Carlo’s Bakery ‘Cake Boss’ in New York

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Carlo’s Bakery ‘Cake Boss’ in New York

‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro, from the eponymous TV show on TLC about Carlo’s Bakery, has become a household name in New York. Many fans eagerly make the trip from New York to New Jersey to visit the famous bakery. The Cake Boss also has opened Carlo’s Bake Shop in New York, in the centre of Manhattan, so fans needn’t leave the city for delicious treats.

Carlo’s Bake Shop in New York

Thanks to the success of the TLC show ‘Cake Boss’ and the popularity of Carlo’s Bakery, in early 2013 Buddy Valastro opened Carlo’s Bake Shop in Manhattan. They sell Carlo’s Bakery specialities in addition to coffee and tea. Visit Carlo’s New York Bake Shop on Times Square.

Getting to the Carlo’s Bake Shop

You can find Carlo’s Bake Shop on Times Square. The bakery is centrally located and easy to reach by subway. Get off at Times Square & 42 St subway station; multiple subway lines stop here.

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Carlo’s Bake Shop Cakes

One of the specialities is most definitely the cannoli. A typical Italian pastry made of a rolled-up cake filled with delicious cream. You should also try the Lobster Tail. A similarly filled Italian pastry in the shape of a lobster tail. The Lobster Tail is Buddy’s Pick, so you know it’s going to be a good one! There are also lots of other cookies, cakes and pastries available. You’ll have a mouthwatering experience picking one of the treats in the display cases.

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Carlo’s Bakery

The original Carlo’s Bakery is located in Hoboken, New Jersey. The bakery has been around since 1910 and was acquired by the Italian-American Valastro family in 1964. Carlo’s Bakery is a family company where the whole Valastro family works, lead by fourth-generation pastry baker Buddy Valastro.

Cake Boss

Carlo’s Bakery has been featured in the reality show “Cake Boss” on the TLC channel since 2009. In the show, you can see how Buddy, together with his four sisters and three brothers-in-law run the Bakery. In each episode, Buddy and his team create breathtaking cakes for weddings and themed cakes for special occasions. I’m not talking about cannoli but marvellous creations – some are meters high with moving elements. When I got married we also had our wedding cake made by the one and only Cake Boss. The results were as expected and, more importantly, very delicious!

The bakery in Hoboken has become a tourist attraction thanks to the TLC show. In addition to beautifully designed cakes, Carlo’s Bakery also makes other treats such as Italian pastries, cupcakes and cookies.

Getting to Carlo’s Bakery

Carlo’s Bakery is in Hoboken, New Jersey, on the other side of the Hudson River. The bakery can be reached by PATH train or bus from Manhattan. A direct PATH-train to Hoboken, New Jersey leaves from 33rd Street. To get to this station take the subway to 34th St – Herald Sq and walk from there (about a minute). Get off at the last station ‘Hoboken’ and walk to Carlo’s Bakery (about three minutes).

Bus 126 to Hoboken-PATH leaves from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Str & 8th Ave). Get off at the stop Washington St – Newark St and walk to the bakery (about a minute). The NJ Transit bus takes around 20-30 minutes.

New Jersey Tour with a visit to Carlo’s Bakery

Do you want to pay a visit to Carlo’s Bakery and combine it with a few other New Jersey sights? Then book this tour! The bus departs Manhattan for New Jersey and stops include, among others, Carlo’s Bakery (where you will have time to enjoy Buddy’s creations) and the Empty Sky Memorial with a beautiful view of the New York Skyline.

Book the New Jersey Tour with a visit to Carlo’s Bakery here

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Tip: Another famous Italian-American in New Jersey, although fictional, is of course Tony Soprano. If you are a fan of the series, The Sopranos Tour is a fun way to see more famous sites in New Jersey.

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