Shopping for tasty treats in Orlando just got a little bit sweeter with the opening of Carlo's Bakery at The Florida Mall in Orlando. Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's "Cake Boss," welcomed a large crowd of fans on Dec. 5 for the ribbon cutting before personally inviting them to browse his selections of cakes, pastries and merchandise.
Buddy could be seen posing for photos, working with his staff and finishing cakes that would be served to his guests lucky enough to be on hand for the opening.
Guests can savor a scaled version of the original location in Hoboken, New Jersey, including all the fan favorite pastries along with photos of the Valastro family made famous by the reality television series.
The store is filled with freshly made cakes, cookies, and other classic pastries including favorites like red velvet cupcake, cannoli, mini white chocolate mousse cake and mini strawberry cheesecake.
Our favorite was the Lobster Tail, a Carlo's Bakery classic. It's like a crunchy croissant filled with French cream and a touch of Bailey's Irish Cream.
The newest bakery for the famous New Jersey-based chain is part of the The Florida Mall's new Dining Pavilion.