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Photo-11By Jennifer Yamada

The one place you wanted to be this past weekend was at Honolulu’s first Baker Faire, a pop-up event at MW Restaurant, featuring sweet treats from seven Hawaii pastry chefs and bakers. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, Baker Faire launched exactly a week later, with a crowd of eaters loading up on sweet goodness by Alejandro Briceno of the new Pai; Halekulani’s Mark Freischmidt; MW Restaurant’s Michelle Karr-Ueoka Pili Group’s Kimberly Oi; Chris Sy of Breadshop; Koko Head Cafe’s Lee Anne Wong; and Alison Yokouchi of The Pig and the Lady at KCC Farmers Markets.

Photo-13Right from the start, patrons made a beeline for the different stations, displaying treats ranging from honey baklava to pizza scones to traditional chocolate cake.

It would be good if next year’s Baker Faire (I’m positive there will be another one), could be held at a larger location so local ice cream parlors could join in. If its debut is any indication, maybe the Baker Faire can become as big as Eat the Street. That’s a possibility, right? Yes, and a tasty one at that.

Baker Faire

Right at 10 a.m., eager patrons rushed to buy their goodies.

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Jennifer Yamada has been writing for various online publications for over four years and is an avid blogger. She loves the written word, but also has a soft spot for movies, photography, food and dogs.

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