Cake Boss has long lines

8/24/2009:

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It’s because he’s on the TV box!

I’ve received quite a few emails and photos from Hoboken411 readers recently – about the continual lines that wrap around the block over at Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop. Even at 11am – right when they open! “His apparent television fame is attracting what I believe are mostly non-Hoboken residents who are star struck” said one reader after her bike ride this past weekend. While another reader said “They can’t be going there because of the delicious cake, I prefer the moist cakes at A&P, much better. Although Buddy sure is King at making those creative cakes!”

I wonder if “Cake Boss” Buddy would ever consider having a “priority line” for residents who can show proof that they live in Hoboken.

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36 Comments on "Cake Boss has long lines"

borincana
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borincana

In the 70’s they were on Adam’s street. I remember Buddy’s Dad, Mom and a grandmother. Those were the days. Even if you wanted to have a three dollar brownie the lines are crazy ! Who has time for that! Its too bad oh well like the other writes suggest there are plenty of places to try.

barbpf
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barbpf

I used to go for their pignoli cookies which were excellent and their cannoli’s. No more. Too bad – they were family favorites. I tried Crumbs for Thanksgiving and they were great. Checking out Sweet next.

mooshu
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mooshu

Yep. Being on TLC just makes most just want to touch themselves, apparently.

krewedetat
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krewedetat

Carlos? No one goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

plywood
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plywood

Yes, a classic tragedy of success. God knows what their rate card is even like now, must be “if you gotta ask, then……..” prices. They have a license to print money now.

In response to krewedetat who said:
Carlos? No one goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

uptown11
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uptown11

The lines are around the corner…seriously? People will do anything to get on tv these days. I just don’t get it..

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