Does anyone else out there find it exceeding difficult to find a TV show that both you and your significant other can enjoy together? Well, it’s a regular challenge that both Kathleen and I deal with on a regular basis. She’s obsessed with her morbid crime documentaries or dry Egyptology shows, where as I enjoy silly shows like House or So you think you can dance. We all have our vices…But every once in a while there’s a show that really works for both of us. The Cake Boss is one such show.
The show is about Buddy Valastro, who is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. He’s the master baker of Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey. He’s the BOSS, hence the name. He basically supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law. The show blends the artistry of cake-making and the drama associated with running a family business. There are a bunch of characters on the show, which bring us endless entertainment.
While watching a recent episode, Kathleen and I thought it would be a cool idea to visit the actual bakery in Hoboken. We joked around about a few times, but I didn’t actually think we’d ever end up going. I mean, it’s not like it’s just down the street. We’re talking about a 2 hr drive. Well, as you might have guessed by now, we chose a date and stuck to it. We’d be accompanied by our close friend Tara and Kathleen’s brother, Joey. We chatted and laughed the entire way there. It was great! continue reading »