"Cake Boss" & Marriott Share Recipe For Success

December 12, 2011

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Please take a look at the two pictures below.  One is a picture of our original Hot Shoppe in 1927.  The other is Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. which opened in 1910.  Don’t they look a lot alike?  

Hot Shoppe and Cake Boss
Buddy Valastro is much more of a character than my father.  He’s also a reality TV star. The TLC television show is called “Cake Boss” and Buddy’s the boss.  There are a lot of colorful moments working in Buddy’s bakery with members of his family.  Even with all the drama, what comes out of the oven is a thing of beauty.   

Our Marriott guests can now taste Buddy's cakes for free when they book a wedding or a special event.  Our hotels in the area are partnering with Buddy Valastro, the star of TLC's “Cake Boss,” until the end of February.  Just like on the TV show, you can go behind-the-scenes to Carlo’s Bake Shop to have a free consultation.  Find out when they’re shooting their next episode and go then. 

I know how tough it is to run a bakery.  I started out in the kitchen and learned a lot of valuable lessons.  But it all comes down to customer service.  Carlo’s Bake Shop knows a thing or two about that. If you’ve ever seen one of their cakes you can feel the passion that they bring to each design.  That’s why people stand in line for hours to reach the counter.

Buddy, thanks for being such a great partner and giving people so much joy and happiness. We both come from families whose businesses and traditions go way back, but I think you’d agree: “the more things change, the more they sort of stay the same.”  These two pictures are certainly proof of that.   

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the Move. 

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Excellent blog

As a young associate, this makes me more proud to say, "YES, I WORK FOR MARRIOTT HOTELS!" :) especiallly knowing this is well-known show! YAY!!! <3

Hi Bill!!!I want to give you an old Hobokenite insiders tip. Next time you visit Buddy have him give you a piece of crumb cake. When he bought the bakery he also bought the rights to the recipe.


I was very moved good job to buddy and all of carlos bakery

Cake Boss is one of my favorite shows...Buddy and his family/crew will be asset to Marriott Weddings.

Love those cakes. Great move to get them at Marriott events.

This will be a sweet gift for our guests....:-)