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Carlo's Bakery

Hoboken , NJ
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LOCATION

95 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030 US (map)

PHONE

201-448-8400

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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 and her children Grace, Maddalena, Mary, Lisa and master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro have expanded the business with the help of their spouses.

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.

To learn more about Carlo's Bakery, please visit http://www.carlosbakery.com or call us at (201) 448-8400.

To view our cake gallery, please visit http://www.carlosbakery.com/gallery.

To book a consultation, please visit http://www.carlosbakery.com/consultations. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Tastings - Private
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Carlo’s Bakery came from wedding cake heaven to deliver us an amazing experience and cake. It felt as though this establishment was much more knowledgeable about what they serve to their customers. We loved the small time feel of the facility because this way we knew it wasn’t a factory pumping out general wedding cakes. The day of, the taste and presentation were completely worth the price. Afterward, our guests couldn’t stop telling us how beautiful the cake was and how amazing it tasted. Carlo’s Bakery puts great care into making their cakes, and the product speaks to it. Each communication with the head baker inspired confidence that they had everything handled, which they did. Thank you to Carlo’s Bakery, would absolutely recommend.
Carlo’s Bakery came from wedding cake heaven to deliver us an amazing experience and cake. It felt as though this Read more...
Carlo’s Bakery came from wedding cake heaven to deliver us an amazing experience and cake. It felt as though this establishment was much more knowledgeable about what they serve to their customers. We loved the small time feel of the facility because this way we knew it wasn’t a factory pumping out general wedding cakes. The day of, the taste and presentation were completely worth the price. Afterward, our guests couldn’t stop telling us how beautiful the cake was and how amazing it tasted. Carlo’s Bakery puts great care into making their cakes, and the product speaks to it. Each communication with the head baker inspired confidence that they had everything handled, which they did. Thank you to Carlo’s Bakery, would absolutely recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
amazing desserts. used colorful color.
amazing desserts. used colorful color.
amazing desserts. used colorful color. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Selecting our wedding cake was one of the easiest and most enjoyable tasks of wedding planning. Our wedding was held at Liberty House in Jersey City; therefore, a cake from Carlo's was included in the wedding package. This said, Carlo's Bakery offered excellent service. Our cake tasting was SO MUCH FUN...many thanks again to Sarah who made the experience really memorable. I'll also say that the wedding cake ended up tasting much, much better at the wedding than at the tasting. We hardly took any home because it was so good and people were requesting seconds. If I were to do it all over again, I'd still order from Carlo's.
Selecting our wedding cake was one of the easiest and most enjoyable tasks of wedding planning. Our wedding was held at Read more...
Selecting our wedding cake was one of the easiest and most enjoyable tasks of wedding planning. Our wedding was held at Liberty House in Jersey City; therefore, a cake from Carlo's was included in the wedding package. This said, Carlo's Bakery offered excellent service. Our cake tasting was SO MUCH FUN...many thanks again to Sarah who made the experience really memorable. I'll also say that the wedding cake ended up tasting much, much better at the wedding than at the tasting. We hardly took any home because it was so good and people were requesting seconds. If I were to do it all over again, I'd still order from Carlo's. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Our venue's catering package included a wedding cake from Carlo's Bakery and we were so excited to work with them. Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and it tasted really good! We chose a vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream inside. We also had pastries in addition to the cake for dessert at our wedding and they were fantastic as well.
Our venue's catering package included a wedding cake from Carlo's Bakery and we were so excited to work with them. Our Read more...
Our venue's catering package included a wedding cake from Carlo's Bakery and we were so excited to work with them. Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and it tasted really good! We chose a vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream inside. We also had pastries in addition to the cake for dessert at our wedding and they were fantastic as well. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
3/12/2016
4.9/5.0
I went there and it was amazing the cake is amazing and taste even better
I went there and it was amazing the cake is amazing and taste even better
I went there and it was amazing the cake is amazing and taste even better Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/3/2015
1.5/5.0
We were married about a month ago, and our wedding cake from Carlo's was included in our catering package. I have to say this was unfortunately the worst vendor we worked with and the experience we had with the Westfield location in particular was pretty poor. We live in CA, so had to make sure we got as much done as we could when traveling back east to plan...which is why we had our cake consultation in April. We worked through all of the details, they said it was a simple request, and we thought we were good to go. I received a follow-up email asking for a photo of the cake image I had sent (he 'misplaced it') as well as a question about our colors, which was fine. I followed up a few times to confirm contact info, and they responded to an email 2 WEEKS before the wedding saying to call the bakery asap. My now husband called the Westfield location, and we were basically told they didn't have our order on file. Every time I called back the manager had 'just stepped out' and couldn't really get an explanation of what happened from any employee I spoke with. Our venue took over the conversation, and they eventually had pieces of it confirmed..and the cake/cupcakes that showed up on the wedding day were not what we had planned. Did it taste fine? Sure...but the customer service was very, very poor and that location seemed incredibly disorganized. We recommended that our venue reconsider including Carlo's in their catering package, as they said we are not the first to have this type of experience. I'd avoid if you can..
We were married about a month ago, and our wedding cake from Carlo's was included in our catering package. I have to say Read more...
We were married about a month ago, and our wedding cake from Carlo's was included in our catering package. I have to say this was unfortunately the worst vendor we worked with and the experience we had with the Westfield location in particular was pretty poor. We live in CA, so had to make sure we got as much done as we could when traveling back east to plan...which is why we had our cake consultation in April. We worked through all of the details, they said it was a simple request, and we thought we were good to go. I received a follow-up email asking for a photo of the cake image I had sent (he 'misplaced it') as well as a question about our colors, which was fine. I followed up a few times to confirm contact info, and they responded to an email 2 WEEKS before the wedding saying to call the bakery asap. My now husband called the Westfield location, and we were basically told they didn't have our order on file. Every time I called back the manager had 'just stepped out' and couldn't really get an explanation of what happened from any employee I spoke with. Our venue took over the conversation, and they eventually had pieces of it confirmed..and the cake/cupcakes that showed up on the wedding day were not what we had planned. Did it taste fine? Sure...but the customer service was very, very poor and that location seemed incredibly disorganized. We recommended that our venue reconsider including Carlo's in their catering package, as they said we are not the first to have this type of experience. I'd avoid if you can.. Read less
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Keith
Wedding:
7/24/2015
4.6/5.0
I'll start this by saying that the Carlo's cake came with our wedding package at the Hyatt in Jersey City.

With that being said, working with the staff at Carlo's was painless with our tasting going extremely well. We initially had decided on "Cityskape" yellow cake with strawberry filling. But decided on changing later on to carrot cake, which despite being different for a wedding was the best tasting in our opinion.

One or two emails went unanswered for a day or two and in a world of immediate responses it was a bit strange, but in the end the right cake with the right colors and everything was delivered on time.
I'll start this by saying that the Carlo's cake came with our wedding package at the Hyatt in Jersey City.

With Read more...
I'll start this by saying that the Carlo's cake came with our wedding package at the Hyatt in Jersey City.

With that being said, working with the staff at Carlo's was painless with our tasting going extremely well. We initially had decided on "Cityskape" yellow cake with strawberry filling. But decided on changing later on to carrot cake, which despite being different for a wedding was the best tasting in our opinion.

One or two emails went unanswered for a day or two and in a world of immediate responses it was a bit strange, but in the end the right cake with the right colors and everything was delivered on time. Read less
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Kristie
Wedding:
6/19/2015
4.6/5.0
Although it was expensive, our sand castle cake themed came out beautiful and the vanilla cake with caramel filling tasted delicious! We met with the staff at the Westfield, NJ location and they were a pleasure to work with!
Although it was expensive, our sand castle cake themed came out beautiful and the vanilla cake with caramel filling tasted Read more...
Although it was expensive, our sand castle cake themed came out beautiful and the vanilla cake with caramel filling tasted delicious! We met with the staff at the Westfield, NJ location and they were a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Gina91507
Wedding:
9/15/2007
4.0/5.0
Buddy the cake designer was excellent from the moment we stepped into the bakery. He gave us some books to look at and we decided what we wanted. He customized the cake just for us. We had the carrot cake and it was so delicious, moist and not too sweet. I just loved them. We also used Carlos Bakery for our Cookie Buffet. All of the cookies were super fresh and tasted amazing. We had personalized biscotti and mini black and white cookies. The guests loved the Cookie Buffet and there weren't any cookies left over
Buddy the cake designer was excellent from the moment we stepped into the bakery. He gave us some books to look at and we Read more...
Buddy the cake designer was excellent from the moment we stepped into the bakery. He gave us some books to look at and we decided what we wanted. He customized the cake just for us. We had the carrot cake and it was so delicious, moist and not too sweet. I just loved them. We also used Carlos Bakery for our Cookie Buffet. All of the cookies were super fresh and tasted amazing. We had personalized biscotti and mini black and white cookies. The guests loved the Cookie Buffet and there weren't any cookies left over Read less
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jennypah
Wedding:
5/24/2007
4.0/5.0
I would give Carlos 5 stars but can't because there was one thing, somewhat small but also significant, that didn't go perfectly. We ordered a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake with chocolate ganache in 3 tier square (for about 70 people) and then matching sheet cake for the rest. Our cake was coverd in quilted chocolate fondant with gold ribbons and beading. The restaurant cut up the sheet cake first to serve the guests and when the slice of cake appeared in front of my husband the frosting was white. It wasn't the end of the world but most upsetting was that it didn't match and the fact that my husband hates white icing. All in all the cake was awesome tasting and beautiful. I would definitely recommend Carlos but be very specific about what you want, if it's in writing the guy, Buddy, will do it.
I would give Carlos 5 stars but can't because there was one thing, somewhat small but also significant, that didn't go Read more...
I would give Carlos 5 stars but can't because there was one thing, somewhat small but also significant, that didn't go perfectly. We ordered a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake with chocolate ganache in 3 tier square (for about 70 people) and then matching sheet cake for the rest. Our cake was coverd in quilted chocolate fondant with gold ribbons and beading. The restaurant cut up the sheet cake first to serve the guests and when the slice of cake appeared in front of my husband the frosting was white. It wasn't the end of the world but most upsetting was that it didn't match and the fact that my husband hates white icing. All in all the cake was awesome tasting and beautiful. I would definitely recommend Carlos but be very specific about what you want, if it's in writing the guy, Buddy, will do it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.1/5.0
We had our cake tasting and told the cake consultant what we wanted. Closer to the wedding date, we spoke and the consultant was very confused by what we wanted because there's lack of communication from the person before who had left Carlo's. The cake tastes okay, nothing spectacular. Also on the cake, there's MAR on the cake and we were all very confused what that meant. I didn't really care about the cake much so I don't care what MAR actually might mean. I convince my guests they meant marriage. What else could it mean? Maybe Carlo's messed up our name's initials? Whatever, I could care less now, but if you care about how your cake should look, you better make sure they know what they are doing and what they are putting on the cake.
We had our cake tasting and told the cake consultant what we wanted. Closer to the wedding date, we spoke and the Read more...
We had our cake tasting and told the cake consultant what we wanted. Closer to the wedding date, we spoke and the consultant was very confused by what we wanted because there's lack of communication from the person before who had left Carlo's. The cake tastes okay, nothing spectacular. Also on the cake, there's MAR on the cake and we were all very confused what that meant. I didn't really care about the cake much so I don't care what MAR actually might mean. I convince my guests they meant marriage. What else could it mean? Maybe Carlo's messed up our name's initials? Whatever, I could care less now, but if you care about how your cake should look, you better make sure they know what they are doing and what they are putting on the cake. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Amazing desserts and even better personalities!
Amazing desserts and even better personalities!
Amazing desserts and even better personalities! Read less
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