It's hard to believe that it was one year ago that Buddy Valastro of TLC's Cake Boss opened a Carlo's Bakery in downtown Red Bank.

Carlo's Bakery

The Broad St. shop will celebrate their anniversary this Friday and Saturday with free slices of birthday cake for anyone who stops in!

If you wanted to catch a glimpse of Buddy himself, he'll be at the store on Friday (Jan. 23) from 4-7 p.m.

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Other members of the Cake Boss family who you might recognize from the show will also be doing meet and greets throughout the event, including Grace and Joey from noon-4 p.m. Friday, Mary and Lisa from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, and Mauro and Maddalena from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday.

Carlo's Bakery Red Bank is at 86 Broad St., between Monmouth St. and Red Bank Catholic High School. For more info, call (732) 268-7710.

Just as a heads up, that store is always packed, so give yourself plenty of time to park and likely wait in line -- especially on Friday evening while the Cake Boss himself is there!