Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop

Carlos will be on the Food Network tonight at 10pm in a cake contest. See the website for other times it’s on.

Celebration Cakes
Ten chefs, all strangers, pair up in five teams of two. For the first part of the competition, they work separately. Then, in the final two hours, the teams get to work together. Their challenge: to come up with a cake that’s worthy of $10,000. Only there’s a twist…and it’s a big one. The competitors won’t find out until minutes before the competition WHO their partners are and WHAT the theme is. This is a competition that tests creativity and cooperation, all under a ticking clock.

More baked goods. Tasty though.
Description – Italian Bakery specializing in custom cakes.
Services – Custom birthday & wedding cakes. Full line of Italian & American baked goods, Tiramisu, Espresso
Website –
Address – 95 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4533
Telephone – (201) 659-3671,(201) 659-3480
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9 years 5 months ago

One of the coolest things I’ve ever read.
Sorry I don’t have the original link.

Hoboken bakery grants Calif. man’s dying wish – its famed crumb cake
Saturday, October 09, 2004
By Maria Zingaro Conte

Mauro Castano had one package that he knew absolutely, positively had to reach its destination overnight.

Castano, one of the owners of Carlo’s City Hall Bakery in Hoboken, was on a mission to fulfill a dying man’s last wish: He had to get one of his shop’s special crumb cakes across the country to Albert Florentine’s home in Sacramento, Calif., and he had to get it there right away.

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9 years 4 months ago

I read that article above and thought it was awesome as well.

This food network thing sounds great. I am addicted to food network and HGTV. gonna set my dvr so i remember.

9 years 4 months ago

FAP – thanks for that story – it made me cry into my coffee!

I’ll have to try the crumb cake soon…and the cannolis etc!

9 years 4 months ago

Okay have to say I was a bit disappointed in Buddy’s orginality. His demonstrated good team work but his design was a bit lame. We never found out what place he came it but it wasn’t the top three.

They mentioned he makes over 400 birthday cakes a day. That seems a little high for such a small city as Hoboken dont you think? 400 a week i can believe.

9 years 4 months ago

Maybe the bake shop makes birthday cakes for other non-bakery stores and ships them? Lots of bakeries do this, for all sorts of breads and cakes.