Baked Goods Take The CakeFeatures Inside Feature
May 8, 2016
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Multiple generations of local diners have relied on Napoleon’s Bakery as Hawaii’s go-to destination for decadent desserts and sweet treats crafted with quality and consistency.
Napoleon’s Bakery is home to tasty creations including iconic Napples, multiple Hot & Fresh selections and even custom-designed cakes crafted for any occasion.
“Our cakes are made from scratch,” says Jan Tsukazaki, general manager of Napoleon’s Bakery who first managed Zippy’s bakery division in 1983. She notes that “it may be a bit more costly than what you’ll find at the big-box stores or supermarkets, but you can’t find the recipes we’ve been using for over 30 years there. Our customers recognize the quality we provide, and they know what they order is going to be really good.”
Napoleon’s Bakery offers custom decorated cakes for various celebrations, including family gatherings, birthdays and highly anticipated graduation parties. Sheet cakes are available in plain configuration that offers a choice of border color and wording in quarter sheet (24 pieces, $24.25 and up), half sheet (48 pieces, $42.25 and up) and full sheet (96 pieces, $78 and up) sizes.
Decorated sheet cakes include a standard decoration (choice of roses, lei or celebration designs), a photo (licensed or original photo) or a combination of both artistic elements (see the bakery clerk for more details, or when ordering online, make a note in the “instructions” area). The stunning and delicious decorated cakes are available in quarter sheet (24 pieces, $40.75 and up), half sheet (48 pieces, $63.90 and up) and full sheet (96 pieces, $105.80 and up) layouts.
Guests may order the custom cakes via NapoleonsBakery.com, or at any Napoleon’s Bakery location at least three to five days in advance. As a reminder, custom decorated cakes are available at Oahu locations only.
“Customers are very particular when it comes to including specific decorations, and we can provide multiple options,” Tsukazaki explains. “If they want, for instance, a picture of a graduate alongside a baby picture, the school colors and the year, we can do all that for them.”
In honor of Mother’s Day, Napoleon’s Bakery is poised to help celebrate moms in a way that is sure to appease all members of the family: with cake. Diners may choose from multiple adorned round cake options, including Decorated Mother’s Day Dobash Cake ($17.25) and Decorated Peach Bavarian Cake ($18.75). The specialty cakes will be available today (May 8) at all Oahu Napoleon’s Bakery locations in time for the very special occasion, and as a reminder, prices may vary.
Napoleon’s Bakery also has introduced a quartet of tasty chocolate-themed treats available throughout May. Diners can indulge in Chocolate Velvet Cake ($15.75 for 6-inch cake), Chocolate Chiffon Tube Cake ($5.60 for 7-inch cake), Triple Chocolate Loaded Donut ($2.30) and Chocolate Mahina Pie ($1.55), a local take on the classic moon pie.
All Zippy’s locations
973-0880 (main office)
Hours Vary by location, call for operating hours