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cakelava

Kailua, Oahu , HI
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35 Kainehe Street, Suite 107-108
Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734 US (map)

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ABOUT US

cakelava is a custom cake studio opened in 2005 by owners Rick and Sasha Reichart in Kailua, Oahu. cakelava specializes in one-of-a-kind wedding cakes in delicious made from scratch... Read more
cakelava is a custom cake studio opened in 2005 by owners Rick and Sasha Reichart in Kailua, Oahu. cakelava specializes in one-of-a-kind wedding cakes in delicious made from scratch flavors. Internationally known cake designer/instructor Rick Reichart has been making cakes for over 20 years, and is regularly featured in wedding magazines and on the internet. He competed on Food Network 'Challenge', and co-authored 'Extreme Cakeovers' book with his wife Sasha, who runs the business side of cakelava. View cakelava's extensive portfolio on cakelava.com and connect with us on our blog, facebook, twitter and pinterest. We look forward to serving you! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Sasha and Rick for my wedding cake was absolutely wonderful. They were very responsive to my emails, often getting back to me within hours despite how busy I imagine they are. They worked with my budget and designed a cake that was beautiful and reflected a lot of the inspiration photos I provided. The flowers that Rick sculpted were so beautiful that our guests refused to believe they were not real.
Not to mention, the cake was as delicious as it was beautiful. I’ve tried many wedding cakes that don’t live up to appearances, but this one was awesome! We had two flavors that my (now) husband and I selected, and they were even flexible and responsive when determining which tiers would be what flavor. I experienced some pain with other vendors in my wedding planning, but Cakelava was definitely not one of them! I will never regret booking Cakelava for my wedding cake and would recommend them to anyone who wants a beautiful, unique wedding cake.
Working with Sasha and Rick for my wedding cake was absolutely wonderful. They were very responsive to my emails, often Read more...
Working with Sasha and Rick for my wedding cake was absolutely wonderful. They were very responsive to my emails, often getting back to me within hours despite how busy I imagine they are. They worked with my budget and designed a cake that was beautiful and reflected a lot of the inspiration photos I provided. The flowers that Rick sculpted were so beautiful that our guests refused to believe they were not real.
Not to mention, the cake was as delicious as it was beautiful. I’ve tried many wedding cakes that don’t live up to appearances, but this one was awesome! We had two flavors that my (now) husband and I selected, and they were even flexible and responsive when determining which tiers would be what flavor. I experienced some pain with other vendors in my wedding planning, but Cakelava was definitely not one of them! I will never regret booking Cakelava for my wedding cake and would recommend them to anyone who wants a beautiful, unique wedding cake. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
RIck and Sasha are the BEST! They designed my cake to fit in perfectly with my decor, which was very important to me. Rick is truly an artist and made the most gorgeous cake. He truly incorporated my basic ideas and make something better than I could have imagined. My guests were so impressed with both the design and more importantly, the taste. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing cake!

My only regret is that I didn't get to eat more of it:)
RIck and Sasha are the BEST! They designed my cake to fit in perfectly with my decor, which was very important to me. Rick Read more...
RIck and Sasha are the BEST! They designed my cake to fit in perfectly with my decor, which was very important to me. Rick is truly an artist and made the most gorgeous cake. He truly incorporated my basic ideas and make something better than I could have imagined. My guests were so impressed with both the design and more importantly, the taste. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing cake!

My only regret is that I didn't get to eat more of it:) Read less
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Kerrie
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
awesome cakes to look at even better to eat!
awesome cakes to look at even better to eat!
awesome cakes to look at even better to eat! Read less
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Bana Bala
Wedding:
10/24/2010
4.6/5.0
Cakelava were PERFECT for our needs! Our cake was stunning (an original design) and delicious.

We are from Australia and we got married in Oahu in October 2010. Our communications with vendors were through email and it was was therefore important that all our vendors provided responses that were detailed and prompt. Despite being a very busy business, Sasha always responded promptly and in a professional, yet very friendly manner.

Our cake was an original design to match the Japanese paper that we used for our invitations. They asked us to send a sample of the paper, and a spare invitation. They designed the cake, sent us a sketch of this design, and provided advice when my partner also had grand designs for the cake.

I screamed in delight when I saw our cake at our reception. It was stunning and beyond our expectations. And, it tasted devine!!

On the downside, they are pricey. Also, they do not send the contract until after the deposit is paid. So we did not know that their cake must be the only cake served during the event, until we had paid our deposit. Because of this rule, we had to make changes with our reception venue regarding deserts served.

I highly recommend Cakelava. However, future brides should request to see the contract before any money is paid to see exactly what they're committing to.
Cakelava were PERFECT for our needs! Our cake was stunning (an original design) and delicious.

We are from Read more...
Cakelava were PERFECT for our needs! Our cake was stunning (an original design) and delicious.

We are from Australia and we got married in Oahu in October 2010. Our communications with vendors were through email and it was was therefore important that all our vendors provided responses that were detailed and prompt. Despite being a very busy business, Sasha always responded promptly and in a professional, yet very friendly manner.

Our cake was an original design to match the Japanese paper that we used for our invitations. They asked us to send a sample of the paper, and a spare invitation. They designed the cake, sent us a sketch of this design, and provided advice when my partner also had grand designs for the cake.

I screamed in delight when I saw our cake at our reception. It was stunning and beyond our expectations. And, it tasted devine!!

On the downside, they are pricey. Also, they do not send the contract until after the deposit is paid. So we did not know that their cake must be the only cake served during the event, until we had paid our deposit. Because of this rule, we had to make changes with our reception venue regarding deserts served.

I highly recommend Cakelava. However, future brides should request to see the contract before any money is paid to see exactly what they're committing to. Read less
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Nicholson Shannon
Wedding:
2/13/2010
4.9/5.0
Cake Lava are the absolute best on the island, in fact you would be hard pressed to find better on the mainland!!
Rick is so unbelievably talented and Sasha is so fun and helpful!! Our cake was a bit of a surprise to us, and came out spectacular!! We had vibrant colours which were hard to work with and wanted a Hawaii theme without the Kitch! Everyone thought it was the most amazing cake they have ever seen!
IN FACT OUR CAKE WAS ON TV!!! http://www.kitv.com/video/22744652/index.html
Thanks so much! You were the first vendor we booked and made the wedding process so much fun!
We loved our cake, and the taste was amazing too! (I actually tried one of each of the three flavours!)
The only Cake people you even look to book for the most important day of your lives!! You will be soo happy you did!
Cake Lava are the absolute best on the island, in fact you would be hard pressed to find better on the mainland!!
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Cake Lava are the absolute best on the island, in fact you would be hard pressed to find better on the mainland!!
Rick is so unbelievably talented and Sasha is so fun and helpful!! Our cake was a bit of a surprise to us, and came out spectacular!! We had vibrant colours which were hard to work with and wanted a Hawaii theme without the Kitch! Everyone thought it was the most amazing cake they have ever seen!
IN FACT OUR CAKE WAS ON TV!!! http://www.kitv.com/video/22744652/index.html
Thanks so much! You were the first vendor we booked and made the wedding process so much fun!
We loved our cake, and the taste was amazing too! (I actually tried one of each of the three flavours!)
The only Cake people you even look to book for the most important day of your lives!! You will be soo happy you did! Read less
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Chien=ju
Wedding:
6/24/2009
3.8/5.0
The cake was nice but getting them to change the design a little was a bit of a process, but overall it was accomplished.
The cake was nice but getting them to change the design a little was a bit of a process, but overall it was accomplished.
The cake was nice but getting them to change the design a little was a bit of a process, but overall it was accomplished. Read less
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IS FROM TEXAS
Wedding:
1/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Exceptional! This is a great word for Cake lava. My wife worked with them throughout the whole time because she wanted to have a surprise groom cake for me, and oh boy was it! My wedding cake was a small three tier bamboo cake with some of the yummiest flavors we had ever had. My surprise cake was an actual Football with a Dallas Cowboys star logo on it!! It was awesome and everyone else thought so too. The cakes look great, your guests will not stop talking about them and as far as the pricing goes, c'mon, it's your wedding day! You should hopefully get married once and if you want the best, you have to pay for the best. Cake Lave, you are truly the best and I highly recommend you as a place to go for the best cakes around.

If you'd like to see a pic of my cake, please go to www.myspace.com/dwisrael
Exceptional! This is a great word for Cake lava. My wife worked with them throughout the whole time because she wanted to Read more...
Exceptional! This is a great word for Cake lava. My wife worked with them throughout the whole time because she wanted to have a surprise groom cake for me, and oh boy was it! My wedding cake was a small three tier bamboo cake with some of the yummiest flavors we had ever had. My surprise cake was an actual Football with a Dallas Cowboys star logo on it!! It was awesome and everyone else thought so too. The cakes look great, your guests will not stop talking about them and as far as the pricing goes, c'mon, it's your wedding day! You should hopefully get married once and if you want the best, you have to pay for the best. Cake Lave, you are truly the best and I highly recommend you as a place to go for the best cakes around.

If you'd like to see a pic of my cake, please go to www.myspace.com/dwisrael Read less
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Shelbination
Wedding:
9/17/2008
4.9/5.0
Cakelava was more than a bakery, they were artists. Although their creation was slightly on the higher end of cost, we wouldn't change our cake for anything. They created the cake in the exact manner which was described and even provided suggestions to make it look even better.
The ingredients were fresh and many guests were heard saying, "Wow, this is by far the best wedding cake I've ever had."
We would recommend this husband and wife team to anyone who values quality, originality, and sheer artistic ability.
Cakelava was more than a bakery, they were artists. Although their creation was slightly on the higher end of cost, we Read more...
Cakelava was more than a bakery, they were artists. Although their creation was slightly on the higher end of cost, we wouldn't change our cake for anything. They created the cake in the exact manner which was described and even provided suggestions to make it look even better.
The ingredients were fresh and many guests were heard saying, "Wow, this is by far the best wedding cake I've ever had."
We would recommend this husband and wife team to anyone who values quality, originality, and sheer artistic ability. Read less
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zones41
Wedding:
1/6/2008
4.7/5.0
Sasha and Rick at Cakelava are a wedding-cake-godsend! All you need to do to be convinced is visit their website (www.cakelava.com) and you'll see what I mean. They can literally do anything you ask for. What you see is literally what you get. I had never tasted a tasty wedding cake until my own wedding. I also surprised my husband with a groom's cake with a completely different flavor, and one was better than the other. We did all the planning from Washington, DC and I never had any issues communicating with Sasha. If you are having a wedding on Oahu, you HAVE TO go with Cakelava for any of your baked goods needs.
Sasha and Rick at Cakelava are a wedding-cake-godsend! All you need to do to be convinced is visit their website Read more...
Sasha and Rick at Cakelava are a wedding-cake-godsend! All you need to do to be convinced is visit their website (www.cakelava.com) and you'll see what I mean. They can literally do anything you ask for. What you see is literally what you get. I had never tasted a tasty wedding cake until my own wedding. I also surprised my husband with a groom's cake with a completely different flavor, and one was better than the other. We did all the planning from Washington, DC and I never had any issues communicating with Sasha. If you are having a wedding on Oahu, you HAVE TO go with Cakelava for any of your baked goods needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Mmmmm. cakelava. I had a couple of friends in Hawaii that absolutely love Cake Lava so I had to see what all the fuss was about when we were looking at wedding cake vendors (we evaluated about 6 different ones). Since I was living in Hawaii while wedding planning, I got to taste all the great flavors ahead of time. Woo hoo! Rick and Sasha made it easy and later provided a sketch of what the cake would look like. They were able to work within our budget too. The cake was modern-looking with beautiful flowers and tasted fantastic! It looked even better than we had hoped! We went with the non-colored rainbowlicious flavor and it was awesome! Since we had a dessert as part of the reception dinner, we ended up with a lot of leftover cake and the family was more than happy to “take care of it” the next day. We highly recommend cakelava.
Mmmmm. cakelava. I had a couple of friends in Hawaii that absolutely love Cake Lava so I had to see what all the fuss was Read more...
Mmmmm. cakelava. I had a couple of friends in Hawaii that absolutely love Cake Lava so I had to see what all the fuss was about when we were looking at wedding cake vendors (we evaluated about 6 different ones). Since I was living in Hawaii while wedding planning, I got to taste all the great flavors ahead of time. Woo hoo! Rick and Sasha made it easy and later provided a sketch of what the cake would look like. They were able to work within our budget too. The cake was modern-looking with beautiful flowers and tasted fantastic! It looked even better than we had hoped! We went with the non-colored rainbowlicious flavor and it was awesome! Since we had a dessert as part of the reception dinner, we ended up with a lot of leftover cake and the family was more than happy to “take care of it” the next day. We highly recommend cakelava. Read less
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