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August 28, 2016

Story By: Caitlin Basilio |

Gluten-free Devil's Food Cake ($19.95 for 6-inch, $32 for 8-inch)

Gluten-free Devil’s Food Cake ($19.95 for 6-inch, $32 for 8-inch)

Dessert might just be the most important meal of the day, and to satisfy that sweet necessity, look no further than Cake Works.

This full-service bakery specializes in everything from uniquely designed cakes and pastries to cup-cakes and macarons decorated like your favorite cartoon characters. (Pokemon macarons have been flying off the shelves lately!)

Since opening more than seven years ago, Cake Works has made a sweet splash in the community, reflecting chef and owner Abigail Langlas’ French culinary training and personal taste. She humbly credits her hardworking team for making it all possible — from preparing orders to decorating.

Mini Gluten-free Devil's Food Cupcakes ($1.75 each). C. Basilio photos

Mini Gluten-free Devil’s Food Cupcakes ($1.75 each). C. Basilio photos

Don’t forget to look out for the bakery’s newest venture, pop-up desserts, with fresh eclairs highlighted every weekend. There is a limited supply, so call to preorder.


At Cake Works, Langlas features a different gluten-free cake each month. Throughout September, sink your teeth into Gluten-free Devil’s Food Cake ($19.95 for 6-inch, $32 for 8-inch). This gluten-free chocolate cake is layered with vanilla French butter and homemade fudge icing. Mini ($1.75 each) and regular ($3 each) cupcakes also are available. Langlas notes that all of the bakery’s cakes can be made gluten-free if patrons call ahead.

Cake Works

2820 S. King St., Honolulu
Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Sundays

Honolulu, HI 96826

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