Tuesday morning had us on the road early and heading straight to our next stop in Baltimore! We could not possibly be so close to Baltimore without going through and checking out Charm City Cakes.
We had both tried to set up an appointment just to get into CCC but they basically said they couldn’t give a rat’s butt what we were doing, we weren’t getting in unless we spent $500. Um, no. SO we hung out at the building like groupies and took photos of the front door. Anna happened to come out while we were standing in front of the door which was a little awkward. She was just trying to leave the building and we were kind of in the way.
The Dizz is just across the street and was featured in an episode of CCC. The people there entertained us with stories and we were able to purchase a few items next door. All in all, not a wasted trip in the least! Of course, meeting Duff would have been sweet but it was not in the cards. OOOOOH-I almost forgot! While we were in the Dizz, we met 5 women who actually had an appointment at CCC. My sweet friend Laura tried to bribe one of the women to buy her spot! LOL
We found another fun little place while we were in Baltimore. Just down the road is Sweet Sin Bakery and Cafe, a gluten free bakery with lots of yummy treats. I would not recommend using the restroom while you are there…as it is through the kitchen, down a horrid staircase, in a basement room that honestly frightened me and I’ve had to go in some creepy places. The cookies and muffins were really good though!
We only spent about 90 minutes in Baltimore before we headed on the road again to Hoboken, NJ to Carlo’s Bakery, home of the Cake Boss. Now, hate me if you want to, but I am NOT a fan of the show. I believe it is way too fake for TV and makes decorators look like extremely clumsy raving idiots. That being said, I wanted to check out the lobster tails and cannolis, along with the other treats made at Carlo’s Bakery.
As we drove into New York City, Laura saw the Statue of Liberty for the first time. I won’t tell you exactly what she exclaimed, but it was enough to make me really wish I had her on video! I laughed and said, “Wait…it gets bigger!!” because it was pretty small in the distance at the time.
We drove on through NYC to Hoboken and nearly got lost in a pot hole. We parked a couple blocks away from Carlo’s Bakery and headed on over. We stayed in line outside for 2 hours before we got in and another hour inside. I don’t believe I’ve ever waited so long for a treat in my life but I will honestly say that the cannolis were worth it. In fact, they are worth driving back for again.
If I knew then what I know now, I would skip everything else and get as many cannolis as I could eat in one evening. Yummmm! They were out of Lobster Tails, which was a huge disappointment for me, but we tried nearly one of everything just to have an honest opinion.
I will not bash anyone on a public forum-I think that is extremely rude so I will say once again the cannolis were AMAZING!!! The whole experience was really fun and now I’ve been there. Mauro came out to say hey while we were inside and that made it even more fun. He is a pretty funny guy.
There are so many people that work in there and everything you buy is boxed and tied up with string hanging in big spools from the ceiling. It takes awhile for each order but they are wrapped really nice and will travel well.
We left there and grabbed a cup of coffee at a little shop and then started the really really really long trip home. We went far enough to have a great dinner and a good night’s sleep somewhere in Pennsylvania. I was looking forward to getting closer the next day.