This past Saturday we took a drive to Hoboken to visit the famous Carlo's bakery from the TLC show "Cake Boss". It was a surprise birthday gift for my goddaughter who turned 12 on Saturday. It is her favorite show and she has been yearning to get there.
It was a cold clear day on Saturday and we were prepared and dressed to sit outside for hours . According to all the reviews on the web they all told stories of hours long lines. Well here is a little secret ..if you get there first thing on a cold February morning(7am and 15 degrees Fahrenheit ) you can walk right in!! We even got a free parking space right in front of the store! BONUS!! ( needless to say i was having horrid hot flashes from all the layers I had!) Damn you pre menopause!!!
So let me give you a quick outline of the visit..
1. no we didnt get to see any of the cast nor were they filming.
2. His Italian pastries are good, (yet not the best I've ever had though)
3. Unfortunately his cakes are very heavy and too sweet.( my ex husband's family are professional bakers, so I am somewhat of a snob)
4.I would not recommend basing a trip around this ...if your a fan coincide it with a trip to the Big Apple.
However, any experience with and for my goddaughter is completely worth it! I love you Peanut !
|My Peanut Gabe!|
|My little guy checking out the goods|
|Buddy from Cake Boss|
After while we took a walk to the river to stretch our legs and here are some of the sights...
|Love this sight!|
|Lower Manhattan.. the new tower is almost done|
|Lackawanna railway..such a beautiful building.|
On a creative note, here is a peak of the second of my tea towels...
Have a beautiful day!