Holiday Sweets

A La Carte Columns

December 15, 2015

Story By: Caitlin Basilio |


Known for custom cakes and unique desserts, Cake Works opened in 2008 and is owned and operated by chef Abigail Langlas.

As a cake designer and culinary artist who hails from Hilo, Hawaii, Langlas began her pastry career in London, has worked in France and found herself back home in Hawaii.

Her bakery offers sweets for every occasion and she prides herself on creating unique treats for each holiday, all from scratch. For example, the shop offers German Stollen at Christmastime and heart-shaped macarons for Valentine’s Day. Right now, Cake Works is displaying Star Wars-themed cakes and macarons in honor of the upcoming movie.

The bakery also has a kiosk at the Navy Exchange, where customers can make custom orders and indulge in packaged items and small treats, like cupcakes and macarons.


Cake Works currently has lots of packaged holiday treats, such as the Snowballs ($6.95), Rocky Road Marshmallows ($6.95) and crisp, mouthwatering Gingerbread Cookies ($4.95) pictured here. Snowballs (aka Russian Tea Cookies) resemble buttery shortbread cookies covered in powdered sugar, while Rocky Road Marshmallows are peppermint house-made marshmallows dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.

Cake Works

2820 S. King St., Honolulu
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96826

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