I was in the Kapahulu Safeway the other day strollin’ around, where for some reason even though it’s always there, on this particular day their cakes caught my attention. As it turns out, they have one resident baker there, an asian lady (didn’t get her name), who does all (or at least most of) these beautiful edible works of art. Talk about skills!
Following are the cakes the Kapahulu Safeway had on display several days ago, as well as today. Enjoy. ;-)
A note before wrapping this up is, my sister Keanu used to decorate cakes super fancy like this, being the awesome baker she is. I remember her having all the pastry nibs to make different frosting shapes, and a whole bunch of cake pans in all shapes and sizes as well, mainly for making layered, multi-tiered wedding cakes. She could create AMAZING wedding cakes! Dang, we should start our own bakery. I bet we’d do really well! Souza’s Bakery. Keanu would be in charge of the kitchen, brother-in-law accounting, I’d be in charge of marketing, and my niece Kamaile would be in charge of management. Perfect! And no, Portuguese Sweet Bread and Malasadas wouldn’t be all we’d do. lol
Oh, and one more piece of nostalgia, this time about Safeway the store itself: I used to frequent and practically hang out in the Safeway in Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center during my youth. In my pre-teen years going there at least several times a week for their fresh-baked glazed donuts; namely the massive “Texas Doughnut”, which was essentially a giant-sized glazed doughnut. They also had a chocolate covered Texas Doughnut. I don’t see Texas Doughnuts in their bakery anymore. The glazed Doughnut holes were super cheap too, so us neighborhood kids would get a huge bag of ’em.
Later in my high school years I became obsessed with cars and motorcycles (sportbikes). This was before the internet, when printed magazines were the only source for the latest and greatest cars and bikes. So I’d spend literally HOURS in the Kaneohe Safeway at the magazine rack reading mags like Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Hot Rod, Popular Mechanics, Cycle World and Motorcyclist. And everyone working there knew me so they were cool with it. Other than school, that’s probably where I got most of my writing skills, as I’d actually read entire magazine articles I was interested in. Now I have “A.D.D.” and only read parts of articles. lol
But yeah, next Don Quijote, Safeway is up there as one my favorite supermarkets. Kapahulu for the win! ;-)