Cake Boss lines: Killing 3 hours

Waiting on Cake Boss line must be very boring

Most days in front of Carlo’s Bakery, you’ll see a line of people waiting to get inside “the set” of the cable TV hit series the Cake Boss. The line has evolved over time, from wrapping around the corner – to now crossing the street by CVS (complete with “crowd coordinators” and walkie talkies).

At peak times, the line has been known to approach three hours – making many Hoboken residents wonder how anyone would endure such a wait just for baked goods, or a chance to see cast members of a TV show. But to each their own.

For those that tried debunking what one Hoboken411 reader said last week – you can see that the sidewalk area is indeed a “labyrinth” to navigate.

How do you kill 3 hours for cake?

Here’s a fun afternoon activity for you:

I picked five people standing on line or nearby Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in the photo above – and your assignment is to guess what they might have been saying or thinking at the time (click the photo for large version to “study” their facial expressions).

I’ll get the ball rolling with my quick suggestions:

  1. (Kid staring at those girls): “Hmmm – nice butt. I wonder if she’ll turn around?”
  2. (People way at the end of the line): “Hmmph. This line is nothing – I once waited six hours to get Erik Estrada’s signature!”
  3. (Guy who seems dehydrated): “I wouldn’t be on this line if there weren’t bunch of Irish bars nearby. Yummm. Beer and cupcakes.”
  4. (Two girls just hanging out): “Yeah, like, umm – you know, uh… whatever and then she said….”
  5. (Lady on cell phone managing wedgie): “And I said “what do you mean I don’t get a discount for 100 cupcakes?””

Would you wait three hours for cupcakes? Ok, what WOULD you wait three hours for?

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19 Comments on "Cake Boss lines: Killing 3 hours"


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whineanddineinhob
5 years 5 months ago

Probably the wrong place for this, but has anyone suggested to the bakery to move their lines to Court Street and then up First Street? Seems with their hired help holding walkie talkies, it wouldn’t take them long to advance 10 or 12 people from the alley into the store. This would eliminate the crowds crossing the street by cvs and the farmers market, and certainly on Washington in front of the store.

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hobokenj
5 years 5 months ago

Wouldnt work. The alleys are actually streets for cars, to narrow to have people and cars on them. [quote comment=”195878″]Probably the wrong place for this, but has anyone suggested to the bakery to move their lines to Court Street and then up First Street? Seems with their hired help holding walkie talkies, it wouldn’t take them long to advance 10 or 12 people from the alley into the store. This would eliminate the crowds crossing the street by cvs and the farmers market, and certainly on Washington in front of the store.[/quote]

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Evelyn
5 years 5 months ago

1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: Nothing I’d be interesting in knowing. Haha!

Great pic, though.

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The Professor
5 years 5 months ago

Those might be the girls we saw a few weekends ago making calls to get the boot off their car on Park. I thought the redhead looked like Tori Amos but my wife told me she “actually looked nothing like Tori Amos.” Anyhow, sounded like the blond one was groveling with Dad for a credit card #. Hope the cake was worth it!

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iforgotmymantra
5 years 5 months ago

Great photo! This really captures the expressions of people. It’s real life…

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beerzgood
5 years 5 months ago

Rubes.

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