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About

"Carlo’s is a family owned bakery that produces what many say are the best tasting, highest quality wedding cakes, specialty cakes and baked goods in New Jersey. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro, along with her daughters, Grace, Maddalena, Mary, and Lisa, her son, master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro, and their spouses have maintained the business. The Valastro’s and their experienced bakers and staff have expanded Bartolo Sr’s. dream and have seen it flourish.
The bakery is located in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey. Hoboken is best known for being the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and baseball. It is also admired for its charm and proximity to Manhattan. Within this North Jersey, square mile town, Carlo’s has become a landmark establishment providing it’s customers with elegant wedding cakes, buttery crumb cakes, freshly filled cannolis, flakey lobster tails, and a large variety of cookies and pastries whose taste can not be surpassed.
Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as, , and Buddy’s cake design was voted by the Today’s Show viewers as best cake in America. . He has also appeared in many other media outlets, including multiple appearances on the Food Network, for his intricate sugar art designs specialty cakes and wedding cakes that look just as good as they taste.
Fourth generation baker-decorator Buddy Jr. uses what he learned from his father and has taken his skills and artistry to new heights. Every cake made is customized to the individual’s needs and desires. Hundreds of thank you notes from satisfied brides and customers are available for you to review. Even Channel Seven’s Bill Evans said, “The best bakery in New York is in Hoboken.”
Every customer is treated like part of the family. For a special treat or a cake for any occasion, pay us a visit, stay a while, and allow us to share with you the time honored tradition that has made us what we are today. We are worth the trip! You can also meet Buddy and the entire Carlos Bakery team on our reality show. "

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Why Carlo's Bakery?

Carlo's Bakery has its own show called "Cake Boss". The name says it all, really. This show was the start of my interest in the way cakes were made and decorated. Buddy Valastro and his team create stunning cakes. I remember once, they had to create a cake for a bug-lover (very odd) and ghost hunters (very creepy). The bug-lover's cake was very odd because during the consultation, he had brought in dead bugs (I think they were fried too..) for Buddy to take a taste of. It wasn't a great experience for Buddy. The ghost hunter's cake was creepy because Buddy decided to have a female demon made to "attract" the male demon. During the process of making and decorating the cake figure, it fell over a few times and the team thought it was "possessed". Nevertheless, the cakes turned out great.

Cake Fillings

Types of Cakes
Types of Fillings
Fresh Fruit Accompaniments
Icings
Vanilla
Chocolate Mousse
Fresh Raspberries
Butter Cream
Devil’s Food
Chantilly Cream
Fresh Strawberries
Rolled Fondant
Carrot Cake
Lemon French Cream
Banana
Whipped Cream
Red Velvet
Chocolate Ganache

Vanilla Icing
Hazelnut
Chocolate Fudge
Fruit Jams
Chocolate Fudge
Pound Cake
Vanilla Icing
Strawberry
Chocolate Mousse
Chiffon
Italian Sponge Cake
Hazelnut Cream
Cream Cheese Icing
Pineapple
Raspberry

Banana Cake
Custard Cream
Cherry
Italian Sponge Accompaniments
Pumpkin Cake
(Seasonal)
Chocolate Hazelnut
Cannoli Cream
Apricot
Blueberry
Rum
Rosolio

Chocolate Pudding
Peach
Galliano

Coco Loco (Coconut)
Lemon Curd
Simple Syrup

German Chocolate



Buddy’s Recommendations for Wedding and Specialty-Cakes

Red Velvet cake with Vanilla or Cream Cheese Icing
Black and White Cake with Hazelnut Cream
Black and White cake with Chocolate Fudge
Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Fresh Raspberries
Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse, a thin layer of Chocolate Ganache, and Fresh Raspberries or Fresh Strawberries
Vanilla Cake with Lemon French Cream and Fresh Raspberries
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
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Media

Carlo's Bakery is featured on TLC. It has its own show called "Cake Boss", one of my favourite shows.
Below is a video of the Top 10 cakes from the TV show as compiled by a YouTube user:






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Here is a segment of the "Ultimate Cake Boss" episode, where Buddy (the baker-decorator) must decide which of his brothers-in-law makes the best cake. This was a special episode which coincided with the 100th anniversary of Carlo's bakery. Enjoy!







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Contact Information

General Inquiries & Questions

(201) 659-3671

Cake Consultations

All consultations are held at our Jersey City location.
631 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Merchandise

(201) 706-2369

Address

95 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey, 07030

To learn more about baking, decorating, and cooking, you can take classes at the art facility.
Click the following link to find out about more information:
https://classes.carlosbakery.com/

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