Master baker and star of the #1 hit TLC show, Buddy Valastro tells his inspiring story and recounts his family's warm memories from a lifetime of living, loving, and cake making in this heartfelt memoir, in which he also shares family recipes for the bakery's most popular treats. Buddy's beautifully designed cakes are the stuff of legend-and so is the remarkable story of his father, a beloved pillar of the community and himself a talented baker who set the stage for his family's rise to the pinnacle of their industry. This is the incredible true story of how Carlo's Bakery came to be, how one hard-working family made Buddy's father's dream of making their beloved bake shop a household name a reality. The special bond and loving dynamic of the Valastro clan make this an uncommonly touching and truly inspiring memoir. Here are twenty-five recipes for Carlo's Bakery's most sought-after pastries, pies, and cakes, as well as some of Buddy's never-before-revealed tips for baking, along with fun facts and trivia.