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June 27, 2011

Stephen's Groom's Cake

When we first met with Porsche for her fiancee's surprise grooms cake, we discussed several design ideas for his cake, but when it came down to it, she couldn't settle on one theme so we created a whole cake decorated with all things Stephen!  Porsche had a whole LONG list of items to describe what Stephen likes.  We picked out a few of these ideas: his Jordan kicks, weight lifting, music, break dancing, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, steaks! (what guy doesn't?) even the Hormel Chili he grew up eating!

Photos courtesy of: Bianca Photography

Some of the main items Porsche wanted to focus on was a picture of their family with their daughter, and special detail to Stephen’s involvement with the Army.  For this we included all hand-painted sugar badges of the black and yellow Army star, his silver dog tags and a replica of his unit’s badge (see the photo below which served as inspiration).  

Left: Photo of Stephen's 'Hiki No' unit badge.  Right bottom: Hand made sugar replica
For his flavors, Porsche chose Orange Dreamcicle cake with Vanilla Cream filling and Pretty Pink Strawberry with Guava Cream filling.

We hope Stephen was surprised and stoked to see his special cake that was all about him!

June 20, 2011

CRAVE Hawaii Book Feature

Our second featured publication to come up this month was for CRAVE Hawaii, the ultimate guide to fabulous women-owned businesses in Hawaii.  The CRAVE book series has been published in over 28 cities across the US mainland, Canada, Europe and now - HAWAII!  We are so thankful and excited for this wonderful opportunity to be included in the first edition of the Crave Hawaii book.  We are proud of all the other hard working and talented entrepreneurs and stoked to be included amongst this great company of women.

The CRAVE Hawaii Book Launch Party was held on June 1st at the Honolulu Design Center Cupola Theater.  All the women featured had an opportunity to get together to network, have fun in the photo booth by Flash Lab and check out the books for the first time!  Check out our pictures from the launch party!

Me and Shilhi (Passion Roots) in front of her floral installation

Candid shots from the Photobooth with me and my friends

A few of our friends were also included in the book:

Shilhi Seibel from Passion Roots.
Shilhi also designed the beautiful, bright, colorful and creative table
arrangement as well as an art floral installation piece for the launch party
Bessie Fujioka from The Bess Impression
Karine France-Matsumoto from Seasons of Life
Aerin Vanhala from FlashLab Photo Booth

Karine, Shilhi & Me

Me & Bessie Fujioka (The Bess Impression)

Me, Bessie and our friends who came to support us

Me, Bessie and Leena Haija

The CRAVE Hawaii Books are available for purchase through A Cake Life for $19.95 and will later be available at Barnes and Noble store and online at Amazon.

A special THANK YOU to Leena Haija for all her hard work and effort in organizing the CRAVE Hawaii book!!

June 14, 2011

The Wedding Cafe's Cake, Catering and Cocktail Workshop

We recently participated in The Wedding Cafe's amazing Cake, Catering and Cocktail Workshop.  We loved meeting the many brides (and grooms) to-be who attended and sharing cake advice, tips and information with everyone there.

A Cake Life table display
 Photos Courtesy of Kris Labang Photography

Guests received samples of our featured flavor - Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing.  And we had three amazing cakes on display:

1. A 2-tier ivory fondant hexagon cake with white sugar floral decor.  Simple, elegant and clean!

2. A 3-tier square cake with an ivory fondant base with orange leaf silhouettes, light pink ribbon trim and shimmering pink sugar flower peonies and mums.

3. A 3-tier white fondant iced cake decorated with black piping swirl design and deep red pearl boarder.  Accented with touches of silver sugar butterflies, fresh red roses topper and crystal butterfly picks.

And in case you missed it, you can catch a video of the workshop here:

Thanks again to The Wedding Cafe for hosting this awesome event!  They hold workshops twice a year, so check their website to find the fall workshop dates.

June 2, 2011

MIdweek Entrepreneur Feature

This has been an incredible start to kick off June with A Cake Life being featured in 2 amazing publications!  Our first feature appeared Tuesday afternoon in the current issue of Midweek! The Midweek is a weekly newspaper that is mailed to homes all over Oahu. They have a wide readership and to be included in it is an honor.  And when Alana Folen contact me about being showcased in their weekly Entrepreneurs feature, I jumped at the opportunity.  I answered a lot of questions for Alana discussing our business, how we got started and some of the rewards and challenges of my job.  We are thrilled with this lovely article she put together and I'm so excited to share with will all of you.  The picture included is of the cake and cupcakes we made for Eden In Love's 1st Anniversary celebration. You can read the entire article HERE.

Thank you everyone for checking out the article and a big MAHALO to Midweek for this opportunity

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