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PRESS PHOTOS By Selena CintonCarlo’s Bakery is located on the ground floor of the Sands Outlets, neighboring the Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon. PRESS PHOTOS By Selena CintonCarlo’s Bakery is located on the ground floor of the Sands Outlets, neighboring the Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon.
Carlo’s offers an impressive assortment of cookies, cannolis, cupcakes, and doughnuts. Carlo’s offers an impressive assortment of cookies, cannolis, cupcakes, and doughnuts.
A comfortable seating area is just beyond the doors for in-house eating and waiting for the pickup of online orders. A comfortable seating area is just beyond the doors for in-house eating and waiting for the pickup of online orders.

Carlo’s offers hand-crafted goodies

Monday, January 30, 2017 by Selena Cintron Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Just last year the infamous Buddy Valastro chanced his legacy in Bethlehem, but now he is back for more. Just one year after planting Buddy V’s Ristorante, Buddy Valastro and his famiglia have officially opened the doors of their 15th Carlo’s Bakery location.

The bakery is located on the ground floor of the Sands Outlets, neighboring the Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon. Follow the smell of sweet sugared pastries and you will find that a comfortable seating area will be just beyond the doors for in-house eating and waiting for the pickup of online orders. Carlo’s offers an impressive assortment of cookies, cannolis, cupcakes, and doughnuts. Let us not forget about the beautiful array of hand-crafted cakes which gave him his moniker, the “Cake Boss.”

Amongst his large family, Buddy’s eldest sister Grace Faugno took charge and placed her very own personal touch on the breath-taking display of baked goods just beyond the display cases. With not a custard or frosted top out of place, each delight is made fresh daily and is infused with high quality ingredients making each bite better than the last.

“Our signature is the cannoli which is the top number one must have at Carlo’s,” said Grace Faugno, adding, “Which is my personal favorite and a must try for newcomers.”

Faugno went on to explain that some of the pastry recipes have remained untouched since 1910, but Buddy is also looking to possibly add gluten-free and vegan options in the near future. “Buddy is excited to open another location right here in the Lehigh Valley and we are even more excited to have such talented staff serve our supporters,” said Grace.

With the Sands now being fully equipped with the ultimate Valastro experience the outlet is the perfect way to undergo a one-stop-shop with shopping, dining, and feasting on mouth-watering desserts.