Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Caked Las Vegas

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We love to support our Hawaii peeps when they open businesses on the mainland. When our Twitter friend Brad Tada (@tadasauce) told us about his cousin’s bakery in Las Vegas, we made the perilous drive out to Caked just to meet Carolyn and try her cupcakes. (OK, well, it’s perilous if I’m driving.) It’s not just a bakery, it’s a retail shop that sells sweet-themed shirts, accessories, and of course, Brad’s Bit of Sugar jewelry and ornaments.

Caked has only been open since February 2010, but many people already know Carolyn for gorgeous, custom-made special occasion cakes — not just the usual hatbox-style layers, although she does a lot of that. You can check out the full gallery of specialty cakes on her website, since there are too many to profile here. Get ready to be wowed at her talent!

In true IRL fashion, we had to do a video and wanted to get a demo of how she works. She was in a rush and was working on an actual client cake, so there was no way I could get in there and possibly muck it up! Check it out:

Here are some shots of me, Julie Yoneyama, and Ed Morita sampling her cupcakes. If you decide to visit Caked, this is a good preview of their take-home products.

Caked

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Ed Morita and Julie Yoneyama came with me to visit Caked and taste some cupcakes. We found that Caked was much more than a bakery.

Caked
9770 S. Maryland Parkway
702-834-3582

If you want to see more episodes of Hawaii: In Real Life, visit the website here.

Disclaimer: Air & hotel were provided by Boyd Vacations Hawaiifor an assignment for InsideOut Hawaii.

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You can read all of Melissa’s blogs at www.nonstophonolulu.com/urbanmixplate. Follow Melissa on Twitter @Melissa808, on Foursquare as Melissa808, or email at Melissa@nonstophonolulu.com.

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14 comments
ElenasFilipino
ElenasFilipino

Okay, I sent about 6 customers to Caked. I told them about the Local Flavor Cupcakes like Mango, and they went Crazy! Much Success to you Caked!

CindySJ
CindySJ

I'm always happy to see former Hawaii residents do well away from home! The cupcakes look yum and the cakes incredible! Seriously incredible! So creative!

jlieu
jlieu

wow.. I love it!!! the pb one was making me drool and I wanna try the DQ for sure. The mango looks totally disgusting but guava sounds nice :D

Ynaku
Ynaku

Wow, that's some talent and creativity. And it tastes good.

ParkRat
ParkRat

Love the Lakers cake! Not loving the Lakers so much right now because of the way they are not showing passion for the game I love. *sigh*

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

@jlieu i'm with you. the DQ got my attention. i'd start there and work my way through the menu. if they can make a cupcake-on-a-stick, Toth will probably book a flight tomorrow.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@jlieu Mango is good for those of us not allergic! Well, at least you're not allergic to crab like @nctrnlbst .

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@Ynaku I was pretty dumbfounded by the many shapes & sizes she could make things with cake!

edmorita
edmorita moderator

@ParkRat @Melissa808 you mean the ass kicking from Miami, San Antonio, Milwakee, Houston, and Chicago wasn't enough?

ParkRat
ParkRat

@Melissa808 They need a kick in the ass and a better respect for the game that is setting them and their families up for life!

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