I love cooking shows, and I especially love cake decorating shows like Cake Boss. Cake Boss is set at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, and they make incredibly elaborate cakes as well as their regular assortment of pastry/bakery items.
One of the things that Buddy Valastro, the owner of Carlo’s Bakery, always talks about is how good the cannoli are. Although I’m from Boston, home to two famous Italian Bakeries with excellent cannoli, I’ve never tasted one.
There is an outpost of Carlo’s Bakery at The Venetian Hotel, and after the Drag Brunch, we headed across the street to The Venetian. Our first stop was Carlo’s, where I ordered my first cannoli.
It was exquisite. I have no idea why I’ve waited so long to try it, apart from my being a totally picky eater. The creamy inside balanced against the crunch of the pastry shell and the sweetness of the powdered sugar are amazing. Of course having now had a cannoli, when I go to Boston with the girls next week, I have to try the two places Boston is famous for, purely for comparison’s sake of course!
After we went to the Venetian, Ravi needed new shoelaces. The giant mall we went to was across the street from a Trump property. I took the opportunity to flip it off. Immature? Yes. Satisfying? HELL YES. And when I’m in New York this week, you can be sure I’ll take the opportunity to flip off Trump Tower, too.