Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker

1/27/2011 Update:

Mayoral Priorities: Reality TV or Hoboken?

In regards to this week’s Season Finale of “The Next Great Baker,” some residents thought that it was inappropriate for Mayor Dawn Zimmer to enjoy casual time on television, when serious work still needs attention in Hoboken. “Guest appearances on TV while our city falls apart? Where are her priorities?” said Alan.

Alan was referring to important city failures like the plowing debacle (while she was vacationing), the property tax cut promise, and the Municipal Garage train wreck.

Resident Shane added “To find time for unimportant distractions like this is disrespectful to those who voted for her and expected better. What next, a week-long stint on Hollywood Squares? Disgusting.”

Some other readers didn’t see the harm, but one wasn’t so forgiving: “Who needs inspiration from FDR: (“the only thing we have to fear…..”) or JFK: (“Ask not what…..”), when we’ve got the great Dawn Zimmer: (“I’m not comfortable being on top of a cake, but I am comfortable riding my bicycle.”) Well, give her a few drinks, a black bustier, a red wig, and she’d jump on top of that cake faster than Diamond Stan can bark “Wendy!”

Zing!

Do you think it’s appropriate for the Mayor to be seen casually on TV – while Hoboken is in shambles?

Previous Updates after the jump…

1/24/2011:

Season Finale: Hoboken cakes

Tonight at 9pm, the season finale of “The Next Great Baker” airs on TLC.

The show, which is a spin-off of the Cake Boss featuring Buddy Valastrofilmed the final episode over at Stevens Institute back in September 2010.

Word is, Mayor Dawn Zimmer had time to participate and served as a cake judge. The theme for the final contestants was Hoboken-related cakes.

9/28/2010:

Spin-off from Cake Boss films final episode in Hoboken

Regardless if you’re a Cake Boss fan or not – you might be interested that TLC has a new spin-off to the bakery reality show called The Next Great Baker.

Filming the eight episode series was quick (done in Jersey City) – and the series finale will be taped tomorrow afternoon at Stevens Institute – and you’re invited to watch!

See details below. The Next Great Baker is expected to begin airing in December. The third season of Cake Boss premieres on October 11th with a one hour special.

The Next Great Baker finale

See Cake Boss Buddy Valastro crown the next great baker in the exciting finale of his new TLC show: The Next Great Baker!

When: Wednesday, September 29th (1pm-4:30pm)
Where: DeBaun Performing Arts Center at Stevens Institute

Get Complimentary Tickets @ www.theblacklistnyc.com/ngb

Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States and is in the third season of his hit TLC show Cake Boss. His new TLC show is an exciting competition pitting 10 top cake decorators in a race to win the title of THE NEXT GREAT BAKER, a job at Hoboken’s beloved “Carlos Bakery” and more. Buddy Valastro’s entire family will be at the Finale to judge the competition. Look for the usual Cake Boss antics and excitement — these bakers better stay on their feet if they want to impress the Cake Boss and the Valastro family. Please join us for the fun and cake….

Yummy Cake Boss cake will be served to the entire audience!

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST LIVE IN THE NJ/NY/PA/CT AREA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TICKETS. YOU MUST BE ON LINE FOR THE SHOW AT LEAST 40 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME. Families are welcome. As always, tickets are complimentary for this event.

For More Info and Tickets Go To www.theblacklistnyc.com/ngb

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25 Comments on "Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker"

chacha17
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chacha17

not sure what the huge deal is here???? how is this any different then politicans marching in parades or cutting ribbons (a hoboken favorite)?

from the constant negative sentiment on this site I would assume most would want zimmer as far way from her office as possible

prag
Member

I passed her on Newark street the other day and she had a smile on her face! How dare she! Doesn’t she know that Hoboken has high taxes! The nerve…

homeworld
Member

I guess it’s better for our mayor to be on TV for something positive then the usual reasons Hoboken mayors are on TV.

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

I’m pretty much speechless after this which is not easy! I wonder how much free cake the cake dick shovels into Zimmers hands in lieu letting his business do as it pleases whenever it pleases without any ramifications. Sound like a serious conflict of interest to me! In addition to the fact that if this was done on city time it is outright fraud…because if any other city employee had done this on city time they would be fired!

Mbattle76
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Mbattle76

Any political figure has a right to personal time.
I do not see a problem.

camel2
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camel2

This was done on city time. 2pm on a weekday.[quote comment=”202609″]Any political figure has a right to personal time.
I do not see a problem.[/quote]

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