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Friday, August 13, 2010

The Cake Boss!

On our way down to New Jersey, Danny and I thought it would be fun to stop over and check out, the Cake Boss's bakery. We thought we'd stop on our way in to Jersey, but once we found the address and popped it into the GPS, we quickly learned it would take us way off course, and we just didn't have the time before dinner. So we figured, if we had time tomorrow or on the way home, we'd stop by for a cupcake or two. Little did we know...

After visiting with our friends at their new restaurant, we made plans to head to Point Pleasant beach, the next day. We told our friends we were thinking about hitting the bakery in the morning and then we'd meet up them at the beach. We had no idea what we were in for! We got up and left the hotel around 10:00am, and drove an hour to Carlos Bakery, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Thank God for GPS!!!

When we arrived, we got a little bit of a surprise....two blocks of people, also waiting to buy a cupcake or two! I have no idea what we were thinking! Of course there was going to be tons of tourists trying to get into the bakery ~ why wouldn't there be. We never really thought about it until that moment. Who knew the Cake Boss, and his bakery were so popular! I thought we'd just mozie on in, grab a few things, and head to the beach. Ummmm, no!

At this point it was after 11:00am, and parking was nonexistent. Nathan was sound asleep in the car, so I told Danny to drop me off and I'd wait in line while the baby slept and he looked for parking.

After about 30 minutes, he called and said he'd found parking in the shade, but he was .7 miles away! The line was so long, and we weren't going anywhere soon, so I told him to try and find parking closer. About 15 minutes later he was less than a quarter mile away, in the shade and Nathan was still asleep. Good! The line was moving but really slow, so we let Nathan sleep until he woke up.

I had just almost cleared the first block when Danny and Nathan joined me. It may have been almost an hour and a half at this point. And, we still had another block to go! Danny decided to get lunch at Johnny Rockets while we were waiting. Just as he returned, and we began to feed Nathan, the crowd started going wild behind us! It appeared that Buddy, the Cake Boss, was coming up the block!

I immediately took Nathan out of his stroller, grabbed the camera and away we went!!! Nathan was going to meet Buddy! We needed a picture for the blog; our virtual memory keeper, soon to be book!! (Danny doesn't call me the momarazzi for nothing!)

Just as he approached us, people were everywhere; I could hardly see him. I needed a different angle (pun intended). I decided to tap his advance person on the shoulder and ask him if he could help me get a picture of Buddy and my son. He said, "you got a camera?" I said, "yep!" He took it and took a few pictures with lots of other people in them. Then, Buddy said to him, "come on, let's go." And, then he saw Nathan and stopped. He waited and took a few more pictures with just us! That was very cool of him, and it was really cool of his advance person to help us out!
Well, that was super exciting!!! Once we crossed over to the second block, the line moved a little faster. All-in-all, we waited 2.5 hours to get inside the bakery. These pictures made every minute worth it! Not to mention the desserts that awaited us!
The first thing I noticed about the bakery, was that it was rather small and had lots of pictures hanging up on the walls. It was nothing fancy, just a neighborhood bakery.

The first, and only super cool cake we saw, was this Barney cake.

There were a few shelves of regular looking cakes on display. I ordered an assortment of different bakery desserts and they were all amazing!!! Danny and I talked about ordering Nathan's birthday cake from Carlos bakery. We're not 100% yet, but we're leaning toward waiting until he's a little older, so he can full appreciate the coolest birthday cake ever!

Another awesome day!

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