blessings to me and my family. And, as always, to the customers of Carlo’s Bake Shop, and to the fans of my show—you

Chocolate Semifreddo with Raspberry Sauce, 31, 32, 33 cookies, see cookies Cream Puff Shells, 240, 241 Croquembouche, 224, 236, 237–39, 238–39 Eggnog Ice Cream, 254, 255 Grand Marnier Soufflés, 34, 35 Italian Wheat Pie, 70 Pasta Frolla, 72, 73 Pecan Cinnamon Buns, 14, 15–16 Piecrust, 221, 222 piecrust tips, 221 Plum Galette, 166, 167 Poached Pears with Vanilla Gelato, 272, 273 Pumpkin Pie with Autumn Leaves, 206, 220, 222–23, 222 Red, White & Blue Strawberries, 168, 169 Shortcakes

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