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5 Ninja Shortcuts to Chocolate Layer Cake, #CakeBoss

Dedicated to family like Tony Soprano, quick-witted as Dean Martin; fourth generation baker Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, keeps reinventing himself like crooner Tony Bennett. Even as the Cake Boss expands his sweet Carlo’s Bakery empire, the cakes, cookies, cannoli and lobster claws sold remain as classic as the tunes of Frank Sinatra.

Even before this Italian-American baker landed his own show on the TLC channel, I was a Cake Boss fan. Buddy would make appearances on the Food Network and I was awe-struck by his confidence. And his cake decorating ability! Flipping through bridal magazines, I would simply sigh as glossy page after page showed off lace, beading and draping work, which rivaled the haute couture wedding gowns! 

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Quick Quiz:

1. Do you watch Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, on TV?
2. Are you addicted to the Next Great Baker show?
3. Do you own the cookbook entitled Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia?
4. Have you tried recipes out of the Cake Boss cookbook?
5. Are you a frequent visitor of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey and/or in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Diagnosis: You may be a Cake Boss fan if you answered yes to any of the above questions.

If your reply was no, here’s a chance to meet and be inspired by the TV celebrity chef and successful owner of Carlo’s Bakery on Facebook.