Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop
Carlo’s is a family owned bakery that produces what many say are the best tasting, highest quality wedding cakes, specialty cakes and baked goods in New Jersey. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro, along with her daughters, Grace, Maddalena, Mary, and Lisa, her son, master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro, and their spouses have maintained the business. The Valastro’s and their experienced bakers and staff have expanded Bartolo Sr’s. dream and have seen it flourish.
The bakery is located in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey. Click here for directions Hoboken is best known for being the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and baseball. It is also admired for its charm and proximity to Manhattan. Within this North Jersey, square mile town, Carlo’s has become a landmark establishment providing it’s customers with elegant wedding cakes, buttery crumb cakes, freshly filled cannolis, flaky lobster tails, and a large variety of cookies and pastries whose taste can not be surpassed.
Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as, Modern Bride, and The Knot. Buddy’s cake design was voted by the Today’s Show viewers as best cake in America. He has also appeared in many other media outlets, including multiple appearances on the Food Network, for his intricate sugar art designs specialty cakes and wedding cakes that look just as good as they taste.
Fourth generation baker-decorator Buddy Jr. uses what he learned from his father and has taken his skills and artistry to new heights. Every cake made is customized to the individual’s needs and desires. Hundreds of thank you notes from satisfied brides and customers are available for you to review. Even Channel Seven’s Bill Evans said, “The best bakery in New York is in Hoboken.”
Every customer is treated like part of the family. For a special treat or a cake for any occasion, pay us a visit, stay a while, and allow us to share with you the time honored tradition that has made us what we are today. We are worth the trip! You can also meet Buddy and the entire Carlos Bakery team on our reality show "Cake Boss".