Tuesday, March 24, 2009

cakelava Visits "The Mokes"


Rick and I are proud Kailuans. We have our retail space for our business in Kailua and reside in this sweet little beach town located minutes away from one of the most exquisite beaches you'll ever lay eyes on. We love our Kailua, as do most residents living here, and welcome any opportunity to make a cake dedicated to one of our favorite places. As part of our ecclectic weekend of cakes, we had the opportunity to help George celebrate his 50th birthday in style -- paddling his way to the Mokulua Islands located off of Kailua. In Hawaiian, "Moku Lua" means two islands or twin islands. The Mokulua Islands are often called "The Mokes" by the locals, and for those adventurous enough, when the ocean is calm you can take a canoe or kayak or even swim out to The Mokes. Our client who ordered the Chocolate Dream cake for George was originally thinking of a giant tombstone for his 50th. Yikes! If death comes knocking at 50, then I guess Rick and I only have 10+ good years left. Luckily our client decided that George's 50's would be years to celebrate rather than fear and asked if we could make George paddling his way out to the Mokulua Islands. Now that sounded like a cake! Not that we wouldn't have enjoyed making a tombstone, but they've been done so many times before and his canoe paddling excursion to The Mokes is a cake he wouldn't soon forget. Based on the reactions of everyone, it was a huge hit and had the perfect background -- oceanfront Kailua views looking out towards The Mokes. At least George's 50th would be off to a great start and the Grim Reaper was omitted from the guest list.



Rick putting the finishing touches on his creation.


Come back next time to see what happens when we mix a whole bunch of tokidokis and a conveyor belt of sushi ...

In the meantime, visit cakelava.com to see our portfolio of cakes.


2 comments:

Laura said...

You know,

Without seeing Rick next to the cake, I would have never guessed how big it really is!

Sweet Things said...

Fun cake! Definitely better than a tombstone!

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