61 total reviews
I highly recommend Kristin for any sort of cake design, small or big. She is so meticulous with each detail and really listens to her clients and works hard to deliver what they envision. My cake was 5 tiers, purple ombre, pearls, ruffles and gum paste flowers. It looked so amazing. Everyone could NOT stop talking about how beautiful it was. We had guava, lilikoi and cookies and creme flavor cake. The cake was moist, perfect texture and tasted delicious. Kristin is organized and has a good response time. During our consolation she was professional and helpful. Great service.
Kristin from A Cake Life is magnificent! I had my cake custom made to fit a sea/ocean theme and Kristin got it exactly the way my husband and I wanted it. She even made Nemo and Dora from scratch and they looked just like the characters! The cakes/cupcakes on the other hand are sooo delicious. It's not too sweet like other cupcake vendors and it was so fresh tasting! My husband normally doesn't eat any types of sweets but when I insisted he try her cake/cupcakes he loved them! I'm going to continue using A Cake Life to do my niece's first birthday as well! Love them! Highly recommend you go with them if you haven't chose a cake yet.
Thank you Kristin and Staff from A Cake Life! :)
I highly recommend A Cake Life, especially for destination weddings. Kristin created a beach themed cake topper with tiered cupcakes all decked out with seashells, pink pearls, and pink orchids for my reception. She was very personable over the phone, and super thorough and professional with emails. A Cake Life just made it all so easy. I never imagined my cake and cupcakes would turn out as gorgeous as they did. The only downside to any of it was I had a destination wedding and could not take my top-tier with me! It was SO DELICIOUS! I thought I might slide some through security on my way home. Thank you guys for helping to make my day so beautiful!
Kristin was awesome! She worked with my Dad to get my cake done. (My Dad wanted to help with something so I let him get the cake) I found her on wedding cafe and suggested her to my Dad. He was impressed later when he found out she was featured in the knot and on Martha Stewart. (He saw her company in a wedding magazine at a stand and told me about it) She did what I wanted and it looked so beautiful! It also tasted great. My father attended the cake tasting and loved the flavors, he saved the samples for my mom who tried it later. She is not a fan of red velvet, but the sample she ate she loved! She ate it all! I had 3 different tiers with 3 different favors. Her suggestion to have a smaller cake and to not use fondant was definitely helpful as at the end of the night I had just about half the bottom tier left over and I think not using fondant made the cake taste way better. I would use her again for sure and let others know about her!
We were so happy with our cake from Kristin and her team! Not only was it beautiful, but also very delicious! We had a 3-tiered cake, with red velvet, strawberries, and oreo flavors. The attention to details on the cake were obvious, we couldn't have been happier, thank you so much, A Cake Life!
My husband and I had a destination wedding in Hawaii this past October. Planning a destination wedding from California wasn't easy. We came across A Cake Life after browsing through some vendors on The Knot. Kristin was very fast to reply to our emails! From beginning to end, she was not only professional but also a pleasure to work with!
During our consult we were able to taste 6 different flavors. They were all so good that we went with several flavors which included lilikoi, strawberry-guava, and pineapple coconut. We had a beach theme wedding, and the cupcakes matched our theme perfectly! The starfish, sand dollars, and flowers all looked amazing!! In the end, we were beyond satisfied with the wedding cupcake tower she designed for us! The cupcakes were delicious, and all our guests had nothing but good things to say about the cupcakes!
We highly recommend A Cake Life, not only for weddings, but for all occassions! Kristin and her team will not dissapoint!!!
I am the sister of the bride...who kinda took over as wedding planner. My sister and her fiance got engaged in early July 2014 and decided to fly back to Hawaii to get married in August 2014 before they moved to Japan in October 2014. Leaving less than a month to plan a wedding. The first place I thought of for their wedding cake was A Cake Life. This was three weeks before the wedding so it was going to take a miracle to see if Kristin and her staff would be free to do a wedding cake...and they were! We were so lucky!
Since my sister and her fiance live in California, I was helping with the planning here in Hawaii. Even with such short notice, Kristin was able to squeeze me in for a quick cake tasting and was very patient and helpful in coming up with a cake design that would incorporate cherry blossoms and Tiffany blue that my sister wanted.
The cake samples at the tasting were all delicious.but I decided to go with the two choices the couple wanted, which was one layer of vanilla-chocolate marble with chocolate cream and the second layer of guava cake with guava cream.
Kristin and her staff were always quick to respond to all my questions and I felt they exceeded my expectations.
The cake was so PRETTY! My sister and her husband were both pleasantly surprised and totally impressed on how the cake turned out. The cake was so ono!
Thanks again to Kristin and the A Cake Life staff!
My husband and I had a destination wedding in Honolulu, Hawaii (Sept 5, 2014) and we were referred to A Cake Life by our wedding coordinator and we are so glad we listened!
It was really great working with Kristin and her team from answering our inquiries, designing our wedding cake and choosing the flavors. Our wedding cake turned out exactly what we wished for - a fabulous and delicious buttercream cake that was perfect for our wedding theme. Everyone enjoyed the cake and our guests wanted more!
Thank you Kristin and A Cake Life for a wedding cake to remember!
At our cake tasting and consultation appointment, pre-selected flavors were prepared. Very nice presentation of cake designs: photo books, albums and iPad. Kristin was very friendly and sociable. We felt so at ease with her that we spent part of the meeting talking stories. :-) She was also very helpful and patient in assisting us with the cake flavors and designs. Being a good listener, she took down notes of our requests and expectation. After the consultation, we ended up selecting a 3-tiered butter cream cake with 2 different flavors: pineapple and coconut for the top 2 tiers and strawberry and cream for the bottom tier. Matching scrolls to our invitation, roses and orchids used in the decor of the reception and silver and gold fondant bands at the bases of each tier were all part of the cake design. No details were spared.
During the period between the consultation and the cake delivery, Kristin stayed in touch and checked for possible changes before the delivery.
On the day of the reception, when I first saw the cake with our decor, I was in awe and rather emotional. It was a masterpiece. (Advice: rent a special table and cloth; and decorate the table with flowers and candles to feature the wedding cake.) By the time, we got to taste the cake, it was so moist and heavenly. Thank goodness we had some left over to bring home, so that we could relive the moment again and again for the next several days.
On another note, Kristin was also very quick to refer a videographer replacement for us when she heard that our original one had cancelled on us two months before the event. She will go out of her way to make your dream a reality in every aspect. For that, we are forever grateful.
In fact, we have already placed our orders for an anniversary cake and a birthday cake for my dad's 80th birthday with her. Don't think twice about ordering your cakes with her for all your special occasions. You will not be disappointed.
Kristin and her staff did an amazing job on our wedding cake! They were helpful in every step of the process- we are out of state and didn't know anything about wedding cakes in Oahu, but With their help- it turned out gorgeous and exactly how I imagined my wedding cake to be !
Cake was exactly what I ordered. Excellent!
Kristin and her team were great to work with. We ordered a cup cake tree and had them deliver it to our venue. The whole process was easy and the results were amazing! The cupcake tree turned out to be both beautiful and absolutely delicious! The guava cake with the strawberry filling was to die for! I highly recommend A Cake Life. Great to work with, and the best tasting cupcakes around!
I heard Kristin speak at a Wedding Café workshop a year before my wedding. I was really inspired by her story and promptly began following A Cake Life on all manner of social media.
Won’t lie – I had my suspicions. How could cakes that pretty taste good?
Full disclosure: I am not a fan of fondant. Don’t hate it, but don’t love it. I knew it could be divisive among guests.
I am a purist when it comes to cake so I opted for a very simple, clean design to match the look and feel of our wedding. White buttercream, white cake, coconut filling, with fresh succulents, clementines and babies breath flowers.
I’m from Hawaii but live on the East Coast so I had to rely on my parents for the taste testing. My Dad who is not a sweets guy loved it. Kristin met with them personally and they found her very personable. Her and her team were super responsive as there was a lot of back and forth between myself, my planner and her team on the details. They wanted to get everything just right.
Loved the end result. So much so – I kid you not – I packed two slices and had them for breakfast the morning of our Honeymoon. Many guests told me how delicious the cake was and I have pictures of people enthusiastically indulging to prove it. I’ll crave another taste of that wedding cake the rest of my life.
I ordered a two tier cake from A Cake Life for my destination wedding. The cake itself was amazing--two different flavors, buttercream icing, fresh flowers on top.....it was sooo tasty.
BUT! I asked for "green, white, and purple orchids (designer's choice) with MAYBE a pop of red". What I got was a cake done with all red roses. My guests didn't know, but I was disappointed.
A cake life is sophisticated in cake design. Our cake is extremely beautiful and just the way I want. The only thing I don't like is it's too sweet. None of our guests can stand the sweetness. I guess maybe because Asians don't eat as sweet as Americans do.
They were very professional and I was able to reserve everything over email as well as male my payments. Everything was handled without any glitches. I would recommend.
We sampled cake from two bakers. In the end, we picked Kristin because of her professionalism and focus on wedding cakes. At our cake tasting, Kristin sat down with us to explain all the favours and listen to what we wanted. We were not rushed and there were no distractions. Her cake favours were simple and delicious, and she could do the clean, simple style we were looking for.
Our simple 2 tiered cake with horizontal textured white butter cream and an aqua sugar ribbon was beautiful. We were very happy with our choice of coconut cake with cool lemon filling and guava cake with lilikoi cream filling. It was the perfect tropical choice for our destination wedding.
Kirstin was also very accommodating. She didn't make us go with our original large cake size after our guest number was reduced by 20 people. She revised our contract and cake size without complaint. This help us go home with less leftover cake.
A Cake Life also helped provide a cupcake for our friend's birthday that was shared with our wedding day. We were also happily surprised with the 2 cupcakes waiting for us at the end of the day in our room. The cupcakes were the perfect treat and reminder after the wedding.
For a small destination wedding, A Cake Life was the best price we could find. On top of that, they were great to work with, super patient, and did everything they said they would.
My new husband and I enjoyed every minute of working with Kristin at A Cake Life! From the moment we sat down for cake tasting to eating leftover cupcakes back home in Alaska, the experience could not have been better. Kristin was always thorough and quick to respond to our questions and order changes. Our 96 cupcakes and beautiful cake topper were delivered in plenty of time to the North Shore even despite extremely inclement weather. I only hope we have another opportunity to work with A Cake Life in the future...birthdays in Hawaii, renewal of vows...who knows, but I certainly hope to find an excuse!
I was one of those brides that thought a cake was the least important part of my wedding. I thought that choosing any cake company would work. I was wrong. I did a couple of cake tastings before coming to A Cake Life and I was blown away by their samples! Kristin is very professional and is very willing to help you design your “perfect cake”.
First of all, I was planning my wedding from San Diego, CA. So the one trip I made to Hawaii meant scheduling every vendor I needed and making the most of my time with each. I called up Kristin at the last minute and stopped by her shop to pick up the samples. Although she was on her way out, she was kind enough to to help answer some quick questions I had about her cakes.
Secondly, I couldn’t decide on flavors, whether I wanted cupcakes or tiers, and my “true” cake budget. I thought my indecisiveness would annoy Kristin, but she helped me stay calm and totally understood the difficulty I was having on my end. She never made me feel that I was wasting her time or that I was just a paying customer, she wanted to make sure I was getting the type of cake I wanted for my wedding.
Finally, after all the discussions we had via email (she was very prompt in answering) she produced a beautiful cake that awed my guests and tasted great! I’m telling you, her samples were that delicious that I was talking about my cake first to people, rather than flowers, location, dresses, etc.
I definitely would recommend A Cake Life for any upcoming wedding or event! She has a creative mind when designing these cakes and will become a great asset for those who have no idea what they want. I will say that I started to love the idea of having a cake at my wedding as I worked with Kristin on mine! She’s reliable, quick to respond, has her experience to give you support and ideas, and she also cares about her clients! Thank you Kristin for my making my wedding cake a superb addition!
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
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