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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaway! Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro

Earlier this week I reviewed Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro and gave it 5 spoons! (Yes, I really loved the book!) It's a memoir, it's a book with great recipes from Carlo's Bakery, and it is a great read. Here's what Buddy writes on the back of the book...

Giveaway has ended! And the Winner is... Heidi V! Thanks to EVERYONE who entered, tweeted and blogged about the giveaway!

How I Became the Cake Boss

My story isn't my own; no real baker's is. They call me the Cake Boss, but that's just the latest chapter in my own story, which stretches back generations, all the way to my roots in Sicily. In this book, I tell the only-in-America story of my family's rise to success at Carlo's Bake Shop and of the father-son relationship at the heart of my journey. It's a story that combines immigrant struggle, family bonds, love, loss and as many hilarious memories as I could pack between two covers. If you like my show, or just sitting down to a good story (and learning a few secrets of the baking treade along the way), you'll love this book.

Of course, no book could be called Cake Boss without offering up the goods: at the end, you'll find thirty-seven recipes for Carlo's Bake Shop's most popular cookies, pastries, pies, cakes and cupcakes - along with tips and advice for creating these classics in your own home. I poured my heart into this book, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
.... Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss

If you live in the US, here's your chance to win a copy! Courtesy of Free Press and Simon & Schuster, I am giving away a copy of Cake Boss ! Here's how to Enter...

To Enter this Giveaway...

* Leave me a comment with your email address! It's that easy!

This giveaway is open to US residents only (No PO boxes). The book will be shipped to the winner directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Dec. 19th. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email them! Good Luck!


Michele said...

Please enter me. At this time of year I'm always looking for new recipes.

stpand said...

Please enter me.

Linda said...

My teen-age granddaughter recently became very interested in baking - cakes and cup cakes. I'd love to share this book with her.

debbie said...

I love this show. I enjoy how the family interacts with each other. I bet his book is really good.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Meredith said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the contest!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Carol N Wong said...

I never miss an episode of Cake Boss.
My husband and I feel that they are family because of their shenanigans, creative thinking and strong family ties. Buddy's father bought Carlos'
Bakery so that all his family would have jobs. I love this show and am
positive that I would love this book.


Maureen said...

I've watched the show and would love to win.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Linda Kish said...

Please include me

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

I'm so not a blogger said...

ok, now this is when I really feel the need to live in the US and not at the tip of Africa.

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me :)

amymelniczenko AT gmail DOT com

Dawn M. said...

I love watching his show. Count me in, please!

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Heidi V said...

I really like Buddy I love his cake designs I liked the one show when he made the cupcakes!

heidivargas [at] live dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i know a couple people that would really love this. thanks.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

eileen said...

I have a dear friend who bakes cupcakes and would love to give it to her as a gift.


Kayla :) said...

Ah! I absolutely love the Cake Boss. It's a great show, and I really want this. :D I think it'd be fun to try out everything.
Please enter me, and thanks for a great giveaway!

kayla3194 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this books... i love he cake boss.....


Linda Henderson said...

I would love to have this book. I enjoy baking and I think this book would give me a lot of ideas.

seriousreader at live dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in contest.

rbooth43 said...

I love watching the Cake Boss and even though I am not a good baker maybe with his book, I might become a better baker.

rubynreba said...

I'd love to enter for this. Looks like a great book!

Darlene said...

Hi Suz, I've got this posted over at Win a Book for you. No need to enter me.

Benita said...

My husband and I always watch Cake Boss. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the possibility.

Benita said...

I'm so sorry, I forgot to include my email.


rhapsodyinbooks said...

This sounds wonderful. Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Allison said...

Thanks for this giveaway!


a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!


Adam Smith said...

I'd love to win!

alipkin (at) gmail (dot) com

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