Monday, March 29, 2010

One Boss Cake

Yesterday my family went to a surprise 50th birthday party for my mom and dad's sister-in-law.  They thought about what kind of gift to get her - my dad wanted to give her fifty $1 scratch-offs (which he did end up doing) but my mom wanted to do something a little more meaningful.  The sister-in-law's family has a really great Italian restaurant in Southampton and they enjoy exceptional food and wine.  So, my mom thought it might be fun to take a ride to Hoboken, NJ and go to Carlo's Bakery to get her a cake!  If you watch TLC, you'll know that Carlo's Bakery is the backdrop to the show "Cake Boss."  If you've never seen the show - you should catch an episode.  Very, very funny and the cakes they make are incredible works of art.  We live about 70 miles from New York City and Hoboken is a straight shot across lower Manhattan and through the Holland Tunnel.  Traffic through the City was, to put it mildly, AWFUL!  When they got to the bakery there was a perfect parking spot waiting for them just around the corner.  The line to get in went to the end of the block (which was probably better than usual due to the very cold weather on Saturday.)  They waited on line, made some new friends, peeked through the windows, drank some Starbucks coffee, and after about a half hour or so had their turn to go in.  They were given a number when they walked in the door and, ironically, it was 50! 
They chose this cute pink polka dotted cake and bought a bunch of other pastries including lobster tails, cannolis, cream puffs and two red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Mom and Dad have been dieting but over the weekend they each had a lobster tail and my mom had a cannoli too! 
Well worth the cheating.  I thought I was being left out but I got to taste the cream filling from the lobster tail and I give it 2 paws up! 
While they were there they saw two of "Buddy's" sisters (the blond behind the counter is one) and the delivery guy who in one episode cracked up the delivery vehicle. 
Mom bought a sweat shirt (she's a sweat shirt FREAK - probably needs to go on "What NOT to Wear"!)  Everybody at the party, including the birthday girl, loved the cake and my family is already planning to go back in warmer weather.  All-in-all a very SWEET weekend!


Ginger Jasper said...

Now they are enough to make the mouth water.. they look delicious.. Enjoy.. Hugs GJ xx

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow what an awesome birthday cake!

It must have been pretty special to drive in Manhattan traffic into to get it!!


Snowy and Crystal said...

looks SO YUMMY!!!

wet licks


ps. those were Wild Camels in our post ;)

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are glad you got to taste too.

Nadine said...

Our Mom just loves that show Cake Boss!! Next time you go, give Carlos a lick from our Mom, BOL!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Angel and Kirby said...

I have seen those cakes! That one is pretty!

Bandit's Pack said...

That cake looks so pretty. I've never seen that show but will take a peak next time I'm channel surfing.

sanjeet said...

. they look delicious..
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Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh my! That is such a great (and yummy) surprise! Mom had also heard of the "Cake Boss" show, and she thinks the cakes shown are just gorgeous! And it shows in that pretty pink cake that was purchased!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom SOOOOO wishes there was a bakery like THAT around here!

There is one kinda sorta like that in Harrisburg/Camp Hill/Lemoyne but it isn't open on Sundays and that is the day Mom khould stop there - transports and all!

I'm glad it was Pedro approved -

Mom remembers 50 - it was 7 months and 4 days ago!


Penny and Patches said...

OMD! That cake and all the pastries look really yummy! With that many choices, I'm not sure our mom could decide what to buy. So she would probably buy EVERYthing!

Penny & Patches

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We never even heard of Cake Boss but the name alone says "WOrthy". All the Mommy ever watches here is Chuck,24 and some Desperate women who are married!! Boring and NOT stimulating to our appetite. We're thinking up a question for the I-Vet now.
XX-BRD & Hootie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Okey dokey, here are some qq for you to ask your vet, Emi:

How many Iditarods has she participated in?

Where does she stay while doing her duty in AK?? Does she have to follow the mushers or is there a base of operation?

Did the dogs that musher O.Newton Marshell use belong to someone else and were THEY native to Alaska? What did he do to build a repoire with them?

Lastly. We know Dr.Marty Becker,DVM, the Good Morning America & Dr.Oz vet cuz he & his wife live in our area in N.Idaho. Does Dr.Emi know Dr.Marty??

Well pals, they are our questions.
Have a great week.
XXOO-BRD & Hootie

Bijou said...

Oh my mom watches Cake Boss all the time. We think their cakes are purdy pawesome and was wondering if they tasted as good as they look. Now we know they do!


Twinkietinydog said...

That is one classy pretty cake. You are so lucky to get that lick. I love shrimp myself so I would have liked to taste a bit of lobster.

Lorenza said...

Yummy cake and pastries!
My mom says she would break her diet for something like that too!
Glad you all enjoyed them!
Kisses and hugs

Olive said...

oh my...everything looked so yummy!!!

Have a great week!!


Moco said...

Yummy, yummy.

Mochi and Mommy said...

We love Cake Boss! That is a very pretty cake and everything sounded so yummy!

I don't have any questions for your vet, but I can't wait to read about the interview! :)


Holly and Khady said...

That is so cool!!! My mom has watched the show and is always amazed at what they can do with those cakes!

You are very lucky to have gotten a taste!


Life With Dogs said...

My wife would go nuts for a cake like that - and tomorrow is her birthday. Wish I had seen it sooner! :)

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That cake sure does look nommy!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Snowie Baby said...

wow.. the cake looks yummmmy! care to share some with moi?

glad uve a great weekend!!

Suka said...

hey Pedro,

I don't have a TV but from your photos I am drooling all over my keyboard (and my human K is also drooling, but she won't admit it). You are one lucky pup to get a taste! And then off to an Italian restaurant?! What a wonderful day of great food!

Happy Easter!


p.s. Thanks for asking me if I have any questions regarding your interview with your world-famous Vet! Sorry I missed it, I just read your comment a little while ago. I can't wait to read the interview!

CoCo said...


Looks delish!


Thor said...

wow, that cake looks fabulous!


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