Monday, September 8, 2008

Hawaiian Happy Cakes

And YES, there are HAPPY CAKES. What a great news for happymakers and happymakees!!! And where could such cakes possibly come from if not from the beautiful HAWAII? I was so thrilled to see that happy cakes actually exist as I planned to post about happy ice cream and couldn't find find a real one.

The happy cakes are Hawaii's oldest and tastiest cakes, as they are being promoted. The Hawaiian Happy Cake's story is an important part of Oahu culinary culture. Founder Dick Rodby grew up surrounded by Central Oahu's pineapple plantations where his family established an eatery near the Schofield Barracks en route to the North Shore. The restaurant at Kemoo Farm became legendary over the years for its great food and local Hawaiian entertainment, and was even depicted in the 1953 film "From Here to Eternity".

In 1967 Dick served the first Happy Cake to his customers and soon calls to Kemoo Farm were coming in from all over the country for Happy Cake...and the demand for that taste of Hawaii has been going strong ever since.

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy were fans of the Happy Cake and would enjoy them with friends at the White House. Over the years we have had the pleasure of taking cake orders from Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Jack Lord, Frank Sinatra and a host of others.

Nowadays you can find it in UK, US, Japan or even in Iraq:

On the eve of celebrating its fortieth birthday, the Happy Cake continues to respect Dick Rodby's tradition of using only the finest fresh local ingredients.

As the locals here in Hawaii say "Still 'Ono' after so long!" (ono = delicious).

Planning to order one? Send one to Hannover also :-) I'll let you know if it made it safely.
Till soon, I'll keep looking for happy food :-)

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