Carlo’s Bake Shop!
- Story / Photo By Paige Petrone
Carlo’s Bake Shop has finally arrived in LA. Carlo’s was made famous by TLC’s hit show Cake Boss. The “Boss” is Buddy Valastro a.k.a Buddy V. Buddy. He runs the bakeries with his large and extended Italian family while creating amazing over-the-top cakes on the show. The original bakery is located in Hoboken, New Jersey, but with the mass success of the reality show they have expanded to other locations including Las Vegas where they not only have a bakery but a really fun Italian restaurant featuring all the family’s favorite dishes.
The reality show centers on Buddy and his core bakers (I would like to refer to them as “a bunch of meatballs” in the most humorous manner) as they meet with their unique clientele and navigate the demanding cake requests. These guys are constantly pulling pranks and betting each other with all kinds of silly shenanigans. I find them quite amusing.
Although the show is about the big cakes it also revolves around the bakery and the delights they offer daily. The the freshest pastries and donuts, breads and bagels, specialty cookies, gorgeous and scrumptious cupcakes, cannolis, chocolate covered strawberries, and all the traditional Italian goodies you might be craving. I’m thrilled to be able to enjoy these amazing treats on a regular basis. Check it out!
Carlo’s Bake Shop is located at 1354 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.