Meeting The Cake Boss!

by jerseygirl on September 3, 2009 · 25 comments

Sorry for being a posting slacker. I am on vacation at the Jersey shore and have had limited computer time. This is a good thing as we have been having fun on the beach, crabbing, fishing and going to the zoo. And of course we all have had our share of good food.

Last week, before our vacation, I decided to take my kids on a foodie field trip. We were visiting my mom and brother in north Jersey so we also went to Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken. This is home of The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. My kids were thrilled and we were able to meet Buddy who was very nice. Take a peek………….


I did bring home some goodies so the husband was very happy and I made some new friends in my neighborhood. The pastries were the best and I have no complaints about the cupcakes or cookies either. I do have a complaint that someone must’ve snuck into my house and shrunk my jeans or I just ate too many pastries. Oh well, diet next week! That must mean that you will see some low fat recipes loaded with fruits and veggies. Have a great holiday weekend!

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary September 4, 2009 at 12:40 am

I'm so envious. He seems like such a nice person. I wondered about the food he makes. It's good to hear that it's good. Welcome back!

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Gypsy Girl Gourmet September 4, 2009 at 1:44 am

How exciting! The cupcakes look great and you guys look so happy!

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Vanessa September 4, 2009 at 2:09 am

oooh those pastries look amazing!!! I think the same person who snuck into your house and shrank your jeans.. snuck into mine.. they then proceeded to feed me mass quantities of chocolate in my sleep… this person is dangerous! ha ha! Happy weekend. ~Vanessa 🙂

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Foodie with Little Thyme! September 4, 2009 at 7:42 am

what a great trip you had. Did you get one of those cannoli cakes they make.

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Debbie September 4, 2009 at 8:26 am

I want that cannoli and the cookies! I miss the bakeries up north so much. There are not any here that can compare!

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Mom2Be September 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

I'm so jealous that you got to meet Buddy! I love his show "The Cake Boss!" Glad you had fun!

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The Japanese Redneck September 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

Hope ya'll are having a great vacation and holiday. I need those diet recipes. My jeans shrunk too!
Ramona

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Janice September 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm

How fun for your and your children.

We live close to Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes) – but you're only allowed there if you're placing an order.

I'm sure your children will always remember this adventure with fond memories.

janice

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Paula September 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I want to meet the cake boss! Any cake boss! I want cake! 🙂

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Jen_from_NJ September 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Great pictures! Very cool that you met "the cake boss." Thanks for sharing!

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Dawn September 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm

ha ha! love that show! I didn't know he was that short. I would have brought home a lot more than that.

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco September 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Very cool, Lisa! Hoboken was our stomping ground some years ago (early-mid '90s). We know Carlo's very well. – John

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Clumbsy Cookie September 4, 2009 at 6:56 pm

The cake boss, ahahah! Love that! Enjoy the vacation Lisa!

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Jennifer September 4, 2009 at 7:55 pm

That seems so exciting! Do not plan the diet until after labor day wknd.

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teresa September 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm

a food tour! loves it, how fun!

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Patsyk September 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

We hardly ever make it over to Hoboken and we are in North Jersey! May have to make the trip so that we can sample some of those goodies.

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Erik Kent September 5, 2009 at 10:40 am

Nice story! I also had a similar experience visiting Carlo's Bakery with my older girls (7 & 10) this summer (they watch Cake Boss all the time…ok, well, they watch it with me whenever it's on) and we had a chance to go to Hoboken after a day trip visiting the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island. It was a thrill to walk in to the bakery and see where the "magic" happens on the show. Didn't see Buddy that day, but we met Lisa, his sister, and walked out with two boxes of delicious cupcakes and cannolis, which we devoured at home… 🙂

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Kerstin September 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm

How cool that you got to meet him and get pictures! The treats look delicious too!

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Lori September 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm

How fun! And those cupcakes and pastries look delicious!! 🙂

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Erin September 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm

How fun! I'm glad you were able to enjoy some family time! The pastries look delicious…

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Culinary Cory September 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

Wow! The cupcakes look yummy. Sounds like you're having a great vacation!

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Chef Jeena September 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

Looks like you had fun Lisa and I wish I could taste some of those cakes.

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Leslie September 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm

He looks like he has lost weight??!!

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Allie September 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Look at you hanging with the celebrities!

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Anonymous September 10, 2009 at 7:03 am

I am so jealous of you! I've been watching his show and the things they make with cake is unreal! I hope I get to meet him someday

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