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Old 08-04-2010, 03:10 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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A few Days ago Amtrak wrapped the Acela in a Cake Boss ad and thought it was worth showing it to you guys. To be honest why would you a train that would make the ad look like a blur 80% of the time. Bad move Amtrak ,should have wrapped the Vermonter route. Hehe , now every rail fanner has an excuse to go film at Hoboken Terminal.



YouTube - TLC's Cake Boss on the Acela passing Princeton junction


YouTube - Amtrak Acela Express "The Cake Boss" Train No. 2253 Newark Penn Station
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:32 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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Have you ever tried anything from the Cake Boss? I'm not impressed with his bakery and I dunno how he became so popular... and now tourists HAVE to go visit him. There's always crazy lines out the door too. I've waited once for 30 min and then left. I've eaten his stuff from other people getting cupcakes and cannolis from him at parties. They were good but not anything special to me really. I remember the store seemed to be run so inefficiently and the staff girls running the place were just not customer friendly.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Have you ever tried anything from the Cake Boss? I'm not impressed with his bakery and I dunno how he became so popular... and now tourists HAVE to go visit him. There's always crazy lines out the door too. I've waited once for 30 min and then left. I've eaten his stuff from other people getting cupcakes and cannolis from him at parties. They were good but not anything special to me really. I remember the store seemed to be run so inefficiently and the staff girls running the place were just not customer friendly.
To be honest idk. I had one of his cupcakes and it was pretty bad. I'm sticking with Mr. Cupcakes. The long lines are a waste of time and make me want to give business to other bakeries. The staff seems very rude , but this is Hoboken were talking about everyone is rude. Its over hyped and his time has come and gone.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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To be honest idk. I had one of his cupcakes and it was pretty bad. I'm sticking with Mr. Cupcakes. The long lines are a waste of time and make me want to give business to other bakeries. The staff seems very rude , but this is Hoboken were talking about everyone is rude. Its over hyped and his time has come and gone.
Lol good to see I'm not the only one who feels this way about it
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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Yup, been there, pure D-Bag........
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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The ad agency only wants to have the train viewed when it pulls into the station. the vast majority of the rail line is in uninhabited areas. But a crowded platform? Thousands.

As far as the quality. It could be the best in the world and I wouldn't stand on line for it. The NJ/NY area is blessed with hundreds of great bakeries. I'd take a Wal-Mart cakes before waiting for hours only to be abused.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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I went to a cake tasting there (before TLC) as I was thinking of getting a specialty cake for my father's 60th birthday party. The cake was served on a paper dixie plate with a plastic fork. Now I am not asking for china and fine silver, but when someone is willing to shell out $1000+ on a cake for 20 people I would definitely expect at least a real fork on a real plate.

As for the actual cake, it was very dry and most of the options had no taste. I am not really sure why it is so popular, but he certainly did not get my business that day and I have never gone back.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I went to a cake tasting there (before TLC) as I was thinking of getting a specialty cake for my father's 60th birthday party. The cake was served on a paper dixie plate with a plastic fork. Now I am not asking for china and fine silver, but when someone is willing to shell out $1000+ on a cake for 20 people I would definitely expect at least a real fork on a real plate.

As for the actual cake, it was very dry and most of the options had no taste. I am not really sure why it is so popular, but he certainly did not get my business that day and I have never gone back.
Dry? Ewww sounds pretty bad.

The Rail Community has a strong opinion about these wrap, after reviewing the multiple pictures i would agree this is Rail AD Graffiti.


RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 2036 Amtrak Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset at Levittown, Pennsylvania by Darryl Rule
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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TLC definitely went overboard on the ad, BIG TIME! A billboard on the NJ Turnpike couldn't have sufficed? Geez...

Personally, Minos Bakery in Atlantic County has already stolen my heart!

Forget about Cake Boss!
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