In the Kitchen: Cake Boss Buddy Valastro Preps for Thanksgiving Feasts

By Fabiana Santana

cake-bossHis cakes are stunning and so richly detailed they could easily be considered edible works of art. The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro has become a phenomenon in the pastry world, creating cakes for the likes of the NY Giants and Rachael Ray on his TLC show Cake Boss.

Needless to say , the show, which features Buddy and a cast of characters he calls his “famiglia” (some actually are his blood relatives), is a hit. The appeal in the show is that it is not just about cake, but also about family. Buddy is as passionate about his family as he is about his work and as we get closer to the holiday season, the cake boss is eager to bring his two passions together.

“When I was a kid, I would cook with my family all the time. And now, my kids cook with me,” said Buddy.

Getting kids in the kitchen is how traditions actually become traditions. “When I was a kid I would cut out the shapes for the Christmas cookies during the holidays and help my mother make meatballs for Sunday dinners. I’d watch her fry them up and she would always flatten one and put it in a crust of bread for me to eat before dinner. I loved it!