Friday, April 19, 2013
Reality TV star Buddy Valastro offers talk, decorating lessons.
LuNello's Montville Inn hosted a sold-out decorating lesson Thursday with Hobokenite and reality show star Buddy Valastro, the "Cake Boss." Buddy Valastro is noted for his TLC reality show which follows the trials of running a bakery business in Hoboken. The series has televised 150 shows within the last 5 years. During an evening of demostrations, Valastro talked about his start in the bakery business and answered questions about everything from baking to his children.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Cake Boss Buddy Valastro is expanding into New Jersey, opening bakeries in other towns.
The line to get into Carlo's Bakery now extends to Ridgewood. Thas is where 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro opened his second Carlo's Bakery location Sunday morning. Despite his aims to craft the Ridgewood location as less touristy than the original Hoboken store, the lines wrapped down the block. Fans glued their faces to the window while Buddy crafted Carlo's famous cakes with staff and family. Ridgewood council and chamber of commerce members were on hand to cut the red ribbon with Valastro under the spectre of media cameras and television crews from TLC's hit show "Cake Boss". "Ridgewood welcomed Cake Boss & his family to their new home in our community," Mayor Paul Aronsohn tweeted. "Great event. Great turnout. Great addition to our …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Carlo's Bake Shop opens at 12 Wilsey Square on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Ridgewood is just the beginning, according to Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro. The TLC reality television star and face of Carlo's Bake Shop is scheduled to open his new 3,000 square foot store in Ridgewood on Saturday. And, he tells The Star-Ledger, four more bakeries just like it could be opening in the area by the end of 2013. The Ridgewood location will cater to the customers who want the cakes and canolis without the lengthy tourist lines in Hoboken. A custom cake-making station is among the options offered at 12 Wilsey Square in the village, Valastro previously told Patch. Already building a growing empire of cakes in grocery stores and on cruise ships, Valastro says Carlo's Bake Shop in Ridgewood represents the start of his own legacy. "…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Buddy Valastro, star of Cake Boss and owner of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, is returning to Red Bank later this month.
Later this month, Hoboken's own Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro returns to the scene of his first ever live performance, the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, for a leg of his Homemade for the Holidays Tour. The show is one of 21 in just 22 days, and the only one scheduled in New Jersey, which is still recovering from the destruction unleashed by Hurricane Sandy two weeks ago. Valastro, whose bakery Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop was closed but unharmed during Sandy, said he considers himself one of the lucky ones. Carlo’s lost power and was closed for a week but avoided any property damage due to the storm. "Thank God we didn’t get hit too bad,” he said. “Compared to people all over the state, we were damn lucky.” Valastro, a Little Ferry native, …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Here's what you missed on Monday night's new episode of Cake Boss.
As the first new episode of Cake Boss on Monday night opens, the camera pans over the Statue of Liberty. Buddy is on a boat. “How many people came from all over the world and passed by this,” he wonders. It's Lady Liberty's 125th birthday and the Park Service wants to celebrate with a cake from Carlo's. Buddy knows that for many people, including his own ancestors, the Statue really was the first piece of America that they saw. That was before Duck Dynasty was syndicated abroad and scared everyone from coming here. Buddy and the bakers then go to Ellis Island, which by the way, did you know, is technically in New Jersey. With the help of a historian Buddy searches old boat records for details about his ancestors. He finds that his great-…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Thirty members of the navy and army came to Hoboken on Tuesday.
Fleet week came to Hoboken on Tuesday afternoon, when 30 service members stood in line to get into Carlo's Bake Shop. "We love his show," said Culinary Specialist Chief Cathy Kallberg, who is stationed in Norfolk, Va. Most of the 30 service members who came to Hoboken were culinary specialists. Standing in a special line, as to not disrupt other tourists who tried to get a glimpse of Buddy Valastro and his bakery, the officers and enlisted soldiers were excited to buy their pastries and merchendise. Earlier on Tuesday, the group visited Carlo's Lackawanna facility in Jersey City, where Valastro unexpectedly showed up and gave them a tour.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Guests play craps and blackjack to raise scholarship money for Hoboken high school seniors.
It looks like the Hoboken Rotary has a new spring fundraiser to plan every year. The club held its first ever Charity Casino Night on Saturday along with co-host hMAG. More than 200 people came to eat, drink and gamble in the gym at the Edge Hoboken fitness center. In previous years, the Rotary staged an art auction in the spring, but according to club president Christopher Mackin, the club has been looking to to try something new. “We've been talking about putting this together for a few years now,” said Mackin. “We think it's a way to spice things up, and we hope to have this event going forward as many times as we can.” Mackin said the casino night would fund the Rotary's scholarship awards this year. Each year the club awards over $…
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Here's what you missed on the first episode of the Cake Boss spin-off.
Monday saw the season two premiere of the Cake Boss spinoff show Next Great Baker, where 13 contestants will compete for $100,000 and the chance to work at Carlo's with the boss Buddy Valastro. Patch will recap each new episode, and to start, here's a bit about each of the contenders: So what happened in the first episode? Well, it was 90 minutes, so here's a condensed version. Carmelo and Jasmine impressed Buddy. Wesley baked a cake using a box mix, and Tony spent an hour in the freezer. Heather M.'s poor leadership of her team got her and Sara on the chopping block, and in the end Buddy spared Heather. “I'd rather have a leader than a follower,” he says. Sara was led away in the box truck. She said Buddy made a mistake, but then again …
Here's what you missed on Monday night's new episode.
“This has been one of the biggest years in Carlo's history,” Buddy says, as the latest new episode, and season five finale of Cake Boss begins. “My dad took a risk, but it was his dream we could have a place where we could all work together,” he says. Buddy says he's continuing that dream by growing the bakery, having recently launched the new factory at Lackawanna. The next plan is to renovate the old Carlo's “We need to give it a fresh, brand new look,” he says. Buddy wants to redo all three floors of Carlo's to make things easier for the customers and the employees. Speaking of customers, Buddy has a special client. It's a young woman, attractive and very elegantly dressed, flanked by three stern men. “What the hell is going on here,” …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Here's what you missed on Monday night's new episode.
“It's a very special week for us at Carlo's,” Buddy says as the latest new episode of Cake Boss begins. It's Grace and Joey's 20th wedding anniversary. Cut to an old photo of a teenage Buddy with his arm around his sister and Joey. Grace looks pretty, Joey is growing what looks to be a late 1980's style mullet, and Buddy has two racoons pasted over his eyes. Oh wait, those are his eyebrows. “When Joey came into the family I was probably 12 years old,” Buddy says. “When I was a kid I looked up to him.” Joey says that he is going to surprise Grace by recreating their original wedding cake, one designed by Buddy's father. It's a multi-tier cake that is both square and round and looks like a church. These church cakes used to be a Carlo's …