You’ve all heard of the Cake Boss, right? Buddy is a loud, proudly Italian (minus GTL and fist pumping) kick ass baker. He has a shop in Hoboken, NJ, which is a family owned bakery. Buddy has turned the shop into a phenomenon, not only with his show, but with articles and features in tons of publications, both general and bridal.
My mom and I had a day trip planned (it was a let down) and decided since Hoboken was along the way, we would head the the bake shop. By the way, if you have never been to Hoboken, I highly recommend you visit. There’s just something about it that I love and always have. In fact, growing up in NJ I always figured I would live there, but that never happened. There’s always time, right? There are tons of restaurants, coffee shops, cute little stores and adorable apartments. Parts of it remind me of parts of Boston, so no wonder part of my heart belongs there!
We managed to get there just in time. We had to wait in a line, and waited about a half Hour, but that was nothing compared to how it looked when we left! It was a little chilly out, but we knew it would be worth it. The only annoying thing was the woman standing behind us and her obnoxious children. She kept SNAPPING her gum, which is my number 1 pet peeve and chomping away on it like a cow. I really wanted to tell her she was an adult and not a cow, but instead I gave her a nasty look everytime she snapped. I don’t think she realized. Oh well, I was just hungry!
So we finally got into the store and were given a number and had to wait some more. The shop was warm and cozy, and packed to the gills.
On one wall are tons of pictures and articles of Buddy and his crew from all over.
They were also selling merchandise, and there were so many cute things. I usually don’t buy t-shirts, or souvenirs in general, but there was something about this shirt that I loved. I love soft, vintagey type shirts, plus it was in my wedding colors, so I just had to have it!
Look at all of the beautiful cakes.
My mom and I shared a small cannoli on the ride home. The shell was nice and crunchy, and the filling was creamy and delicious.
We saved everything else for later in the evening, and specifically saved the linzer tart for my dad (those are his favorite!). He had it at work the next day and said it was the best linzer tart he had ever had (he claims to be the ultimate authority).
Not only was everything pretty, but it was delicious-every last bite of it! I’m kind of glad Hoboken is an hour away, or I’d become a regular whenever I am in NJ!
The world’s greatest chocolate mousse cake ever got smushed. It didn’t matter. We ate it and enjoyed every bite anyway!
I was a good girl and just had a bite of everything to try, and it was ALL WORTH IT!
Seriously, if you live anywhere nearby get yourself to Carlo’s ASAP, you won’t regret it, I promise!
What’s your favorite pastry? Do you have a favorite bakery?
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