Studies have shown that watching a baking demonstration makes people 40% hungrier, 10% thirstier, and 1,200% more likely to enter the chef-hat industry. Don your apron and head for the kitchen with this GrouponLive deal to see the Buddy Valastro Live! Homemade for the Holidays Tour, with the star of TLC's Cake Boss, at Salem Civic Center. For $31, you get one ticket for seating in rows 1–10 of sections B8–B11, and sections F1, F2, and C9–C12 on Sunday, December 9, at 7 p.m. (up to a $56.15 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
On his family-friendly tour of live shows, TLC's celebrity chef Buddy Valastro shares the humorous, endearing stories and baking techniques that earned his apron the embroidered title of Cake Boss. A fourth-generation baker from Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy’s career began at Carlo's Bake Shop (also known as Carlo's Bakery), which has been in his family for 102 years. From this humble mom-and-pop shop, Buddy’s confections, signature rolling pins, and piping bags became wildly popular, and grew to colonize an empire of multimedia enterprises, showing up on TV screens and book covers. In the course of his journey, he has whipped up decorative techniques that take cake architecture to new culinary and artistic heights. Throughout his live show of baking demonstrations, the acclaimed pastry chef muses on his everyday dealings with suppliers, deliveries, walk-in customers, and bridezillas who demand strapless frosting dresses. During his holiday shows, he spreads the joy of the holiday season by hauling onstage several members of the audience for impromptu cupcake and decorating sessions.