I have been a fan of Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, from the first time I stumbled across hit television series, where he bakes and decorates amazing cakes with his family in his bakery in NJ. Since then, I have buying up all his cookbooks, attending his shows (I loved his holiday show last year), and even made it to Providence, RI this past July, when he handed out 10,000 free cakes at Kennedy Plaza to mark the 1-yr. anniversary of Cake Boss Cakes being available at BJ's Wholesae Clubs. Not only did I score a free cake, but I got to take a photo with Buddy, himself. I was speechless, but had the biggest smile on my face the entire time. :-) Buddy Valastro shared that this upcoming fall he would be launching the Cake Boss cupcakes.
I was so excited to hear this, as my family loves cupcakes, and if they tasted anything like the Cake Boss cakes, then they would be out of this world.
A few weeks ago for my birthday, my husband and daughters surprised me with a Cake Boss cake. Luckily, there were enough flowers on the cake that we didn't have to fight over who got a flower. :-) The secret ingredient in the Cake Boss cakes is Buddy's real custard creme filling. This custard gives his cakes a velvety moist texture. And, if a cake lasts a few days in your house, you will find that this custard keeps the cake moist, so it takes like it was just baked. Mmm. I am getting hungry just thinking about Cake Boss cakes.
Unforunatately, I don't live near a BJ's Wholesale Club -- maybe that is good, because I would be there weekly to pick up a Cake Boss Cake. But, now I can get my Cake Boss fix by picking up the new line of Cake Boss "Wanna Piece of This" cupcake mixes and frostings, that are available at most grocery stores. This new line of cupcake mixes come in 6 flavors, and 4 irresistible and oh so creamy frostings.
Cake Boss Cake MixesWhen it comes to a great tasting cake, it starts with the right ingredients. Each cake mix comes with a pouch of bakery crème – Buddy’s secret to making velvety moist cakes.
The cake mixes are available in six delicious flavors:
VA VA VELVET – Moist, delicious and smooth red velvet cake.
IT’S YOUR PARTY – Fun, festive and full of flavor confetti cake.
DECADENT DEVIL’S FOOD – Indulgent, satisfying and sinfully delicious devil’s food cake.
CHOCOLATE TRIFECTA – Deliciously moist triple chocolate cake made with chocolate liquor.
PRIMO YELLOW – Moist, flavorful and simply delicious cake.
DIVINE WHITE – Exquisitely moist, rich and delectable white cake.
CAKE BOSS FrostingsThe premium frostings give you a taste experience you would expect to find at Buddy’s bakery. Made with high quality ingredients and zero trans-fat, the frostings pair perfectly with Cake Boss cake mixes.
They are available in four indulgent flavors:
WHOLE LOTTA CHOCOLATE – Made with chocolate liquor and two kinds of chocolate, creating double the decadence.
VIVA VANILLA – A sweet and creamy taste using vanilla extract.
MEGA MILK CHOCOLATE – A thick, rich and milk-chocolaty delicious frosting with chocolate liquor.
CRÈME DE LA CREAM CHEESE – A rich, creamy and scrumptiously sweet frosting with cream cheese.
In addition to the new mixes and frostings, the Cake Boss baked good line includes beautiful and delicious buttercream cakes, fondant cakes and boutique-style cupcakes with unique combinations of amazing flavors, fillings and designs. See the full line of products at CakeBossCakes.com.
I was sent two Cake Boss cake mixes and two frostings to sample recently, and couldn't wait to get in the kitchen to try them out. My daughter, Arabella, celebrated her 2nd birthday on the 10th. I had a birthday party for for family and friends, and then had a small dinner with my parents the day after.
Bella is a huge fan of chocolate (just like her mom), so I knew she would enjoy the Divine White cake mix, paired with the Whole Lotta Chocolate frosting -- and, that she did, as she had a nice chocolate mustache going at the dining room table. She was not the only one who enjoyed the cupcakes I made with the new Cake Boss cake mix -- as everyone grabbed for a second cupcake. :-)
Savannah and Arabella with their Cake Boss Frosting Chocolate Mustaches
I am saving the Chocolate Trifecta cake mix w/ Viva Vanilla frosting, as I plan to bake this up as a two layer cake with frosting in the middle and on the top and all around, and serve after Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of going with the traditional apple or pumpkin pie, I am going to surprise family and friends, with the signature Cake Boss cake, thanks to the new cake mixes available at your local market. I know they will fall in love with the velvety moist cake once they take their first bite. And, who doesn't love chocolate. :-) I just hope I can keep my hands off the cake mix box long enough to make for Thanksgiving. If not, I can always run to the market to pick up another. :-)
So, if you love cakes/cupcakes, or a fan of Cake Boss, or know someone who is, why not pick up an assortment of the Cake Boss mixes and frosting today? Foodies would especially love to receive a gift basket full of Cake Boss mixes, frosting, and even a DVD or two from the hit television series thrown in, for their holiday gift this year. I know, as I have put a few of the cake mixes on my wish list for Santa. :-)
To learn more about Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, his all ready prepared cakes available at BJ's Wholesale Clubs, or the new cake mixes and frostings available at most grocery stores, click here -- CakeBossCakes.com.
Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.