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.

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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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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:11 pm

I can’t think of anything I’d knowingly wait in line for 3 hours for. Especially not in the dog days of summer.

The only time I can think of that I was on a line similar to this was actually only a few blocks away from here. It was to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze in 1991 (I was only 10). The theater was located across the street from where the police station is now. I think HSBC is there now. The line stretched well around the corner, but everyone was able to get in once the theater opened.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:09 pm

#1 – “I’m glad Mayor Zimmer gave me that raise, but I wish she wouldn’t make me stand on this line for her every day.”

#2 – “Cupcakes? I thought this was the line for Roaring Rapids?”

#3 – “That Buddy is a scrumptious piece of cake. I hope I get to lick his frosting!”

#4 – “It sucks that Verizon doesn’t have the iPhone.”

#5 – “What? You want a large coffee ring, too? Let me see if I have enough money for that hidden in the crack of my a**.”

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:00 pm

A bunch of out of town fat parents, showing the kids how to be as fat as them. This place is over rated and way over priced. Buddy start spending some of that cash your making and pay for crowd and traffic control.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:28 pm

I saw some mom dragging her son and daughter on line this morning. She had the poor boy (must have been between 8- and 10-years-old) dressed up in a shirt and tie and the daughter was in a dress. Have to look your best on that line, just in case you are television, you know… what, 92F and 95% humidity? Who cares?!? Cake Boss!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:51 pm

What I’d wait three hours for: a home-cooked meal or freshly baked something, whether made by me or by someone else.

And that’s about it.

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