Friday, February 5, 2010
Leopard Print Purse Cake - This Gal Has Gone Wild!
Photos courtesy of Jen Ramsey, Weddings by Grace & Mona
Over the past nearly five years of our business, we've made countless cakes for Mona Hirata, who also happens to be one of Hawaii's best event and wedding coordinators. Her love of cakelava cakes has not been exclusive to her company's clients, but extends to her personal parties, and Mona and her team love to party! Where there's a party, there's a cake, and we always enjoy making cakes for Mona. Each one is fun, different, and Rick looks forward to surprising Mona and her guests. On Saturday, January 30th, we braved our way into Waikiki to deliver Robin's cake. The word "braved" was used because this was also the night that ABC's LOST broadcast their season premiere exclusively for Hawaii, on a huge screen in Waikiki beach, with about 15,000 fans expected. Robin's cake was delivered to a restaurant just a few blocks away from where it was premiering, so even though we were not able to attend, we felt like we were there just because of the traffic endured. It was well worth it though. Robin, who Mona told us is quite the wild and fun gal, described her style as "sophisticated and trashy" and Rick said "I can do that!", and designed a sculpted purse cake for her with a leopard print and gold bamboo handle and a sweet handcrafted pink flower. Rick must have been channeling Robin that day because she showed up to her party in a leopard print dress! It was a gorgeous in person and we heard that Robin thought the cake was an actual purse, as she tried to put her hand through it. The cake was pretty true to size and would look super fine on the arm of any woman. It made me wonder if Rick was a purse designer in another life because this one was SPOT on! Happy Birthday Robin!
Until next time, Aloha!
Labels: cakelava, Hawaii birthday cakes, leopard print purse cake, sculpted cakes