A Cake Life

(53 reviews)
2320 S. King Street, Honolulu (Serving All Of Oahu), HI map | (808) 542-0131
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Wedding: 7/6/2012
Member Since: 7/13/2011 verified review
Beautiful Cakes!    posted 7/27/2012

I highly recommend Kristin for any sort of cake design, small or big. She is so meticulous with each detail and really listens to her clients and works hard to deliver what they envision. My cake was 5 tiers, purple ombre, pearls, ruffles and gum paste flowers. It looked so amazing. Everyone could NOT stop talking about how beautiful it was. We had guava, lilikoi and cookies and creme flavor cake. The cake was moist, perfect texture and tasted delicious. Kristin is organized and has a good response time. During our consolation she was professional and helpful. Great service.

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Wedding: 1/19/2013
Member Since: 4/19/2012 verified review
LOVE LOVE LOVE THE CAKES!!!    posted 1/26/2013

Kristin from A Cake Life is magnificent! I had my cake custom made to fit a sea/ocean theme and Kristin got it exactly the way my husband and I wanted it. She even made Nemo and Dora from scratch and they looked just like the characters! The cakes/cupcakes on the other hand are sooo delicious. It's not too sweet like other cupcake vendors and it was so fresh tasting! My husband normally doesn't eat any types of sweets but when I insisted he try her cake/cupcakes he loved them! I'm going to continue using A Cake Life to do my niece's first birthday as well! Love them! Highly recommend you go with them if you haven't chose a cake yet.
Thank you Kristin and Staff from A Cake Life! :)

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Wedding: 10/13/2012
Member Since: 1/14/2012
Destination Wedding made easy and DELICIOUS    posted 10/25/2012

I highly recommend A Cake Life, especially for destination weddings. Kristin created a beach themed cake topper with tiered cupcakes all decked out with seashells, pink pearls, and pink orchids for my reception. She was very personable over the phone, and super thorough and professional with emails. A Cake Life just made it all so easy. I never imagined my cake and cupcakes would turn out as gorgeous as they did. The only downside to any of it was I had a destination wedding and could not take my top-tier with me! It was SO DELICIOUS! I thought I might slide some through security on my way home. Thank you guys for helping to make my day so beautiful!

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Wedding: 7/5/2014
Member Since: 7/31/2013 verified review
Delicious and Beautiful!    posted 7/22/2014

Kristin and her team were great to work with. We ordered a cup cake tree and had them deliver it to our venue. The whole process was easy and the results were amazing! The cupcake tree turned out to be both beautiful and absolutely delicious! The guava cake with the strawberry filling was to die for! I highly recommend A Cake Life. Great to work with, and the best tasting cupcakes around!

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Wedding: 4/19/2014
Member Since: 9/12/2011 verified review
How does cake that pretty taste so good?    posted 6/18/2014

I heard Kristin speak at a Wedding Café workshop a year before my wedding. I was really inspired by her story and promptly began following A Cake Life on all manner of social media.

Won’t lie – I had my suspicions. How could cakes that pretty taste good?

Full disclosure: I am not a fan of fondant. Don’t hate it, but don’t love it. I knew it could be divisive among guests.

I am a purist when it comes to cake so I opted for a very simple, clean design to match the look and feel of our wedding. White buttercream, white cake, coconut filling, with fresh succulents, clementines and babies breath flowers.

I’m from Hawaii but live on the East Coast so I had to rely on my parents for the taste testing. My Dad who is not a sweets guy loved it. Kristin met with them personally and they found her very personable. Her and her team were super responsive as there was a lot of back and forth between myself, my planner and her team on the details. They wanted to get everything just right.

Loved the end result. So much so – I kid you not – I packed two slices and had them for breakfast the morning of our Honeymoon. Many guests told me how delicious the cake was and I have pictures of people enthusiastically indulging to prove it. I’ll crave another taste of that wedding cake the rest of my life.

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Wedding: 5/10/2014
Member Since: 9/20/2013 verified review
Delicious Cake, but Wrong Flowers!    posted 6/11/2014

I ordered a two tier cake from A Cake Life for my destination wedding. The cake itself was amazing--two different flavors, buttercream icing, fresh flowers on top.....it was sooo tasty.

BUT! I asked for "green, white, and purple orchids (designer's choice) with MAYBE a pop of red". What I got was a cake done with all red roses. My guests didn't know, but I was disappointed.

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Wedding: 5/10/2014
Member Since: 9/18/2013 verified review
Nice cake    posted 5/31/2014 (updated 6/1/2014)

A cake life is sophisticated in cake design. Our cake is extremely beautiful and just the way I want. The only thing I don't like is it's too sweet. None of our guests can stand the sweetness. I guess maybe because Asians don't eat as sweet as Americans do.

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Wedding: 3/15/2014
Member Since: 7/26/2013 verified review
Great    posted 4/12/2014 (updated 4/13/2014)

They were very professional and I was able to reserve everything over email as well as male my payments. Everything was handled without any glitches. I would recommend.


Wedding: 3/18/2014
Member Since: 6/25/2013 verified review
Beautiful and Fresh    posted 4/4/2014 (updated 4/5/2014)

We sampled cake from two bakers. In the end, we picked Kristin because of her professionalism and focus on wedding cakes. At our cake tasting, Kristin sat down with us to explain all the favours and listen to what we wanted. We were not rushed and there were no distractions. Her cake favours were simple and delicious, and she could do the clean, simple style we were looking for.

Our simple 2 tiered cake with horizontal textured white butter cream and an aqua sugar ribbon was beautiful. We were very happy with our choice of coconut cake with cool lemon filling and guava cake with lilikoi cream filling. It was the perfect tropical choice for our destination wedding.

Kirstin was also very accommodating. She didn't make us go with our original large cake size after our guest number was reduced by 20 people. She revised our contract and cake size without complaint. This help us go home with less leftover cake.

A Cake Life also helped provide a cupcake for our friend's birthday that was shared with our wedding day. We were also happily surprised with the 2 cupcakes waiting for us at the end of the day in our room. The cupcakes were the perfect treat and reminder after the wedding.

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Wedding: 3/9/2014
Member Since: 8/16/2013 verified review
Great value and great cake!    posted 3/27/2014 (updated 3/28/2014)

For a small destination wedding, A Cake Life was the best price we could find. On top of that, they were great to work with, super patient, and did everything they said they would.

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Wedding: 3/8/2014
Member Since: 5/20/2013 verified review
Beautiful cakes, professional service!    posted 3/25/2014 (updated 3/26/2014)

My new husband and I enjoyed every minute of working with Kristin at A Cake Life! From the moment we sat down for cake tasting to eating leftover cupcakes back home in Alaska, the experience could not have been better. Kristin was always thorough and quick to respond to our questions and order changes. Our 96 cupcakes and beautiful cake topper were delivered in plenty of time to the North Shore even despite extremely inclement weather. I only hope we have another opportunity to work with A Cake Life in the future...birthdays in Hawaii, renewal of vows...who knows, but I certainly hope to find an excuse!

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Wedding: 2/21/2014
Member Since: 9/2/2013 verified review
Beautiful and Yummy!    posted 3/9/2014 (updated 3/10/2014)

I was one of those brides that thought a cake was the least important part of my wedding. I thought that choosing any cake company would work. I was wrong. I did a couple of cake tastings before coming to A Cake Life and I was blown away by their samples! Kristin is very professional and is very willing to help you design your “perfect cake”.

First of all, I was planning my wedding from San Diego, CA. So the one trip I made to Hawaii meant scheduling every vendor I needed and making the most of my time with each. I called up Kristin at the last minute and stopped by her shop to pick up the samples. Although she was on her way out, she was kind enough to to help answer some quick questions I had about her cakes.

Secondly, I couldn’t decide on flavors, whether I wanted cupcakes or tiers, and my “true” cake budget. I thought my indecisiveness would annoy Kristin, but she helped me stay calm and totally understood the difficulty I was having on my end. She never made me feel that I was wasting her time or that I was just a paying customer, she wanted to make sure I was getting the type of cake I wanted for my wedding.

Finally, after all the discussions we had via email (she was very prompt in answering) she produced a beautiful cake that awed my guests and tasted great! I’m telling you, her samples were that delicious that I was talking about my cake first to people, rather than flowers, location, dresses, etc.

I definitely would recommend A Cake Life for any upcoming wedding or event! She has a creative mind when designing these cakes and will become a great asset for those who have no idea what they want. I will say that I started to love the idea of having a cake at my wedding as I worked with Kristin on mine! She’s reliable, quick to respond, has her experience to give you support and ideas, and she also cares about her clients! Thank you Kristin for my making my wedding cake a superb addition!

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Wedding: 12/3/2013
Member Since: 9/23/2013 verified review
Beautiful!    posted 1/19/2014 (updated 1/20/2014)

Thank you so much A Cake Life for helping us make our day special with such a beautiful and delicious cake! We and and our guests loved it!

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Wedding: 10/12/2013
Member Since: 6/27/2012
Deliciously Beautiful Cakes    posted 12/19/2013 (updated 12/20/2013)

I loved my wedding cake. I had a destination wedding so did a lot of my planning via email. Kristin was extremely easy to work with and responded to my emails in a timely manner. We met for a tasting at the Wedding Cafe and she was really nice and answered all the questions we had.

I kept my wedding cake simple, three tiers with white fondant and a plum fondant ribbon (one of my wedding colors) running along each tier. I then had my florist dress it up with some white orchids. I have a huge sweet tooth and really enjoyed my cake on my wedding night. I highly recommend the guava cake w/ guava frosting and coconut cake w/ lilikoi frosting. So good! I ended up flying home with the top tier of my cake to save for our one year anniversary...can't wait!

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Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 8/14/2012 verified review
Delicious!!    posted 10/24/2013

Kristen has the best tasting cakes, which was the most important thing to me. She chose flowers that fit our colors and theme perfectly. She even left a four-pack of cupcakes for us to have for after the wedding. And, she even promises a half dozen cupcakes of your top tier for any locals on their 1-year anniversary-so no need to eat frozen cake on your anniversary. She is very professional and organized!

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Wedding: 9/13/2013
Member Since: 1/22/2013 verified review
Onolicious!    posted 10/9/2013

The devil's food cake with cookies and cream filling was our choice! We had out friends from Ewa do our tasting because we live in Cali. They LOVED Kristen's professionalism and organization and sold us on the cake! We loved our outcome! And Kristen is no joke!!! She is ON IT and will make any bride rest assured that they are in capable hands! We order 30 mini cakes with fondant and Kristen and her crew delivered on time and with total perfection! We highly recommend A Cake Life!

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Wedding: 8/17/2013
Member Since: 1/29/2013 verified review
Beautiful & Delicious    posted 9/19/2013

I had an outdoor wedding & reception, and chose to go with a buttercream frosting instead of fondant, primarily to save on costs. I was a little concerned that it would melt before it was served, but it held up perfectly and looked exactly like I had envisioned.

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Wedding: 8/2/2013
Member Since: 11/2/2012 verified review
Amazing Wedding    posted 9/6/2013

Kristin and A Cake Life were absolutely amazing for my wedding at the Hale Koa. The cake was beautiful and tasted great. So many of my guest were impressed by the appearance of the cake. It looked exactly how I wanted it to look. Kristin was easy to work with even from a distance. She is sweet and actually loves what she does. She's an amazing business woman and I would pick her over and over again.

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Wedding: 8/23/2013
Member Since: 9/5/2013
Delicious cake    posted 9/5/2013

I was referred to them by my wedding planner. They don't have too many options that it seems almost impossible to choose just one combination but also not enough choices that you feel like you are limited. They have just right enough of choices. My parents tried five of their cakes and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. We decided to go with Devil's Food Chocolate Cake with Cookies n Cream filling and it was delicious. I was worried that it might be too sweet but it wasn't. It was perfect balance of sweet and lightness. Every one of our guests enjoyed them- to a point even though the top tier was saved for us, they ate it all after the wedding! I highly recommend them.

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Wedding: 7/13/2013
Member Since: 2/9/2011 verified review
My "One-Stop-Cake-Shop" for EVERY Occasion! I love A Cake Life!!!    posted 9/3/2013 (updated 9/3/2013)

I have used A Cake Life for numerous occasions now - mom's birthday, sakura red velvet girl's day cupcakes, my wedding, my sister's "Mad Hatter" big 3-0 themed party, and my dad's upcoming birthday this November.

Kristin is so easy to work with and never says NO when I pitch random design ideas. She made my mom a B-52 cockroach cake, and will be creating my dad a sculpted english bulldog cake. Kristin and her team are so creative and talented.

For my wedding I drew a sketch of what I wanted my cake to look like. The design and colors matched my invitation - grey, yellow and ivory with a quatrefoil pattern on the middle tier. I promise, the cake turned out way better than my sketch. The detal and fondant work was so unbelievabley clean. Not just that the cake tasted delicious...what more could I have asked for?!?!

I would refer A Cake Life to any bride/groom or anyone planning a special event. Kristin's cakes brighten up the room and in my case turn into a conversation piece! :) I trust A Cake Life that they will do a great job and deliver everything as promised...and then some! A Cake Life also has a brand new store and it is super clean, which makes me feel comfortable and trust the quality of her work.

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We specialize in unique, custom designs to create your wedding cake! Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a grand affair, we can accommodate your style. Contact us to schedule your cake consultation.


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  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2014The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2013The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013

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New blog up! Check out our #woodlawn 'Secret Garden' inspired cake we did for the recent @WatanabeFloral #weddingexpo pic.twitter.com/urgyPowTHE


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Our Petal Cupcakes! So cute!!! 😊 @ A Cake Life instagram.com/p/qs3N5ijQhQ/


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#OhThePlacesYoullGo ! Love this sweet & cute theme cake we made for Brooke's 1st birthday!! @ A Cake Life instagram.com/p/qsug0qjQle/


20 Jul from @ACakeLife


#Flashback to a 4-tier white fondant #weddingcake with quilting and lovely pink & peach colored bands with pearls. pic.twitter.com/2xwZQCAPgT


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We created this beautiful white fondant #weddingcake with draping, roses and sparkle for a Larissa &… instagram.com/p/qfjharjQpn/


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