WHAT AN UNDERWHELMING EXPERIENCE!
My wife and I have been Cake Boss fans for years and Buddy's was near the top of our list when we booked NYC for our honeymoon. We were disappointed when we thought we weren't going to have time to visit Hoboken and the real Carlo's Bakery until we found out about the Cake Boss Cafe just before we left the UK.
Anyway... we left the Cake Boss Cafe until our last day in NYC. We decided we'd go at breakfast time and start the day the wrong way... Cake and coffee :D
We got there just before 9, and the shop was very quiet. We chose our cake(s - it would be rude not to have 2 each!) and sat down on the shared tables. The cakes we had were a cannoli (me), red velvet cake (me), chocolate moose cake (Mrs) and a cookie (Mrs). I've got to say I've had nicer cakes from Asda (WalMart for my American cousins)!
I've never ate a cake with less taste than those dished up by Buddy and his minions! After spending over $30 expecting a culinary experience, I was actually dished up a Times Square expensive imitation! Don't get me wrong, the cakes looked amazing but it was definitely a case of style over substance.... seeing is not believing folks.
A PLEA TO BUDDY.....
I know you're now raking money in hand over fist because of your TV show, but c'mon, if you carry on like this your reputation will be ruined.... just look at some of the reviews on here! Please stop cutting the obvious corners you are and remember cakes should taste great first and look good second.
Anyway, if I'm ever back in NYC I won't be wasting my time in the Cake Boss Cafe again... I actually doubt it will be there much longer if our experience was anything to go by!
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