Cake Boss: Carlo’s Bakery – Hoboken
Carlo’s Bake Shop
95 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 7:00am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
This past thursday, I was fortunate enough to visit the Cake Boss bakery in Hoboken! For those of you who don’t know, TLC, has this reality tv show called Cake Boss, which is about the ups and downs of the everyday life of this famous bakery in Hoboken. Buddy Valastro is the guy who runs the bakery, and he is the chief cake designer and he’s well respected in the country! I have seen Buddy on the Food Network, my favorite network of all networks by the way, and he was a participant of the Food Network Cake Challenge. I was interested in his work and of course now that he has his own show on TLC, it makes me that much more interested about him and his bakery in Hoboken!
I work in Jersey City, which isn’t too far away from Hoboken. My co-workers planned a going away party for one of my co-worker in Hoboken and the first thing I thought was the Cake Boss’ bakery!! I knew I had to go there before they close at 7:30pm. I quickly left in the middle of a pre-game celebration in Jersey City, which all my co-workers couldn’t understand, except for the ones who lives in Hoboken, and hopped on the next path train to Hoboken! I felt so excited and exhilerated to be there. I really didn’t cake that I was missing out on the pre-gaming party because I know that the actual party is in Hoboken! But it would have been nice if I could have shared that excitement with another person.
Now let me share pictures of my visit there!
Be prepared to wait about 15+ minutes when you’re in the bakery. When I was there at around 7pm, there were a lot of people inside. You must grab a hold of the girl behind the counter otherwise people will skip you, like that happened to me! I was astonished by all the fabulous pastries there that I didn’t even mind at all. They take credit cards so my advice is to buy whatever your heart desire! Call me crazy, but I think it’s worth paying in installments for all the fancy italian pastries here!
On the advice on my co-worker, I bought two cannolis to try! I think cannolis are a hot item here because I see customers ordering by the pounds! I have to admit, the best cannoli that I have ever had is from this bakery. Now, I’m not being bias, but I’m being honest. The cream is not too sweet, like I’ve experienced with other cannolis, and it complimented well with the awesomely crispy deep fried shell. I really liked it. The tarts were pretty good! Now I’ve never had these kinds of tarts before so I can’t give you my critique of it. But everything that I’ve had in this bakery, including some Italian cookies that my co-worker convinced me to get, are really good!
What a fantastic trip coming here and I will definitely make more trips in the future!
** Update **
This was a message from Matt @ http://shop.carlosbakery.com
Great post FineChinaGirl. Thanks for visiting the shop and sharing your pics online. Hope to see you there again soon.
Just wanted to share with everyone…so many people have been asking for carlos bakery gear so we set up an online shop: http://shop.carlosbakery.com
Hope to meet you all sometime at the shop.