It’s Jersey, Baby!

Quick Funny Story: Rafik and I drove to NYC over the summer, and as I was driving into Manhattan, right before the Lincoln Tunnel, I saw the sign for Hoboken, NJ. I’ve driven past it, oh 10 or so times in the past, but this time, it clicked: Hoboken = Cake Boss. While Rafik had some business to attend to, I researched everything I could about visiting the bakery (in the Starbucks on 65th and 3rd) so that on our way home we could stop.

We did the whole thing, the driving in circles to find a space open up in front of the bakery, the waiting in line for two hours while people cut ahead (we were the LAST people allowed in line before they closed it) and while CVS got annoyed at all of the people, the crowding into the bakery even though Budddy and Family were in Italy filming the season finale, spending an arm and a leg on some good ole’ fashioned Italian bakery goods, eating cannoli’s on the drive home through the Stench (an endearing term) of Hoboken, etc. All I wanted was lobster tails, but because we were last inside, they barely had any cupcakes left! Go figure! Tells you how good they are! But I got a picture of the stairs that they dropped a cake down ;-)

It was COMPLETELY and TOTALLY worth it though, I love Cake Boss! It was all a memory I won’t forget (and too, the stuff we did get was really fantastic, better than my¬†Italian¬†bakery at home, which is really sayin’ something)

Needless to say, I have those totally corny pictures of the front of the bakery on my computer. SO. When I was looking through my computer and stumbled upon them…..

Welcome To Carlos Bake Shop
For this manicure, I started off with two coats of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat and three coats of OPI’s Magala Wine, except on the thumb where I used one coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black. For the stripes and white details on the awning and sign, I used Essie Body Language, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Sweet Treat, and OPI’s Golden Rules. I also used Sweet Treat for BOSS and Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud for CAKE and the little flourish. I finished with one coat of Seche Vite.
I didn’t do the entire sign because I felt like the awning was more memorable. But, I might just have to do another Cake Boss Manicure again- next time, with a wedding cake and black lace icing :-D
In other news, we’re currently getting slammed here with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, which sucks because its RAINING so much! So, I hope that you and yours are taking it easy and if you’re on the east coast, taking cover, since well, I know of at least one person personally who was under a tornado warning earlier (warning = actual tornado watch = chance of tornado)
So, happy eating sweets and happy taking shelter!

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5 thoughts on “It’s Jersey, Baby!

  1. Sometimes it hurts lol like with the Monarch Butterfly or Italian filigree, but overall, by the time its nail art time, I'm ready. I can't wear one polish long before I'm itching to try something new.

  2. That's awesome! I love Cake Boss. So cool you were able to see his shop! As a chef I can make all those Italian pastries… But they're just so fattening… Oh but soooooooo good. LOL! My dad is an amazing pastry chef also. If you ever get to Alaska, tell him I sent ya. :)

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