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October 5, 2012

Momma Mary Foundation (Cake Boss Mom) to Host Gala to Fight Lou Gherig’s Disease October 23rd

Out of a tragedy comes inspiration and a positive community response….

A new organization The Momma Mary foundation is having a fundraiser outside of Hoboken but it is related to Hoboken’s first family of cakes the Valastro Family. Mary Valastro, aka the Cake Boss’ mother has recently found out that she has Lou Gherig’s Disease and is doing something about it. Her and her son Buddy have created a foundation to raise awareness and raise money to help fight this disease. Details on the gala are below….

Buddy Valastro & Carlo’s Bakery

Present The Momma Mary Foundation

On October 23, 2012, Buddy Valastro and his mother Mary will be hosting their first annual Momma Mary Foundation event! Join the whole famiglia in promoting research of ALS at the first Annual gala of the Momma Mary Foundation.
Momma Mary Foundation’s 1st Annual Gala Dinner is taking place on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
The event will be held at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey with an expected attendance of over 500 guests.
Mary Valastro (Momma) was recently diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our mission is to help spread ALS awareness to the many who are uninformed and to stand by Momma.
This will give her the support she deserves during this very difficult time of her life. The Foundation is  dedicated to creating awareness about the impact caused by this disease and raising enough support to ultimately find a cure. Their  goal is to raise over $500,000. The proceeds will benefit both ALS WORLDWIDE and the University of Massachusetts ALS Champion Fund, where the Mary Valastro fund has been established.
Momma Mary has inspired all of the Valastro family to become the people we are today. She is the foundation of the family and they are so grateful to have a wonderful, strong, compassionate woman in their lives. She has shown the family how to live life to the
fullest and they want to take this moment to give back not only to her, but to everyone affected by this disease. At this time, they hope we can all come together as a community in support of this cause.

All contributions to the Momma Mary Foundation are eligible for a Tax Deduction (Tax ID #46-0744909). You can confirm your participation by completing the pledge card, auction donation form, or by contacting Nikki O’Connell at (201) 448- 8427 or nikki@carlosbakery.com.

Alternatively, visit the following website:  http://www.mommamaryfoundation.org/,  select the Event Contact tab, fill out the form and they will contact you with more information on how to purchase tickets.

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February 7, 2012

Carlo’s Bakery to Present Cake at Rally at NY Giants Stadium Today at 3pm

Here is the latest update from Carlo’s bakery on their commemorative cake for the NY Giants victory celebration at Giants Stadium today…


Crowds gathering at Giant’s Stadium for today’s rally at 3pm will be treated to a sweet surprise. Carlo’s Bakery will be supplying heir final “victory cake” to celebrate the Giant’s newly minted title Super Bowl Champions of he National Football League. Carlo’s Bakery, the Hoboken bakery featured on TLC’s hit show “Cake Boss,” has made a cake for each milestone the team has achieved this season. “Cake Boss” cast members Joey Faugno, Mary Sciarrone and Mauro Castano even delivered some of their hand-crafted  creations to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI festivities, including Taste of the NFL. Owner and “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro was not present for the big win due to a prior engagement in Australia. “I’m sad that I wasn’t at the Super Bowl this year with the rest of my team. It was an amazing game,”  said  Valastro.  Frank Amato and Mauro Castano will be presenting the Giants with the final cake of the season tomorrow at 3pm at the NY Giants new stadium which is in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

Below is a teaser shot of today’s cake that will be presented at the celebration as well as Carlo’s Cake they made for the Super Bowl at Indy…

Carlo's NY Giants Super Bowl TuesdayTeaser

Teaser of today’s cake to be presented at Giants Stadium rally

Giants Indy Cake - Cake Boss

Cake from Indy Super Bowl XLVI

About Carlo’s Bakery: Opened in 1910, Carlo’s Bakery is renowned for their delicious creations, hardworking staff, and family atmosphere. Carlo’s has spearheaded the recent custom cake  craze and has garnered attention from a variety of media outlets including Brides, Good Morning America, [and of course TheBoken.com]. Most recently, Carlo’s been showcased as the setting for TLC’s hit shows “Cake Boss” and “Next Great Baker.”

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January 21, 2012

Buddy Valastro aka “Cake Boss” Kicks Off Office Depot Grand Opening in Hoboken

Buddy Valastro at Office Depot Grand Opening in Hoboken 1-21-2011

Today, Buddy Valastro of Carlo’s Bakery and the hit reality TV show “Cake Boss” lent his baking talents for Hoboken’s new Office Depot at 59 Washington Street today. Buddy and his team spent three days baking a huge Office Depot cake that weighed in at 500-600 pounds and resembled a desk with edible office supplies on it. Buddy gave a speech to fans, Office Depot employees and management as well as the dignitaries that were on hand from local government. NJ Assemblymen Ruben Ramos and Sean Connors,Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, City Councilmen Ravi Bhalla and Dave Mello as well as representatives from the Hudson and Hoboken Chambers of Commerce.

Buddy Valastro with local politicians at Office Depot

Buddy said in his speech that part of having a successful small business is having the right ingredients and that applies to business as well. He stated he was looking forward to being able to walk down the street and get office supplies when you need them. He noted that this version of Office Depot is the first of this type (as a prototype). TheBoken.com was able to confirm from a source that it essentially comprises the top 10% selling UPCs from all of their stores nationally. Office Depot demonstrated their commitment to the local community by donating a check for $1,000 to the local “Make a Wish Foundation”.

Buddy then followed up with a ribbon cutting photo op, cake cutting ceremony and autograph session afterwards. Buddy is becoming one of Hoboken’s prominent business ambassadors and the TheBoken.com would like to thank him for the generosity of his time. You could tell many of the fans appreciated it too.

 Photos of Buddy Valastro’s Hoboken Office Depot Grand Opening 1-21-2012:

Video of Buddy Valastro’s Hoboken Office Depot Grand Opening Speech 1-21-2012:

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Photo of the Day– Cake Boss Office Depot in Hoboken Grand Opening Cake

Cake Boss Office Depot in Hoboken Grand Opening Cake

Today, Office Depot in Hoboken had their Grand Opening at 59 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. Buddy Valastro from the Cake Boss TV show was there and presented this 500-600 pound monstrosity in a brief ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an autograph session for adoring fans. More on this story later.

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January 20, 2012

Office Depot Celebrating Grand Opening with “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro January 21st

Buddy Valastro is rapidly becoming Hoboken’s business ambassador with his help in formally kicking off Office Depot’s Grand Opening Tomorrow at 59 Washington Street.

Office Depot to Celebrate Grand Opening of Store 

With Celebrity Buddy Valastro January 21st at 10am

Customers Can Have Their Cake and Eat it too with a Special Appearance

and Autograph Session Featuring Buddy Valastro, Owner of the Famous Carlo’s Bakery

What:  Office Depot is celebrating the grand opening of its new store in Hoboken with Buddy Valastro, celebrity baker and owner of the famed Carlo’s Bakery.  Customers can meet Buddy, receive an autograph (first 100 attendees) and enjoy a slice of a larger-than-life Office Depot-themed cake.

Local Hoboken dignitaries are scheduled to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Office Depot executives. Also, the Make-a-Wish Foundation (New Jersey Chapter) will be recognized with a $1,000 donation from the Office Depot Foundation.The Office Depot store in Hoboken is the first store in the Northeast to debut a new ultra-convenient format, which is being rolled out in select markets across the country.

Where:  Office Depot retail store: 59 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey

When:  Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony: 10 a.m.
  • Autograph/photo session and cake sampling: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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October 8, 2011

Cake Boss creates tribute cake in memory of Steve Jobs former Apple CEO and Founder

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Cake Boss Steve Jobs Tribute

Earlier this week Hoboken’s own Cake Boss Buddy Valastro tweeted on his account @CakeBossBuddy that he created a special cake to commemorate the life of recently deceased former Apple CEO Steve Jobs whose vision and persistence revolutionized the technology field into a more consumer focused direction. The effects of his leadership are most likely just the beginning in a new revolution in personal technology.

Here is Buddy’s Tweet Earlier this week: “Check out the cake we made for

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September 12, 2011

Buddy Valastro – Hoboken Cake Boss with Fans

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Buddy Valastro - Hoboken Cake Boss with Fans

Hoboken “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro was seen outside his bakery Carlo’s Bakery on Washington Street this Saturday September 10th, 2011 posing for pictures with his many fans. Granted, some might be put back by all the long lines his personal success has brought upon downtown Washington Street but Buddy is gracious with his time and makes time for his fans as evidenced here.  These photos were taken as the Madonna was coming by as part of the Hoboken Italian Fest procession on Saturday.

Buddy Valastro - Hoboken Cake Boss with Fans

Buddy Valastro - Hoboken Cake Boss with Fans Buddy Valastro - Hoboken Cake Boss with Fans

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March 28, 2011

Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi makes special appearance on Cake Boss Tonight

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Cake Boss DesignerWorld renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi makes a special appearance in the all new episode of CAKE BOSS premiering tonight, March 28, at 9/8c. In this episode, Buddy made cakes to echo the design of the dresses featured on the runway at fashion week in February.

Below an embeddable sneak peek is available, where Isaac travels to New Jersey to preview his cakes before the big show. He jokes, "When I leave NYC I actually risk getting a nose bleed. And now I am in Hoboken, NJ, so blood is about to start flowing."

Episode Description: Designer, Deadlines & Diagnosis Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi commissions Buddy to make seven fashion-inspired cakes that models will carry down the runway. Later, Buddy checks on construction of his new factory. And finally, Buddy visits the doctor and finds out he needs surgery.

Series Description: Buddy’s busier than ever at the bakery and CAKE BOSS is back for its fourth season. This season finds the crew at Carlo’s Bakery tackling their biggest cakes yet – including a toilet bowl cake that actually flushes, a giant great white shark cake, and a visit from Rachael Ray, who works with Buddy to make a cake for her wedding anniversary. Buddy and wife Lisa are also expecting their fourth child, leaving Buddy worried about keeping up with ever-increasing demands at home and work. Cake Boss airs Mondays at 9/8c on TLC.

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