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May 17, 2010

Wanna Play Xbox? GAME ON!!

Photos Courtesy of Heather Kato

Over the weekend we made this XBox 360 cake for my sister's boyfriend Matt to celebrate his graduation from the University of Hawaii.  Graduation season kicked off on Saturday May 15th when over 2,000 people graduated from UH.  You can read about the graduation hereMatt was among the Class of 2010 graduates to walk the line and received his Bachelors Degree in Business Finance.  To celebrate Matt's achievement we made him a sculpted XBox cake complete with a controller and replica of his Avatar.  Matt is an avid XBox player and Call of Duty (COD) enthusiast so it seemed fitting to snap a picture of his cake in front of the COD launch poster.  The XBox cake was sculpted out of Devils Food Chocolate cake with Cookies N Cream filling and his Avatar was made of edible sugar paste.  (His avatar reminds me of Neo from the Matrix. lol.)

Well, Good Job & Congratulations to you Matt!!  Before you take a step out into the job market, do you wanna play Xbox?  GAME ON!!

(Left: Photo of Matt's Xbox Avatar; Right: Hand sculpted Avatar replica made of sugar paste)

May 8, 2010

Mie & Elliot's Wedding

 Photos Courtesy of Mike Danzeisen Photography
Great shot of Mie & Elliot in front of the majestic Banyan tree at the Hale Koa Hotel. 

One of my favorite things about making cakes is that I get to share them with my family and friends.  And when two of my friends decided to tie the knot, I was honored when they asked me to make their wedding cake.  Mie & Elliot were married on March 27, 2010 at the Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools and their reception was held at the Hale Koa Hotel. 

This Photo Courtesy of Pinky Photography

Our friends with the Bride & Groom! Mike the photographer said, "Ok, now pick up your girls!" =)
 Congratulations to the newly weds!

When Mie, Elliot and I met to discuss their cake, Mie said she wanted to incorporate local flowers like pink plumerias and hibiscus'.  Their wedding cake was a simple white cake adorned with handcrafted sugar flower pink hibuscus, pink plumerias and white stephanotis arranged in bunches and in a flower dome topper. 

Mie is originally from Japan and she wanted to showcase the both the local flowers and flavors for their guests from Japan.  And so, for their flavors they chose Yellow Butter Cake with Lilikoi Cream filling, Red Velvet with Cream Cheese filling and Guava Cake with Guava Cream filling.  The couple followed in tradition with saving the top tier of their wedding cake to be eaten on their 1 year anniversary.

Below is an excerpt from a review Mie & Elliot left on our vendor profile:
"Thank you, thank you, thank you Kristen. What a scrumptious and beautiful wedding cake you made for us. Kristen was great to work with and flexible with her time to meet with us. She had some wonderful ideas that expanded on what we wanted on our simple yet elegant cake. The sugar flowers she made for the cake looked very realistic...  She's definitely an up and coming cake marvel. 
Mahalo nui loa Kristen, Eliot and Mie."

Congratulations Mie & Elliot!  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! 

May 3, 2010

Race Cars & Cupcakes

Last weekend we put together a race car theme cupcake tree for a little guy named Cole when he turned the big #4.  Cole had lots of cupcakes to celebrate along with a fun bouncer.  Cole's cake was made up of our Yellow Butter cake with Strawberry Cream filling, Devils Food Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookies N Cream filling & (Pinky's favorite) Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing.  
I've met Cole a few times when his mom, Pinky of Pinky Photograph, and I worked on a few photo shoots together.  You're probably wondering if Pinky is a nickname but, nope, thats her real name! =)  Pinky has a fun energetic spirit and an eye for shooting great pictures. 
Check out Pinky Photography for wedding, lifestyle and senior portraits.  Some of her recent work can be found on her blog.

A few weeks ago Cole came with Pinky on my family photo shoot.  Cole was a great help on the shoot and even joined the three of us in a few shots.

Cole is a great kid and loves to shoot pictures like his mama!  This is such a cute picture because the camera is too big for him!  =)

Happy Birthday Cole!
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