About this Vendor
King's Hawaiian Bakery and Restaurant
Cakes + Desserts
Tasty cake was tastyReviewed on 10/20/2015 Jessica M
Our venue contracts exclusively with King's Hawaiian for their cakes, so we did not have a choice or do any comparison shopping. However, we were very happy with the cake selection, design, taste, and quality at King's Hawaiian. They had unique flavors (if one is so inclined to stray from the chocolate / vanilla path) and every single flavor we tried was amazing. Ultimately we chose a flavor we hadn't originally considered that staff insisted we try. They know their stuff. They also gave good advise on what flavors should be stacked on top of one another so that the cake would not loose structural integrity. They also let us know potential issues with certain design elements (e.g. dark on light frosting designs may bleed) so that we were able to make fully informed decisions. Cake was delivered on time, intact, and it looked how we expected. And it tasted INCREDIBLE. Om nom nom.
Best cake ever! Our venue, La Canada Flintridge Country Club, recommended we use King's Hawaiian Bakery for our wedding cake. I am familiar with the bakery, but never thought that they would deliver all the way to La Canada Flintridge and for less of a fee than bakeries that are closer to the venue! They are so laid back there and the whole experience was stress free. We had to change our tasting time last minute, but they accommodated us with several other options and fit us in. After tasting their cake, you can't choose any other bakery. Definitely go with the chocolate chiffon cake with mocha buttercream, guests were in love!
Kings Hawaiian did an AMAZING job on our wedding cake. They were very flexible with different changes that took place with planning. They were always easy to get a hold of especially since I live in San Diego, they made communication very easy!!! The cake was not only beautiful on our special day it tasted better then it looked!! We had three different flavors Dobash, Paradise, and Peach Buvarian. Each of our wedding guest ate atleast 2 slices each because it was so good!! Would definitely recommend Kings Hawaiian for a wedding!! Not only are their prices affordable, the cake looked beautiful, and tasted amazing!
Chocolate chiffon cake with dobash filling is the best!!Reviewed on 8/15/2015 Yi-Jiun W
I loved my wedding day cake from King's Hawaiian. Especially the chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate dobash (pudding) filling. This works well for me since I don't like icing. The chiffon cakes are so light and airy; I think I could've eaten 3 slices on my wedding day. I think my husband and I will order a mini cake for each anniversary since we enjoyed our cake so much!
Affordable and TastyReviewed on 8/11/2015 Janice Y
We decided on King's Hawaiian for our wedding cake because we had heard they are reasonably priced and we did not want an overly sweet cake. When we scheduled the tasting, we had a difficult time choosing between the orange chiffon cake and the paradise cake because they were both delicious! The other two we tried (yellow cake and chocolate chiffon) were okay. In the end, we decided on the paradise cake and added fresh strawberries. Delivery for the cake was around 25% of the cost, but that was worth it because I wouldn't even want to try deliver a 3-tier cake on a Saturday afternoon in So Cal traffic! The cake arrived on time and looked beautiful. My husband's family is from the midwest and his Mom loved the different flavors the paradise cake provided. Next time they come to visit, we're going to take them to the bakery so she can pick up another slice of paradise cake.
Pink Guava cake was a hit!Reviewed on 6/15/2015 Angela C
King's Hawaiian Bakery was able to schedule a wedding cake tasting only a week in advance; it is a very bustling bakery and restaurant (means the food and cake are good!) - we were seated in a more private corner and presented with our four choices of cake (their most popular flavors). We went with the guava chiffon cake with fresh strawberries and cream - none of the flavors were overly sweet at all (we wanted to avoid the sugary-sweet “normal” cakes, we had been to two cake tastings already where we could barely finish more than two bites because of the sweetness) and with a subtle guava flavor in the fluffy cake and delicious taste of cream with strawberries. These didn’t leave you feeling heavy and the guava has a cute pink cake color that worked well with our garden wedding. We simply sent over a Pinterest photo of our cake icing design, we wanted a very simple, uneven icing all around the cake layers and they were able to do this easily and perfectly, very classy. It was delicious and was delivered on time with no hassle. Perfect.
wedding 4-11-2015Reviewed on 4/29/2015 Sandy V
we use them for our wedding, when we went to our tasking we ended up loving there paradise cake which is there top seller, but when we tasted the cake on our wedding day it was not the same it didn't taste the same and it was very dry, it was very disappointed
Delicious!Reviewed on 12/15/2014 Leo J
I had the Paradise Delight sheet cake ordered to distribute among our guests and it tasted delicious. It was a little more than I had intended to spend but it was worth every penny since it was the best wedding cake I had tasted by far.
So delicious and beautifulReviewed on 9/03/2014 Alison O
The wedding cake of my dreams!! I've always loved the paradise cake from King's Hawaiian and thankfully they make beautiful wedding cakes!! I had them add fresh strawberries in between the layers, so this cake was even more delicious and moist. They created a two-tier cake and a sheet cake and used their unique white non-dairy frosting to decorate it. They put Swiss dots on one layer and a swirl/paisley design on the other layer for free. It was beautiful. It was also delicious and all of my guests loved it. My husband and I enjoyed the leftover pieces too. The cost of this beautiful, moist, sweet cake was very low considering the quality. They delivered it from Torrance to Newport Beach for a reasonable fee. I would definitely recommend King's Hawaiian for wedding cakes and for any other occasion!!
My cake was the wrong colorReviewed on 8/05/2014 Diana K
We ordered Apricot and they gave us Ivory and told us it faded 3 shades overnight. The decorator argued with us and told us they cannot guarantee colors and it says so in the contract. We ordered one of their colors so we would get what we wanted. She was so rude and obviously completely lazy. Luckily we ordered the cake the cake for pickup the day before the wedding. After speaking to the manager, he agreed to re-frost it and deliver it to our venue between 1 and 3. It showed up at 4:30 as our guests were arriving and was pink, not apricot. thank god we did not let them decorate it, who knows what we would have gotten.
Yum!Reviewed on 9/11/2012 Angie T
We ordered the paradise cake with extra guava and passion fruit glaze. The cake was delicious, and went perfectly with our Hawaiian BBQ themed menu. We picked a design from their book and it came out fine, and the simple design was free of charge (you can get some more complicated ones for extra fees)I'd recommend picking something that isn't such a precise design, as design doesn't seem to be their forte at this place. Simple and uncomplicated is ideal! Pricing was AMAZING. The delivery fee can be a bit steep (It was about 20 percent of the price of the cake), but the price, even with delivery charge, was well worth it. So why the 4 star instead of 5 stars? Organization is a bit off at this place, as there seems to be "too many cooks in the kitchen" when it comes to their wedding cakes. This resulted in a small mix-up in the colors of my wedding cake. It still came out fine and nobody knew except for me and my planner. I was fine with it, but I know some brides may not be so I figured it was worth mentioning. For the record, you aren't assigned a single consultant, whoever happens to answer the phone on any given day is whoever is helping you with your order.
Worth every pennyReviewed on 8/15/2012 Aki T
We did a three layer cake (with an extra sheet) and by the end of the night it was all gone! (My husband and I only had A BITE.) A lot of people suggested that we get less than the amount of guests coming-- but we actually did 50 servings more than our guest count--- and we were thankful! The cake was very light and delicious! Each tier was a different flavor so I'm guessing some went for second or thirds even. We didn't save the top tier so we'll have to go back for our one year. Also, I really liked the decorations. It was simple and elegant.
YUM x 5Reviewed on 8/14/2012 j t
I titled this "Yum x 5" because we literally tasted 5 cakes before deciding on ordering two for our reception. King's Hawaiian offers FREE Tastings (up to 4 types. each additional variety is $1 each). They have plenty of designs to choose from or you can provide them with your own cake design. They will let you know right away if there are any concerns (they do not do fondant). This is what we did. I brought in a colored photo of the 3 tiered round cake I wanted. The finished product was perfect. We ordered a chocolate dobash tiered cake, and then an additional Paradise Rainbow sheet cake with the gel filling because they cannot add the gel to tiered cakes. The prices are among the cheapest you will encounter when pricing out wedding cakes. We ordered enough for 230 guests. I think our total was around $500. Delivery charges vary. It cost us ~$80 to have our cakes delivered to Pasadena, but the total amount spent was still way below what the reception venue and several other bakeries we had contacted would have charged.
Budget Friendly & Tasty!!!!!Reviewed on 6/25/2012 Crystin J
Hi All! My now husband and I chose King's Hawaiian after doing a couple tastings elsewhere. We ended up LOVING them during and after the tasting for the following reasons: * taste. UGH OH SO GOOD* detail oriented consultation. LOVE * cost. Sorry people but we didn't have a thousand bucks for our cake LOL. Thank goodness for King's! * delivery. Even with delivery it was still reasonable. * flavors. All the flavors we tried were DELISH! We had guava cake with fresh strawberries, chocolate chiffon with dobosh, and butter sponge cake with hazelnut. I only had a bite of the guava cake with fresh strawberries at the wedding since it was a crazy day but thankfully I had a ton at the tasting (with their hawaiian coffee of course) and also all my guests RAVED about it!!! Only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is because the bow they put on the cake (ribbon they used) was orange rather than gold and I felt like it totally threw off the cake. Our colors were blush, ivory, and gold so the orange looked totally out of place. Other than that we loved everything about them. The design came out great. I provided some rows of bling I wanted added to the tiers and a brooch for the center of the bow which they did end up doing for me at no additional charge. I ordered a couple small cakes for the dessert bar too which were wonderful and well priced. :)
Yummy, Unique and InexpensiveReviewed on 6/17/2012 Melissa H
Unique guava, passion fruit and pineapple rainbow cake from heaven - moist and delicious. Very reasonably priced. We actually had this cake at our rehearsal dinner and it was perfect. (went with homemade cupcakes for the wedding.)
Delicious CakeReviewed on 6/05/2012 Paula C
King's Hawaiian Bakery is my favorite store for our birthday cakes, so I always wanted to have them for my wedding cake. The wedding cake was fabulous and it was so tasty! The service, quality and cost were pretty good to so I was really happy with this vendor. I totally recommend them.
GREAT tasting cakes!!!Reviewed on 4/29/2012 Jennifer K
I'm rating King's Hawaiian for their cake not their service because the staff is unprofessional since it seems like it's being ran by a whole bunch of teenagers. The service obviously was not the seller, but the cake definitely was!!! I know the overall rating on this place is low, but the cake was absolutely delicious!!! We got the three-tier paradise delight round cake and it was absolutely phenomenal!!! The paradise delight is a paradise chiffon cake (guava, passion fruit and lime) with whipped cream, fresh strawberry and peach filling, topped with guava, lime, passion fruit glaze, with a fruit border of sliced peaches, fresh strawberry and kiwi. The cake looked exactly like the picture that I provided for their cake artist Eli and she did a great job accomplishing that! Overall, the service not so great, but the cake was absolutely amazingly delicious!!! If you are looking for a delicious cake, King's Hawaiian is worth every penny.
Delicious Cake, Great ValueReviewed on 1/12/2012 Caitlin R
Cake was not only beautiful but absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the paradise hawaiian cake and the chocolate dobash. It was a big hit with our guests, they loved the flavors! Leading up to the wedding, the customer service was great as well. Our cake tasting and meeting with the cake specialist at King's Hawaiian was a lot of fun, and we really enjoyed the whole process. Also, cakes were very reasonably priced and a great value too.
cakeReviewed on 12/11/2011 katie a
They have excellent cake :)
Tasty CakeReviewed on 11/08/2011 Jennifer S
We didn't end up using this bakery for our wedding because a different bakery ended up being included in our package. However, we did a tasting here, and I think they would have been a great choice for a wedding cake too. The cake was so good, and they had some pretty designs.
Cake was so Yummy!Reviewed on 11/03/2011 lindsay m
We got the paradise cake and chocolate dobash cake. so delicious!
Wedding CakeReviewed on 8/10/2011 Julia O
Their cakes are delicious! Everyone loved the cake and they are reasonable priced. Good value and quality
Best Cake EVER!Reviewed on 5/22/2011 Joanne Y
King's Hawaiian Bakery has the BEST cakes!! They are super affordable and they serve a good size portion during the cake tasting (always a bonus). Unlike other cake vendors we met with, the customer service is friendly and professional. Our wedding cake was beautiful and everyone loved our flavors. I have already recommended King's Hawaiian to many of my friends and will continue to do so.
Yummy!!!Reviewed on 5/04/2011 Stephanie L
If you have never experienced a King's Hawaiian cake I suggest you check them out! They are amazing and good for any occassion.
Wedding CakeReviewed on 3/15/2011 Analisa L
We got our 3 tier cake from King's Hawaiian and it was delicious! We ordered the Red Velet cake and got a lot of compliments on it. They delivery was on time and my cake look wonderful!