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on April 01, 2014 at 2:35 PM, updated April 01, 2014 at 4:51 PM
What happens in Hoboken doesn’t stay in Hoboken — at least not when it involves the Cake Boss.
Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop, the small bakery that has spawned an empire, has branched out west with the opening of a Carlo’s on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas.
The shop opened yesterday at the Venetian hotel on the strip, across from Buddy V’s, Buddy Valastro’s restaurant. The bakery was designed to resemble the flagship bakery on Washington Street in Hoboken, where the “Cake Boss” reality television show is filmed.
“I feel like I’m known for the most over-the-top cakes around, and where is there more of an over-the-top clientele or place to do cakes like that than Las Vegas?” USA Today quoted Valastro Monday as he posed for pictures with fans. “I mean, if it ain’t Vegas, it ain’t happening anywhere.”
Much like the Hoboken bakery, the line snaked around the corner before the grand opening, USA Today reported.
“We want people to come to Vegas and get the Hoboken experience,” Valastro told the newspaper. “We want you to feel like you got a meal from my grandma. It’s about, for me, authenticity.”
The family-owned business has branched out since its popularity zoomed with the airing of the show on the TLC network. There are Carlo’s in Ridgewood, Morristown, Red Bank, Westfield and Times Square in Manhattan.