Halloween Specials

Halloween Specials!!

For a limited time only, we’re offering up ghoulishly delicious Halloween cakes for you to enjoy!  Orders must be received at least 48 hours in advance.  Please call 542-0131 to order today!

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Bloody Mary – $60

This decadent four layered six inch red velvet cake with cream cheese filling is topped with the perfect blood red chocolate drip and adorned with scary pomegranate seeds (they look like teeth to me! Lol!), assorted fresh berries and rosemary sprigs.

_d716558The Raven – $55

The Raven is a six inch devil’s chocolate cake paired with our light chocolate cream filling and topped generously with rich chocolate buttercream frosting and decorated with a hand-cut sugar black raven cake topper and fresh sprigs tipped in real edible silver leaf.

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Golden Spider – $55

The Golden Spider is a six inch yellow buttercream cake with our signature lilikoi cream filling and white textured buttercream frosting sprinkled with gold sugar at the base and topped with a hand-cut spider artistically painted in gold and topped with real edible gold glitter.

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Alisa and Joel’s Mario Cake

Photo courtesy of Isle Media

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Alisa and Joel were recently married at the beautiful Loulu Palm Estate. They came to us with a very special vision for their cake, and we were more than happy to oblige with their Mario-themed wedding cake.

They wanted LOTS of detail for their tiered cake so we designed each tier to be a different scene from the video game. The bottom tier is the underwater level, with Mario swimming. The middle tier is the land level with Mario running, and the top tier is the sky level with Mario flying. Each tier was separated with warp pipe columns, and handmade gumpaste characters from the game – magic mushrooms, fire flowers, Bowser, Toad, Goomba and more!

Photos courtesy of Kristin Kato

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For the cake topper we created a 3-D version of the brick castle with Mario (standing on a ? block) and Princess Peach standing in front of the castle, kissing.

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In addition to their tiered cake, they also had two ? block cakes, with a super star and magic mushroom atop each.

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We had a great time working on this super fun cake, and apparently our fans like it too, as it was our most liked-photo on Instagram with 1067 likes! To see more from their wedding, search hastags #joelandalisa and #l4loveweddings.

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Last but not least, a big shout out to Lauren Smith from L4 Love as she did an amazing job with wedding coordination for this special couple.

Vendors:

Venue: Loulu Palm Estate

Coordinator: Lauren Smith of L4 Love

Photography: Isle Media

Cake: A Cake Life

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Showering Heather

Photos courtesy of Erin Paris

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Last month, I had the privilege of throwing my sister Heather (also one of our sugar artist here at A Cake Life) a wedding shower to celebrate her upcoming nuptials.   We held the event at the Bonsai Restaurant + Lounge in Restaurant Row and used the same color scheme for her wedding: plum purple and silver grey.

We designed a special sweet treats dessert bar and buffet for guests to enjoy…and stay tuned as we will soon be offering this as a service from A Cake Life!

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The sweets table included a:

  • Macaroon tower
  • Mochi brownies (colored to match wedding)
  • Chocolate chip cookies with milk shot
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Chocolate covered rice krispy treats
  • Mini red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing
  • Strawberry cream cake shooters
  • Oreo macaroons
  • Purple plum fondant cake with confetti design (cake topper provided by Me+U)

The party also included a custom mimosa bar and custom wedding cookie favors by Paradise Sweets.  We are so excited for Heather’s wedding, and had the BEST time putting her shower together.  Enjoy the pics…courtesy of Erin Paris.

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A big thank you to the wonderful vendors we worked with to make this party a reality:

Venue: Bonsai Restaurant + Lounge

Invitations: Emi Ink

Cookies: Paradise Sweets

Linens: Chair Covers Express

Photography: Erin Paris

Flowers and Décor: Family and friends

Cake Topper: Me+U

Rentals and Décor: A Cake Life

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Watanabe Floral’s Inaugural Wedding Expo

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Earlier this month we participated in Watanabe Floral’s Inaugural Bridal Expo.  They invited various local wedding vendors and transformed their showroom into several gorgeous wedding vignettes.  The draping, lighting and florals really were exquisite.

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One of the hot wedding trends for 2014 are woodlawn weddings (very natural and rustic) so we created a ‘Secret Garden’ inspired, simple 3-tier white fondant cake with gold rope bands and subtle fresh floral accents of bridal protea, pincushions and ferns.  The cake was placed atop a wood stump cake stand (from Event Essentials), and adorned with a ring of matching moss and foliage around the base.  And we offered our always-popular red velvet mini cupcakes with cream cheese icing for samples.

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It was a joy to work with such amazing vendors, and we can’t for the next Expo!

Participating Vendors Included:

A Cake Life

Royal Party Rentals

eMotion Media

Les Saisons

Celebrity Tuxedos

Chef Elmer Guzman’s Island Cuisine

Watanabe Floral

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Teaming Up With the Hawaii Food Bank to Help Stop Hunger

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As we near the 5th anniversary of our company opening, we’ve decided to “pay it forward” and mark this special occasion by teaming up with the Hawaii Foodbank to help stop hunger in Hawaii.  We will be holding a mini food drive – donations from everyone are welcome, but if you donate a minimum of 5 canned goods and wish to have a cake consult for your order, you will receive a FREE consultation ($25 value).  Or if you would like to pay the $25 consult fee, we will pass along your entire donation to the Hawaii Foodbank.

The Hawaii Foodbank plays a pivotal role in feeding Hawaii’s hungry. Last year, the nonprofit distributed 12.8 million pounds of food to help feed 183,500 different people in need statewide. A $10 donation alone enables the Hawaii Foodbank to distribute food for 25 meals. Celebrate our birthday with us by making a donation today!

The types of food that are most needed are non-perishable items: canned meats/tuna, canned meals (spaghetti, chili, beef stew), canned soups, canned vegetables and canned fruits.

Contact us by email info@acakelife.com or by phone at 808-542-0131 to schedule your consultation and be sure to note this promotion! Please join us in celebrating our 5th Anniversary from now until the end of July by helping us fight hunger and helping Hawaii’s needy.

 

Some Facts About Hunger in Hawaii:

  • Hawaii’s hungry is about 14 percent of the population and includes over 55,000 children and over 11,000 elderly.
  • 32 percent of client households must choose between transportation and food.
  • 28 percent of client households must choose between paying for rent/mortgage and food.
  • 21 percent of client households served must choose between paying for utilities or food.
  • 19 percent of client households served must choose between paying for medical bills or food.
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