Valastro gets the day rolling when he stops in at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock for a signing of his new book, “Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss.”
The ticketed event is at noon and costs $32, which includes a copy of the new cookbook.
“His visit here is his only stop in the state, really the whole Southeast, and we are getting a great response and expecting a large crowd,” said Ellen Ward, FoxTale co-owner.
The ladies from FoxTale will also be with the Cake Boss on Tuesday evening to assist him in selling his new cookbook when he presents a holiday show at Cobb Energy Center at 7:30 p.m.
Sharing the holiday traditions and stories from his family at Carlo’s Bakery, Valastro will present an all new show full of holiday spirit and jingle bell rock.
The cooking superstar will demonstrate the techniques that have made him the most famous cake artist in the country, share behind-the-scene stories from his hit show, answer audience questions, and bring several members of the audience up on stage for cupcake and cake decorating. Tickets are $35.75 and $45.75, plus applicable service charges.
“He is a great guy and has a huge fan base,” Ward said. “He has a following with young people — those with disabilities also. They say he is an icon and a lot of people relate to him.”
Valastro is not only a master baker, he’s also a great cook and star of the hit show, Kitchen Boss. In the new cookbook, he shares 100 Italian-American recipes from his grandmother’s secret dishes to his personal favorites.
He also puts his own signature touches on pastas and poultry, pizza and vegetables, seafood and, the kind of creative desserts that make dinner a family event and which helped propel him to fame.
“He has a bakery in Hoboken and his show on TLC. He is interesting with his family run business. He inherited the business and the whole family works there, and they are very Italian,” Ward said. “We are ready to give him a great Southern welcome. He is a lot of fun.”
Valastro and his family business, Carlo’s Bake Shop, have become a worldwide phenomenon.
Recipes in the book use ingredients that are easily obtainable and affordable, including Sunday Gravy (tomato sauce), a foundation for many a pasta meal, as well as Steak a la Buddy, Auntie Anna’s Manicotti, Buddy’s Swiss Chard, and desserts such as Lemon Granita, Apple Snackin’ Cake, Cocoa-Hazelnut Cream with Berries, and Rockin’ Rice Pudding.
Tickets to the event at Cobb Energy Center can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.
For tickets to the event at FoxTale, visit www.foxtalebookshoppe.com.