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Spoil Mom with the Sweetest Things
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Spoil Mom with the Sweetest Things

Story By Alana Folen Photos By Leah Friel
May 8 - 14, 2011

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you hard working mamacitas! For taking on the hardest and most rewarding job on the planet, this day is all yours. So kick up your feet, relax and enjoy being pampered for all it’s worth. Honestly, you deserve nothing but the best.

To fully enjoy this day, forget about counting calories and give yourself the gift of pure indulgence at these delectable “Ono, You Know” establishments.

Patisserie La Palme D’or

  • The author presents all you well-deserving moms with La Palme D'or's La Macha ($30).
  • La Palme D'or's La Macha ($30) and Framboise Fromage ($26).
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Treat that special lady in your life with a gift from the heart. Patisserie La Palme D’or presents you with delectable creations that are both simply delicious and undoubtedly beautiful. Having been trained in Osaka, Japan, head pastry chef Akiko Kimura is expertly skilled at satisfying Mom’s ultimate sweet tooth. Forget flowers — cakes from La Palme D’or are on the wish list of every mother this year.

For starters, have Mom sink her teeth into the light and flavorful Framboise Fromage ($26), a cake with layers of smooth and creamy cheese-cake atop a layer of sweet vanilla sponge and hazelnut/almond crust. This mouth-watering treat is then adorned with house-made raspberry jam.

For those green tea lovers, La Macha is an absolute must for Mom! For $30, imagine layers of both green tea and chocolate mousse complemented by a savory almond sponge cake. I promise, Mom won’t be disappointed!

Patisserie La Palme D’or
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
(808) 941-6161
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Fendu Boulangerie

  • Fuji Apple Financier ($3.75) from Fendu Boulangerie.
  • Fendu Boulangerie chef and owner Niel Koep with an array of Financiers.
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While a journey to France is probably considered a trip of a lifetime for moms with a sweet tooth, save yourself both time and money, and step into Fendu Boulangerie located in the heart of Manoa Valley. Awaken your senses with the sight of exquisite pastries and scent of fresh French bread directly from the oven.

Chef and owner Niel Koep puts his heart and soul into all of his petit masterpieces, including his traditional financiers with a unique twist.

“These financiers represent bars of gold,” says Koep, “and every mother deserves to be treated like gold on Mother’s Day.”

With four types of financiers to select from, you’re bound to find something to satisfy your palate, whether you’re a chocoholic or a classic fruit lover.

Koep’s Chocolate Financier ($3.75) presents patrons with bittersweet chunks of chocolate and hazelnut, while the Fuji Apple Financier ($3.75) showcases fresh caramelized apples — both topped with a dash of powdered sugar.

The Banana Financier ($3.50) and the Pear and Almond Financier ($3.50) also are winners.

Spoil your mom silly with these special sweets, perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of tea at night.

Fendu Boulangerie
Manoa Marketplace
2752 Woodlawn Drive #5119
(808) 988-4310
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Napoleon’s Bakery

  • Napoleon Bakery's Red Velvet Cake ($18.15). Photo courtesy of Napoleon's Bakery.
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes ($2.55) each available at Napoleon's Bakery through May 31. Photo courtesy of Napoleon's Bakery.
  • Mother's Day decorated Peach Bavarian Cake ($17.80). Photo courtesy of Napoleon's Bakery.
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Lastly, Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a warm greeting from Gen. Napoleon himself — and with that, he also presents all you fabulous moms with sweet treats directly from his bakery.

From class-act cakes to cupcakes, Napoleon’s Bakery serves customers only the best in high-quality products made from scratch using grade-A ingredients. So, I’m sure Mom will be pleased when you present her with delectable options like Red Velvet Cupcakes ($2.55 each), Red Velvet Cake ($18.15), Mother’s Day decorated Peach Bavarian Cake ($17.80) and Napoleon’s renowned Dobash Cake ($16.30).

But wait, there’s more. Show Mom you love her with Mini Heart Shaped Cheesecake ($7.35) and add on a top-ping for only 60 cents more. At this affordable price, you won’t break the bank this Mother’s Day.

Napoleon’s Bakery
3345 Waialae Avenue
(and other various locations)
(808) 733-3722
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