EAST HANOVER — East Hanover Community Partnership Special Improvement District held a special event at the Hanover Manor on Wednesday, June 5.
Buddy Valastro was the guest speaker. For New York Times best-selling author Buddy Valastro, 42, mixing eggs, sugar, butter and flour means a lot more than “making a cake.” As a fourth generation baker, it’s a constant source of pleasure, pride and creativity. Creating amazing cakes connects Buddy with the memory of his father Buddy Sr. and his extended Italian family history. His talent and passion for the family business, Carlo’s Bakery, has earned the straight-talking cake expert the moniker, and TLC TV show, Cake Boss.
Carlo’s is a family owned bakery featured on the TLC hit show Cake Boss. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro and her children Grace, Maddalena, Mary, Lisa and master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro have expanded the business with the help of their spouses.
Because of the Valastro family dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as Modern Bride, and The Knot. Buddy’s cake design was voted by the Today’s Show viewers as best cake in America. He has also appeared in many other media outlets, including multiple appearances on the Food Network, for his intricate sugar art designs specialty cakes and wedding cakes that look just as good as they taste.
East Hanover Community Partnership Board Members are Artie Dorey, President;
Al Vizzone, Vice President; Jimmy Politi, Treasurer; Joe Mihalko, Secretary; Vinnie Bove, Mauro Castano, Michael Choi, John Deep, Stephen Jandoli, Michael Martorelli, and Joyce Beyer-Administrator.