Hokulani Bake Shop’s newest location in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki opened in June. The Taste Of Aloha Crew decided to stop in recently for a quick cupcake fix!
Located on the first floor of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, beneath the Ewa Tower (near Seafood Village), the Waikiki Hokulani Bake Shop is the popular cupcakery’s third location on Oahu.
It’s a small store – bright and cheery – with lots of goodies strewn about…
Here’s a closer look at the main display case:
There are cookies and Hokulani branded merchandise on display as well:
But, of course, the star attractions here are the cupcakes: namely, the Red Velvet and Strawberry Guava Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!
We went ahead and picked up a dozen: six of the Red Velvet Cupcakes, 5 of the Strawberry Guava, and one Red Velvet Cupcake stuffed with even more creamy, gooey, goodness inside!
The cupcakes are pricey at $2.75 a pop, but we did get a complimentary tote bag to go along with our purchase of $20 or more:
Here’s the box:
But it’s what’s inside that counts, right?
Baked from scratch using real butter and sugar, the cupcakes from Hokulani Bake Shop are moist and flavorful.
The frosting is creamy and not too, too sugary, although, most times less is more when it comes to frosting, even the good stuff.
The Cream Cheese-Filled Red Velvet Cupcake (not pictured) is a neat idea; a little less frosting up top and a little tweaking of the cake-to-filling ratio would make it absolutely killer.
The Strawberry Guava with Cream Cheese Frosting was our all-around fave.
Besides the new store in Waikiki (you can check out their store hours and more here), there are two other Hokulani Bake Shop locations on Oahu: