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Graduation cakes hit the ‘sweet spot’ this season

Inside Feature

April 29, 2018

Story By: Kyle Galdeira |

Quarter sheet Vanilla Chiffon Cake with decorations

When it comes to special events, celebrations and everyday indulgences, Napoleon’s Bakery continues to serve as Hawaii’s “sweet spot” by crafting an array of signature treats, decadent desserts and creative cakes.

“Our cakes are made from scratch,” says Jan Tsukazaki, general manager of Napoleon’s Bakery, who initially managed the bakery division at Zippy’s Restaurants in 1983. “They 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.

Half sheet Chantilly Cake with photo and lei decorations

“Our customers recognize the quality we provide, and they know what they order is going to be really good,” she says.

Napoleon’s offers custom decorated cakes for various occasions, including bir thdays and graduation parties, which are right around the corner. Sheet cakes come in plain configurations that include a choice of border color and wording in quarter sheet (24 pieces, $25.75 and up), half sheet (48 pieces, $44.75 and up) and full sheet (96 pieces, $82.75 and up) sizes.

Quarter sheet Peach Bavarian Cake with photo and rose decorations

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” window). The stunning yet delicious decorated cakes are available in quarter sheet (24 pieces, $43.25 and up), half sheet (48 pieces, $67.50 and up) and full sheet (96 pieces, $112.25 and up) layouts. Dobash Cake is the lowest-priced cake option, and multiple cake varieties can be incorporated when customizing each order.

Decorated Mother’s Day Dobash and Peach Bavarian Cakes

Order your custom cake via NapoleonsBakery.com, or at any Napoleon’s Bakery location with at least threeto five-days’ advance notice. As a reminder, custom decorated cakes are only available at Oahu locations.

“Customers are 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 of that for them.”

Mirror Glazed Cherry Cream Cake

To help celebrate Mother’s Day, Napoleon’s Bakery is ready to help honor moms with Decorated Mother’s Day Dobash Cake ($17.95), Decorated Peach Bavarian Cake ($19.95) and the alluring Mirror Glazed Cherry Cream Cake ($16.75). The specialty cakes will be available May 12 and 13 at all Oahu Napoleon’s Bakery locations (prices may vary by location).

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