Cake Boss Coming to Ridgewood

by Melody Kettle

Photo Credit: Carlo's Bake Shop"Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro is opening a second Carlo's Bake Shop in Ridgewood.

According to

Construction has not yet begun at 12 Wilsey Square – on the west side of downtown, in the former site of Mona Lisa Pastry Shop and Café – but Valastro says he is aiming to open the 3,300-square-foot bakery in November. He expects that "Cake Boss" will do some filming in town.

Read more here.

Valastro is a native of Little Ferry in Bergen County, so the Ridgewood outpost doesn't come as much surprise.  But, will the the "RidgeClair" phenomena, that brought Brick Lane and Raymonds to Ridgewood, and Cupcakes by Carousel to Montclair, take effect?  I've got to wonder: Will Carlo's Bake Shop appear in Montclair next?   (It is Italian - but hey, at least it would be more Fro-Yo. ;)