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Hokulani Bake Shop

October 5, 2014

Bite-size delights pay homage to the Islands

While Hawaii may do its fair share of importing ingredients from far away places, the archipelago state does boast an impressive flavor profile of its own. Unique, tropical fruits and exotic ingredients are widespread, from high-end to hole-in-the-wall restaurants. So, of course, it was exciting when Hokulani Bake Shop released its newest creation Okinawan Sweet…

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August 24, 2014

A Local Bake Shop is in it for the Long Haul

The “M word” strikes again. Moderation: The avoidance of extremes. For a food enthusiast who wants to eat anything and everything, is that the answer to all of life’s daunting questions? If so, then that pesky “M word” is easier said than done, especially if your sweet tooth is a feisty one. And this is…

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Seeing Red Velvet

If you tell me that discipline and ultimate resistance are a “piece of cake,” then you’re telling the wrong person. Paying no attention to anything sugar-coated is almost impossible for my sweet tooth (duh!), but tempt me with cake — specifically red velvet — and guess what? You’ve just created a monster. Have you ever…

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June 29, 2014

On cloud nine with ‘Heavenly’ brownies

When you think about it, cup-cakes are the perfect dessert. Each individually sized treat is just enough to give in to your sweet tooth without having to be rolled out of the bakery, Violet Beauregarde style. Specializing in masterfully crafted cupcakes, island-based Hokulani Bake Shop is home to a plethora of creative and perfectly sized…

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May 4, 2014

Making Mother’s Day even sweeter

By 4 a.m. each day, the bakers at Hokulani Bake Shop are already up and working — rolling dough, decorating sugar cookies by hand and whipping up their award-winning cupcakes. “We adhere to a strict quality of freshness,” explains Tushar Dubey, who co-owns Hokulani with wife Ana. “When you see an item at any of…

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March 30, 2014

Hokulani Bake Shop

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: PASSION AND GUAVA MARBLE WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKE ($3.50) Partake in the sweeter things in life at Hokulani Bake Shop, a leader in the island’s confectionary scene even before its win during the Food Network’s “Screamfest” episode of Cupcake Wars. Home to an assortment of avant-garde…

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March 2, 2014

Sweeten Up Your Life With Cupcakes

Whether it’s a special occasion or simply “just because,” you can always count on cup-cakes from Hokulani Bake Shop to bring a smile to your face. Since opening its first shop in Restaurant Row (Waterfront Plaza) in December 2005, owners Ana and Tushar Dubey have expanded their cupcake business to three additional locations — in…

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January 26, 2014

Hokulani Treats to Woo Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Not because I expect it to be saturated with any romantic moments, but because it begs to be celebrated with decadent sweets. As we head into the second month of the new year, I think it’s time to let go of the resolutions and the delusion of…

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December 15, 2013

Cupcakes and Cookies Bring Bundles of Joy

With the holiday spirit in abundance, Hokulani Bake Shop has an array of festively decorated treats to fit the mood. Pumpkin Spice ($3.50) cupcakes are topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and colorful sprinkles. “This one was based off of a pumpkin pie dish,” explains lead baker Danielle Jaffe. “Those two flavors (pumpkin and cinnamon)…

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November 17, 2013

Hokulani Bake Shop Adds Sweetness to the Windward Side

Approximately seven years ago, Hokulani Bake Shop opened its doors and introduced to the public a delightful collection of handmade cupcakes made from only the purest ingredients. Since then, Hokulani has quickly grown to become one of the island’s top-rated bakeries, having received a plethora of accolades from patisserie authorities across the nation, including winning…

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